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Lot # 1555 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1944 The Three Stooges No Dough Boys One-Sheet Linen-Backed Movie Poster

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $4,740

One-sheet movie poster issued for the 1944 Three Stooges short No Dough Boys. This was the Stooges' final fim of 1944 and in keeping with current events, it involved a wartime theme. The Stooges were modeling as Japanese soldiers for a photo shoot, and while at lunch, still in costume, they are mistaken for three real Japanese soldiers whose submarine was recently destroyed offshore. A meeting with a Nazi spy, who also mistakes them for their Japanese counterparts adds to the hilarity. In the end though, the Stooges prove victorious, defeating both the Nazis and the Japanese soldiers. 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 the poster was cleaned and standard touch-ups were executed along the fold lines and to a few tiny interior tears. Excellent to Mint in appearance. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,740

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