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Moe Howard autograph comedy sketch signed multiple times throughout, featuring The Three Stooges circa mid-1950s, with Shemp as part of the routine. Sketch spans five pages on five separate sheets, written on the verso of Union Pacific Railroad stationery for the ''Los Angeles Limited'' route. Pages measure 7.25'' x 10.75''. Stapled at top left. Folds and toning to verso of last page, otherwise near fine condition.

Manuscript reads,

"Enter - Break cigar -- spit - shut that alley door everything's walking in here -- Throw ties out -- Sing Tootsie's -- Hey you wet. Tony Howe permanent -- (Larry comes over) - You talking to me -- youll do, who are you guys -- L - who are we guys -- M -- you heard me who are you guys - L - we're aviators. Take off (Shemp takes pants dowm) (step here) What's the matter with you. are you out of your mind, theres men out there) M To L - so your aviators, where's your plane - L - in the hangar - M - where's your Hangar - S - Home in the closet (M smacks L - pulls his hair over to) other side), (M to L) what do you guys do -S- comedy, singing dancing, song writing - park your car get you a couple of Broads -- M - you're sort of versatile hey - S - no thats my natural smell (poke in eye) M To L - So you lads are song writers - S - yeah here's a little song we whipped up this morning - M - you whipped up? - S - yeah - M - Looks like you beat hell out of it (S takes music away turns to piano player) Give me an appedge-- (appedegeio? and clarinet note (another appedgio and Trombone) (another appedgio and middle E flat key note) - S - I have - M - Boy I'll say you home, whats the matter with the Larynx - S - The what - M - The Larynx the Pipes the pipes - S - Pipes? -M- yeah what have you got running from the kitchen sink to the bath room -S- oh roaches (Poke eyes) (another apedgio) sing (Larry Belches)(bus) -S- darn that ex lax you must have taken it sideways.) M- Look son you're a little confused with notes. youre singing a Pepsi cola B flat 7th & you should be singing a Stinkola 7 up (Stinkola 6' 7/8 (Ruptured B flat 7th & you should singing a double hernia 6 7/8) M I'll show you how- to sing this number -L- Do you know the lyrics - S - and the Rithym - M - The lyrics & the rithyms - Boys - yeah M - no del sing my over arrangement on this. (Moe mumbles first few lines) Boys join us with loud - Jean(?) Zaso(?) & shoot the sherbert (?) to nice Herbert

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L - Oh shoot oh shoot (looks at Moe) oh shoot. - an undercurrent of wild mumbling going - boys, now are free(?) at a time - L - Go ahead. (Moe shows him) M - sings - Last night Nellie wore a brand new dress, Basso, Basso, -L- youre singing it wrong you little Basso, L (sings) (bringing last note up high)(Larry giggles and walks away) M - Hey diaper head, Id like to hear that last note again (Larry sings last note high again) (Moe Pinches Larrys cheek - I just wanted to make sure - ( L kisses Moe)(bus[iness]) - S -- Do you to guys go steady (M - smacks - S)(Moe sings when he gets to high note part he covers Larry's mouth and Shemp sings the low note & walks away) M- you know your voice reminds me of a statue in Egypt - S - Oh you mean Sphynx - M - That's close enough - M to L - you know son you look like the [?] whats your racket boy -L- My what? what do you do for a living, how do you earn -- money to buy a veal cutlet like you're wearing, what are you a claw digger etc -L- no I'm a tailor I can make you a beautiful suit with a belt in week & 2 pair of pants for 485.00 -M- 485.00 youre no tailor youre a robber -L- That's me Robber Tailor (smack) M To S - (who starts dancing as tho he has his balls caught) Hey, Hey (?), Whats your vocation -S- I don't get you M -- I don't want you. I said whats your vocation -S- oh the last 2 week's I August okay what are you going to do on your vocation -S- I'm going fishing - M- Have you got worms -S- yeah but I'm going anyway (M - look you dont understand I me all(?) how do you earn a salary -S- oh I work in a blooner (bags for shops[?]) factory -M- a blooner -- factory? -S- Yeah I pull down about 100 - a week

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that you troiter -L- No my brother's (bus[iness] of looking at each other) M to L - say is your mother frightened by a map? M to S, you know I've seen a better looking pan under a Bee, Is that your right face -S- Its nobody elses Butt. (bus[iness]) M TO L - whats the name of the hunk of junk you handed me -L- Just a minute I remember that remark -M- I guess you do, well whats the name of tune, have you got A title for this song - L - sure. I took my girl to Miami now - Im going to Tampa with her -M- well if you don't Jacksonville. (Pocket gag)(ask you a question but I see youre busy) (what are you looking so sad about)(gag) M- where was -L- In Nellie's dress -(Push them both aside) M- sing- wait till (?)shoves Nellie, tear up music) (Boys say we have another song) M- oh no just forget all about the song ? boys, we shall now dash into the drawer -L- The drama by what, I'll buy it -L- Get a load of that high class junk with the spittoon haircut, Hey Roy boy Trigger (Shemp)- yes -L- give some high words -S- Elevator, Penthouse (Moe pokes him in eye) M- alright Ill make it more simple we'll do the drawer[?], a sequel to grapes of wrath, called mad raisins - M to S -- Hey salami head, take the part -S- not me (as he does for my step) M- Hey jitterbug -S- what do you want M -- are you suffering from clean underwear

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under wear, Pick out 2 fingers -S- 1 - 2 (Moe Pokes him in the eye) (Larry mimicks & says) Huh pick out 2 fingers, he doesnt know Stromboli is wating to give him bath fingers etc) (Moe sees him, Larry takes it, Now goes to Larry) M- Take the Part. -L- yeah I'm ready (takes part) M- Gladys Gladys, not here, she has discovered me, she promised to meet me at the old bridge at 10'oclock it's now 1/2 past 8 and shes not here yet. Hey What does your watch say -S- Tick, Tick, tick. (Poke in eye). M Here the wind blows -L- (makes wind noise (or bubbles) M- with Gladys as my wife and those peepers in my possession I will laugh at the world -S- (does silly laugh) M- you want to lay an egg get one in the corner -S- How can a big guy like me lay an egg -L- There's A big basket over there -M- you guys are out of your minds, you belong in an insane asylum. All 3 of you! Wait a minute can you stand a mental test -M- a mental test -L- yeah. M- from you -L- yeah -M- I should hope so -L- okay why does a traffic light turn red. -M- I don't know why does a traffic light turn Red -L- you'd turn red too if you had stop & go in the middle of the street. (Shemp does business trying to figure it out but cant) -M- okay Now you take a mental test from me, -L. okay -M- where did the egg come from - L- From the chicken

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where did the chicken come from. From the egg -M- ah but who got there first -S- The rooster -M-:Now for the old English - into the pay me 50,000 to finish dance to Swannee"
Moe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 Pages
Moe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 PagesMoe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 Pages
Moe Howard's Handwritten Signed Comedy Sketch, Circa Mid-1950s, With Shemp -- Manuscript Spans 5 Pages
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