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1941 The Three Stooges So Long Mr. Chumps One-Sheet Linen-Backed Movie Poster
Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $5,333
One-sheet movie poster issued for the 1941 Three Stooges short So Long Mr. Chumps. This was the Stooges' first film of 1941. The plot featured the boys as street cleaners who find an envelope full of oil bonds, which they return to the rightful owner, B. O Davis. In a series of convoluted events, they end up in prison while working on a mission for Davis, only to find out at the end that Davis is none other than "Lone Wolf" Louie, a noted bond swindler. 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 will be 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 (27 x 41 inches) is linen-backed, during which process there was minor restoration to a few slight tears along the fold lines, and to a number of tack holes along the border, as well as general cleaning. Excellent to Mint in appearance. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,333
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