Three Stooges FAQ Closer Look

Three Stooges FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses

Series: FAQ
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Softcover
Author: David J. Hogan

Podcast: David J. Hogan talks Stooges with Robert Rodriguez

This entertaining and informative study of the Three Stooges focuses on the nearly 190 two-reel short comedies the boys made at Columbia Pictures during the years 1934-59. Violent slapstick? Of course, but these comic gems are also peerlessly crafted and enthusiastically played by vaudeville veterans Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, and Joe – arguably the most popular and long-lived screen comics ever produced by Hollywood.

Detailed production and critical coverage is provided for every short, plus information about each film's place in the Stooges' careers, in Hollywood genre filmmaking, and in the larger fabric of American culture. From Depression-era concerns to class warfare to World War II to the cold war to rock-and-roll – the Stooges reflected them all.

Seventy-five stills, posters, and other images – many never before published in book form – bring colorful screen moments to life and help illuminate the special appeal of key shorts. Exclusive sections include a Stooges biographical and career timeline; a useful, colorful history of the structure and behind-the-camera personnel of the Columbia two-reel unit; and personality sidebars about more than 30 popular players who worked frequently with the Stooges. Also included is a filmography that covers all 190 shorts, plus a bibliography, making this the ultimate guide for all Three Stooges fans!

$22.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00314839
ISBN: 9781557837882
UPC: 884088534141
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
394 pages

Reviews

PRAISE FOR FAQ SERIES: “A fascinating book that filled in more blank spaces than I could ever cover here...a tremendous addition to my collection.” – The Music Connection

PRAISE FOR FAQ SERIES: “A book where even a die-hard fan will learn something.” – Goldmine

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