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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 68

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WINTER 1993   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

Cover Image
Moe Howard, BUSY BUDDIES (1944) publicity shot

Letters to the Editor
by Brent Seguine
Page(s): 2, cont. on 4
Tribute to Joe DeRita

From the Mailbag
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3
  • TBS returns the Stooges to its early-morning schedule, with some significant time edits
  • TBS ran a couple marathons in the past few months: a DeRita feature film festival, and a 30-short Curly Howard birthday marathon
  • Several Stooge-related lawsuits have begun; details in this issue
  • Stooges and other film comedian clips appear in a new US Healthcare commercial

Page(s): 3

Charles Lamont

MGM Grand Hotel/Casino Signs New Three Stooges to Perform Ongoing Act
Page(s): 3
Source: MGM Grand press release
MGM Grand will bring back the slapstick of the Three Stooges with a live show at their Las Vegas resort in early 1994, produced by Moe's grandson Jeffrey Scott

More Convention Photos
by various
Page(s): 5
Candid photos from the 1993 Three Stooges Convention with guests Diana Darrin, Lucille Lund, Jane Howard-Hanky and Lyla Budnick

Former Club Member Consents to "Pre-Trial Diversion" in Forgery Case
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 6
Joe Jerrier of Gardiner ME settles the federal investigation into his alleged selling of fake Stooge autographs, with a pre-trial diversion agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Justice

Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moe: Which Stooge Gets the Dough?
Page(s): 6
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
The DeRita and Fine families file a civil lawsuit alleging that the daughter and grandson of Moe Howard have improperly withheld Three Stooges licensing profits

Rare Photos
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 7
  • "The boys pose with an unknown woman on Atlantic City's Steel Pier, July 1938"
  • "Larry with son Johnny and wife Mabel, July 1938"

Supporting Player Phil Van Zandt: A Brief Biography
by Bill Cappello
Page(s): 8 - 9
Career overview of Stooges costar Phil Van Zandt

Stooge Trivia
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 9
Trivia questions

Three Stooges Supporting Players: Mini-Biographical Profiles, The
by Ed Shifres
Page(s): 10 - 11, cont. on 14
Beatrice Blinn, Dan Blocker, Stanley Blystone, David Bond, Symona Boniface

1959 Fleer Gum Cards
Page(s): 12
Source: Non-Sport Marketplace Magazine
Discussion of the popular 1959 Three Stooges Fleer trading card set

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
  • The Stooge Fans I.Q. Test" by Ronald Smith reissued by SPI Books
  • Franklin Mint collector plate of YOU NAZTY SPY released
  • Shemp solo films from Universal released: THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, PITTSBURG and ARABIAN NIGHTS
  • The Stooges' MGM film with Ted Healy, HOLLYWOOD PARTY, released as part of a laser disc double feature set
  • Citadel Press' Comic Support: Second Bananas in the Movies has a brief biography on Shemp Howard
  • Clark Oil releases a series of 3 mugs as a promotion in its 850 station chain
  • Newly licensed merchandise includes ties, t-shirt, mug and 1994 calendar

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

Another Poke in the Eye for Columbia
by Alan Citron
Page(s): 16
Source: The Los Angeles Times
Stooge heirs file suit against Columbia, alleging that the studio improperly charged executive entertainment expenses against a proposed Three Stooges film project

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