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Three Stooges photographs

A collection of photographs of the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe DeRita.

Three Sappy People (1938) starring The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard), Bud Jamison
The traditional opening to the Three Stooges short films, with the head shots of Moe, Larry and Curly.

Three Little Beers - the Three Stooges go golfing

You Nazty Spy, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine (The Three Stooges), 1940
You Nazty Spy, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine (The Three Stooges), 1940

All Gummed Up - Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Moe Howard
Dizzy Detectives - Curly, Moe, Larry as police
The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) as policemen in a publicity still, most likely from Dizzy Detectives.

Another still from Three Little Pigskins, colorized this time, showing Curly, Moe and Larry in their uniforms and helmets.
Another still from Three Little Pigskins, colorized this time, showing Curly, Moe and Larry in their uniforms and helmets.

Another still from Three Little Pigskins, colorized this time, showing Curly, Moe and Larry in their uniforms and helmets.
Another still from Three Little Pigskins, colorized this time, showing Curly, Moe and Larry in their uniforms and helmets.

Dizzy Pilots - publicity photo showing Curly, Moe and Larry trying to start the engine of their experimental plane, The Buzzard
The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard) as the Wrong Brothers in Dizzy Pilots (1943) – trying to sell their newly-invented airplane, the Buzzard, to the military.

The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly) in the old West
The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) in a publicity still from their 1943 short film, Phony Express.

Spook Louder - Curly with lit bomb
A still from the Three Stooges short film, Spook Louder (1943) – their first “haunted house” movie – starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard.

The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) in a publicity still from Phony Express (1943) with Bud Jamison "threatening" Curly.
The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) in a publicity still from Phony Express (1943) with Bud Jamison “threatening” Curly.

Dizzy Doctors - the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly) become Brighto salesmen
The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) in a publicity still from their short film Dizzy Doctors (1937) where they try to sell “Brighto! Makes old bodies new!”

The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) as inept plumbers in a scene from their short film A-Plumbing We Will Go (1940).
The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) as inept plumbers in a scene from their short film A-Plumbing We Will Go (1940).

The Three Stooges as fire fighters
The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) as firefighters in their short film False Alarms (1936) where they have to put out a fire … their own fire station!

Publicity photo for the Three Stooges short film, Wee Wee Monsieur
Publicity photo for the Three Stooges short film, Wee Wee Monsieur

The Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard - in a publicity still, with Curly's head in a vice.
The Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard – in a publicity still, with Curly’s head in a vice.

The Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard - dress as children in this scene from All the World's a Stooge (1941)
The Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard – dress as children in this scene from All the World’s a Stooge (1941)


Shemp playing the piano in Scrambled Brains
Photograph of Shemp Howard, the original third Stooge, who left the group to pursue a successful individual career in the movies, and who later rejoined after Curly’s debilitating stroke, staying with the group until his own death.

Curly Howard in When a Body Meets a Body
Curly Howard in When a Body Meets a Body

Photographic still of the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) preparing to pull one of Curly's teeth with a pliers from the Three Stooges short film I Can Hardly Wait (1943).
Photographic still of the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard) preparing to pull one of Curly’s teeth with a pliers from the Three Stooges short film I Can Hardly Wait (1943)

Three Stooges short film Monkey Businessmen (1946) starring the Three Stooges—Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Publicity still from the Three Stooges short film Monkey Businessmen (1946) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard.

Micro-phonies starring the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine) and Christine McIntyre
Photographic still from the Three Stooges short film Micro-phonies (1945) which featured Curly (as Madame Cucaracha) lip-synching to the singing of Christine McIntyre (in her debut with the Stooges), with the aid of Senor Mucho and Senor Gusto (Moe Howard and Larry Fine).

The Three Stooges in Swing Parade of 1946 - Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine
Publicity still from the Three Stooges short film Swing Parade – a pre-Columbia Pictures full length movie, where the Three Stooges are very funny comedy relief

Vernon Dent as a mad scientist in A Bird in the Head (1946) starring the Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
Photograph still from the Three Stooges short film A Bird in the Head (1946) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, and Vernon Dent as the mad scientist


So Long Mr. Chumps - the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly) look for an honest man with a trick wallet
Photograph from the Three Stooges short film So Long Mr. Chumps (1941) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard.

Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb - the Three Stooges in tuxedos
Publicity still of the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard – in tuxedos – from Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb

Gents Without Cents, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, 1944
Photograph taken from the Three Stooges short film Gents Without Cents (1944) starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard.

Publicity photo for the Three Stooges short film, Phony Express.

Publicity photograph for the Three Stooges for one of their short films, with Curly's head on a platter.
Publicity photograph for the Three Stooges for one of their short films, with Curly’s head on a platter.

Half-Shot Shooters - colorized - the Three Stooges with their horse friend
Publicity photograph for the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard – dressed as servicemen returning from war in Half-Shot Shooters

4 thoughts on “Three Stooges photographs

  1. Peter says:

    The photos of Moe, Larry and Curly in white ties and tails are not from Curly’s last short, Half-Wits Holiday. These are non-Columbia publicity shots of the team, when they appeared in the Monogram feature length film, Swing Parade of 1946. A few of the other Moe,Larry, Curly publicity stills are also accredited to the wrong Columbia shorts. FYI

  2. al calvario says:

    I’m looking for a photo or poster of the three stooges reading an old stock ticker. saw it years ago in a store and have seen it since. can anyone help direct me to a copy of this?

  3. Marco says:

    I’ve been searching for a football posters of the stooges from three little pigskins. I could have sworn there was a poster with the three of them wearing football uniforms from that movie. Anyone have any info on that?

    1. admin says:

      It took a little hunting, but I found one (colorized) on Amazon.com, and added it – let me know if that’s what you’re looking for; thanks!

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