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
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).
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