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Throwback Thursday: Promoting The Three Stooges

Leonard Maltin By Leonard Maltin | Leonard Maltin August 14, 2014 at 12:00AM

This ad, featuring the Three Stooges, appeared in the 'Motion Picture Herald' in 1935 and was never intended to be seen by the public.
Nuts to You-The Three Stooges

An ad like this was never intended to be seen by the public. It appeared in the trade publication Motion Picture Herald in 1935 to encourage theater owners to book Columbia’s new comedy short subject series featuring the Three Stooges. Once the series was established Columbia rarely spent money promoting it like this, which makes the ad all the more unusual. Incidentally, Columbia continued producing Three Stooges comedies through the late 1950s, and then kept the shorts in circulation for years to follow.

This article is related to: Journal, Throwback Thursday, The Three Stooges, Columbia Pictures