Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $22.99
  • Save: $7.36 (32%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Three Stooges FAQ: Everyt... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ex library book with stickers on opening page. Book is in great reading condition! Clean pages with little or no markings. 100% money back guaranteed!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses (Faq Series) Paperback – September 1, 2011

4.3 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.63
$13.39 $6.14

A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between by Linda Thompson
A Little Thing Called Life
The upcoming release from Linda Thompson. Learn more
$15.63 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses (Faq Series)
  • +
  • I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges
  • +
  • Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge
Total price: $48.56
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

David J. Hogan has written about film since 1973. He has contributed essays to numerous multiauthor books and is a prolific magazine reviewer. A onetime entertainment journalist formerly based in L.A., Hogan has worked on the editorial side of Chicago book publishing for more than 25 years, conceiving, editing, and co-writing books on history, aviation, vintage cars, popular music, the military, politics, television, and yes, movies. He lives with his family in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Faq Series
  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557837880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557837882
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By LEONARD J. KOHL on January 19, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Some of you THREE STOOGES fans may be thinking: "What? ANOTHER book on the STOOGES? Do I really need to get THIS one?" The answer my friend, is "Yes! You DO!"

Years ago, when Columbia - or would it properly be Sony Home Video? - first put THE THREE STOOGES shorts on VHS - and then, DVD - the shorts were often grouped into categories - often with mixed results. Now, had some executive come up with the idea to hire movie historian like Leonard Maltin to put these groups of shorts into some kind of historical perspective and discuss how and why they were made, the collections might have been praised more highly by fans of Curly, Larry, Moe, etc. Fortunately, writer Dave Hogan has added the perfect supplement to the now complete collection of THREE STOOGES shorts on DVD - the THREE STOOGES FAQ book that is loaded with rare photos and information that you just won't find anywhere else!

Whenever possible, Mr. Hogan notes shooting schedules or any behind-the-scenes information on each STOOGES short and - most importantly - gives some terrific analysis on what probably influenced the storyline: The Great Depression, World War II, the "Cold War," TV shows like DRAGNET or a film like HIGH NOON, etc. Not just a vague general "blanket statement" on the era, but a detailed - yet concise - explanation of where much of the sometimes "dated" humor comes from.

Just as important, Hogan is a level-headed fan of the THREE STOOGES as well. Rather than praise the shorts with Curly and dismiss the rest, the author points out the strengths and weaknesses of the THREE STOOGES in a objective - but also hugely entertaining manner. Mr.
Read more ›
3 Comments 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I wish to state, up front, that this is an excellent read. I would have preferred being able to give it a 4 3/4 star rating, rather than a full 5, but such gradations aren't available.

There are several minor errors, concerning character names or scene details, that make this a less-than-perfect book. Having said that, I found it to be a very enjoyable read, well-written, very interesting, and educational even for a Stooges fanatic (which I am, and which is why I spotted the sorts of errors that a casual reader probably wouldn't.)

I believe I've read every book there is to read, concerning the Stooges, and I've seen every one of the shorts a minimum of fifteen or twenty times each, with some having probably reached triple figures by now. I consider my knowledge of the Stooges, and their films, at least equal to anyone outside of the actual performers, crew, or family members, but this book gave me facts and details that I never knew before, a very rare feat at this late stage of my Stooge-filled life. For that alone, I'd rank this among the top three or four books ever written concerning The Boys. "Moe Howard & The Three Stooges" and "The Three Stooges Scrapbook" are musts, but I might put this one next in line for the true hardcore fan. That's how much I enjoyed it, despite the (as I said, small) errors.

Good job, Mr. Hogan. I consider my purchase of this book to have been money well spent.
5 Comments 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
If writer Anthony Burgess, who championed Benny Hill, had written a study of the comedian's work, imagine the insightful brilliance free of pretentiousness that would have been brought to bear on the underrated, lowbrow comedy genius. If you can imagine that, you can imagine the magnetic, eloquent content of David J. Hogan's book, THREE STOOGES FAQ. Hogan discusses each of the comedy team's famous Columbia shorts in its context of the cultural trends and socio-political backdrops of the 30s, 40s, and 50s when their work was produced, but don't be fooled if that suggests academic stuffiness. This book is as funny as the Stooges themselves because Hogan, a sharply observant and gifted film historian, understands their comedy techniques with an illuminating insight I've never encountered in any other of the many fine Stooges books out there. (I think I own all of them!) When I first held the book in my hands, I asked myself if the world really needed yet another book on the Three Stooges. The answer: This is the ONLY book you need about the Stooges. Hogan's research is impeccable and thorough (in the 1970s, Larry used to call his house to chat, and the author had a correspondence with Moe) and along with his incisive, colorful critical commentary, he provides fascinating sidebars on the Stooges' supporting players, many of them gorgeous actresses who made memorable impressions interacting with the Stooges but sadly never made their way out of the two-reel units. I loved learning about the lives of these and many other familiar, previously nameless faces in the shorts. I recommend this book as not only the best book you'll ever read about the Stooges but also a model of just how fascinating and engaging great nonfiction writing can be in the hands of a master.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Packed like a spring-loaded boxing glove inside a faux-present, "The Three Stooges FAQ" is bursting with encapsulations of every one of the Stooges' 190 (!) two-reel comedies, including breakdowns of story lines, best jokes, most violent attacks, and encyclopedic information on every recurring character actor, leading lady, or writer/director who ever worked with this group. I'm not the biggest Stooges fan in the world, but Hogan's book gave me a lot of interesting insight into the span of the group's work. For example, consider that Howard/Fine/Howard/Howard/Besser started in the Vaudeville era (1920s), started making shorts 10 years later (mid-'30s) and made new shorts all the way into the age of rock and roll (the last new ones were finished in '57). That's an incredible span! Well past the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, or any of the other legends from the time. The Stooges were churners, and due to their tight contracts, there was no downtime, no chance for writer's block.

Rather than go 2-reeler by 2-reeler chronologically, Hogan carves the massive pile up into themes: "The Stooges At Home," "The Stooges Abroad," "The Stooges and the Fantastical," and "The Stooges at War" are sample chapter titles. Within each chapter, we go chronologically, which has a weird "Groundhog Day" effect of perpetually heading toward Curly's eventual stroke and Shemp's eventual premature death, over and over. We learn a lot about Stooge regulars like Vernon Dent, and the many pretty ladies that acted opposite the galoots. Hogan's knowledge of the old Hollywood studio system is astounding, and a book like this can get you a toehold not only in the Stooges history, but also the history of movie production.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses (Faq Series)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses (Faq Series)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: memoir, popular music