The Three Stooges are the greatest comedy team of all time. Their great body of work spanned almost forty years and includes over 200 films. Over seventy five years since they first began their comedy antics, The Three Stooges still regularly appear on television every day of the week all over the world. The faces of Larry, Moe and Curly are more recognizable than many of our most popular film stars of today. Many of the performers and comedians of today repeatedly borrow from and mimic the great comedy routines of The Three Stooges. No other entertainer can boast such claims.
It is only fitting that we pay tribute to the great comedy genius of The Three Stooges with a detailed study and analysis of all their films from their first, Soup to Nuts in 1930, to their last, Kook’s Tour in 1970. This is the definitive source book on The Three Stooges from respected Stooge expert Professor Jon Solomon, and specifically authorized by The Three Stooges company, Comedy III Productions, Inc.
Jon Solomon was born in Philadelphia where he spent many hours watching The Three Stooge on television. He began his study of Latin at age 12, ancient Greek at 16, earned a BA in Classical Languages & Literature from the University of Chicago, and an MA in Greek and a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina. He has taught at the University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota, and is currently Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona. He has written, edited, or translated ten books, including The Ancient World In The Cinema.