Starting with Laurel & Hardy, ranging through the years to Lemmon & Matthau, comedy teams have always had a certain magic uncaptured by the solo comedian. Whether in twos or threes, their names spring immediately to mind by people who, as often as not, have never seen their films. Some, like Wheeler & Woolsey, have faded into obscurity. Others, like Burns & Allen, were successful on TV but not in films.

   This book features Brothers; the Marx Martin & Lewis and names of those who perhaps the seven greatest - Laurel & Hardy; the Ritz Brothers; Abbott & Costello; Hope, Crosby & Lamour; Lemmon & Matthau - plus an introduction by a writer who never quite made it to the comedy hall of fame.