Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When the Three Stooges Visited Lorain - Part 1

Did you know that the Three Stooges once made a personal appearance at the Palace Theater in Lorain?

They "sointinly" did (as Curly would say it).

Yes, it was during the last week of July 1960 that special ads began to appear in the Lorain Journal announcing the upcoming special appearance of the "Original Three Stooges."

The ad above appeared on July 29, 1960.

Sadly, Jerome "Curly" Howard – often considered the most popular Stooge – had passed away in 1952. Nevertheless, he appeared in the Palace ad (in his costume from 1942's What's the Matador?)

The day before the appearance, this ad (below) appeared on July 30, 1960 – 53 years ago today.

So who appeared on stage at the Palace with Larry and Moe? Tune in tomorrow here to find out!


Anonymous said...

I was at one of the shows and even bought a Three Stooges beanie cap that I still have!!

Dan Brady said...

Wow, that’s great that you saw them and even still have a souvenir of the occasion. I saw a photo of a beanie online from 1959, it was red and white with an image of Moe bopping Curly and Larry. It’s just their heads plus a line drawing of Moe’s fists with cartoon stars flying around.