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1937 The Three Stooges Dizzy Doctors One-Sheet Linen-Backed Movie Poster

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $18,000

One-sheet movie poster issued for the 1937 Three Stooges short Dizzy Doctors. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of only two known examples of this rare one sheet. This film, their twenty-first for Columbia, finds the Stooges employed as salesmen for the medicinal tonic "Brighto." Unfortunately, the boys are under the misapprehension that the tonic is polish. Only after ruining a man's shoe and taking the paint off another gentleman's car do the Stooges learn of their mistake. They then journey to the "Los Arms Hospital" to sell the tonic, where further bedlam ensues. Interestingly, the "Los Arms Hospital" is also the name of the hospital where the boys were employed in the 1934 film Men in Black, which was their first short for Columbia. Three Stooges one-sheets dating from the team's "golden age" (1934-1947; those featuring Curly as part of the trio) are not only the most desirable of all paper from their films, but also the rarest. Prior to this extraordinary offering by REA (which is being conducted over a number of auctions), we have seen fewer than twenty different-titled Three Stooges one-sheets from this early era offered at public auction in the past fifteen years. To put that number in proper perspective, it should be noted that the Stooges starred in ninety-seven shorts during that fourteen-year period. The poster (26.5 x 41.5 inches) is linen-backed and has benefitted from only minor restoration to a few small interior areas and the borders. Excellent to Mint in appearance.

SOLD FOR $18,000

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