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nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I originally posted:nonsportsnut on June 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to document a 1957 personal appearance of Joe Besser, Moe Howard and Larry Fine as The Three Stooges at the Paramount. This would be the only personal appearance by Besser with the Three Stooges. Any documentation, such as a newspaper ad or review would be greatly appreciated. My email address is: Thanks, Frank Reighter

In the Spring 2014 Three Stooges Fan Club Journal, the true story of this is written. The ad never was for a Joe Besser appearance, but was erroneously used for several appearances for the Three Stooges Moe Howard, Larry Fine and (Later to be known as Curly Joe) Joe DeRita in Portland, Oregon, Tacoma and Seattle Washington in December 1959. As far as is known, Joe Besser NEVER made any personal appearances as a member of the Three Stooges.

Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Harwan Theatre on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Gary Lassin, President of the Three Stooges Fan Club, has confirmed that Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, did make personal appearances at the Harwan on Thursday Nov. 15, Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17, 1973. Appearances were matinee only, and all seats were $1.50 each.

Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Fabian Theatre on May 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I’m trying to confirm a personal appearance by the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly Joe DeRita), along with Officer Joe Bolton, probably in 1959, at the Fabian. A display ad would be helpful, too.

Thanks,
Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Carolina Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Can anyone confirm dates when the Three Stooges performed at the Carolina?

Thanks,
Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Orpheum Theater on Jul 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Any information on a possible personal appearance in the late 1920’s or earlt 1930’s of Ted Healy and the Three Stooges?

Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about John P. Harris Memorial Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to confirm the date of a personal appearance of the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Joe DeRita), possibly with Paul Shannon, and in conjunction with the release of their feature fim “The Outlaws is Comin”, which features Shannon as one of the “outlaws”. Thanks,

Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Wyandotte Theater on Jun 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to confirm a Public Appearance by Them (Moe, Larry and Curly), possibly Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 18, 19 & 20, 1936. I saw posts that the theatre opened in 1938. If anyone can confirm dates and/or has display ads, or possibly a newspaper write-up, it will be appreciated. Thanks, Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about California Theatre of Performing Arts on Jun 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to verify a late 1936 appearance at the Fox California of the Three Stooges at a Salvation Army benefit, which featured Martha Raye, Leo Carillo, Bob Burns, along with the Three Stooges. Would like to verify the exact date(s) and any other information. My email is: Thanks, Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jan 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to confirm dates, AND NON-DATES for Billy Rose’s show “A Night in Spain”, which MAY HAVE played the Metropolitan Aug. 20 to 25, 1928, and Rose’s “Crazy Quilt”, which was scheduled, then BANNED April 6, 1932, and subsequently moved to an unknown venue in St. Paul for April 7 to April 12, 1932. Any confirmations and additions to the above will be appreciated. Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about United Artists Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I’m trying to confirm a Ted Healy (The founder of the Three Stooges) appearance (possibly under his birth name of Ernest, or Lee, Nash) in a show titled “Just a Laugh” on July 7, 1920. Please email me at Thanks, Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about RKO Reade's Trent Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I’m trying to confirm that Ted Healy (the founder of the Three Stooges), possibly under his birth name of Ernest or Lee, Nash, appeared at the Trent June 12 & 15, 1921. Please email me at Thanks, Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about Downtown Theatre on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I’m doing research for the Three Stooges Fan Club, on black supporting player Dudley Dickerson. He MAY have been married to Marie Dickerson, who is listed in several Oakland Times articles as a performer at the Premiere in 1933.

Does anyone have any information on her? Thanks. Please email me at:
Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Harwan Theatre on Feb 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Moe Howard, individually, appeared at the Harwin November 15 to 17, 1973, according to Gary Lassin, President of the Three Stooges Fan Club. Gary hasn’t, as yet, found any record of any appearances by the Three Stooges, at the Harwin.

Anybody ahve any additional information? Please email me at:

Thanks,
Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Howard Theatre on Jan 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to get information on a live appearance of Moe, Larry and Shemp (The Three Stooges) the week starting Friday, September, 1944 at the Howard theatre. Others on the bill were Willie Bryant and his all-star band, Shorty Matthews and Beth & Martin “Syncopated Personalities”.
It was billed as “their first and only Washington appearance”. It is of great interest because it may have been their first appearance at a “Black” theatre, and because Shemp had replaced Curly on road appearances.

Please email Frank Reighter at with any info.

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about Jefferson Theater on Nov 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to verify the exact times/dates that The Three Stooges msde a personal appearance at the Jefferson. It was mentioned in a newspaper regarding the re-opening, but no dates were shown. Please email me,
Thanks, Frank Reighter

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nonsportsnut commented about Empire Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm

The Three Stooges Fan Club is trying to get firm start and finish dates for a Personal Appearance by the Three Stooges Larry, Moe and Curly, at the Empire around Feb. 11, 1942. They also did a Defense Stamps sale in Fall River, and were thanked by Mayor Alexander C. Murray.

If someone has the exact dates of their Empire appearance, please email Frank Reighter at

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about Regal Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut commented about National Theater on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter