|Kevin Conley poses with the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine
and Curly Joe DeRita). The two young ladies are unidentified.
(Photo by Bill Conley)
Well, it only took a year and a half, but I finally got a response!
Kevin Conley not only saw Larry, Curly Joe and Moe perform that day, but he met them backstage – and even posed for a picture with them (above)!
How did he get so lucky?
As Kevin explained in an email, his late father – Bill Conley – was the photographer for the Lorain Journal at the time. The Conley family lived in Lorain for ten years, and during that time Bill Conley enjoyed a fine career at the Journal as a reporter, photographer and copy editor.
Kevin recalls his meeting with the Stooges well. "I remember how nice the Stooges were to us," he noted. Unfortunately, Kevin doesn't know the identity of the two pretty young girls in the photo with him.
He does have a funny memory connected with them, though. As Kevin hilariously noted, "The two girls' parents were there in the dressing room and Larry changed his pants in front of them!"
Special thanks to Kevin for sharing his wonderful photo and happy memory of meeting the Three Stooges