VERY SPECIAL: This is your life Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

By Jim Campbell

April 16, 2017

 

I can remember when this program was actually on the television.

 

 

If you were a fan, please check out the video, if not be sure to watch “The Music Box,” you will become one!

I even recall the episode played later in which the duo won an Oscar for “The Music Box.”

“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into Ollie”

 

 

We thought these were great times, when in fact, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy helped many of our parents as they were overcoming the “So-Called Great Depression.”

 

Stanley Laurel was an Englishman, born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, England on 16 June 1890. Oliver Hardy was a Southerner, born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia on 18 January 1892. Both “Stan” and “Ollie” ended up in Hollywood working for comedy director Hal Roach in the 1920s.

Their first feature as a team was 1931’s

Oliver Hardy was a Southerner, born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia on 18 January 1892. Both “Stan” and “Ollie” ended up in Hollywood working for comedy director Hal Roach in the 1920s.

Their first feature as a team was 1931’s

Pardon Us, after which they went on to make a string of classic comedies, including Sons of the Desert (1933), Babes in Toyland (1934) and Way Out West (1937).
Easily recognizable, Laurel and Hardy almost always played themselves in the movies: Laurel was the skinny, innocent one and Hardy was the round, bossy, blustery one.

Laurel and Hardy’s only Oscar-winning film together was a short comedy The Music Box. Released in 1932 and directed by Hal Roach, it won the Academy Award for the best short subject (comedy)… Stan Laurel was awarded a special Oscar for his contribution to cinema in 1960.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

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