Stan Laurel’s Eulogy

Stan Laurel looking in his waistcoat pocket
Stan Laurel’s eulogy, delivered by Dick Van Dyke on February 26, 1965 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA. Thirty years ago, when the latest Laurel and Hardy movie played in my hometown in Illinois, I attended the Saturday matinees. That is to say, from about eleven A.M....
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Unaccustomed As We Are

Unaccustomed as we are (1929), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Edgar Kennedy
movie review for Laurel and Hardy‘s first speaking film, Unaccustomed As We Are (1929) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Thelma Todd Unaccustomed As We Are is remembered primarily as the first talking film by the great comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy, and this is correct – €”however,...
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James Finlayson biography

James Finlayson
Jimmy Finlayson – August 27, 1887 -€“ October 9, 1953 Jimmy Finlayson, best known for his recurring roles in various Laurel and Hardy films as their foil, was born James Henderson Finlayson on August 27, 1887 in Larbert, Scotland, to his parents Alexander and Isabella.  Little is known...
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Babe; the Life of Oliver Hardy

Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy
Book review of Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy Editorial review of Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy  In this affectionate biography, John McCabe traces the life and times of one of America’s best-loved comics. Oliver “€œBabe”€ Hardy had been destined for a legal career, but he was...
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Stan Laurel biography

Stan Laurel photograph
Biography of Arthur Stanley Jefferson, aka Stan Laurel (June 16, 1890 -€“ February 23, 1965) Stan Laurel, the tall, thin, “dumb” half of the team of Laurel and Hardy, is an interesting individual in his own right. Stan Laurel was of the pioneers of motion picture comedies. Stan and his...
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Laurel and Hardy

Tit for Tat - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Laurel and Hardy “€“ great comedy film duo, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Laurel and Hardy.  Stan and Ollie.  Skinny and Fatty.  In Italy, they are known as Stallio and Ollio.  In Germany they are known as Dick und Doof (“€œFatty”€ and “€œStupid”€ ).  Whatever they are called, Stan...
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