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    Mar152012

    The 1940 U.S. Census Stooges Style - No Census, No Feeling

     

    The Three Stooges In No Census, No Feeling, Part 1

    Those 1940 US Census Enumerators had a real job, just like Larry, Moe, and Curly, and they took it seriously.They needed a district map, detailed instructions, and a set of forms. They might have also needed comfortable shoes, lunch, and a thermos of hot coffee!

    The Three Stooges vaudeville act broke into feature films in 1930 with Soup to Nuts, and continued to build in popularity throughout the '40s with the growth of the Hollywood movie industry. Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, and Shemp Howard all played in the act during the decade. In 1949 the team made their first appearance on the newest entertainment medium, the television, with a series of shorts for the American Broadcasting Network.

    Larry, Moe, and Curly helped kick off the the 1940 census with their take on a day-in-the-life of a census enumerator for No Census, No Feeling, when they stop in at a society bridge club and take to the field of a college football game.

    Join Larry, Moe, and Curly as ambassadors for the 1940 U.S. Census. Volunteer to index this newest resource when it goes online April 2, 2012, and help promote the community indexing project through social media and blogging. Visit the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project homepage to see how you can get involved.

    The Three Stooges In No Census, No Feeling, Part 2

     

    Sources:

    Columbia Pictures, "The Three Stooges, No Census, No Feeling," YouTube, http://youtu.be/BiisT4YlfFo (accessed March 15, 2012).

    Wikipedia contributors, "The Three Stooges," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Three_Stooges&oldid=480065545 (accessed March 15, 2012).

    Robert Davidson, "No Census, No Feeling," The Three Stooges Online Filmography,  http://threestooges.net/filmography/episode/50 (accessed March 15, 2012).

    As part of the 1940census.com ambassador program this blog post enters me into a drawing for an Amazon Gift Certificate.

     

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Brilliant!!

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

    Fantastic! What a great Three Stooges Find for the 1940 Census Promotion!!! Well done and best of luck.

    Hope you'll have time to stop by and view my entries...one on Transportation and the other on the 1947 Mobile Phone....Sue

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    I've watched this Three Stooges film and am wondering about copyright. I am in charge of a 1940s Census kickoff, and I would love to show this at one of the exhibits. Did you have to go through a long process to get permission to use this or is it in the public domain?

    Thanks.
    Patty Jensen

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Jensen

    I've watched this Three Stooges film and am wondering about copyright. I am in charge of a 1940s Census kickoff, and I would love to show this at one of the exhibits. Did you have to go through a long process to get permission to use this or is it in the public domain?

    Thanks.
    Patty Jensen

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Jensen

    Patty, I'm no expert on Copyright, but as I understand the YouTube terms, it's ok to embed a video if the code is available and if you don't alter the content. I don't know about showing to a group. Sorry not to be of more help.

    March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Levenick

    Hilarious! What a great find! I love the question "Are you married or happy?" :)

    If you have a minute, would love to hear thoughts about my article about technology that started in the 1940s but didn't become terribly useful until the internet.

    March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Pierce

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