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Laurel Hardy

Author : Wes D. Gehring
ISBN : 031325172X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book presents a combined biographical, critical, and bibliographical estimate of Laurel and Hardy's significance in film comedy, the arts in general, and as popular culture icons. The book features biographical information on the public and privates lives of Laurel and Hardy, a critique of four broad influences of Laurel and Hardy, and a bibliographical essay, assessing key reference materials and locating research collections open to the student and/or scholar.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Notebook

Author : LaurelszK Notebook
ISBN : 1706329504
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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Laurel Hardy. 157294904555
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Laurel Hardy

Author : Charles Barr
ISBN : 0520000854
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stills and critical commentary capture the genius of this American comedy team
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Laurel And Hardy

Author : Tom McGrath
ISBN : UOM:39015062898195
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The lives, loves and laughter of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are reborn for the stage as Hollywood's greatest double-act relives some of their finest routines in this warm and affectionate look back at their lives and the early days of cinema.
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The Final Film Of Laurel And Hardy

Author : Norbert Aping
ISBN : 9780786451746
Genre : Performing Arts
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The remarkable story behind the planning, development and marketing of Laurel and Hardy’s ill-received final film, Atoll K, has been little explored. Details on the script development, cast, crew, locations, and even basic information on running times and release dates have been sketchy at best since the film’s 1951 release. This work reconstructs the circumstances surrounding this unusual international co-production (Atoll K was a French-Italian film with English-speaking stars). Through lost documents detailing the film’s production and funding, previously unreleased behind-the-scenes photos, and a rare interview with French movie star Suzy Delair, the author explores the continuous changes to the film’s script during its chaotic production and the final marketing of the film’s many different versions (Atoll K was also released as Robinson Crusoeland in the United Kingdom and as Utopia in the United States). Several appendices detail alternative sequences and cut scenes in various versions of the film and include French box-office reports from 1951 to 1952 as well as a complete filmography.
Category: Performing Arts

Laurel And Hardy The European Tours

Author : A.J MARRIOT
ISBN : 9780952130871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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LAUREL and HARDY - The European Tours is a companion to the much acclaimed BRITISH TOURS. It details not only the stage tours Laurel and Hardy played around Denmark, Sweden, France, and Belgium - from October 1947 to January 1948 - but the year the two Hollywood comedians spent in France, during the making of their 1950-51 film Atoll K. Included in this is a whistle-stop promotional visit to Italy, taking in San Remo, Genoa, Milan and Rome. In addition are details of two earlier visits to France - one by Laurel in 1927, and one by both comedians in 1932.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Laurel And Hardy Scrapbook

Author : Jack Scagnetti
ISBN : UVA:X000651865
Genre : Comedians
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American masters of the comedic art.
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Laurel Hardy In Big Quizness

Author : Robert McFerren
ISBN : 0966032306
Genre : Performing Arts
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The most beloved comedy team of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, is back in business in Laurel and Hardy in 'Big Quizness'. Stan and Ollie (and all their co-stars) are back, with over 80 categories, 400 pages of TOTAL fun based on their 106 films together. The book includes 100 pages of trivia and answers and even gives career-total statistics on such topics as the number of tie-twiddles Ollie did, or the number of head-scratches for Stan. If you like the Boys, you are going to love Big Quizness. So, put on your thinking caps and begin. And if you cheat and peek at the answers, it's okay. Nobody will be any the wiser.
Category: Performing Arts

The Laurel Hardy Encyclopedia

Author : Glenn Mitchell
ISBN : 1905287712
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reissued in a more accessible format, this thorough reference includes synopses and critiques of all Laurel & Hardy films as well as comprehensive biographical information on both funny men. It also covers their influences, from Valentino to music hall; details of the duo's solo film careers; stage, radio, and television appearances; and the co-stars, directors, and gagmen behind the partnership. Illustrated with stills and promotional artwork, more than 600 entries provide the opportunity for endless browsing and the chance to discover a new slant on cinema's best-loved comedy duo.
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The Laurel Hardy Theory Of Consciousness

Author : Colin Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015059184252
Genre : Brain
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"Despite research on the brain, the mystery of the mind remains, since modern science refuses to formally address the problem of consciousness. "The human brain has two halves that are almost identical and the question of why this should be remains unsolved." Colin Wilson likens these halves -- left and right hemispheres -- to a Laurel & Hardy relationship, a classic interaction in which one takes its cue from the other. But trouble arises when there is a failure of cooperation; then it seems as if the brain contains separate selves. What is important is not dominance or a comic assertion for independence but a new understanding of individual function: how conscious effort of control, or cooperation, based upon a change of attitude, can "bring about immediate changes in the quality of human consciousness.""--Page 4 of cover.
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Laurel Hardy

Author : Scott MacGillivray
ISBN : 1440172374
Genre : Performing Arts
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Scott MacGillivray is the author of The Soundies Book (with Ted Okuda), Gloria Jean: A Little Bit of Heaven (with Jan MacGillivray), and Castle Films: A Hobbyist's Guide. Scott MacGillivray's Laurel & Hardy: From the Forties Forward was the first book to fully chronicle the later careers of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and everything that followed, from theatrical reissues to home videos. If you enjoyed the book the first time, you'll like this new edition even more. The author has expanded the original text by more than 50 percent, to include new insights, new information, and new discoveries in Laurel & Hardy history, never before published. (Which Laurel & Hardy comedy of the 1940s was withheld from release for almost four years? Which forties movie was their all-time biggest hit? Which movie was almost shut down by federal intervention?) You'll read much more about Stan and Ollie's unrealized projects, including five more feature films, two TV series, and two Broadway shows. A must-read for Stan and Ollie's fans everywhere, Laurel & Hardy: From the Forties Forward is better than ever! Praise for the first edition of Laurel & Hardy: From the Forties Forward What a marvelous book! I read it straight through, getting happier by the minute to think that more and more material is being set into history about the boys. The writing is so lucid and that in this day of film books that aren't is high praise. Really wonderful! JOHN McCABE, Laurel & Hardy's authorized biographer Scott MacGillivray has accomplished something that most historians can only dream of doing: overturning the conventional wisdom he rewrites the book on the movie-comedy team. BOSTON HERALD All the world's admirers of Laurel & Hardy will now forever be indebted to Scott MacGillivray for providing so much new information about two of the world's most beloved figures. STEVE ALLEN Displays a knowledge and affection for its subject that one would be hard pressed to find in most academic texts. CLASSIC IMAGES To write a book about screen performers as well covered as these two and still present a wealth of heretofore unpublished information is quite an accomplishment. FILM QUARTERLY MacGillivray takes great pains to provide the context necessary to reassess these films after so many years of knee-jerk dismissal and neglect His book will remain the definitive study of the late years of the Laurel and Hardy phenomenon. ARNE FOGEL, Minnesota Public Radio
Category: Performing Arts

Laurel And Hardy

Author : Neil Grant
ISBN : 051714168X
Genre : Comedians
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Laurel Hardy

Author : Brian J. Robb
ISBN : 9781848396463
Genre : Performing Arts
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Who are Laurel and Hardy? Only the most recognisable comedy team that cinema has ever produced. British-born Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy were teamed up at the struggling Hal Roach studios in the 1920s and embarked on a series of hilarious short silent films. They soon established a classic screen partnership and became instantly recognisable comic icons in their crumpled suits and bowler hats. Laurel and Hardy were the most successful of all the film comics who made the difficult transition from silent shorts to sound and then to feature films, enjoying unparalleled success from the 1920s through to the 1950s, when they undertook a series of triumphant tours of Britain. Regular and repeated screenings of their work through the 1970s and 1980s on television brought shorts like the Oscar-winning classic The Music Box to new generations, while in recent years the entire rarely-seen back catalogue of silent Laurel and Hardy films has become available to film buffs, comedy fans and collectors on a series of DVD releases. Everyone knows and loves Laurel and Hardy, and their everlasting appeal to new generations of fans shows no sign of ending, over 80 years on from their first work together. As well as an introductory essay and biographies of both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, the book covers each Laurel and Hardy short film, the move from silent movies to the sound classics of the 1930s and the feature films of the 1930s and 1940s, complete with information on the inspiration for each film and the reaction of critics and audiences. Not only that, but there's a handy reference section listing other books about Laurel and Hardy, interesting web sites and availability of their 106 films. In fact, the Laurel and Hardy Pocket Essential is the one-stop celebration of the films and lives of Stan and Ollie.
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The Making Of Laurel And Hardy

Author : Danny Lawrence
ISBN : 1691641405
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had been around for a long time, pursuing entirely separate careers, before they became Laurel and Hardy. In 1926, they were both only moderately successful performers and Stan had come close to giving up acting altogether. Yet, by 1927, after the release of Duck Soup, they had been transformed into a comic partnership which would soon make them international stars. The book first describes the individual careers and long roads that eventually brought Laurel and Hardy together on the set of Duck Soup, the pivotal film which gave birth to their wonderful comic partnership. The book then analyses the origins and the making of Duck Soup. Although made in the Hal Roach Studios, it was not conceived or written by any of the studios' long-established writers. The film was very much the creation of one of its recently appointed and least experienced writers and directors. That person was Stan Laurel. In trying to understand the making of Duck Soup, two things stand out clearly. The first, is that it was Stan Laurel himself who wrote the screenplay for that first breakthrough Laurel and Hardy film. The second is that it was Stan Laurel's father, Arthur Jefferson, who wrote the theatrical sketch on which Stan's screenplay was based. Remarkably, 20 years since its first performance, Stan Laurel turned to it, to try to break his long run of only limited success in films and establish himself as someone of consequence in the Hal Roach Studios. It is a remarkable testament to Arthur Jefferson's talents that his little sketch did the trick, and that it was the first vehicle for the sublime comic partnership of Laurel and Hardy. The original film is now lost but versions are in circulation made up from subsequent, now incomplete, releases. The differences between them, in terms of visual content and sometimes marked variations in their subtitles, is compared in detail. Before the making of Duck Soup, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were no more than acquaintances who had worked together a few times, in varying roles, on film sets. They went on to create an enduring on-screen friendship, able to survive all sorts of adversity and misfortune, which made them hugely popular around the world. In time, their on-screen friendship blossomed into a deep real-life personal friendship. Sadly, their real lives bore some resemblance to the situations they found themselves in so many times on screen. They not only played in scenes of marital discord on film sets but had to endure them in real life. When their film careers ended, they were out of work just as they had been so often on screen. Their circumstances obliged them to make three arduous tours of UK variety theatres, although the gruelling nature of their schedules was tempered by the love and appreciation they encountered as they criss-crossed the country. Then, tragically, just as their health had sometimes been an issue on-screen, they had to cope with real-life health issues. Yet such adversity only drew them closer together in real life, as it had done on-screen. That is what is portrayed in Jeff Pope's film Stan and Ollie, which went on general release in 2019. That film, however, is a fictionalised story of how the Laurel and Hardy partnership ended. This book is the factual account of how it began.
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Laurel And Hardy

Author : Bruce Crowther
ISBN : UOM:39015029919365
Genre : Comedians
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Charts the glittering career of the best-loved faces in the film world. With a foreword by Ernie Wise, this volume follows the laughter-making pair from their early days in Hal Roach's silent comedies through the transition to sound, to the Hollywood features of their later years.
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The Boys

Author : Scott Allen Nollen
ISBN : 0786411155
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Boys provides new ways to view and evaluate the work of this famous comedy team. The initial chapter summarizes the critical reception of the two and compares Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to other contemporary comedians. Brief biographies analyze their early solo films and the development of the team. Special attention is given to the team's cinematic and comic style, use of camera techniques, early sound practice, and gag development. The comics' complex relationship is detailed and analyzed. A complete filmography, including a rating and an indication of contents, covers each film. The team's final film, Atoll K (1951), is discussed in depth. Throughout the text quotes from such persons as Laurel and Hardy themselves, Buster Keaton, George Stevens, Dick Van Dyke, and Woody Allen enlighten and entertain. Great stills and posters.
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