The Three Stooges Scrapbook

The Three Stooges Scrapbook
The Three Stooges Scrapbook

The Three Stooges Scrapbook

By Jeff Lenburg, By Joan Howard Maurer, By Greg Lenburg

PERFORMING ARTS

368 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

ISBN 9781613740743

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2012)

Price: $24.99
 
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Overview

A complete compendium on comedy’s craziest trio
For more than 50 years—in 200 comedy shorts, 25 feature films, and thousands of television, onstage, and personal appearances—The Three Stooges dished out their classic comedy mayhem to the delight of audiences of all ages around the world. And for the last 30 years, one book, indicative of the trio’s enduring popularity and lasting legacy, has given fans the details they crave: The Three Stooges Scrapbook.This lovingly assembled tribute to those cinematic clowns is a meticulously researched and written account of every aspect of the Stooges’ lives and careers, copiously illustrated with more than 400 photographs and illustrations throughout. It is without doubt the most accurate and complete account of the Stooges’ career and history ever written.The only book to feature exclusive interviews with Stooges Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita and family members and friends, this authorized history is jam-packed with things Stooge fans want to know: intimate biographies; an in-depth, complete team history; information on Three Stooges merchandise, comic books, record albums, television appearances, and impersonators; and a filmography with details on every one of their films. Now updated, The Three Stooges Scrapbook provides the most comprehensive coverage of the trio to date with a stunning wealth of material, including personal memories and reminisces, findings and revelations, historical facts and tidbits, and other addenda that will delight fans of all ages.

Reviews

"Lovingly assembled. . . . Hundreds of hilarious pictures adorn the book, making this a Stooge lover's dream book."  —Goldmine

"A nostalgic treat to linger over . . . [with] the most comprehensive Stooges' filmography ever printed."  —Fresno Bee 

"The official Three Stooges bible."  —Washington Post

"A first-rate look at the impact of the slapstick comics on popular culture."  —Los Angeles Times

"A must have for any eye-poking, face slapping, nose grinding aficionado."  —ForcesofGeek.com

Author Biography

Jeff Lenburg is an award-winning author of of more than thirty books, including several best-selling celebrity biographies. He and his twin brother Greg are the world’s foremost authorities on the Three Stooges and longtime friends of Stooges Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita; they cowrote Joe Besser’s autobiography Once a Stooge, Always a Stooge. Joan Howard Maurer is the daughter of Three Stooges founder Moe Howard and author of two editions of The Three Stooges Book of Scripts and Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge.