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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 83

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FALL 1997   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

Cover Image
Joe Besser, EADIE WAS A LADY (1945) publicity shot

Message From the President
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 2
Comedy III starts its own fan club, and plans to hold a convention in Burbank in 1998

Supporting Actor Emil Sitka Suffers Major Stroke
by Gary Lassin, Brent Seguine and James Scott
Page(s): 3, cont. on 14
Emil Sitka suffered a major stroke on June 30, as he was visiting with fans in his home

Letters to the Editor
by Joan Howard Maurer
Page(s): 3
Joan Howard Maurer's comments on The Wacky World of the 3 Stooges, a 1992 book by Annie McGarry

Stooge Trivia
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3
Trivia questions

New Facts Discovered About the Howard Family Farm
by James R. Meacher & John M. Meacher Jr.
Page(s): 4
The search for, and history of, the Horwitz farm in Chatham NY

Three Stooges Supporting Players: Mini-Biographical Profiles, The
by Ed Shifres
Page(s): 5 - 7, cont. on 14
June Gittelson, Ned Glass, Ruth Godfrey, Dorothy Granger, Robert Graves

Spread Out! The Stooge Armamentarium
by Prof. K. Finstuen Ph.D & Kevin Finstuen TYO ("ten years old")
Page(s): 8 - 9
When the Stooges were using tools, the phrase "Spread out!" was advice not to be taken lightly

Rare Photos
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 10
  • "An unpublished shot of Joe DeRita chatting with comedian Steve Allen and wife Jayne Meadows at a formal affair, early 1960s"
  • "Moe, Larry and Curly take time out from a lecture to high school newspaper editors to entertain a group of cheerleaders from Theodore Roosevelt High in NYC, January 1942"

ON THE GO With The Three Stooges, Part 1
by Richard Finegan
Page(s): 11 - 12
Transcription and production details of a newly discovered TV appearance by the Stooges and family members, CBS' ON THE GO (1960) hosted by Jack Linkletter

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
  • On Deck Home Entertainment releases VHS "Dental Follies," 60 min. of dental-related comedies including the Stooges' I CAN HARDLY WAIT (1942)
  • Newly licensed merchandise includes wall plaques, magnets, trivia toilet paper, coasters, musical watch, ties, t-shirts, 1998 calendars, ceramic bank, salt & pepper shakers, mug, teddy bears and alarm clock

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

By Evening, Shemp May Nose Ahead
by Mike Redmond
Page(s): 16
Source: The Indianapolis Star / The Indianapolis News
With maturity, comes an appreciation of Shemp Howard

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