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Laurel And Hardy Home Movies DVD



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"Laurel and Hardy - Home Movies" also featuring "Lucky Dog" DVD

Laurel and Hardy Home Movies and Lucky Dog dvd

Laurel & Hardy Home Movies Stan Laurel 1890 1965 Stan, christened Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born in Ulverston, England in 1890. His father was an actor and theatre manager. Little did they know what was to come. When he was 16, Stan left school to work with his father in theatre. His fathers influence in the entertainment industry that provided Stan with the opportunity to perform in several stage productions. It was this initial coverage that led to his appointment with the well known Fred Karno performers. It was this appointment that introduced Stan to another Karno member, Charlie Chaplin. Stan was to understudy Chaplin, and follow the Karno group on a US tour. However when Chaplin dispatched from the Karno Troupe, the tour soon folded. When the Karno group split, Stan, with two former Karno members formed the Keystone Trio, and later the Jefferson Trio. It was at this time that Stan adopted the stage name Laurel. After an appearance in the film Nuts in May (1917), Universal Studios signed up Stan for a series of short films including The Soilers (1920), Under Two Jags (1920), Blood And Sand (1922), Dr. Pryde And Mr. Hyde (1925), and many others. In 1926 Stan began working with Hal Roach, one of the greatest movie directors that time. Although Stan first appeared with Ollie in film named The Lucky Dog, It was to be nearly a decade, before the two would pair up in another film. Their first feature-length starring roles were in Pardon Us (1931). Their work became more production-line and less popular during the war years, mostly producing for Twentieth Century-Fox. Their last movie together was a French failure Atoll K (1950). In 1960 he was awarded an Oscar for his creative contributions to the pioneering field of cinema comedy. Stan Laurel died in February 23rd 1965 following a hearth attack. Stan's final resting place is in Burbank at the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery. Oliver Hardy 1892 - 1957 Ollie was born on the 18 Jan 1892 in Harlem, Georgia. He studied Law at the Georgia State University and spent his time between studies singing at the Atlanta Conservatory of Music. In 1913 Ollie expressed an interest in the new-found motion picture industry where he began work with the Florida based 'Lubin Company'. It was in his early days with the Lubin company that he picked up the nickname 'Babe' that was to stay with him for the rest of his life. One of the many 'two reelers' that Babe appeared in was 'Lucky Dog' where he had a brief encounter with Stan Laurel. It would be almost a decade before the boys would feature together again. In 1926 Ollie, became member of Hal Roach Company (Oliver Hardy starred in 252 films without Stan). After featuring together in the movie 'Duck Soup' the boys transformed into the best comedy duo of cinema history. Their first feature-length starring roles were in Pardon us (1931). After over two decades of success paired with Stan, Ollie appeared without Stan in The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) and Riding High (1950). Oliver Hardy died august 7th, 1957 following a major stroke which left him seriously debilitated in the months before his death. Oliver's ashes were interred in the Masonic section of the Garden of Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood. Lucky Dog 1920 - STORY: A stray dog befriends Stan Laurel and helps him outwit a robber (Oliver Hardy) and a Swiss count, who turns out to be the robber in disguise. This is the first film in which Stan & Ollie were seen together this is where it all started.

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Format: DVD (Black & White)
Genre: COMEDY
Barcode: 671765902092
Category: U



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