Happy Birthday, Curly Howard
Today is the birthday of another Stooge – Curly. Below is some choice dialogue featured in the Three Stooges FAQ, by David J. Hogan.
From Cash and Carry (1937):
Just a minute! It’ll cost you two hundred for the privilege of digging it up!
Two hundred or nothin’!
Oh, we’ll take it for nothin’!
From Nutty but Nice (1940)
CURLY (apparently impaled by a spear)
I’m stabbed! I’m dead! I’m murdered, I’m killed! I’m annihilated! What’ll the world do without me? What’ll I do without myself? I’m slaughtered, I’m annihilated, I’m destroyed! I’m barbecued, I’m done for! [Pause]
[to Moe] Can you think of anything else?
No, you’ve covered it all!
I’m not even wounded?
That’s what you think!
From Rhythm and Weep (1946)
Look look look look! Those two men down there! They’re my uncles!
They look like ants!
They got aunts in their –
(Before he can say “pants,” a slap from Moe cuts him short)
Three Stooges FAQ
This entertaining and informative study of the Three Stooges focuses on the nearly 190 two-reel short comedies the boys made at Columbia Pictures during the years 1934-59. Violent slapstick? Of course, but these comic gems are also peerlessly crafted and enthusiastically played by vaudeville veterans Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, and Joe – arguably the most popular and long-lived screen comics ever produced by Hollywood.
Detailed production and critical coverage is provided for every short, plus information about each film’s place in the Stooges’ careers, in Hollywood genre filmmaking, and in the larger fabric of American culture. From Depression-era concerns to class warfare to World War II to the cold war to rock-and-roll – the Stooges reflected them all.
Seventy-five stills, posters, and other images – many never before published in book form – bring colorful screen moments to life and help illuminate the special appeal of key shorts. Exclusive sections include a Stooges biographical and career timeline; a useful, colorful history of the structure and behind-the-camera personnel of the Columbia two-reel unit; and personality sidebars about more than 30 popular players who worked frequently with the Stooges. Also included is a filmography that covers all 190 shorts, plus a bibliography, making this the ultimate guide for all Three Stooges fans!
Posted on October 22, 2013, in Comedy, Film & TV and tagged Applause Theatre, Curly, Curly birthday, Curly Howard, David J. Hogan, excerpt, Larry, Moe, three stooges, three stooges faq. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.