Obscure actor pickets Hollywood

Feb 1938: Self-proclaimed obscure actor Emil Sitka picketed on Hollywood Boulevard, declaring that Hollywood was unfair to him.

I don't think that this stunt brought him much recognition, but he did, eventually, gain success in Hollywood when, in 1947, he began appearing in Three Stooges' films. He ended up being known as the "fourth stooge". From wikipedia:

Sitka served the role of a literal "stooge," or straight man, to the Three Stooges throughout nearly 40 of their short films, most of which were filmed during Shemp's run as the third stooge. In addition to one single appearance during Curly's run with the trio, and a limited number of appearances during Besser's, Sitka returned as a near-regular character when the trio returned to film and television with DeRita. His frequent appearances with the trio, and his role as stooge to the stooges, have earned him the informal title of being the "fourth stooge".

More info: his IMDB page

Pittsburgh Press - Feb 6, 1938

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 03, 2022
     Category: ShowBiz | 1930s | Actors

Ah, publicity stunts... At least in Hollywood it is not freezing cold after midnight when you want to go out for a sandwich.
Posted by Patrick on 04/03/22 at 06:43 AM
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