Laurel & Hardy

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Laurel & Hardy ( Model T Ford ) 1920

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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

QUIZ

What is the Name of this 1939 film ? where Stan and Ollie are on vacation in Paris, they wind up in the Foreign Legion and later, try to escape . The song ‘Shine on Harvest Moon’ was featured.

  • CORRECT

     The Flying Deuces

    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.

    The Flying Deuces

    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.

QUIZ

In the film ‘Pardon Us’, why were our heroes sent to prison?
  • CORRECT

     Pardon UsPardon Us

    Their first full feature film. Stan has a bad tooth that causes him to blow raspberries, but it helps him to befriend the toughest inmate in the prison! (Played by Walter Long). This is one funny movie! Ollie’s rendition of ‘Lazy Moon’ is enjoyable.

    Pardon Us (2)

QUIZ

Which Film included the famous song ‘On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine’ ?
  • CORRECT

     Way Out West (2)

    Way Out West. (1937) was directed by James W. Horne and produced by Stan Laurel. It included the famous song ‘On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine’, which was sung by Laurel and Hardy.

    Way Out West







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