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Moe Howard and the 3 Stooges: The Pictorial Biography of the Wildest Trio…

by Moe Howard

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As a lifetime lover of the Stooges - of course, it seems logical that I would love this book. But just let me explain a few reasons why I do.

This book is a valuable resource for those wanting to examine the roots of American comedy and a insightful look into Vaudeville and early American film. It is a vivid historical document about growing up in the early part of the last century.

This book is also tender and bittersweet. It shows you the sad times that lurked behind the hilarious shorts.

If you loved the Stooges... You need to read this book. While it may make watching certain shorts a little sad, it will lend you a new perspective and appreciation for their work. ( )
  universehall | Mar 6, 2008 |
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Telling the full story of the head Stooge, this work reveals the life-long career of a legendary funnyman. Born into a working-class family in Brooklyn, Moe Howard transformed his real-life experiences of getting into mischief with his brother Shemp into the plots that would have millions rolling in the aisles. From childhood, Moe's ambition was to performwhether it was plucking a ukulele on the beach, or playing a halfwit on a Mississippi showboat. But he only found success when he joined with Shemp and Larry Fine to play, as the New York Times put it, three of the frowziest numskulls ever assembled. As the brains behind the Three Stooges, he went on to act in hundreds of their movies, introducing his little brother Curly into the act when Shemp departed, and, after Curly's death, partnering with Joe Besser and finally Joe de Rita. This is Moe Howard's self-penned, no-holds-barred story of the ups and downs of his life, ranging from personal family tragedies to tidbits about career mishaps and triumphs. It overflows with the easygoing charm, generosity, and inspired lunacy of the wise guy behind America's most successful comedy trio.… (more)

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