A new original 3 Stooges is on the way

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  1. booybob

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    Everyone thought this movies was lost forever

    [h=1]Three Stooges film discovered in garden shed[/h] Comedy legends' missing 1933 film restored after negative found by Australian collector




    [​IMG] We shall not see their like again ... The Three Stooges. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

    A Three Stooges short previously thought lost in a 1967 fire has just received its first screening since being rediscovered in a garden shed in Australia.
    Hello, Pop!, a 17-minute short made for MGM in 1933 featuring the Stooges alongside their creator, Ted Healy, was the only Three Stooges film thought not to have survived, after MGM's negative was destroyed in a vault fire in 1967 that also consumed the only known copy of Tod Browning's silent shocker London After Midnight. However, 78-year-old film collector Malcolm Smith came across a 35mm nitrate negative of the film in his shed in a Sydney suburb while sorting through his collection for disposal. Smith then contacted the Vitaphone Project, an archive and preservation organisation in the US, in December last year, and they took on the job of restoring it.
    The Three Stooges were originally created by Healy as part of his vaudeville act, with Moe Howard hired as his first "stooge" – ie, fake audience member invited up on stage – in 1922. Shemp Howard, Moe's brother, was added in 1923, and Larry Fine became the third stooge in 1925. The quartet had immediate success on Broadway, and made the feature-length comedy Soup to Nuts in 1930. Shemp left in 1932, and was replaced by his brother Curly; and despite long-running contract disputes between Healy and the Stooges, they signed up together for a series of five MGM shorts. Hello, Pop! features Healy as a musicals producer attempting to stage an elaborate show, but whose efforts are constantly interrupted by visitors, the Stooges among them.
    Hello, Pop! screens tonight at the Film Forum in New York.
     
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    Incredible that a nitrate negative survived for 80 years...damn lucky the shed was in Manly (near the ocean) and not somewhere further inland where it gets really hot in the summer...

    Cellulose nitrate base film is relatively unstable. If you store it in large quantities of about 5,000 feet or more and in non approved storage cabinets without proper ventilation, it becomes a fire hazard. Admittedly, it takes a bit of pushing to cause it to burst into flames spontaneously. For example, in one laboratory test, combustion occurred with a decomposing 1,000 foot roll of film only after it was kept at 41°C (106°F) for 17 days tightly encased in a can wrapped in insulation to retain the heat of decomposition.


     
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    "I don't know what that means, but I hope you like the fakakta film" - Larry Fine

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    Yack yack.
     
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    That sounds great; love the Stooges.
     
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    They used film base that was made of nitrocellulose (gun cotton, a relative to nitroglycerin) which was highly flammable and unstable. Starting in the 30's they started to switch to "safety" film that wasn't so flammable. I'm sure the reason the original burned up in a fire in 1967 was due to the a bunch of nitrate films stored in a film vault.
     
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    "Janet Joplins, I wouldn't fuck her with Shemp's dick."
     
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    And for the record "London After Midnight" isn't really lost either. There are a handful of famous Hollywood types with it in their collection.

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    They said most of the outtakes from the Wizard of Oz were also lost in that 1967 fire
     
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    I really hate those Ted Healy & "His Stooges" bits.
    I prefer The Three Stooges straight -no losers.
     
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    Fuckers!
    I'd love to see London After Midnight.
     
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    Fuckin LOVE the Three Stooges. Anybody who doesn't is a fucking faerie.
     
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    Judy Garland in 3,2,1,....
     
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    this
     
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    BS. How do you know this?