Secret Cinema presents The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations



Here’s an exciting one from Secret Cinema, this Friday at the I-House…

From the website:
On Friday, January 11, 2013, the Secret Cinema will present a combined film screening and live presentation at International House, providing new insight into the making of some of the best loved comedy films ever made. With The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations, special guest Jim Pauley will explore, with forensic precision, the various real life sites where Stooges once walked the Earth! His long and lovingly researched presentation of original and archival photographs contrasts intriguing then-and-now views. These are the same Hollywood streets and landscapes where producer Jules White could take a small film crew — along with his top box office attractions, Moe, Larry and Curly (and Shemp!), — and in just a few days create comedy magic that has entertained the world for decades.

Though highly profitable at their peak, the short film divisions of most studios were considered of minor importance compared to their more prestigious feature film production, and in most cases no studio records or press coverage survives to tell just where these now famous films were made. Pauley will explain the tricks and methodology used to reverse engineer, from the smallest scraps of information, where this film history was created. Since in most cases the sites have changed drastically from how they looked in the 1930s and 40s, this was no small feat!

Pauley’s years of work studying videos, directories and maps, interviewing directors, supporting actors, and Stooge family members, and regularly travelling to Los Angeles to sniff out leads and confirm suspicions, have resulted in a deluxe book. Like our event, it’s called The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations. The book features an introduction by Leonard Maltin, and was just published by Santa Monica Press.

At International House, Jim Pauley’s work will come to life, both with his stories and anecdotes about trailing the Three Stooges 60+ years after the fact — and with screenings of several of the best of the actual shorts he researched. The films will be shown as they were meant to be seen: projected from real film onto a giant screen, with a (hopefully) large and (undoubtedly) laughing audience.

There will be one complete program, starting at 7:00 pm.

As always with Secret Cinema events, the films will be shown using real film (not video) projected on a giant screen.

Admission: $9 General Admission, $7 Students + Seniors, free for IHP Members
Advance tickets are available at International House box office, or online here

Copies of the book The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations will be available for purchase at this event, and will be autographed by the author.

About the Author
Jim Pauley is a recognized expert on the Three Stooges filming locations, having written articles on the subject since 2001 for the Three Stooges Journal, a publication of the Three Stooges Fan Club. Pauley has also presented on this topic at the Hollywood Heritage Museum and the Stoogeum, a Three Stooges museum in Pennsylvania. Pauley lives in Philadelphia.

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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