The Three Stooges Scrapbook

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The Three Stooges Scrapbook
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Genre Sitcom
Television pilot
Based on The Three Stooges
Written by Elwood Ullman
Directed by Sidney Miller
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Joe DeRita
Emil Sitka
Marjorie Eaton
Edward Innes
Albert Grazier
Narrated byDon Lamond
Theme music composer George Duning
Stanley Styne
Opening theme"I Want to Be a Stooge"
Ending theme"I Want to Be a Stooge"
Composer(s) Paul Dunlap
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes1
Production
Producer(s) Norman Maurer
Editor(s)Chuck Gladden
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Normany Productions, Inc.
Release
Picture format 4:3
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseUnaired

Three Stooges Scrapbook was an unaired 1960 television pilot starring The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly-Joe DeRita). In the opening title and Hollywood trade ads, the show's title is spelled without "The," including a promotional photograph of the Stooges holding an oversized scrapbook. The pilot featured the slapstick trio getting evicted from a rooming house for cooking in their apartment, looking for a new place to live, finding refuge in the home of a mad inventor (played by Emil Sitka), and presenting an animated short called The Spain Mutiny that imagines the funnymen as part of Christopher Columbus’ crew. [1]

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Three Stooges Scrapbook was filmed in color and produced by Norman Maurer (Moe Howard’s son-in-law), who hoped to establish a weekly program for children’s television. [2] When no network wanted to pursue the project as a series, Maurer divided the pilot into two short films that were released to theaters in 1963. Maurer also reprinted the live action scenes in black-and-white and incorporated them into the 1962 feature film The Three Stooges in Orbit . [1]

To date, the original pilot has never been released on home media.

Book

The Three Stooges Scrapbook is also the title of a 1982 book written by Stooge experts Jeff and Greg Lenburg and Joan Howard Maurer (Moe Howard's daughter and Norman Maurer's wife). [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "The Three Stooges Scrapbook". The Three Stooges Online Filmography. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  2. Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer and Greg Lenburg (1994). The Three Stooges Scrapbook. Citadel Press. p. 267. ISBN   0-8065-0946-5.
  3. Nathan Cobb (September 26, 1986). "The 3 Stooges: More Than You Wanted to Know About Larry, Moe, Shemp and the Curlys". Boston Globe . Retrieved 2009-05-03.