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does anybody know of if the Three Stooges are
>ever on any old time radio and where I'd be
>able to find such gems?
I'm be no means a Stooge historian, but I can't recall ever hearing of
the boys on radio and I've been a fan for 35 years.
I DO recall Curly being IN the radio a time or two, courtesy of Moe!
Moe: No, PERMANENT!
"I've been travelling these highways,
Been doing things my way;
It's been making me lonesome, orn'ry, and mean"
> nakedgord wrote:
> does anybody know of if the Three Stooges are
> >ever on any old time radio and where I'd be
> >able to find such gems?
> I'm be no means a Stooge historian, but I can't recall ever hearing of
> the boys on radio and I've been a fan for 35 years.
I'd say it's unfathomable that such popular characters never made any sort
of promotional radio appearance. I'm sure there was great demand for them
to do so, both during and after the height of their popularity, despite
their highly visual act (Hell, I told a local DJ about Emil Sitka after
his phone number was posted here and the guy rabidly wanted to get him to
do a phone-in, but Emil unfortunately had his final stroke before I could
help arrange anything).
More to the point, though, I'll concur that I have never run across any
surviving recording of any of the Stooges on radio, and they certainly
never had their own radio series of any kind. Anyone here close enough to
the Library of Congress to research the former?
> I DO recall Curly being IN the radio a time or two, courtesy of Moe!
> Curly: Shortwave?
> Moe: No, PERMANENT!
Nyuk, nyuk! And don't forget the 70s Three Stooges cartoons, where the
animation was so bad, they were often called "radio with pictures"!
- ali assa seen
Later on when Joe Besser and Curley Joe joined, it had changed to more
of a verbal nature and relied less on slapstick (we can mostly thank the
PTA of America for that! :< ). Later of course, the boys did record a
few children's albums (which were horrible).
Don't have to be close, I'll look it up when I have time. anyone else
that cares to can follow this link:
Search the Library of Congress:
And Archive Films (http://www.archivefilms.com/) might also be worth a
"No matter what hits the fan, it's never distributed evenly."
I don't know about true old time radio, but in 1971 Moe Howard appeared on
Richard Lamparski's "Whatever Became Of..." radio program. An interesting
show, recorded at Moe's home. That show is circulating among old time
radio collectors, and is worth picking up if you come across it.
Moe was also on "The Eddie Schwartz Show", an overnight program on
Chicago's old WIND (before it went all-Spanish). It must have been
just before he died. His voice was unsteady, but his memories were
sharp. He also had some bitter things to say about the (then) lack of
a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for the Stooges--something along
the lines of "They can take that five-pointed star and stick it... one
point at a time."
Ed Schwartz has been very ill of late and hasn't been heard on radio
recently (at least, I can no longer pick him up in Milwaukee). I do
know that he used to keep a fairly extensive collection of interview
tapes. Interested parties might want to contact the staff of Chicago's
Museum of Broadcasting (I don't have the phone number handy, but I
think that they have a website)...maybe they could track down
Schwartz, or maybe they could locate a copy of the interview.