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Lot # 1252 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1940 The Three Stooges No Census No Feeling One-Sheet Linen-Backed Movie Poster

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $4,800

One-sheet movie poster issued for the 1940 Three Stooges short No Census No Feeling. This poster is noteworthy for the fact that the studio art department mistakenly labeled Moe as "Larry" and Larry as "Moe" in the white name cards appearing on their respective images. In the film, which was the group's fiftieth for Columbia, the boys are census takers, which, inexplicably, leads to their taking part in a football game. 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 (28 x 40.75 inches) is linen-backed and displays only the slightest amount of restoration to some tiny tears along the fold lines. Excellent to Mint in appearance. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,800

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