Friday, October 10, 2014

The Three Stooges Play the RKO Palace – October 1946

As a longtime fan of the Three Stooges, I found this ad kind of interesting. It appeared in the Lorain Sunday News on Sunday, October 13, 1946 and promoted the comedy trio's live appearance at the RKO Palace in Cleveland – 68 years ago this month.

You might remember I did a two-part post (here and here) about their personal appearance at the Palace in Lorain much later in their career.
Why is the ad interesting to me? Because, sadly, Curly had suffered a stroke by that time, ending his career as a Stooge, and brother Shemp was already back in the act. (Many people don't know that Shemp was indeed the original third stooge opposite Moe and Larry.)

Moe was quite fond of playing the Palace in Cleveland, even mentioning it in his autobiography, I Stooged to Conquer.

Anyway, on the bill with the Stooges was humorist Herb Shriner, as well as the movie Black Angel, starring Dan Duryea and Peter Lorre. Here's the trailer (below).

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