Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another Lost Film Found

Serendipitously enough, after a series of postings covering the Columbia Shorts Department (producers of enduringly funny 2-reelers starring The Three Stooges and less successful comedy shorts featuring other headliners), here is outstanding classic movie and Golden Age Of Stoogery news from Ron Hutchinson of The Vitaphone Project:

"I am happy to announce that The Vitaphone Project has located a complete Technicolor print of the long-lost Stooges 1933 MGM Colortone short HELLO POP! This is the only lost short with all three Stooges, and also stars Ted Healy and Henry Armetta. The 35mm nitrate print was found overseas and after some torturous steps to get the nitrate packaged and shipped, it is today safely in the hands of my friend Eric Aijayla at YCM labs. Ned Price at WB has ensured the funding of the restoration, and ideally we could see this within a year. The sole known print burned in the big MGM fire in the 1960's."

What's next? This?

We can dream, can't we?

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