March 13, 2009

Irving Brecher and the Brothers Marx

There was a fantastic (if that's the right word in the circumstances) obituary of Irving Brecher in yesterday's Guardian. Along with many, many other jokes he was the sole writer on two Marx Brothers pictures, "At The Circus" and "Go West!" The latter included this cracking line for Groucho: "Lulubelle, it's you! I didn't recognise you standing up."

1 comment:

Reb Yudel said...

Great obituary, albeit slightly late (Brecher died in November).

You might enjoy Brecher's memoir The Wicked Wit of the West which was alas published "posthumorously", in Brecher's phrase.