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June 16 th 2017

127 years ago today (6/16/1890-6/16/2017)not just a master of comedy but THE master of comedy (we should never forget that the great Buster Keaton,at Stan's funeral in Febr.26th 1965, was overheard talking about Stan's talent, admitting that:"Chaplin wasn't the funniest, I wasn't the funniest, this man was the funniest")and one of the most wonderful and lovable men was born. 90 years have already passed since he officially teamed up with Babe and 52 years since his passing and there has never been,or will be,anyone else like him.This alone proves, in my opinion, that Stan,as a comedian, reached perfection.
Unfortunately today,in show business, fame and money matter the most. Stan and Babe had only a few means,while making their films,and yet almost all of them (especially the ones made at the Hal Roach Studios)are masterpieces,because they were based on their undeniable talent and their love for the world which gave "soul" to their work.
In 1961 Stan was given a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy. No doubt he fully deserved it.I believe though,that the acknowledgment of his comedic genius,the appreciation, devotion and, mainly, the timeless love of all his admirers around the world up to this day, is the best of all the awards,it's an award which will always be given to him.
Stan LIVES because we haven't forgotten him and, until the day we see him again, he will always live in our hearts.
God bless him. Rest in peace Stan.

Nasa Vlachou (Athens Greece)

 

June 6 th 2017

Going Bye Bye is my favourite short

Helen Frankenburg (Wales)

 

May 24th 2017

The 5 funniest Laurel and Hardy feature films.

1. FRA DIAVALO.
2. BONNIE SCOTLAND.
3. SONS OF THE DESERT.
4. OUR RELATIONS.
5. WAY OUT WEST.

Paul (UK England)

 

May 4th 2017

Hi, I wonder if you can help in naming a certain L&H film? They are both sat in a front room of a house and Stan can't find his glasses. Much to Ollie's disgust, they are perched on his forehead. When Stan eventually finds them, puts them on his chair and sits on them, Ollie says, "It serves you right", to which Stan replies after examining the broken spectacles, "no wonder I couldn't see with them, they're yours"
I do hope you can help, and thank you in advance.
Regards,

Mark Ryan (UK, Worcestershire)


@Mark Ryan (UK Worchestershire): the scene you're referring to is from the sound short "Going Bye Bye" (1934).

Nasa Vlachou (Athens Greece)


A big thank you to Nasa Vlachou in Greece for the information. I have just watched that episode, and found the broken glasses scene so funny.

Mark Ryan (UK, Worcestershire)

 

May 1st 2017

I wonder it has not been mention in the "news" section, that the entire second reel of "The Battle of the Century" was found last year? I look forward to a more complete DVD release soon!

Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)

 

April 25th 2017

I believe there was a picture of a hat stand at the end of there films, I am trying to find a picture of the actual stand for a tattoo I am having, if you could help I would be very grateful.
Many thanks.

W Deley (Derby England)

 

April 8th 2017

hiya fellas ,got many dvd but always missed the one where doctor is listening to ollies chest ,stan leans forwrd in a rocking chair with squeaky toy under it ,they think its his chest ,any ideas ,cheers steve

Steve Richardson (Deal UK)


@Steve Richardson: the scene you are refering to is from "Saps at sea " , the last Laurel and Hardy film at the Hal Roach studios.

Nasa Vlachou (Athens Greece)


Thanks for saps at sea nasa, total cinema genius

Steve Richardson (Deal UK)

 

April 4th 2017

Hello! I`m looking for a vid. It shows Stan dressed as a woman with a fan in his hand. Does anyone know where I can find this vid? Thanks a lot :)

Nat (Germany)


@Nat: Stan poses as the maid of a mansion in the silent short Duck Soup and later again in a remake of the sketch in Another Fine Mess.

Daniel

 

March 27th 2017

Indeed my favorite Laurel & Hardy short film is entitled: "TWICE TWO"
It's from 1933.
Please check out this rare and uniquely hilarious movie that many have never before seen. It's a MUST SEE.
They were so wonderfully brilliant.

Steven (NY)

 

March 5th 2017

I have a photo of Laurel & Hardy dressed in coveralls, next to a woman and man with something splattered on his face, in front of a staircase. What movie is this from? (0n lower right is HR-L6-22)
thanks for your help.

Rosanne Meigel (Lindenhurst)


I think that the name of the movie is "Their First Mistake" if my memory serves me correctly. Hope that I am right, if not happy hunting!!!

Mark Fordham (UK)

 

March 2nd 2017

There will never be words that can precisely describe what Laurel and Hardy really were,are and always be for the art of comedy and for the world. So all I can do is to express my admiration and true love for them.
As for Stan Laurel, simply unforgettable, a true legend, I love him very much. Rest in peace.

Nasa Vlachou (Athens Greece)

 

February 27th 2017

hi
I have found a spool of film called Stan Laurel only in Smithy.
Is any one interested in it?

Babs (St. Albans. Hertfordshire)

 

February 23rd 2017

Babes In Toyland

Ollie: "Me and the Toymaker are just...like...that...(crosses fingers)

Stan: (looking at Ollies crossed fingers) "Which one is you?"

Arguably the funniest 10 seconds in film history, and a line WAY ahead of it's time.

James Pobog (Santa Ana)

 

February 9th 2017

My Aunt grew up in Limassol Cyprus.
She tells me that as a child, she saw Laurel & Hardy perform at The Regal in Limassol.
Did L&H really perform there? Many Thanks.

Andreas (London)

 

February 2nd 2017

Greetings from Greece,

recently their films are played again by national television, decades since we last watched them as kids. In Greek they were nicknamed "Hondros Lignos" ("Fat guy - Thin guy"). Stan is currently trying to cheat on his wife and go out drinking with Oliver, while she is listening to their plans from the other telephone :)

So many years later, all their stories are as new as if they were shot yesterday. Isn't this wonderful ?

Dimitris (Greece)

 

January 28th 2017

I was born in 1942 and remember being taken to the music halls with an old aunt who adored both the music hall and me. One of the music halls we often visited was the Brixton Empress, but there were several others. I have a distinct memory of seeing Laurel and Hardy on stage around about 1950. Possibly at the Brixton Empress. I know that they toured England at some stage but am not sure where and when. Can anybody help me to fill in some of the gaps which are caused by old age.
Many thanks

David Hart (London, England)

 

January 19th 2017

Hi I purchased a old picture frames and in the back in found a poster.the poster is on card and The
poster is silver foil has 1941 twentieth century fox, and the facsimile signed stan laurel hardy great gun's, stan and laurelian standing with rifles on shoulder.it is 16"by 11" would appreciate help in dating this and if a original or a copy.regards Alan.

Mr Alan Renshaw (England)

 

January 15 th 2017

Stan and olli was and is the best was comedie the world give of all time

roland a

 
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