Craven is in the process of adding some new posts to Cravenomena during the next week — including his dinosaur attack and the first entries on the making of SHOCK! SHOCK! SHOCK! — but there probably won’t be much activity this weekend, since he is out canvassing for Barack Obama.
I did want to draw your attention to an interesting conversation in which Craven’s “The Stooge That Almost Was” (which discusses the fact that Mantan Moreland was considered as Shemp Howard’s replacement in the Three Stooges) has played a part. There has been some very thought-provoking discussion concerning what Moreland’s inclusion would have meant for the Three Stooges’ legacy. One of the more interesting theories is that, had Moreland been hired to join Moe and Larry, and assuming the boys didn’t change their violent schtick, the Three Stooges’ films may have been subsequently suppressed during the civil rights era. If you have any interest in the Stooges (or classic comedy in general), I recommend you review the discussion, which is being conducted by some very knowledgeable buffs.