Laurel & Hardy
Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman, Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavyset American, Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.One of the comedy routines they performed was an escalating, tit-for-tat fight, an example of which can be seen in their silent film Big Business from 1929.
Stan: ‘Don’t you think the professor is a trifle cuckoo ?’
Ollie: ‘He is as sound mentally as you or I.’
‘I believe you’re getting old and nutty.’
You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.’
Ollie: ‘Call me a cab.’
Stan: ‘You’re a cab.’
Oliver Hardy : ‘ Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.’
Hardy . According to patfullerton.com, they say, ‘Another fine mess’ is probably the phrase most closely associated with Stan and Ollie, but it’s also one of the most inaccurate quotes in film history. Oliver Hardy never uttered the lines, ‘Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into,’ in any film. He did, however, say many times: ‘Here’s another NICE mess you’ve gotten me into.’
Hardy was born in the year 1892 and passed away at 65 in 1957.
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Prior to their being teamed up both actors had well established film careers. Laurel had appeared in over 50 films while Hardy had been in more than 250 films. The two comedians had previously worked together as cast members on the film The Lucky Dog in 1921. However, they were not a comedy team at that time and it was not until 1926, when both separately signed contracts with the Hal Roach film studio, that they appeared in a movie short together.Laurel and Hardy officially became a team in 1927 when they appeared together in the silent short film Putting Pants on Philip. They remained with the Roach studio until 1940 and then appeared in eight ‘B’ movie comedies for 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1941 to 1945.After finishing their movie commitments at the end of 1944 they concentrated on performing in stage shows and embarked on a music hall tour of England, Ireland and Scotland. In 1950, before retiring from the screen, they made their last film which was a French/Italian co-production called Atoll K.
Oliver was married three times. First to Madelyn Sadoshin (1913-1920); she was a pianist whom he met when he was in Jacksonville, then to Myrtle Lee Reeve (1925-1937) and to Virginia Lucille Jones (1940-1957).
Stan was married 5 times but one woman he married twice; Lois Nelson (1926-193444), Virginia Ruth Rogers (1934-1936), Vera Ivanova Shuvalova (1938-1939), Virginia Ruth Rogers, again, (1941-1946) and his last wife was Ida Kitaeva (1946-1965).
On a mountain in Virginia stands a lonesome pine
just below is the cabin home of a little girl of mine
her name is June and very , very soon ,She’ll belong to me
for I know she’s waiting there for me ‘neath that lone pine tree
In the blue ridge mountains of Virginia on the trail of the lonesome pine
in the pale moonshine our hearts entwine
where she carved her name and I carved mine
O’h June , like the mountains I’m blue
like the pine I’m lonesome for you
In the blue ridge mountains of Virginia
on the trail of the lonesome pine
In this 1939 film, Stan and Ollie are on vacation in Paris, wind up in the Foreign Legion and later, try to escape in an airplane. The song ‘Shine on Harvest Moon’ was featured.
Oh, Shine on, shine on, harvest moon
Up in the sky;
I ain’t had no lovin’
Since April, January, June or July.
‘s no time, ain’t no time to stay
Outdoors and spoon;
So shine on, shine on, harvest moon,
For me and my gal.
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