Three Stooges Throwback is a comprehensive look back at each and every Three Stooges short produced for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959. Join Gabe Russo as he talks production notes, trivia, goofs, etc. from all 190 Three Stooges shorts.
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The 19th of 190 shorts sees the Boys inherit a fancy clothing shop and use their furniture design skills to make the weirdest fashion show ever! Plus, this short has the first pie throwing fight.
This is the 18th of the shorts produced by the Three Stooges for Columbia Pictures. 1936 is when this was issued, and it has the boys as gamblers who run into Pierre the trapper who falls in love with Curly, who is dressed as a woman.
The 17th of 190 shorts performed by the Three Stooges sees the Boys as Firemen. You don't want these firemen helping you in any way. Features hoses, big ladies and Three Stooges.
In the 16th of 190 shorts produced for Columbia Pictures, this offering sees the boys going to a gig by train. Antics aboard the train ensue. Give it a listen?!
The Boys are witnesses in a murder trial in this classic short. The 15th short by the Stooges is a very funny one. Listen today!
The Boys are in the Army in WW1 to start. They are discharged and wind up right back in the Army again. They blow up a whole lot of stuff and in the end are blown up themselves. A lot of meanness from ol' Sarge, gets this one a 6.5 or 7 on my scale...listen to hear details.
The 13th Short produced by the Three Stooges for Columbia Pictures. This one sees the boys impersonate studio heads in Hollywood, to the dismay of Hollywood.
Ants in the Pantry is the 12th of 190 shorts produced for Columbia Pictures by the Three Stooges. Released in 1936, this stars Moe, Larry and Curley as exterminators who pose as fox hunters. Hilarity ensues
Three Little Beers was the last short released in 1935. The 11th of 190 shorts produced for Columbia Pictures by the comedy team of the Three Stooges. Finishing the year off on a high note, as this is a classic short with lots of gags and a great chase scene with beer barrels.
Hoi Polloi is the 10th of 190 shorts produced for Columbia Pictures by the Three Stooges. It is one of the best and listen to learn more...so there.
Lillian Gish was America's First True Actress and had a career that spanned 75 years. Listen to learn stuff from the past.
Anita Page got the 2nd most fan mail per week at MGM. Then she retired for 60 years. Then she came back and basked in the glory. You can still listen, though.
Mary Nolan was a Zeigfeld Girl, a German film star, a rising Hollywood Starlet and a two-time homewrecker. Find out old things by listening to this podcast today.
The 9th of 190 Columbia Shorts done by the boys. In this one they play carpenters who are mistaken for distillers of scotch. They end up at a fancy party and guess what? Things go badly...
Bebe Daniels won the Medal of Freedom, what did you ever do? She was also one of the first to make the transition from child star to adult star. Listen and learn of old Hollywood.
Cleo Ridgely rode across country on horseback for publicity, so here I am talking about her 108 years later.
In the 8th of 190 Columbia shorts, the Three Stooges play Union spies during the civil war. Help us all. Some funny bits here. Probably the funniest one so far, the boys are hitting their stride.
ZaSu Pitts was partnered with Thelma Todd for 16 comedy pictures, but over her long career, she was much more...find out by listening...
Marjorie White's last film was the Three Stooges first Columbia short, Woman Haters. Facts...
Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of the Silent era. He created one of the most enduring and iconic characters ever in the Tramp, was married 4 times, and loved much younger women. Charlie Chaplin, Part one...listen to me talk.
Lupe Velez was one of the earliest Mexican Stars. Her career spanned silents and Talkies, but ended in tragic suicide. How? Listen and I'll tell you
Eleanor Boardman was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1923. A what? We learn by listening...
Baby Peggy was one of the earliest and biggest stars of Hollywood. Dubbed the Million Dollar Baby and earning 1.5 million per year. Then Dad started spending...
Marie Dressler won the third ever best actress Oscar. She was the most popular actress three years in a row. What happened next? Listen to find out things. The Sounds of Silents.
Bobby Connelly was one of, if not the, first male child star. He was really just getting started when it happened. What happened? Find out inside.The Sounds of Silents.
Joan Lowell was an actress of the Silent era. She was also one of its biggest hoaxers. Huh? Find out how by downloading, listening and rating. Or by streaming and then rating. Please rate me. This episode brought to my attention by: Karen (not sure about sharing her last name) from the Silents Please! group on Facebook. Thanks for the topic!…
Lya De Putti was a Hungarian Screen Star who tried to make it big in Hollywoodland. She worked with some of the greats, but couldn't overcome the chicken bone. What? Find out inside...the Sounds of Silents.
The 7th of 190 shorts made by the Three Stooges. Produced in 1935, this one the boys are really hitting their comedic stride. They run from a cop, pretend to be artists, have a clay fight...come along and listen.
Renee Adoree was one of the earliest European's to become Hollywood stars. Unfortunately, she was not the first we've heard about to contract tuberculosis. Find out more by listening.The Sounds of Silents
The 6th of the Three Stooges shorts. This is a parody of swordplay movies of the day. The Stooges must protect the Queen from being kidnapped. Do they?
The fifth of the Columbia Three Stooges shorts and the first Western theme. Come hear all about the short on my NEW MICROPHONE!Curly is still billed as Jerry Howard on mistitled Horse Collars poster.
Jeanne Eagels was a Broadway star and an upcoming early film star before her hard partying ways caught up with her. Learn more inside...The Sounds of Silents
James Murray had a meteoric rise to stardom, discovered by King Vidor. But he could not handle it and drank to excess. He had an interesting brother and a sad story. Listen up.
Alma Rubens was a rising star, making $3000 a week in pictures. She got hooked on heroin and that was that. She did write her own autobiography in serialized form in national papers, ending it only weeks before she died.
Mildred Davis starred as The Girl, opposite The Boy in 15 comedies with Harold Lloyd. Then she married him and retired to raise the kids. Pretty interesting family tree.
Released 12/8/1934 this is the fourth Columbia Short by the Three Stooges. It features Lucille Ball in one of, if not her earliest appearance in film. It also features the first time the boys refused to do a stunt. Listen up Appleheads.
Lon Chaney was known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. The first King of Horror, plus he did his own makeup.
Norma Talmadge was one of the biggest stars of the 1920's. She even had her fortune the whole time. Was she the basis for Sunset Blvd? No. But listen to hear other stuff.The Sounds of Silents.
Men in Black is the 3rd in the Stooges Series of shorts. It's the classic Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard, the first mixing a drink bit and a first for the Podcast...A Special Guest!!My daughter, Digitalbuild101 on Youtube. A new Stooges fan.
Punch Drunks was filmed May 2-5 1934, and is the 2nd Three Stooges Short. KO Stradivarius goes crazy when he hears Pop Goes the Weasel. He's the champ! Classic Stooges here. One of the best. The only Stooge short in the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress. What do you have in the Library of Congress?…
Clarine Seymour was on the verge of superstardom in 1920. She had become one of D.W. Griffith's favorite girls and was getting starring roles. Was she a party girl? No, she got sick.
Woman Haters is the first Three Stooges short for Columbia pictures. It is done in rhyming verse and can get tiresome, as it stifles the boys a bit. But the seeds are there for future greatness! Lots of firsts...
Lucille Ricksen was a child whose star was on the rise. She starred in several big movies and worked with major stars. Maybe she worked too hard? She certainly died too young. Listen to hear things.
Some introductions to the man who formed the act, Ted Healy and his Stooges. This is just some basic information on the history of the Stooges and how they came about. Subsequent episodes will chronologically examine each Three Stooges short with reviews, facts, etc. It should be fun.
John Bunny was one of the first celebrities in Pictures. He made 250 shorts, Bunnyflicks or Bunnygrams, in his short 5 year career. Were these forerunners of The Flintstones and Honeymooners? Yes.
Art Acord was an early Western Star, Rodeo champion, and war hero. Most of his films are lost, but he worked with Buffalo Bill Cody. What about you?
One of the most popular early stars, Marie Prevost endured the wrath of Jack Warner who hounded her out of the business. Did her own dog eat her? No, Kenneth Anger, it did not.
Maurice Costello was the first star to receive fan mail, the first male heartthrob. Was he related to Lou Costello from Abbot and Costello? No.But he was the patriarch of one of Hollywood's most famous families of all time. Find out who...It's Drew Barrymore.b35iu9sk
Marion Davies is best remembered for being mistress to William Randolph Hearst, but she was an actress too. Listen to hear if she was any good...
Mary Miles Minter was a silent era star who gave it all up. She was implicated in the murder of William Desmond Taylor but not really involved. Or was she? listen to find out that she wasn't.