The Three Stooges on the Silver Screen, TV and in Comic Books Grand Opening Event
Baltimore, Maryland – March 21, 2017 The Nyuk-Nyuks will be in abundance at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) in Baltimore’s historic Camden Yards sports complex when GEM and American Mythology Productions unveil Stoogerama, a wide-ranging look at the comedy and enduring uniqueness of The Three Stooges through rare memorabilia, personal artifacts, original comic art, classic and modern comic books and seldom-seen videos.
Open to the public from April 1 through October 1, 2017, at GEM, 301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, Stoogerama will focus on highlights of The Three Stooges long career, including special original comic art highlights from the new, ongoing Three Stooges comics from American Mythology. The exhibit will also spotlight personal memorabilia from C3 Entertainment, Inc., The Three Stooges brand owner, as well as other fun, exciting and rare artifacts from the comedic trio’s amazing history.
The Three Stooges often referred to as ‘the greatest comedy team of all time’ are loved the world over. From their iconic film shorts and feature films to their cartoon television series and multitude of public appearances, their slapstick antics are permanently ingrained in popular culture. The Three Stooges’ timeless comedy continues to entertain millions of fans young and old. Their popularity in the digital universe has introduced them to new generations to ensure their legacy of laughs lives on.
In addition to the first-ever public display of comic book art, Stoogerama will include the opportunity to see Three Stooges memorabilia and collectibles across the ages, the premiere of two exclusive limited edition lithographs (by artists Greg LaRocque and Mark Wheatley), and exclusive, limited edition Three Stooges comic books only available at the exhibit. Three Stooges films will be an integral part of the displays including rare behind the scenes footage.
“We’re very excited to have GEM do its part to keep the comedic legacy of these entertainment giants alive,” said Melissa Bowersox, President of GEM. “Generations have laughed at their antics – often during bleak times – and this is an appropriate place to celebrate their accomplishments, including those that are being created today in new comics from American Mythology.”
“Stoogerama is a great chance for Stooges fans, parents, and kids of all ages to experience up close how the mirth, merriment, and mayhem of The Three Stooges spanned the decades through various mediums,” said Michael Bornstein, Publisher of American Mythology. “In recent years, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum has presented a string of challenging, highly successful exhibits and artist spotlight shows, and we’re honored to be a part of this latest one.”
On April 1, the opening day for Stoogerama, GEM will host a museum members-only special event to kickoff the exhibit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a line-up of contributors to American Mythology’s Three Stooges in attendance. The roster includes artist Greg LaRocque (Flash: The Return of Barry Allen), artist Mark Wheatley (Breathtaker), artists Brendon & Brian Fraim (Vampire, PA), writer S.A. Check (Welcome to Greengrass) and writer James Kuhoric (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash). Beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Museum members should call (410) XXX-XXXX to confirm attendance at this kick-off event.
For additional information about Stoogerama, museum hours, or other exhibits, call GEM at (410) 625-7060 or email XXXXX@geppismuseum.com. GEM is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $9 for Seniors (55+) and Students (5-18), $7 for children 4 and older, Children under 4 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.
About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Located in Baltimore’s historic Camden Yards sports complex and only a short walk from the family-friendly Inner Harbor area, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) was opened in 2006 by Diamond Comic Distributors President, CEO and founder Steve Geppi. GEM is dedicated to presenting the story of popular culture since the nation’s earliest days in an entertaining and educational fashion so that our guests have the unique opportunity to see that entertainment history parallels and is entwined with history as a whole. Immediately next door to Oriole Park and directly across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center, GEM is at 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The museum is closed Mondays and New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. GEM is online at www.geppismuseum.com.
About American Mythology
American Mythology Productions has assembled a line-up that combines a roster of veteran, award-winning creators and exciting up-and-coming writers and artists with a development team possessing more than four decades of hard-earned experience in marketing, printing, and distributing comic books and graphic novels. AM is dedicated to producing cutting edge science fiction, horror, humor and other titles (including all-ages material) in the form of original content and licensed properties. The company also presents archival classics from a variety of genres. Thus far the company has entered into agreements with Dreamworks Animation, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., C3 Entertainment, Miramax , Roddenberry Entertainment, MGM, and others with titles such as Underdog, Casper, The Land That Time Forgot, The Three Stooges, Pink Panther, Days Missing, Equilibrium, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and creator-owned titles such as Eagle, Death’s Dark Angel, Starring Sonya Devereaux, Mike Wolfer’s Crypt of Screams, Zombie-Proof, Bedtime Stories For Impressionable Children, and others.
About C3 Entertainment, Inc.
C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified entertainment company specializing in Licensing, Production and Distribution. A pioneer in branding, C3 was founded more than 50 years ago by the most famous comedy brand ever, The Three Stooges. C3 Entertainment is engaged in licensing and brand management of world-famous classic & modern brands, and personalities as well as motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution. www.c3entertainment.com
The Three Stooges® is a registered trademark of C3 Entertainment, Inc. ©2017 C3 Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.threestooges.com
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