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Throwback Thursday: Promoting The Three Stooges

Throwback Thursday: Promoting The Three Stooges

An ad like this was never intended to be seen by
the public. It appeared in the trade publication Motion
Picture Herald
in 1935 to encourage theater owners to book Columbia’s new
comedy short subject series featuring the Three Stooges. Once the series was
established Columbia rarely spent money promoting it like this, which makes the
ad all the more unusual. Incidentally,
Columbia continued producing Three Stooges comedies through the late 1950s, and
then kept the shorts in circulation for years to follow.

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