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100th Anniversary of Oliver Hardy's First Screen Appearance

For many Oliver Hardy’s first film appearance a century ago in the one-reel silent comedy Outwitting Dad marked the start of an astonishing film career that would lead to the incredibly popular, internationally renowned comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, who, even today, continue to bring joy and laughter to millions. 612 more words

Film & TV

PARDON US (1931) - Laurel & Hardy, shackled into feature films

(WARNING: Spoilers abound!)

At times, you have to cut Pardon Us even more slack than you do for Laurel & Hardy’s later Twentieth Century-Fox films. 440 more words

Movie

Laurel & Hardy in PERFECT DAY (1929) - Not perfect for them, but perfect comedy for us

Legend has it that Perfect Day was to have been one of L&H’s three-parters–preparing for a picnic, taking off, then the picnic itself–but that the first two parts yielded such great comedy that the third part was deemed unnecessary. 209 more words

Movie

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Announces Silent Autumn

Oh my heavens, readers. It has been way too long since my last post. I feel like I’m faulting at my post as a blogger–but I’ve been so extremely busy lately that it has been hard to find time to sit down and write a lengthy post. 239 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler

More dueling banjos

Remember the dueling banjo scene from the movie Deliverance?

Last night I found another clip on YouTube with a Laurel and Hardy look-alike duking it out with guitar and banjo. 8 more words

Music

R.I.P., Oliver Hardy

It was a sad date for movie comedy when Oliver Hardy passed away on this day in 1957. A quack doctor had put him on a diet of nothing but beets. 40 more words