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Hey Moe! Hey Dad! is the incredible story of Moe Howard and The Three Stooges told through the eyes of a son.

Paul Howard takes us on a One Hundred Year journey through the trials and tribulations of the greatest comedy team of all time and the tumultuous relationship he had with his father.

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C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses The Three Stooges® Brand For Panini Americana Release

GLENDALE, CA –– December 12, 2013 –– C3 Entertainment, Inc., The Three Stooges® brand owner, announced today a new  licensing agreement with Panini America, Inc., a subsidiary of the Italian based Panini Group, the world leader in the published collectibles sector.

Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said ‘We have had a license with Panini for The Three Stooges in their 2012 and 2013 Golden Age Baseball sets and now there will be a larger Three Stooges presence in Panini’s Americana release set for April 2014 including autographs.’

Continuing she said ‘The prior Three Stooges trading cards with Panini did very well with both fans and collectors and we expect the combination of the strength of The Three Stooges brand cards with new imagery and the autographs plus the quality product produced by Panini that this expanded presence will resonate with both groups.

Jason Howarth, Panini America Vice President of Marketing said ‘We were thrilled to be able to bring fans across the world unique Three Stooges trading cards in our Golden Age Baseball releases in both 2012 and 2013. Their presence in those sets was extremely well-received and resonated with Stooges fans of all ages.’

Continuing, he said ‘But perhaps more importantly, it set the stage for an even bigger Three Stooges presence in our upcoming 2014 Americana release. Delivering cool trading cards is one thing; but being able to deliver cut autographs of these famous men in booklet-card form takes it to another level. We’re extremely excited about this opportunity.’



About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:

C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges® brand, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® and other classic brands. For more information, visit and and follow The Three Stooges on Facebook and Twitter.


About Panini:

The Panini Group, established almost 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States.  Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NBA, NFL, NHL, FIFA, MLBPA, Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube Please visit us at, or

Last Three Stooges print has the last laugh

A garden shed in a northern-beaches suburb of Sydney, Australia, may sound like a remote connection to a Three Stooges film festival being held at Glendale’s Alex Theatre on Nov. 30, but the rare find by a film collector there has fans of the zany comedy trio rejoicing.

The Three Stooges, a former Vaudevillian troupe, made 190 short films in their long Hollywood career. One film, the Technicolor “Hello Pop,” an MGM 18-minute backstage musical made in 1933 was thought lost forever when a fire at MGM studios in 1967 destroyed what was then thought to be the last print.

That was until earlier this year when 78-year-old Malcolm Smith, a keen film collector from Sydney who had amassed hundreds of classic Hollywood films over the years, decided it was time to start clearing out his inventory. Hollywood studios would regularly send their prints to be screened in Australia by boat which would take six weeks.

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving_IndiansThanksgiving tradition tells us this holiday started in 1621 with the Pilgrims at the Plymouth Colony. The celebration was to commemorate the harvest after a harsh winter with Governor William Bradford proclaiming a day of Thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated with a traditional English harvest feast and invited the local Wampanoag Indians to join the feast.

While this started the tradition, the Plymouth Colony Pilgrims actually did not repeat the celebration annually in the ensuing years. Similar celebrations did occur throughout the colonies, which were all still based on the traditional English fall harvest celebration.

The 13 colonies first celebrated Thanksgiving on the same day in 1777 during the War for Independence. President George Washington first declared Thanksgiving a holiday in 1789. Various states celebrated the holiday but Thanksgiving became a national holiday when President Lincoln gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1863 declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving.

President Franklin Roosevelt moved the day to the third Thursday in 1939. The Thanksgiving holiday was then set again as the fourth Thursday in November by Congressional action; making Thanksgiving somewhat unique since it is celebrated on a particular day, not a particular date.

Larry_PilWhile we always see renderings of the original Pilgrims celebrating Thanksgiving dressed in all black and white with shiny buckles on their hats and shoes, their attire was probably, for the men, white or beige or brown and for the women red or earthy green, brown, blue or violet. Black and white were traditionally worn only on Sunday and at formal occasions.

As to the shiny buckles: Very doubtful since brass buckles did not come onto fashion until much later in the 17th century.

We also wonder what would have happened if the Pilgrims had sailed the Mayflower to their original destination on the Hudson River in New York?


The first Thanksgiving in 1621 probably had a somewhat different menu then we have today. While no definitive ‘menu’ exists from the Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, historians havbeen able to compile a list of foods that may have been served and a list of what was not on the menu. We’ve got both lists here plus a few fun facts about turkeys.

The first Thanksgiving feast was somewhat different to the fare that we traditionally serve our friends and family as we gather together to give thanks, watch the Macy’s Parade from New York while the turkey is cooking and then switch channels to catch all of the football games played on the fourth Thursday in November. Whew!

As we said, historians have been able to compile what may have been on that first Thanksgiving menu and what was not served:

  • Seafood served would be Cod, Eel, Clams and Lobster.
  • Wild Fowl was abundant: Wild Turkey, Goose, Duck, Crane, Swan, Partridge and Eagle.
  • Meat served would be Venison and Veal.
  • Grain was limited to Wheat Flour and Indian Corn.
  • Vegetables were varied: Pumpkin, Peas, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes and Carrots.
  • Fruit was probably limited to Plums and Grapes.
  • Nuts were Walnuts, Chestnuts and Acorns.
  • Herbs & Seasonings were varied and different than what we would think of today: Olive Oil, Liverwort, Leeks, Dried Currants and Parsnips.

As time progressed the traditional Thanksgiving dinner has taken on a basic form in terms of what we serve. Much of what we have all seen on our Thanksgiving tables as staples of the meal did not appear at the Pilgrim’s first feast. Here is list of what history tells us was not part of the menu:

  • Ham, which is now a staple of the meal in many homes, was not served. Although the Pilgrims brought pigs with them from England there is no evidence they had butchered any by the time of this first celebration.
  • Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes were not common at that time.
  • Corn on the Cob was not available as corn was kept dried out at this time of year.
  • Cranberry Sauce would have been almost impossible to serve as while the colonists did have cranberries, they had no sugar.
  • Pumpkin Pie was not a known recipe at that time although the Pilgrims did have a recipe for stewed pumpkin.
  • Milk was absent as the colonists did not bring cows on the Mayflower.


So we can see that what we look upon as the traditional Thanksgiving meal evolved over time and what we feast on today is quite different than the meal served at the first Thanksgiving.

Turkey Trivia

The turkey is actually a type of pheasant, just somewhat larger!

The turkey is the only poultry breed native to the Western Hemisphere.

A turkey has great hearing, sees in color and has a wide field of vision. Turkeys have an excellent sense of taste but a poor taste of smell, which may be a good thing!

Domesticated turkeys cannot fly.

Wild turkeys can fly short distances and attain speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.

Turkeys are susceptible to heart attack, maybe because they know that about 45 million will be cooked at Thanksgiving!

~~~ Have A Happy Thanksgiving ~~~

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses an All New Live Three Stooges® Stage Show and Television Broadcast of The Three Stooges® Classic Shorts in Argentina

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses an All New Live Three Stooges® Stage Show
and Television Broadcast of
The Three Stooges® Classic Shorts in Argentina

GLENDALE, CA –– November 14, 2013 –– C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced a new license agreement with Bondis Entertainment in Argentina for the production of an all new live Three Stooges Stage Show and television broadcast of The Three Stooges classic shorts in connection with an agreement with Sony Pictures Television. The Three Stooges shorts will be broadcast on the America TV Channel in Argentina.

Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said ‘South America and Argentina specifically have millions of Three Stooges fans, and this new license will elevate the presence of The Three Stooges® brand in Argentina even more. An all new exciting live Three Stooges Stage Show, as well as broadcast of the classic The Three Stooges shorts on free television on the American TV Channel will bring the wild antics of the greatest comedy team ever to a whole new audience in South America.’

Continuing she said ‘Bondis is confident the return of The Three Stooges to Argentina TV will further fuel the audience for the all new live Three Stooges Stage Show. The shorts playing on television and a new live stage show will also elevate demand for more licensed The Three Stooges® brand products in Argentina, as well as throughout South America.’

‘As brand managers and content producers, we are honored to be able to work with such a classic.  We are very happy to bring The Three Stooges® back to Argentina, and not only to television but also live! We are already planning staging of a musical that will combine the essence of the classic with our great expertise in high visual impact productions to create an amazing show’, said Solveig Madsen, responsible for New Business Management and Development at Bondis Entertainment.


About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:

C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges® brand, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® and other classic brands. For more information, please visit &


About Bondis Entertainment:

Bondis Entertainment, headed by CEO Marcelo Chao is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is focused on content and brand management, including creation, development and production of original entertainment for broadcast and producing live stage shows for licensed brands. For more information please visit

The Three Stooges 16th Annual Big Screen Event

Alex Theater MarqueeThe Alex Film Society its Thanksgiving tradition for  Stooge fans with its 16th Annual The Three Stooges Big Screen Event on November 30, 2013; the Saturday after Thanksgiving, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. This is the place to be on November 30th to experience the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem on the big screen!

‘Hello Pop’, the lost MGM short from 1933 with Larry, Moe and Curly with Ted Healy has been found! Now restored, it will be shown as it was originally intended, in 35mm on the big screen and in two strip Technicolor! So after 80 years, once again we can say, ‘Hello Pop! Glad you made it!’

The Shorts

Joining Hello Pop! are these Columbia classics shown on the big screen from remastered 35mm prints:

Hello Pop Movie Poster

Three Dumb Clucks (1937)

We Want Our Mummy (1939)

Three Smart Saps (1942)

Brideless Groom (1947)

Sock-A-Bye baby (1942)

Show Information

There are two shows: 2:00PM and 8:00PM. Running time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with no intermission. For information regarding the event and assistance with a ticket purchase, please call the Alex Theatre Box Office at 818.243.2539. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale 91203.

The Historic Alex Theatre

The Historic Alex Theatre

A registered historic landmark, the “Alexander” Theatre began life in 1925 as a neighborhood vaudeville and movie house. It stands today as a surviving example of grand Vaudeville and movie palaces of the early 20th century and one of the very few extant theatres with an open forecourt. For more information about the Theatre please visit here. The LINK:


Film Preservation

The Alex Film Society, the organization that presents the annual Three Stooges event, is a non-profit, community arts organization founded in 1994 and is committed to the preservation of a classic movie palace, The Alex Theatre in Glendale, and films whose history is closely tied to this beautiful facility.

If you are interested in film preservation contact the Alex Film Society at P.O. Box 4807, Glendale, CA 91222. Visit their website at or call 818-754-8250

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses Star Cutouts For The Three Stooges® Brand Cutouts & Face Masks

C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced today a worldwide licensing agreement with Star Cutouts for The Three Stooges® Brand Cutouts and Face Masks.

Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said ‘Joining with a global leader like Star Cutouts as a Three Stooges licensee gives fans around the world more quality products to choose from for themselves and as gifts. In this case, Three Stooges cutouts and face masks. The products from Star Cutouts are fun, with terrific graphics and truly lifelike. The cutouts and face masks make for a wonderful addition for every fans’ collection.’.

According to Star Cutouts International Licensing and Sales Director Steve Hoagland: ‘Fans are excited to have quality cutouts and face masks available in the market with these fun loving characters. We are hoping to see these under Christmas Trees around the world this year’.

About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:
C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges® brand, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® and other classic brands.  For more information, please visit and

About Star Cutouts:
Star Cutouts a company headquarter in the UK with offices in the US is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of cutouts and masks including lines of celebrity standees, life size cutouts and also creates cutouts. For more information on Star Cutouts or Star Masks email or call 925-322-4901.

Happy Birthday Curly!

Curly. That single word evokes an image and brings smiles and laughter to every corner of the globe. It is instantly recognized and in the mind’s eye a picture appears of one of the funniest men to ever share his talents. To paraphrase an old adage, it’s a word worth a 1,000 pictures or at least the 97 Columbia shorts he made with Moe and Larry!

Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!

Opening Credits Video

Besides the great timing, his wonderful expressions and priceless bits, Curly made sounds like no one else. His Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! was first heard  in 1934′s Men In Black, along with his famous Hhhmmm! in The Three Stooges first Columbia short Woman Haters.  Curly gave us the Woob! Woob! Woob! He added the snarling Rrrufff! to the repertoire in 1937′s Dizzy Doctors. Among others is Nyagghhh! Usually used when the Boys were confronted by the bad guys, the monster or whomever or whatever was chasing them!

Of course, there was much more to Curly than his wonderful phrases. The finger wave and the hand wave, especially in front of Moe’s face, was a staple of his visual craft. The finger snap followed by the famous cheek finger roll was probably the most memorable of his hand moves and probably the most imitated by fans.

His faces and expressions were remarkable and in 1935′s Pardon My Scotch he even showed us the first example of the ‘Curly Shuffle’.  His footwork was incredibly balanced as any of his 360-degree tiptoe pivot turns illustrate.

Curly Trivia

The Three Stooges first short for Columbia (Woman Haters) was the only one that gave The Boys a screen credit plus the character name. After that, the screen credits were simply Curly Howard, Larry Fine and Moe Howard. Curly was ‘Jackie’ in that first short.

Curly Trivia II: Actually it was ‘Curley’ until the 1936 short Disorder In The Court.

Curly Trivia III: That same short saw the only appearance by Curly’s (and Moe’s and Shemp’s) father Sol Horwitz in a short.

Take Off Your Hat. Raise Your Right Hand.

ake Off Your Hat. Raise Your Right Hand

This bit from the aforementioned Disorder In The Court was perhaps his best piece of business. When you combine the graceful movement between hat and cane, his facial expressions, turning the tables on the clerk and the machine gun bit with the derby and cane you end up with a comedic tour de force.

Oh! Oh! Oh! Look!  Not only another great Curly phrase but used quite often as Curly’s head does damage to assorted saws, axes, picks, pipes, tools, mallets, hammers, crowbars and all the other implements that Moe and Larry used to bonk, bounce and bend off Curly’s head.

Shoot Golfs!

Lets Golf

The scenes on the golf course from 1935′s Three Little Beers are very clever artistic and spatial arrangements that allow The Boys to ‘Spread Out’ (We just couldn’t resist!) away from each other and do individual pieces of business. Curly’s scene with the ball washer that he uses to do his laundry is not only funny but also introduces us to Curly singing (La Dee and La Dah) to himself. That will become a verbal staple that he adds to his expressions and movements in many more films.

Curly’s ability to blend his facial expression and movements in bit after bit after bit served to showcase his talent and comedic genius. While there are so many that can be used to illustrate the point, there are a few that stand out:

The Present Arms routine in 1940′s Boobs In Arms.

The Oyster Battle from 1941′s Dutiful But Dumb.

The Calculator-Adding Machine Tape-From Mouth bit from 1940′s No Census, No Feeling.

Then there’s Curly in drag as Senorita Cucaracha lip synching in 1945′s Micro-Phonies.

Curly in drag as Senorita Cucaracha

His facial movements and expressions are incredible.

Of course Curly could make any costume work, whether it was a baggy suit, a civil war uniform, a kilt, a tuxedo, a safari jacket or a nightshirt. He could even make wonderful and funny moves when his shoes were cement, watermelons or even guitars!

Whether making a pass at a pretty girl, spritzing seltzer, taking a fall, getting a bonk, slap or whap, spilling the ink or tossing the cream pies, Curly was simply one of the best comedians ever to grace the silver screen.


That was his nickname. He was the youngest of the five Howard brothers. He was born Jerome Lester Horwitz on October 22, 1903 in Bath Beach in Brooklyn. Curly married four times, his first marriage was annulled and his second and third ended in divorce. His second wife, Elaine, bore him his first child, daughter Marilyn. Curly married Valerie Newman in 1947 and gave him his second daughter, Janie. Curly passed away on January 18, 1952 at age 48.

Hey Moe! Hey Larry!

Curly made 97 shorts at Columbia with Larry and Moe, the last being Half Wits Holiday, which was made in 1946 and released in 1947. Curly had a serious stroke while making the short (May 1946). How fitting that in this last short Curly is the instigator of one of the Stooges’ all time pie fights.

Curly did make a cameo appearance in 1947′s Hold That Lion, The Three Stooges 100th Columbia short. That was the only time Larry, Moe, Shemp and Curly appeared on screen together.

Curly. More than just a word and here’s a picture that’s worth a thousand more…

A Plumber's Nightmare

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses Figures Toy Company For Three Stooges Collectibles

C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced today a worldwide licensing agreement with Figures Toy Company for 8” Three Stooges Collectible Figures.

Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said ‘Figures Toy Company will be doing Larry, Moe, Curly and Shemp collectible figures and they will be dressed in colorful outfits from some of the most memorable scenes from The Three Stooges shorts’.

Continuing she said ‘Figures produces high end collectible figures that will have appeal to Three Stooges fans, comedy fans in general and collectors of classic entertainment figures. The company distributes through all retail channels and to the collectible market so we anticipate solid placement for the new Three Stooges figures and we know they will be appealing collector items for fans.’

‘Growing up, some of my favorite films were from the Three Stooges. There was so much more to their films than just slapstick comedy. They were brilliant.

‘Adding The Three Stooges to our collection allows to bring one of the most iconic brands and characters to collectors. Besides fans of The Three Stooges, collectors in general will like these colorful, classic characters’ said Steve Sandberg of Figures Toy Company.

About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:
C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges®, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® and other classic brands. For more information, please visit and

About Figures Toy Company:
Figures Toy Company manufacturers 8 inch Retro Type action figures of classic entertainment, super hero, wrestling and TV characters and continues to work on product directly aimed at the collectible consumer. For more information visit

C3 Entertainment, Inc. Licenses The Three Stooges® Cartoon Series To Image/Madacy Entertainment

C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced a new license with Image/Madacy Entertainment for the U.S. and Canadian DVD rights for a Three Stooges Cartoon series. The never-been-released complete collection of all 156 cartoons and 41 live action wraparounds will be available on DVD this October 15th.  The cartoon series features the voices of Larry, Moe & Curly Joe.

Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said ‘This is the first time the entire cartoon series has been available on DVD. We know that Three Stooges fans and comedy fans in general will enjoy this series. The combination of the cartoons plus the live action makes for a unique and entertaining package.’

Cartoon Car

Continuing she said ‘Fans have long anticipated the release of the entire cartoon series and we are pleased that we have Madacy, a long time licensee, bringing the entire series to the home entertainment market for the first time.’

‘The Three Stooges® brand has been one of Madacy’s most successful franchises since they first licensed the content from C3 Entertainment in 2005,’ said Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment. ‘We are thrilled to be able to add their complete collection of cartoons to our line of collector’s edition gift sets, and provide the consumers the opportunity to own the complete series on DVD for the first time.’

About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:

C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges® brand, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® and other classic brands. For more information, please visit and

About Image/Madacy Entertainment:

Image/Madacy Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, is a premier independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,200 exclusive titles.  RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands.