Three Stooges poster for ‘The Three Little Beers’ brings $59,750

The Three Stooges in Three Little Beers (Columbia, 1935).

A very rare poster depicting  The Three Stooges in Three Little Beers (Columbia, 1935) brought $59,750 at a Nov. 18-19 vintage movie posters auction. Many Stooge aficionados consider this short, “Three Little Beers,” to be one of the group’s best films and it’s also one of their earliest. One sheets from this period are the very hardest to find for the comedy trio and this is the only known copy of this poster.

It is from the personal collection of Moe Howard and was acquired after his death from his daughter Joan Howard Maurer. The poster has been restored.

The one sheet movie poster, measuring 27 inches by 41 inches, was the top lot of the auction, which realized $1.6 million total. Photo courtesy Heritage.