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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 47

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FALL 1988   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

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1500 Stoogemaniacs Attend 2nd Annual Philly Convention
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 1 - 2
Details of the 2nd Annual Convention, July 22 - 24, 1988 in Trevose PA

From the Mailbag
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3 - 5
  • Miscellaneous Stooges sightings by fans
  • Pittsburg Press ran an article on Paul Shannon, THE OUTLAWS IS COMING's Wild Bill Hickok
  • Fan and newspaper writer efforts to get the Stooges a US Postal stamp
  • Leonard Maltin features a BANK DICK clip of Shemp in an ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT story on famous movie bar scenes
  • News of local TV station Stooge and solo films
  • KGO-TV San Francisco aired a three part special and interview with Joe DeRita
  • Joan Howard Maurer did a live radio interview on Buffalo's WGR-AM

Stooge Trivia Contest
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 5
Trivia questions

Rare Memorabilia
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 6
"Shemp Howard's honorable discharge from the US Army, 1918"

Look at, A: Joe Besser
by Richard Mason, Jr.
Page(s): 7
Personal stories and recollections on the life and career of Joe Besser

Convention Photos
by various
Page(s): 8 - 10
1988 Convention photos, featuring special guests Joan Howard Maurer, Paul Howard, Jane Howard Hanky, Marily Howard Ellman, Lyla & Nate Budnick, Sally Starr and Greg Lenburg

by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.
Page(s): 11
Review of the rare Three Stooges feature film, GOLD RAIDERS (1951)

1959 Three Stooges Gum Cards
by Frank Reighter
Page(s): 12
Discussion on the history and collecting of the Three Stooges trading card series released by Fleer in 1959

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
  • Porcelain "Moe" statue released by Expressive Designs
  • Ceramic busts of the Stooges from Esco Products
  • Results of the 1988 Convention memorabilia auction
  • Newly licensed merchandise includes t-shirts, magnetic note pads, greeting cards, 1989 and 1990 calendars

Excel 16mm Films Revisited
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
Detailed list of 16mm film titles produced for the 1940s Excel toy projector

Rare Photo
Page(s): 14
Source: Bob Frongillo, Jr.
"Larry, Moe and Shemp clown around backstage at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium before a live show, 1949"

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

Stooges Three So Dandy (Sung to the Tune of Yankee Doodle)
by Jan Renfro
Page(s): 16
Original song

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