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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 46

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SUMMER 1988   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

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Curly's Daughters to Meet at Philadelphia Convention
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 1
Marily Howard Ellman and Jane Howard Hanky, Curly's two daughters, will attend the 1988 Three Stooges Convention in Trevose PA; this will be their first time the two sisters have met each other

Joe Besser Memorial Fund Established
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
American Heart Association memorial fund established in Joe Besser's name

Committee to Decide Fate of Stooge Commemorative Stamp
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
Request to put the Three Stooges before the US Postal Serices' Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee

From the Mailbag
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3 - 4
  • Miscellaneous Stooges sightings by fans
  • Announcing Moe's first great-grandchild, Keith Anthony Maurer
  • Larry's granddaughter Kris Lamond married on May 21
  • Tom Snyder's national NBC radio show featured a special on the Stooges, March 31, with guest Joan Howard Maurer
  • Coors features the Stooges in their latest advertising campaign
  • News of Stooges and solo films on local TV
  • Shemp Festival held in Donaldson LA
  • Emil Sitka articles featured in Ventura Star and Camarillo Daily News

Convention '88 Update
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 5
Detailed schedule, itinerary and guest list for the Three Stooges Convention, July 22 - 24, 1988, in Trevose PA

Maine Film Festival / Convention a Huge Success
by Joe Jerrier
Page(s): 6 - 7
Report and pictures from The Three Stooges Convention held in Auburn ME, February 27 - 28, 1988; a cancer research benefit

Three Stooges Remembered, With Pies in Face
by Lyn Riddle
Page(s): 6
Source: The New York Times
Report on the Three Stooges Convention in Auburn ME

Stooge Trivia Contest / Stooge Questions & Answers
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 8
Trivia questions, and fan q&a

Norman Maurer Scholarship Details Announced
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 9
Scholarship established at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Dover NJ, in memory of Joe's late partner (and Moe's son-in-law) Norman Maurer

Stooge Commemorative Stamp, The - What You Can Do to Help
by Gary Maurer
Page(s): 10
Guidelines for sending requests to the US Postal Service, for a Three Stooges stamp

Joe Besser: A Remembrance
by Jeff Lenburg
Page(s): 11
Personal recollections of Joe Besser

Highlights From the Joe Besser Scrapbook
by Jeff Lenburg
Page(s): 12 - 13
Candid and publicity photos from the life and career of Joe Besser

Joe Besser, Three Stooges' Rotund Joe
Page(s): 14
Source: The Associated Press
Obituary for Joe Besser, who died March 1, 1988

Fourth Stooge, The: Slapstick Sidekick Part of Funny Team
by Tony Joseph
Page(s): 15
Source: The Ventura Star
Profile of supporting actor Emil Sitka

Stooge Viewer's Guide to WTBS Atlanta, A
by Tom Prosek
Page(s): 16
Report on TBS' airing of The Three Stooges' short subjects

Film Review: More Unlisted Three Stooges
by Richard Finegan
Page(s): 17, cont. on 22

Filmography discoveries and updates...

  • SCREEN SNAPSHOTS Series 14 # 6 (1935)
  • SCREEN SNAPSHOTS Series 15 # 7 (1936)
  • IT AIN'T HAY (1943) outtakes with Shemp
  • Besser TV appearance on PETER GUNN (1959)
  • Healy solos WISE GUYS PREFER BRUNETTES (1926) and LA FIESTA DE SANTA BARBARA (1935)

Film Review: HOLLYWOOD ON PARADE # B-9
by Kenneth R. Heath
Page(s): 18, cont. on 22
Review of the 1934 Paramount short subject with a guest appearance by Ted Healy & His Stooges

Channel 32 Revisited
by Mark Yurkiw
Page(s): 19, cont. on 22
Discussion of Chicago's channel 32 WFLD-TV, long-time home of the Stooges' short subjects; station policy and history regarding its film library

Excel 16mm Toy Projector, The
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 20
Background and collecting of Excel's 1940s toy projector for 16mm, and the silent Stooge (Columbia) comedies marketed for it

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 21
  • Shemp solo features CONVENTION GIRL and ANOTHER THIN MAN on VHS
  • Joe Besser's Once a Stooge Always a Stooge autobiography now available (previously published in hardcover as Not Just a Stooge)
  • Newly licensed merchandise includes magnets, greeting cards, buttons, ceramic busts, porcelain "Moe" statue, t-shirts and doormat

Bulletin Board
Page(s): 23
Fan classified advertisements

Our Debt to the Stooges
by Bill Tammeus
Page(s): 24
Source: Kansas City Times
A case for a Three Stooges postage stamp

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