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There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!

Welcome to the official home of The Laurel & Hardy Blog. The place to discover all you need to know about the films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Each month I publish a new blog discussing a film in the Laurel and Hardy chronology. You can share your thoughts, ideas and love for the… Continue reading There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!

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26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

The movie world was changing. The development of sound recording technology to accompany motion pictures had been building for some time, with Thomas Edison beginning attempts to invent a reliable method as early as 1891. On both sides of the Atlantic, many others followed suit over the years that followed. With various degrees of success,… Continue reading 26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 24: Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

  Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE In a bumper Episode 24, the Blogcast has reached a pivotal moment in Laurel and Hardy’s cinematic history. Today’s film in focus, Habeas Corpus was not only the boys’ first out-and-out scare-comedy, but it was also… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 24: Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

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Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 23: Bonus Blogcast – “Everything Comes From Karno” with David Crump

Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE Joining us on this special bonus edition of The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast is a man who has had a number of guises in his life, including as an actor, singer, and playwright, and to that list,… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 23: Bonus Blogcast – “Everything Comes From Karno” with David Crump

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Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 22: Two Tars (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE In Episode 22, Patrick celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the Blogcast and we hear birthday messages from some of the podcast’s many global listeners. In addition, Patrick also welcomes back to the Blogcast Laurel & Hardy expert… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 22: Two Tars (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

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25. Two Tars (1928)

However one might feel about Early to Bed, the experience gained by the Roach Studio staff from making that picture must, arguably, have been one of learning. That Stan and Ollie’s relationship was never tinkered with in this way again and that the studio and Emmett Flynn, the film’s director, immediately parted ways despite their… Continue reading 25. Two Tars (1928)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 21: Early to Bed (Part Two) with Richard W. Bann

Listen now by using the podcast player on the right-hand side of the page - OR click HERE Episode 21, sees Patrick offer a Laurel and Hardy handshake to returning guest and Hal Roach Studios expert, Richard W. Bann. This episode continues the discussion that Patrick had with Randy Skretvedt in Episode 20 about Stan and… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 21: Early to Bed (Part Two) with Richard W. Bann

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5. Love ‘Em and Weep (1927)

As 1926 drew to a close, the executives at the Hal Roach Studio were looking forward to a more prosperous New Year. 1926 had been a good year, and yet Roach, always looking to improve his studio’s reputation and the quality of its product, was preparing to execute a plan that would take his operation… Continue reading 5. Love ‘Em and Weep (1927)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 20: Early to Bed (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW In Episode Twenty, Patrick welcomes back to the Blogcast Laurel & Hardy expert and author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies and The Laurel & Hardy Movie Scripts, Randy Skretvedt. Throughout the course of the show Randy and Patrick talk about a film that neither of them… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 20: Early to Bed (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

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24. Early to Bed (1928)

In May 1928, Mr and Mrs Hal Roach, the intrepid explorers, returned from their worldwide tour. Their global adventure seemed to have been a great success; the Roach’s had saved their marriage, the studio hadn’t fallen apart in the boss’ absence, and now it was time to head back to Culver City. From New York,… Continue reading 24. Early to Bed (1928)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 17: You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928) with Ben Model and Neil Brand

Listen here or on your favourite podcast provider's platform In a jam-packed Episode Seventeen and to help discuss the 1928 silent short, You’re Darn Tootin’, Patrick welcomes two new special guests to the Blogcast. First up is silent film accompanist, blogger, podcaster and host of The Silent Comedy Watch Party, Ben Model. Patrick then welcomes… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 17: You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928) with Ben Model and Neil Brand