March 26, 1992 |
Henri Ennui, the renowned French film critic, was right all along. Ennui has argued passionately that the American film humorists The Three Stooges (Les Trois Imbeciles) made such subtle and profound statements about the human condition that one might even compare them favorably with another genius of the cinema, Jerry Lewis (Le Jerry). Now comes further evidence from the world of academe. Dr. Donald Morlan, department chair and professor of communications at the University of Dayton in Ohio, presented new Stooges findings yesterday at a conference in Louisville.
April 12, 2012 |
If there is one place where the nyuk-nyuks and doinks of the Three Stooges live on for true fans, it's at the Stoogeum in suburban Philadelphia. So it's with no small interest that its curator, Gary Lassin, awaits Friday's release of the new Three Stooges movie by the Farrelly Brothers, Lassin hopes for the best, but fears the movie may not be able to capture a Zeitgeist rooted in the Depression and World War II. "I just hope the movie is not horrible," Lassin says.
July 24, 1988 |
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. They descended on Trevose this weekend, as subtle as a pie in the face or a monkey wrench across your noggin: Stooge fans. The occasion was the second Three Stooges Convention, where stoogeophiles had the chance to watch movies, buy memorabilia, meet the stooges' relatives and swap trivia about their favorite comedy trio. Need to know how many short films the stooges made? How about the number of films in which Moe Howard and Jimmy Durante appeared together?
July 24, 1993 |
Curly hit South Street yesterday. It wasn't pretty. The most popular of the Three Stooges, Curly Howard, lives on in the person of Dave Knight, a small-town electrician from upstate New York who has devoted his life to continuing the Curly legend. Dave shaves his head every week, and his mug - flat and round and full of jowls - calls out for a custard pie. Dave is in town for this weekend's Three Stooges convention at the Trevose Ramada - the Superbowl of Stoogedom. He spent yesterday afternoon wandering South Street, Nyuk -nyuk-nyuking and wooo-wooo-wooooing with the cross dressers, the tattooed women, the Japanese teenagers, the Frenchman wearing the Condom Nation sandwich board, and other assorted local denizens.
July 19, 1992 |
Don Morlan wore a cap and gown to underscore the seriousness of this discussion. Hundreds of men were in the ballroom next door, howling as Moe tried to pull Curly's tooth with a pair of pliers, while 20 women told this college professor exactly why they hated the Three Stooges! "They're just so immature, so juvenile, so stupid!" screamed one exasperated woman. "We're Stooge widows," complained another. "If my husband's laughing hysterically, I know what he's doing," Kathy Sportello, of Toms River, N.J., said wistfully.
July 19, 1991 |
THREE STOOGES EVENT. Trevose Hilton Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. Cocktail hour with cash bar 6:30-7:30 p.m. and reservation-only banquet 7:30-10:30 p.m. $30; children, $15; 2-day pass, $12; children under 12 accompanied by an adult, free. Info: 637-5744. Perhaps you are a post-girl of a certain age fond of a vintage ex-boy who turns to you in the moonlight, caresses your cheek with his whiskers, and whispers: "Nyuk, nyuk.
July 16, 2009
IT TOOK JUST more than a week for the Valley Club of Huntingdon Valley to do an about-face, in the heat of (bad) publicity and under pressure from many of its own members. Why the U-turn? The membership either didn't want to be wrongly thought of as racist, or couldn't stand being exposed as racist. You make the call. When I think of the Valley Club's leadership three names come to mind: Moe, Larry and Curly. Throw in Shemp for good measure. Remember Valley Girls? We have Valley Stooges.
April 16, 2012
This year's induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland turned into a raucous five-hour jam on Saturday night, highlighted by the reunion of Guns N' Roses. Well, most of the band, anyway. Guess who didn't show up for the gig? Wall of flame front man Axl Rose. In his induction speech, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day praised the talents of the various band members, including Slash's guitar wizardry and Steve Adler's savage drumming. "Let's see, who am I missing?"
March 12, 2001 |
Oscar may not speak English this year. Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee has received the Directors Guild award for "outstanding directorial achievement in feature film" for his Chinese-language kung fu epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Lee, who has been nominated for an Oscar for best director, received the guild award Saturday night. The award is one of the most prestigious stops on the road to the Academy Awards, which will be presented March 25. Since it was first given in 1949, only four of its recipients have failed to win Oscars for best director.
March 28, 1988 |
Some scoffed and guffawed. Many emitted snickers. At best, people were skeptical when Jim Robb called a public meeting two years ago to explore the need for a "cultural" organization in Northeast Philadelphia. Culture in the Northeast? What's that mean? Hanging Picasso prints in the bowling alleys? Playing chamber music on the Muzak machine at K mart? Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. "It was the same old story," said Robb, a cultural specialist with the city's Department of Recreation.