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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 42

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SUMMER 1987   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

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Convention Draws 700 Fans
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 1
1987 Three Stooges Convention, the 1st, held in Bensalem PA, draws an unexpected overflow crowd of 700

From the Mailbag
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3 - 4
- Miscellaneous Stooges sightings by fans
- Muller Media NY acquires North American distribution rights to the NEW 3 STOOGES (1965) cartoon series
- German TV has been airing the Stooges
- MGM/UA released DANCING LADY (1933) to VHS
- News of TBS airings of the Stooges
- Three Stooges category recently appeared on JEOPARDY
- GoodTimes Video's Those Crazy Ol' Commercials includes the Stooges' 1960 Simoniz commercial
- Natural Light Beer using the Stooges in a new advertising poster
- ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT reports that Columbia dropped plans for "003 STOOGES," a Stooges feature film treatment proposed by Norman Maurer before his death in 1986

Stooges References in Contemporary Music
by Steven Wayne Lederman
Page(s): 5
Canada's rock group Interlewd member Steve Lederman discusses rock groups' music references to the Stooges

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

Censorship vs. Editing
by Richard J. Kunkel
Page(s): 6
Overview of local television station editing and censorship of The Three Stooges' short subjects

Day I Met Emil Sitka, The
by Rich Gallo
Page(s): 7
Rich's account of his first meeting with Emil Sitka

WTBS Update
by Donald Holmes
Page(s): 7
Comments from Al Hardee, TBS Children's Program Director, on the status and policy of Three Stooges programming

Convention Photos
by various
Page(s): 8 - 10
Candid fan photos from the 1987 Three Stooges Convention, with special guests Jane Howard Hanky, Joan Howard Maurer, Paul Howard and Lyla Feinberg Budnick

Jules White Memoirs, The, Part 1
by Jules White
Page(s): 11
Excerpts of memoirs written by Stooges producer Jules White in 1980

New Joe Besser Autobiography Due Out Soon
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 12
Joe Besser's 1984 autobiography Not Just a Stooge has been revamped/expanded and will be reissued soon as Once a Stooge, Always a Stooge

Cinemaware Inks Three Stooges Deal
Page(s): 12
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Cinemaware licenses rights to produce interactive Three Stooges video games

1933 DANCING LADY in Benefit Screening
Page(s): 12
LA chapter of The American Red Cross sponsors benefit screening of DANCING LADY at Lorimar's Cary Grant Theater in Culver City

Rare Collectible
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
"1967 Brazilian Three Stooges comic book"

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
Newly licensed merchandise includes figurines, ceramic plates, and 1988 calendar

Rare Photos
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 14
- "Larry, Shemp and Moe in football gear, clown around with members of the Ohio State football team in the early 1950s"
- "A candid shot of Larry Fine, taken in a parking lot right after a live stage show, 1941"
- "Shemp, Moe and Larry relax aboard a US Army Signal Corps vessel, with Army top brass, 1946"

Bulletin Board
Page(s): 15
Fan classified advertisements

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

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