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Three Stooges 3 Dumb Clucks Vintage Type I Photo Still Curly

Three Stooges 3 Dumb Clucks Vintage Type I Photo Still Curly

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"3 Dumb Clucks", 1937
Original Vintage Columbia Short Promotional TYPE I Photo Still (8x10)
Starring The Three Stooges: Moe, Larry, Jerry (Curly) 

RARE Curly Solo Press Publicity Photo


One of the most historically significant and spectacular Original TYPE I Three Stooges photos we’ve ever acquired. 

What makes this photo Extraordinary?   It is the ONLY Original TYPE I Stooges Columbic photo have I ever seen  that features Curly in a Solo scene.  As a matter of fact, “3 Dumb Clucks” may be the only one of the shorts that created a publicity photo with a solo Curly .  

A super stunning close-up of Curly of which we’ve never seen before!    * And we have TWO Curly Close-ups!

3 Dumb Clucks is a 1937 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the 22nd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959

Film Bio:
Filming for 3 Dumb Clucks commenced between February 1 and 5, 1937. It is a send-up of the feature film Three Smart Girls.

This is the third of sixteen Stooge shorts using the word "three" in the title, however, 3 Dumb Clucks is the only one to use the numeral "3". It was reworked in 1953 as Up in Daisy's Penthouse, using minimal stock footage from the original.

During the scene where Curly's father arrives for his wedding, two of the gold digger's henchmen dispose of him by throwing him down an elevator shaft. The prop men had padded the bottom of the shaft to cushion Curly's fall, but neglected to cover a protruding 2 in × 4 in (51 mm × 102 mm) panel. Curly was thrown down the shaft quickly, and landed head-first on the panel, tearing his scalp open. As the Stooges were workhorses at Columbia Pictures, Curly was not taken to the hospital. Instead, the studio physician was rushed to the set to apply several stitches to Curly's scalp. Some fresh hair was glued over the wound, and with a healthy dose of painkillers, the slightly wobbly Stooge was back in action within a few hours.

Has extraordinary provenance on the back with the original studio snipe along with Moe Howard’s ownership label.   

* See enlargeable images above and below

 Cvtreasures stamp not on original

Note:  We recently discovered a Extraordinary Collection of TYPE I, 1930s Three Stooges publicity and press release photos that originate from Moe Howard's own Collection.   Not since we acquired photos from the Jules White estate about 20 years ago have we encountered Original TYPE I Studio and personal photos of this caliber. 

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