Laurel & Hardy

wstol

Dedicated Member
I wouldn't call myself a fan as such, but I like their comedy, it's so clean, innocent and funny - and will still be watched in another 100 years.

The films should be shown on mainstream tv in the evenings on TV in my opinion, I would prefer to watch these than something like reality tv.

I don't know a great deal about L&H, but I remember The Music Box, Saps at Sea, and A Chump at Oxford being very funny.

One scene I remember (don't know what the film was) was when they escaped from a prison, and posed as a couple of painters painting the shops and cars as they tried to go down the street without looking suspicious (ha ha).
 
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captain clutterbuck

LOTSW Fanatic
Absolutely a huge fan , I really miss their films being shown which they were on a regular basis , read lots of books about them own many of their films on DVD , one regret haven't been to Ulverston to the L &H museum but determined to go at some point . Stan Laurel lived not far from me in North Shields in a square above the fish quay . To get down from his house to the quay there are some very long and very steep steps he would have run up and down as a kid and its rumoured they were the inspiration for the Music Box. To commemorate him living there his house has a blue plaque and there is a great statue [which puts the one of Compo to total shame] which I have added here.

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captain clutterbuck

LOTSW Fanatic
I had a very dear friend pass away a few years ago and he loved L & H so much show that whilst we couldn't show a video at the ceremony we used the Avalon Boys At the Ball that's all as the music as people left the Crematorium and it brought a huge smile to everyone's face and I think he would have been smiling himself . So to try and raise a smile today here's the iconic video.

 

Peripheral

Dedicated Member
I had a very dear friend pass away a few years ago and he loved L & H so much show that whilst we couldn't show a video at the ceremony we used the Avalon Boys At the Ball that's all as the music as people left the Crematorium and it brought a huge smile to everyone's face and I think he would have been smiling himself . So to try and raise a smile today here's the iconic video.

Captain, I have seen that many times but I still howl with laughter when I see it. Many thanks for posting it. The day can't get any better.
 

WellyMan

Dedicated Member
I wouldn't call myself a fan as such, but I like their comedy, it's so clean, innocent and funny - and will still be watched in another 100 years.

The films should be shown on mainstream tv in the evenings on TV in my opinion, I would prefer to watch these than something like reality tv.

I don't know a great deal about L&H, but I remember The Music Box, Saps at Sea, and A Chump at Oxford being very funny.

One scene I remember (don't know what the film was) was when they escaped from a prison, and posed as a couple of painters painting the shops and cars as they tried to go down the street without looking suspicious (ha ha).

Hmm, I've seen most of their comedies and don't remember that. Can you remember the title?
 

Moonraker

Well-Known Member
I can't believe that L&H was created nearly 100 years ago. I loved watching the talkie shorts as a child and the films were aired at Christmas.
 

WellyMan

Dedicated Member
I can't believe that L&H was created nearly 100 years ago. I loved watching the talkie shorts as a child and the films were aired at Christmas.

I think the silent L&H films started over 100 years ago. For me the talking ones were much better and it's amazing how funny they still are.
 

WellyMan

Dedicated Member
I can't believe that L&H was created nearly 100 years ago. I loved watching the talkie shorts as a child and the films were aired at Christmas.

Seems I was wrong. Thought they started doing silents as a team in 1919 but it wasn't that early.
 
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