First Screenings In 80 Years Of “Hello, Pop!,”
1933 Color Stooges Short Discovered In Australia, Plus Other Amazing Archival Discoveries
At Film Forum, September 29 & 30
“Lost… Now Found,” a program of archival discoveries highlighted by Hello Pop! (1933), a Technicolor musical short starring the Three Stooges that was long thought lost, will screen at Film Forum on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 and Monday, September 30 at 3:00 and 6:30.
Following an MGM vault fire in 1967, in which its negative and all existing prints were thought to have been destroyed, the two-reel backstage musical Hello, Pop!, starring Ted Healy “and his Stooges” Moe, Larry and Curly, was long considered the sole lost Three Stooges short.
But in December 2012, The Vitaphone Project, a group devoted to restoring early sound vaudeville and music shorts, was contacted by an Australian film collector in possession of a two-strip Technicolor nitrate print rescued from a landfill. The Project’s