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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 78

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SUMMER 1996   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

Cover Image
Moe Howard, HAVE ROCKET WILL TRAVEL (1959) publicity shot

Letters to the Editor
by Joan Howard Maurer
Page(s): 2
Joan clarifies the issues of Comedy III and ownership rights to the Three Stooges

News Flashes...
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3
  • Family Channel now shows the Stooges at 6PM and 11PM Eastern
  • The cover to the April '96 issue of SPY features a photo of Clinton, Dole & Gingrich, doctored to resemble Moe, Larry & Curly
  • June 1996 issue of Baby Boomer Collectibles and Cult Movies # 17 feature articles about the Stooges


Obituary - Phil Regan


1996 Three Stooges Convention Cancelled
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 3
Plans for the 1996 convention have been cancelled after Comedy III and the sponsor were unable to reach a licensing agreement by deadline

Stooge Trivia
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3
Trivia questions

More Folks Recognize the 3 Stooges Than the Presidential Candidates
by John Blosser
Page(s): 4
Source: The National Enquirer
National Enquirer poll reports that more Americans recognize photos of the Three Stooges, than candidates for the 1996 Republican nomination

Three Stooges Party Down for Stroh's, The
by Todd Pruzan
Page(s): 4
Source: Advertising Age Magazine
Stroh Brewing Co. incorporates the Three Stooges in a revived "Stroh-a-Party" advertising campaign

Much Ado About Nothing: Violence in The Three Stooges Comedies
by Don B. Morlan
Page(s): 5 - 6, cont. on 14
Source: Research presented to the 1996 Popular Culture Assoc. Meeting
Violence in the Stooges' comedies is no more real to children than violence in the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons

Candid Shemp Photos
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 7
  • "Shemp clowning around on the set of the Vitaphone short HIS FIRST FLAME, 1935"
  • "Shemp with actress Virginia Bruce, early 1942"
  • "Shemp enjoying a scenic spot during a cross country tour, 1926"

Three Stooges Supporting Players: Mini-Biographical Profiles, The
by Ed Shifres
Page(s): 8 - 9
"D" minor players

Collecting Foreign Three Stooges Posters, Part 2
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 10 - 12
Discussion of stock and live appearance posters from Canada, England, France, Argentina and Scandanavia

New Shemp Film Appearance Discovered
by Richard Finegan
Page(s): 12
  • Previously undocumented Shemp Howard appearance in the Vitaphone short comedy PURE FEUD (1934), starring Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy
  • Additional information on Joe DeRita's appearance in "The Time Element," a 1958 episode of THE DESILU WESTINGHOUSE PLAYHOUSE, which served as the pilot for THE TWILIGHT ZONE

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
  • Franklin Mint releases the 3rd plate in its collectors series
  • A&E releases its Three Stooges BIOGRAPHY episode to VHS
  • July 2, Columbia TriStar will release six new VHS, with a total of 18 short subjects
  • Newly licensed merchandise includes magnets, t-shirts, golf balls, life-size standee, cap, prepaid phonecards, Halloween mask, dolls, bendable figures and a 1997 calendar

Bulletin Board
Page(s): 14 - 15
Fan classified advertisements

Viewers Still Addicted to the Stooges
Page(s): 16
Source: Times Daily (Florence AL)
Family Channel's presentation of The Three Stooges shows that classic comedy is alive and well

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