Curly

Curly

An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

eBook - 2013
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A reissue of the definitive biography of the most popular Stooge. While the Three Stooges were the longest-active and most productive comedy team in Hollywood, their artistic height coincided with the years Curly was with them, from 1932 to 1946. To their fans, Curly stands out as the zaniest of the three. Famous for his high-pitched voice, his "n'yuk-n'yuk-n'yuk" and "why, soitenly," and his astonishing athleticism, Curly was a true natural, an untrained actor with a knack for improvisation. Yet for decades, little was known about his personal life. Then, in 1985, Joan Howard Maurer, Curly's niece, published this definitive biography. When she first set out to write the book, there was almost no biographical information available about Curly. So she spoke at length to his relatives, friends, and colleagues. She amassed a wealth of Curly memorabilia, a mixture of written material and rare photographs of Curly's family, films, and personal life. In Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge, she put it all together to come up with the first and only in-depth look at this crazy comedic genius. She included plenty of intimate details about his astonishing relationship with his mother, his marriages, and his interactions with his daughters and friends. Despite its excellence as a well-rounded portrait of the most unpredictable--and most popular--Stooge, Curly has long been out of printing This new edition of a timeless classic, now updated with previously unpublished facts, is sure to be appreciated by Three Stooges fans new and old.--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781613747490
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (224 pages)
Additional Contributors: Jackson, Michael

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Jun 02, 2015

Favourite Curly quote - "I'm a victim of circumstance!... Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!"

Curly (aka. Jerome Howard) is, and always will be, my absolute favourite member of the classic comedy troupe who were known the world over as "The Three Stooges".

When it came to being an exceptionally gifted slapstick comic, Curly was, without question, a true natural. And, when Curly was funny, boy, was he a total scream.

Through dozens of rare photos (yes, even pics of Curly with hair), as well as interviews with Curly's relatives and former work colleagues, the reader learns some very surprising things about the hidden side of Curly (who the public never saw). Amongst other things, he was often described as being a very-very serious guy.

Thoughtfully written by Joan Howard Maurer (Curly's niece and Moe's daughter), this informative, well-researched book (that goes behind-the-scenes) is guaranteed to be of some special interest to any fan of The Three Stooges. Yes. I certainly recommend this book to one and all.

Sad to say - Curly Howard (the most beloved Stooge of them all) died on January 18th, 1952, at the age of forty-eight, following a long and debilitating illness.

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