592: THREE STOOGES HERO STUNT MALLET
THREE STOOGES HERO STUNT MALLET - While solo acts and comedy teams were making their mark on the golden age of comedy, a trio called “The 3 Stooges” was cracking up audiences by making marks on each other in their broad slapstick style. This is a 12 in. long mallet with a 5 ½ in x 2 in. diameter rubber head. The lightweight wood and sponge hammer was a stunt prop that would have been used to simulate the bonking of many a “knucklehead”. The well-staged, over-the-top theatrical violence of this group carried them from stage to the big screen and onto TVs everywhere. This is a rare piece of 3 Stooges history that would have been a staple of their routine. The mallet was painted to look like a real sledgehammer. The sponge rubber head has deteriorated but is now petrified.