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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 41

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SPRING 1987   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

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Norman Maurer, Dead at 60
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
Moe Howard's son-in-law, and Three Stooges producer/director, Norman Maurer died of lung cancer on November 23, 1986 at age 60

Moe Howard Film Appearance Discovered
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
MGM psa short GIVE A MAN A JOB (1933) includes Moe Howard in a cameo appearance

Wax Museum to Unveil Statues of The Three Stooges
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park CA will unveil Three Stooges statues

From the Mailbag
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3 - 5
  • Miscellaneous Stooges sightings by fans
  • News of local TV station airings of the Stooges
  • TBS Stooge news
  • Stooge film clips used in new Gillette and Chex TV ads
  • Emil Sitka appears in Sam Raimi's THE XYZ MURDERS aka CRIMEWAVE
  • News of local TV Stooges film airings
  • TBS to upgrade its library prints of Three Stooges short subjects

Convention Update / Details At-a-Glance
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 5
Details and itinerary for the April 26, 1987 Three Stooges Convention in Bensalem PA

Stooge Questions & Answers
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 5

Fan Q&A

Life With the Stooges: East High Teacher Recalls Pie-in-the-Face Days in Hollywood
by Dave Zimmerman
Page(s): 6
Source: The Register Star
Profile of Three Stooges supporting actress Dolores "Dee" Greene

After Many Years... They Say "Great!"
Page(s): 6
Source: The Camarillo Daily News
Promotional notice for Emil Sitka's appearance in THE SILVER WHISTLE, a play in Camarillo CA

Spotlite on Our Members
by various
Page(s): 7
Candid "Stooge" photos submitted by fans

Norman Maurer
Page(s): 8
Source: Variety
Variety obituary of Norman Maurer

Norman Maurer: A Retrospective Look
by Steve Cox
Page(s): 8
Personal recollections of Norman Maurer

Norman Maurer 1926 - 1986
by various
Page(s): 9
  • "Norman Maurer and a stage hand work on the reversible table gag for use in THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK"
  • "Norman and Joan Maurer, October 1985"
  • "Norman's mother Martha, Paul Howard, Paul's daughter Jennifer, and Norman Maurer, 1983"
  • "Norman has makeup applied for his role in THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK"

Book Review: The Columbia Comedy Shorts
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 10
Review of The Columbia Comedy Shorts, written by Ted Okuda and Ed Watz, a history and filmography of Columbia's short subject department

Book Review: Curly - An Illustrated Biography
by Jerry Amaro
Page(s): 10
Review of Joan Howard Maurer's Curly - An Illustrated Biography, a biography and persoanl tribute to her uncle Jerome "Curly" Howard

Film Review: GIVE A MAN A JOB
by Dan Lange
Page(s): 11
Overview of the MGM short subject GIVE A MAN A JOB (1933), featuring a cameo by Moe Howard

Video Review: SWING PARADE OF 1946
by Richard J. Kunkel
Page(s): 11
Review of The Three Stooges' feature film, SWING PARADE OF 1946 (1946) from Monogram Studios

Rare Collectibles
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 12
  • "Eyeglass holder designed, hand-painted and signed by Larry Fine; often given by Larry as a gift to family and friends"
  • "1977 [Sugar Post Crisp] cereal box promoting a Stooge poster inside: a series of 6 different 11x14 posters"

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
  • The Three Stooges Book of Scripts: Vol. II by Joan Howard Maurer available from Citadel Press
  • The Columbia Comedy Shorts by Ted Okuda and Ed Watz now available
  • Newly licensed merchandise includes t-shirts and a 1988 calendar
  • The Three Stooges VCR Game from Pressman available in stores

Bradford Limited Edition Collector Plate
by Bruce Laliberte
Page(s): 13
Discussion of the 1984 limited edition collector plate

Survey Results
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 14
Results of issue # 40's fan club membership survey and membership; listing of local television station Stooges film programming

Bulletin Board
Page(s): 15
Fan classified advertisements

This Date in Stooges History
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 16
April - June dates of note in Three Stooges history

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