Here is a chronological account of all known books published about the Three Stooges.
"Stroke of Luck" James Carone Siena Publishing 1973 - N/A The memoirs of Larry Fine. The most sought after book to a stooge collector. This book had limited distribution, and has been out of print for near 20 years. "Stoogism Anthology" Paul F. Fericano Scarecrow Books 1977 "Moe Howard & The 3 Stooges" Moe Howard Citadel Press 1977 - 0-8065-0723-3 (pbk) The autobiographical memoirs of Mow Howard - a process he began in 1973, and was busy taping and transcribing at the time of his death in 1975. A pictorial account of the wildest trio in the history of American entertainment. "The Stooge Chronicles" Jeffrey Forrester Contemporary Books 1981 - 0-8092-5666-5 (pbk) The Stooge Chronicles is the history of the Three Stooges, commemorating their golden anniversary as a comedy team. It is the story of a show business legend . . . the story of a comedy team that made more movies than any other in film history. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 50 rare photographs, most never before published. "The Three Stooges Scrapbook" Jeff Lenburg Citadel Press 1982 - 0-8065-0803-5 (hdbk) Joan Howard Maurer Greg Lenburg This book, published in 1982, is an official, authorized book on the history of the Three Stooges comedy team and on all aspects of their career. Most of the data contained in the book took over 10 years to compile, and serves to correct many erroneous accounts that have appeared in other publications. Also features the most comprehensive filmography ever compiled, which includes the stooges' appearances as a team as well as its members' solo film appearances. Also, an extensive history of stooge merchandise is presented. "The Stoogephile Trivia Book" Jeffrey Forrester Contemporary Books 1982 - 0-8092-5613-4 (pbk) Here, finally, is the one-of-a-kind book of little known facts and figures, guaranteed to fascinate and inform even the most knowledgeable Stooge fan. Includes a complete filmography of all Stooge films, with dates, directors, producers, plots and starring Stooges. "The Great Movie Comedians" Leonard Maltin Harmony Books 1982 - 0-517-54606X (pbk) A loving look at the men and woman who make us laugh. For more than seventy years, audiences have been entertained by movie comedies. Leonard Maltin, one of America's most respected film historians, presents the fascinating story of our favorite movie clowns. Includes an exhaustive filmography on each comedian team, as well as a gallery of almost 200 photographs, many of which have never appeared in print before. "Stooge Mania" Tom Hansen Contemporary Books 1984 - 0-8092-5382-8 (pbk) Includes hundreds of Stooges-related collectible items, from comic books to Shemp's own cufflinks, shown with photos, a handy price guide to help you measure your fortune, and the addresses to help you find even the most obscure Stooges memorabilia. You'll find the lyrics and dance steps to "The Curly Shuffle", and even an exclusive reprint of an authentic Stooges script-written years ago but never filmed. "Larry-The Stooge in the Middle" Morris Feinberg Last Gasp 1984 - 0-86719-324-7 (hdbk) From his start playing the violin at amateur night in 1915, to his death in 1975, this book provides a chronological account of the life of Larry Fine, as told by his older brother Morris (Moe) Feinberg. "Not Just a Stooge" Joe Besser Excelsior Books 1984 - 0-918283-00-0 (pbk) The autobiography of the last surviving member of the world famous comedy team, the Three Stooges. Dishing out laughs in front of audiences now for more than half a century, this is more than a show business autobiography, it is a sentimental and entertaining journey through every phase of show business history with this popular sissy-talking comedian as readers' self-appointed tour guide. "The Three Stooges Book of Scripts" Joan Howard Maurer Citadel Press 1984 - 0-8065-0933-3 (hdbk) This book presents the actual film scripts of three popular shorts - "You Nazty Spy", "Three Little Pigskins", and "Men in Black". Includes illustrations with actual frame blowups from the films, and notes and sidelights about the filmings of each script and biographical sketches of the stars, performers, writers, producers, cameramen and editors. "Curly - an Illustrated biography of Joan Howard Maurer Citadel Press the Superstooge" 1985 - 0-8065-0979-1 (hdbk) In 1977, upon completion of her father's book, "Moe Howard and the Three Stooges", a though came to Jaon Mauerer that a book should be written about her Uncle Curly, everyone's favorite Stooge. She collected bits and pieces of information about her uncle, and eight years later completed this book - the first in-depth illustrated biography of this elfin enigma who has become the cult figure of the eighties. "Last of The Moe Haircuts" Bill Flanagan Contemporary Books 1986 - 0-8092-5152-3 (pbk) A look at the influence of the Three Stooges on twentieth-century culture. The time has come to give Curly, Larry, and Moe their rightful position in all our history books. The time has come to reveal what we all have somehow always sensed - that the only logical explanation for this twentieth-century world of ours is...the Three Stooges!. This book does it. "The Three Stooges Book of Scripts II" Joan Howard Maurer Citadel Press 1987 - 0-8065-1018-8 (hdbk) In this new book, Joan presents three more vintage film scripts with all the original, written dialogue intact. Her scripts choices, Restless Knights, We Want Our Mummy, and Yes We have No Bonanza. Also, a special added chapter about the 1962 Columbia feature, "The Three Stooges Meet Hercules", the most successful Stooges film in their half-century career. "The Stooge Fan's I.Q. Test" Ronald L. Smith Contemporary Books 1988 - 0-8092-4613-9 (pbk) Collection of incredible photos and facts that nobody's ever seen before. This will answer the questions you never thought to ask: "How often did Curly clip his hair to keep it Stoogical?". The answers to these and more than 400 other Stooge stumpers are included in this zany book. "Once a Stooge, Always a Stooge" Joe Besser Roundtable Publishing 1988 - 87-061786 Re-titled, and mildly updated version of "Not Just a Stooge" from 1982. "The Stooges Lost Episodes" Tom Forrester Contemporary Books 1988 - 0-8092-4655-4 (pbk) The fifty never-before-released Stooge adventures. Lost Episodes is intended as a guidebook to assist Stoogemaniacs in getting their hands on the "lost" stuff that is now available. In addition, the authors have included a filmography that lists the lost episodes of the Three Stooges - both collectively and individually. "The Knuckleheads Return" Tom Mason Malibu Graphics 1989 - 0-944735-20-7 (pbk) Now the knuckleheads are back in this collection of their classic comic missadventures. Includes seven stories from the original St. John, Dell and Gold Key comics. The existence of this book is yet another reminder that the public has never lost its fascination with the Three Stooges. "The Three Stooges - In Full Color" N/A Eternity Comics 1991 - 0-944735-92-4 (pbk) Re-prints of six stories first appearing in several Dell and Gold Key comics. "The Wacky World of the 3 Stooges" Annie McGarry Crescent Books 1992 - 0-517-06702-1 (hdbk) Illustrated with over 80 black and white photographs of their antics on and off the set, The Wacky World of the Three Stooges is a book fans will adore. "The Three Stooges Abdo & Daughters" Bob Italia Rockbottom Books 1992 - 1-56239-16x (hdbk) A series of hardback books that contain six of the Stooge shorts as originally authored by Del Lord and Elwood Ullman. The series features "Phony Express", "A Gem of a Jam", "I can Hardly Wait", "Dizzy Pilots", "Busy Buddies", and "How High is up". Several photos from the shorts are presented as the story progresses. "Behind the Three Stooges: The White David N. Bruskin Directors Guild Brothers" 1993 - 1-882766-00-8 (pbk) This is a 'don't miss' book for any Stooge fan...covering all phases of the White Brothers, whose careers virtually span the entire life of the two-reel comedy short in America. For people who can't get enough reading about the Stooges, for those who care about how the shorts department of a major studio functioned, and for a look at B-filmmaking from men who were in the thick of it, this is must reading. "The Films of the Stooges" Daniel Volk Daniel Volk 1994 - None (pbk) An in depth look at the 97 shorts made with Larry, Curly, and Moe at Columbia Studios from 1934 to 1947. Self published by Daniel Volk. First publication was in 1988. The 1994 edition was exclusively distributed by "STOOGESTORE". "The Three Stooges Scrapbook" Jeff Lenburg Citadel Press 1994 - 0-8065-0946-5 (pbk) Joan Howard Maurer Carol Publishing Group Greg Lenburg In 1994, a re-covered and re-printed issue of the same book from 1982. No new information was included. "Pop Culture Legends" Mark & Ellen Scordato Chelsea House 1995 - 07910-2369-9 (pbk) Part of a series of books that examines the lives and careers of these and other pop culture legends, and the society that places such great value on their work. This book presents the extraordinary talent, the stubborn commitment, and the great personal sacrifice required to create work of enduring quality and influence in today's world.
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