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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 56

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WINTER 1990   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

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Did You Know That...
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
Fun Stooge facts

Club Membership Fee to Rise Effective January 1st
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 1
Club raises annual subscription fee by $1

1991 Convention Plans Announced
by Gary Lassin and Frank Reighter
Page(s): 1
Tentative plans for the 5th Annual Convention, July 19 - 21, 1991

From the Mailbag
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3 - 4, cont. on 14
  • Miscellaneous Stooges sightings by fans
  • Two-hour TV special DISORDER IN THE COURT: A 60th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO THE STOOGES, hosted by Alan Thicke, was syndicated nationally in October and November, including a colorized version of MALICE IN THE PALACE
  • October 15, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT ran a tribute piece on the Stooges, with comments from Joan Howard Maurer, Emil Sitka, Lyla Budnick and Ed Bernds
  • The Three Stooges Journal was promoted on David Letterman's show, during a joke sequence
  • Moe's son, Paul Howard, guested on GERALDO in mid-November on a show titled "Children of Comedians"
  • WOR New York now airs the Stooges on Sunday mornings
  • A 3-day Stooges film festival recently held at the Royal Oak (MI) Music Theater
  • Akron (OH) Civic Theater held a Three Stooges film festival and pie fight September 7 - 9; Governor of Ohio declared those dates "Three Stooges 60th Anniversary Weekend" - LA's Improv held a Stooges 60th Anniversary tribute on December 5
  • Billy West is frequently spotted impersonating Larry Fine on Howard Stern's show
  • Cable showings on AMC, TNT, Cinemax of Shemp and DeRita solo feature films, and Cinemax showings of HAVE ROCKET WILL TRAVEL and STOP LOOK AND LAUGH!
  • Joe Besser's episode of THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW shows up on Nickelodeon
  • The White Brothers author David Bruskin appeared on Joe Franklin's show and talked about the Stooges

Supporting Player Maxine Gates Dead at 73
by Bill Cappello
Page(s): 5
Obituary for Maxine Gates, who died July 27, 1990 at age 73

Stooge Trivia Contest / Stooge Answers & Questions
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 5
Trivia questions, and interesting Q&A

Stooge Candid Photos
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 6
  • "Moe proudly displays 2 ceramic dogs, late 1960s"
  • "Larry chats on the phone, late 1960s"
  • "Joe Besser in his home workshop, late 1960s"
  • "Moe and wife Helen, late 1960s"

Look at, A: Emil Sitka, Part 1
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 7 - 9
Profile of supporting actor Emil Sitka, including his comments on Joe Besser, Joe DeRita and Shemp Howard

Search for, The... SOUP TO NUTS
by Jim Shemansky
Page(s): 10 - 11
Background on SOUP TO NUTS, the efforts to secure a new print from Fox, and negotiations to premiere the print at an upcoming Three Stooges Convention

Three Stooges Anniversary Show Is Short on 'Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuks'
by David Rosenthal
Page(s): 12
Source: Knight-Ridder Newspapers

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
Newly licensed merchandise includes Halloween masks, wrist watches, beach towel, t-shirts, porcelain statues and plate, greeting cards and air freshener

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

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

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