Gary Flinn unearthed this clipping from the Flint News-Advertiser promoting a visit to Flint by the Three Stooges in 1938.
Friday, June 4, 2010
The Three Stooges Live at the Rialto in Flint
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Cool. With Eddie Laughton. It would have been interesting to see them live. I didn't know they did live shows.ReplyDelete
Wow !! I can remember in the early days of cable probably around 70-71 we along with many others got cable tv....suddenly we could get channel 50 and channel 20 and the 3 Stooges were on after school...we would race home just to watch them
In the pre-cable TV black-and-white era, the Three Stooges were aired locally on the Mr. Magic Show with Frank Cady on WJRT channel 12.ReplyDelete
Channel 38 WADL -- which positions itself as "Detroit's Urban Television Station" -- currently airs the old Three Stooges shorts in the afternoon. They aren't colorized and there are no fancy high tech wrap arounds to modernize the viewing experience -- it's just the Stooges the way we like them...in your face and funny!!!ReplyDelete
I don't even recall the Rialto. Where was it?ReplyDelete
The Rialto was located downtown on Saginaw at Union Street where the new Citizens Bank building is now. It was built as the Savoy, later called the Rialto and finally the Royal before it was torn down around 1973.ReplyDelete
Gary, do you have a photo of the Rialto?ReplyDelete
I love the Three Stooges! There was a Three Stooges film festival at the Redford theater not too long ago. They are alot funnier when you see them on a movie screen.
The Rialto was open nearly all night.Some street people would go there to sleep and get out of the weather.The price was probably .35-.50.ReplyDelete
A vintage photo of the Rialto can be found at http://waterwinterwonderland.com/images/moviehouse/885/a1%5EThen.jpgReplyDelete
"Damaged Goods", the film referenced at the top of the ad, was advertised with a focus on its "lacivious" appeal, but it was actually a moral tale of venereal disease similar in tone to Reefer Madness.ReplyDelete