I already have this key on my keyboard!
"Men In Black" (1934)
Academy Award nomination for Best Comedy Short.
There isn’t much middle ground on The Stooges. You either like them or can’t stand them. I am in the ‘I like’ group. They made 190 shorts for Columbia between 1934 and 1959. I believe their best years were the late 30s and early 40s. In 1940 they did ‘You Nazty Spy’ putting it into theaters almost a full year before Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’.
I am in the ‘OMG I love the Three Stooges so much I could cry’ group. if people took the time to research them, they’d find out that the Stooges were intelligent, hard working men who just wanted to make people laugh. The Howard brothers were the sons of Lithuanian Jewish parents who were sent to the USA to escape the troubles in their own land. They poked fun at Hitler even though they must have been hurting inside. They didn’t have it easy- they were never paid enough, were always led to believe ‘two reelers are on the way out’ even though Stooges shorts filled theatres and many people went there JUST to watch the Stooges, leaving before the main feature came on. In spite of all this, Moe Howard stayed optimistic and resolute, keeping the act going past the heartbreaking deaths of his brothers Curly and Shemp, right on into their well deserved television years when they finally got the widespread recognition they had always deserved.
Three Stooges, I salute you!
Couldn’t have said it better!
Come to the St. Louis Three Stooges Convention on August 30, 2014!I plan on attending! “Meet me in the gymnasium, next to the dumbbells. You’ll know me, I’ll have a hat!” - Curly
I really like this photo of Shemp!