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Silent Laughter 2018 is coming soon

It’s back! The annual weekend celebration of classic, rare and forgotten silent comedies returns to London’s Cinema Museum.

The programme will be announced shortly, but a few teases: expect Buster Keaton, classic Charley Chase shorts, a wonderful, rarely-seen Monty Banks feature, Beatrice Lillie, Raymond Griffith and lots more… 50 more words

"See what a little kindness will do?" Laurel and Hardy in "Scram" (1932).

The judge in this film is a truly brutal piece of work bereft of anything resembling compassion.  Poverty and destitution seem to especially enrage him and the only reason Stan and Ollie aren’t incarcerated for the dubious crime of vagrancy at the beginning of the movie is because the prison is full.  1,334 more words

Hasn't he suffered enough? Stan visits Ollie in "County Hospital" 1932

It seems unimaginable nowadays that anybody would be allowed to park right in front of the main entrance to a hospital.  But it’s an entitlement that Stan takes for granted. 1,137 more words


If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!   Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English  205 more words


Is there a primatologist in the house? Laurel and Hardy in "The Chimp" (1932).

Our heroes are employed by a rather shabby circus in a variety of capacities.  James Finlayson is ringmaster has a great shouty time of it for the brief time we see him.    1,027 more words

A Friday View

It’s been another mixed day today so I thought I’d share a few photos with you.

First, my daughter’s car. It’s a lovely little car, almost a year old now, and perfect for her to run around in to work and the gym and so on. 360 more words


45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

This early pairing of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is listed in a number of the standard reference books on fantastic cinema, including Walt Lee’s… 432 more words