Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses

Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses

by David J. Hogan

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Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557839398
Publisher: Applause
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 371,566
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

David J. Hogan (Arlington Heights, IL) has written about film since 1973. His first book was published in 1980 and has been followed by several others in the United States and abroad. He also has contributed essays to numerous multiauthor books, and is a prolific magazine reviewer. A onetime entertainment journalist based in L.A., he has worked on the editorial side of Chicago book publishing for more than 25 years.

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