Friday, January 30, 2015

Portrait of the Stooges With a Young Man

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)
Remember when I wrote (here and here) about the Three Stooges performing at the Palace Theater in Lorain back on July 31, 1960? I commented that I'd love to hear from anyone who caught the famed trio's show that day.

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


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. We Conley kids had many exciting experiences 'covering' stories with our Dad over his career. He got as big a kick out of it as we did! Susan Conley-DeFisher.

Miss Merry said...

What a cool memory and photo!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photo! Could consider posting picture on Lorain by Pictures and possibly identify those little girls.

Anonymous said...

Thank You Dan. It was an unbelievable experience for me. They were so nice to us.
Kevin Conley