- Edna's Place - Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin's Leading Lady 1915-1923
- The Three Stooges
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Davis's second book this year, following Silent Lives this spring. Hard to find?
No self-respecting film historian would mention them in the same hallowed breath as Laurel and Hardy or the Marx Brothers. That is, not until Leonard Maltin came along.
Edna's Place - Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin's Leading Lady 1915-1923
I was eleven when Mr. I also knew the cast lists of Woman Haters and Sappy Bullfighters —and every one of the shorts in between.
In the nearly forty years since Movie Comedy Teams made its debut, there have been countless books written on the Three Stooges. So when my publisher, Ben Ohmart of BearManor Media, asked me if there was anything left to say about the team, I said no. Everything that could be said about the Stooges has been said. Or has it? There are those of us who actually knew Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita—not just as live-action cartoon characters but as friends—and few of us have weighed in on the subject. One teenaged fan who had taken a three-thousand-mile bus trip from his home in New Jersey to visit the retired funnymen in Los Angeles was Scott Reboul.
Between Scott, Bob and me, I figured we might just have enough material for a book. It seems that my adolescent experience of rubbing elbows and bumping heads with Stooges was not so unique after all.
Each of these guys had wonderful—and previously unpublished—anecdotes to tell about their idols. June 19, , New York City—d. October 5, , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania—d. October 22, , New York City—d.
The Three Stooges
August 12, , St. Louis, Missouri—d. July 12, , Philadelphia—d. July 3, , Woodland Hills. Moe Howard was the first of the Three Stooges to enter show business. He attempted to launch a stage career during the s, acting in everything from burlesque revues to Shakespearean plays, but found little success until , when he formed a comedy act with his older brother, Shemp, and longtime friend Ted Healy.
Larry Fine, a comedian-violinist who had performed in a vaudeville act with his wife, joined Healy and the Howards in The act at this point was fronted by Healy, whose attempts at singing or joke telling were frequently interrupted by the absurd antics of the Stooges. The team appeared in one film , Soup to Nuts ; shortly thereafter, Shemp, who disliked the frequently intoxicated Healy, quit the act.
Three Stooges film discovered in garden shed | Film | The Guardian
Ted Healy and His Stooges as they were then billed appeared in several features and short films during the early s, the most notable among them being Meet the Baron , Dancing Lady , and Hollywood Party The Stooges became increasingly estranged from Healy—whose mood swings ranged from warm and kindly to violently abusive, depending on his state of sobriety—and in Moe, Larry, and Curly signed a long-term contract with Columbia Pictures and rechristened themselves the Three Stooges.
The Three Stooges were originally created by Healy as part of his vaudeville act, with Moe Howard hired as his first "stooge" — ie, fake audience member invited up on stage — in Shemp Howard, Moe's brother, was added in , and Larry Fine became the third stooge in The quartet had immediate success on Broadway, and made the feature-length comedy Soup to Nuts in Shemp left in , and was replaced by his brother Curly; and despite long-running contract disputes between Healy and the Stooges, they signed up together for a series of five MGM shorts.
Topics Comedy films.