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Moe Howard autograph comedy sketch signed within the manuscript, circa 1940s. Lengthy manuscript spans seven pages on four sheets, referencing Curly and also mentioning the song "White Christmas" released in 1942. Written on Hotel Utica stationery in Utica, New York, likely when the Stooges were performing live when they weren't filming. Sheets measure 7.25" x 10.5". Shallow folds and light creasing, near fine condition.

Manuscript reads,

"1--
Enter right and left -- dancing and singing to that jitterbug music (Curly) - swing it smash cigar in mouth - argument - Curly spits - shut that door everything's walking out here - Sing 'BA Bay -- Hey you with the vacation hair --Are you talking to me? Who are you guys --Who are we guys? You heard me -- Who are you. We're aviators -- Take off -- What's the matter with you are you out of your mind -- there's men out there -- What do you guys do?. Comedy, singing, dancing, [?] -- park your card -- Song writing -- Snuggle you a lb of Meat (get you a broad impersonations oh sort of versatile eh? No that's my natural smell Slap under nose! So you do impersonations you here impersonation of a wolf --

2
Whistle-- Hey yeh Babe? [text cut off] impersonations. How about [text cut off] song writing? Here's a little song whipped up this morning - bunnies of cocky walk. You whipped it up - Look like you beat hell out of it. Is it good? -- Is it good? This song is No I -- on the Marebieva[?] Hit parade -- Marebieva hit parade -- looks like a weedy tune -- I dedicated this song to my sweetheart. You dedicated a maribieva tune to your sweetheart:-- Certainly - Why Marebieva is a dope - So's my sweetheart. Give me a treb- (E b arpeggio) Middle E b key note -- Curly tries note & misses out -- 'I have' -- I'll say you have -- Whats the matter with the larynx? -- The what -- the larynx -- the pipes -- the pipes -- Pipe? -- Yeh dummy what have you got running from the kitchen sink to the bathroom --

(3)
[text at top cut off] mumbles, I have girl named [cut off text] Boys mumble with him, then says [cut off text] undercurrent of mumbling going on --. [cut off text] you have anything to say - why speak right [cut off text] (Curly starts talk) thats enuf. Oh roaches - Hit on Forehead give me a treb -- I have a girl named Nellie -- belch -- what did you expect -- White Christmas -- You're a little confused with the notes. You see you're singing a pizzicato B b 7th -- Yes - and you should be singing a stinkola 6 7/8 - I'll show you how -- to sing this number -- do you know the lyric's -- and the Rhythym -- the lyrics & the rhythym -- yeh -- No I'll sing my own arrangement on this (pointing notes out to Curly) last nite Nellie wore a brand new dress -- On dress thats where it goes up - Moe repeats -- you're singing it wrong Its 'last

4
nite Nellie wore a brand [text cut off] dress (falsetto) Curly giggles I'd like to hear that lost note again -- (falsetto) (tongue or high giggle) i justwant to make sure (pinch cheek) Curly kisses Moe -- Do you two guys go steady? Last nite Nellie wore a brand new (cover Curly's mouth) Larry takes top note. You know your voice reminds me of a statue in Egypt -- Oh you mean Sphynx -- Thats close enuf -- you know you look like reason for twin beds -- whats your racket son? -- what do you do for a living? Gossip in a hospital (admiral in a hospital) How do you make money to buy a veal cutlet like youre searing? -- Its a nice head of skin you've got there - (What's your vocation? Did you take a bath?

5
Is that your right face? Whats the name of this number? I took my girl to Miami & now I'm going to Tampa with her if you don't Jacksonville. The night was beautiful but you were too young -- by Erroll Flynn -- where -- was I -- in Nellie's dress -- Last night Nellie wore a brand new dress, It was really very thin. Nellie asked me how I liked it + I answered with a grin -- 'Wait until the sun shines Nellie tear up the music - Just forget all about the song writing boys -- we shall now hop into the drama - the whata -- I said we shall now hop into the drama eh what old beak old beager old broken down bald headed porcupine -- get a load of that high class jerk with the spittoon

6
hair cut. Hey Curly give [cut off] high words - Mary, Mary, or ceiling(?), balloon etc. Never mind make it more simple -- we'll do the drama - a sequel to the man who came to dinner -- called who hit Nellie in the belly etc - (House detective) Take the part. Not me. Are you suffering from clean underwear? Pick out two fingers - (business of bending Moe' arm -- waving hand in front of face. sticking out tongue - smack. Larry -- pick out two fingers -- He dont know etc -- Take the part - I'll take it when I'm ready. Are you ready etc -- Burlap etc what not here etc - How the wind blows - Smack Larry, Gladys as my wife etc. I can laugh at the world. Do you want to lay an egg etc. Scrambled? Bacon -- I'll try - Ah someone is Coming - how will I know her knock (Wifie!)

7
You guys are out of your minds - You belong in an insane asylum - the 3 of you - you aint bad either - Can you stand a mental test -a mental test from you - yeh from me -- I should say so ok. Why does a traffic light turn red - I dont know why? - You'd turn red too If you had to stop and go in the middle of the street. Now you take a mental test from me -- where did the egg come from etc -- the rooster -- mysteriose(?) -- followed by Pay me the 50000 dollars - and swanee River -- Finis -- Bow Music --Marine Song --"
Moe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven Pages
Moe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven Pages
Moe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa 1942 -- Manuscript Spans Seven Pages
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