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Three Stooges shorts screening free in East Meadow

If you're a fan of Moe, Larry and Curly, those icons of slapstick, head over to East Meadow Library on Friday where film historian John Carpenter is presenting a free screening of two classic flicks starring the Three Stooges.

The short features, both from 1933, are among the earliest made by the Stooges, and go back to when they were a vaudeville act billed as Ted Healy and His Stooges. In "Myrt and Marge" (pictured), Moe, Larry and Curly have supporting roles along with Healy, an actor-comedian credited with forming the Stooges in 1925. The other film is "Plane Nuts," a short also featuring Healy. The Three Stooges broke with Healy not long after "Plane Nuts" was made. The films will be introduced by Carpenter, who will take questions from the audience.

The eye-gouging, head-knocking and nyuk, nyuk, nyuking begins Friday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 516-794-2570.

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