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The Three Stooges Journal - Issue No. 85

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SPRING 1998   -   Editor: Gary Lassin

Cover Image
Emil Sitka, THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT (1962) publicity shot

Letters to the Editor
by Saxon Sitka
Page(s): 2 - 3
The Sitka family acknowledges the thoughts and prayers of fans, following Emil's passing

News Flashes...
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 3
- Emil Sitka passed away on January 16, 1998
- Ethelreda Leopold passed away on January 26, 1998

- Family Channel dropped the Stooges from its schedule effective 1/1/98
- Illinois adds the Three Stooges to one of its lottery ticket games

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

Supporting Actress Ethelreda Leopold Dead at 83
by Bill Cappello and Gary Lassin
Page(s): 4
Three Stooges supporting actress (WEE WEE MONSIEUR, BACK TO THE WOODS, IN THE SWEET PIE AND PIE, G. I. WANNA HOME) died on January 26, 1998

Chicago TV Host Bob Bell, Dead at 75
by Mark Yurkiw
Page(s): 4
Chicago's Three Stooges TV host "Andy Bell" died December 8, 1997 at age 75

Didn't I See This Part Before?: The Use of Stock Footage in Three Stooges Films
by Michael Monaco
Page(s): 5
Overview of stock footage use in the Stooges' shorts of 1946 - 1958

Shemp Howard Newsreel Appearance Discovered
by Richard Finegan
Page(s): 5, cont. on 14
Undocumented Shemp Howard newsreel guest appearance discovered: Hearst-Metrotone NEWS OF THE DAY Vol. 12 # 272 "Buy Savings Bonds!" (5/21/41), starring Abbott & Costello

Emil Sitka: An Appreciation
by Mike Parker
Page(s): 6 - 7, cont. on 14
Career overview of "The 4th Stooge," Emil Sitka

Emil Sitka 1914 - 1998
by Gary Lassin and various
Page(s): 8
Candid photo tribute:
- "Emil with fan Rich Gallo 1988"
- "Sitka engages in some Stooge antics with a fan, 1983"
- "A montage of Sitka in several of his well-known film roles"
- "Portrait shot of Emil, mid 1970s"
- "Sitka with his Three Stooges library, early 1990s"

Remembering Emil Sitka
by Steve Cox
Page(s): 9
Personal recollections of Emil Sitka

Three Stooges Supporting Players: Mini-Biographical Profiles, The
by Ed Shifres
Page(s): 10 - 11
Eddie Gribbon, "G" minor players

Pillsbury's Three Stooges Moving Picture Machine, Part 2
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 12 - 13
Additional marketing tie-ins used for Pillsbury's 1937 Three Stooges Moving Picture Machine, a promotional toy for Farina cereal

For Collectors Only
by Gary Lassin
Page(s): 13
Newly licensed merchandise includes personal check designs, ties, string confetti, coasters, t-shirts, wall clock, mousepads, resin figurines, jigsaw puzzles, life-size stand-ups, card game, watch, desk clock and auto accessories

Bulletin Board
Page(s): 15
Fan classified advertisments

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

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