A complete compendium on comedy’s craziest trioFor more than 50 years the Three Stooges performed their classic comedy mayhem to audiences of all ages in 200 comedy shorts, 25 feature films, and thousands of television and stage appearances. In a tribute to the trio’s enduring popularity and lasting legacy, the meticulously written and researched Three Stooges Scrapbook has been a bestselling work about the lives and careers of these cinematic clowns since its first publication in 1982. Utilizing research culled from personal archives and other sources, this authorized and official history lists every Stooge short and feature, complete with cast list, director, and trivia, as well as artist sketches and family photos of them as kids. In addition, it features exclusive, classic interviews with Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, Joe DeRita, and their family members and friends. This revised edition contains new findings, revelations, historical facts, corrections, and a wealth of previously unseen photos.
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 BiographyJeff Lenburg is an award-winning author of 30 books, including several bestselling celebrity biographies. His previous books include The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons and The Facts on File Guide to Research. He and his brother Greg cowrote Joe Besser’s memoir Once a Stooge, Always a Stooge. He lives in Goodyear, Arizona. Joan Howard Maurer is the daughter of Three Stooges founder Moe Howard and the author of Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge and two editions of The Three Stooges Book of Scripts. She lives in Los Angeles. Greg Lenburg and his twin brother Jeff are the world’s foremost authorities on the Three Stooges and longtime friends of Stooges Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita. He lives in Plymouth, Indiana.