Like many other twelve year-old American boys who grew up during the 1950’s and 60’s, I had been a fan of The Three Stooges from the first moment I saw them poking, gouging, and slapping each other across the television screen. After seeing them make a guest appearance on Joey Bishop’s late-night talk show in May of 1968, little did I know that I would soon be corresponding with the head Stooge himself, Moe Howard. That first letter led to twenty-seven more between 1968 and 1975. After corresponding for over five years, I had the good fortune to meet Moe and his wife Helen at their home in Los Angeles in July of 1973.
This web site chronicles that experience by featuring letters, photos, videos, radio interviews, and memorabilia that I collected over those years. It happened a lifetime ago, but I hope you enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed recalling it.