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.