Long lost Three Stooges short found in Australian garden shed
The long-lost Three Stooges short, "Hello, Pop!" believed gone for good after a 1967 fire has received its first screening in Australia - where a negative of the 17-minute short was found in a disused gardening shed.
The likes of the Three Stooges, with their painless violence, will never be seen again.
LOS ANGLES, CA (Catholic Online) - Produced in 1933 by MGM, "Hello, Pop!" features the Stooges alongside their creator Ted Healy as a producer of musicals who is constantly being interrupted by other people in the course of a day - the notorious three knuckleheads among them.
The short is the only Three Stooges film thought not to have survived. MGM's negative was destroyed in a vault fire in 1967 that also consumed the only known copy of Todd Browning's silent vampire shocker "London After Midnight," starring Lon Chaney Senior.
Seventy-eight-year-old film collector Malcolm Smith came across a 35 mm nitrate negative of the film in his shed in a Sydney suburb while sorting through his collection. Smith contacted the Vitaphone Project, an archive and preservation organization in the United States, in December of last year, who then took on the job of restoring it.
The Three Stooges were originally created by Healy as part of his vaudeville act, with Moe Howard hired as his first "stooge" - a fake audience member invited up on stage in 1922. Shemp Howard, Moe's brother, was added in 1923, and Larry Fine became the third stooge in 1925.
Taking Broadway by storm, the comedic team made the feature-length comedy "Soup to Nuts" in 1930.
Shemp left the act in 1932, and was replaced by his brother Curly. In spite of contract disputes between Healy and the Stooges, they signed up together for a series of five MGM shorts. "Hello, Pop!" is one of the films in this series.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2018
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
Inspirational Family Movie BEYOND THE SUN, from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Media Group and Featuring a Special Appearance ... continue reading
What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead ... continue reading
Ever felt like there is nothing worthwhile to watch? You might want to check out the Vatican's list of 'Some Important Films'.In 1995, Pope ... continue reading
Desperate to remain relevant and make money, the movie industry is preparing to release a smutty film about lesbian nuns with mystical ... continue reading
This summer some pretty amazing movies are going to hit theaters, so which ones are YOU excited about? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Pope Francis: Take in refugees, invest in poor countries
- Daily Readings for Sunday, June 24, 2018
- Daily Reading for Monday, June 25th, 2018 HD Video
- Pope Francis has a plan to help refugees, and halt the tide of ...
- The Catholic Church's Role with Refugees in the U.S.
- St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher: Catholic Martyrs
- St. John the Baptist: Saint of the Day for Sunday, June 24, 2018
- pope francis
- St. John
- holy spirit
- morning prayer
- Saint Elizabeth
- St. Augustine
- Saint Anne
- st agnes
- saint monica
- saint catherine
- Saint Lucy
- saint clare
- saint rose
- st rose of lima
- immaculate conception
- st augustine
- st monica
- saint of the day
- St. Elizabeth
- Living the Catholic Way: The Church HD
- Living Words with Deacon Kieth Fournier - The Apostle Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians HD
- Living Words with Deacon Keith Fournier - The Apostle Paul's words to the Galatians HD
- Living Words with Deacon Keith Fournier - John 3:16 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education