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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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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 26: Liberty (1929) with John Bengtson and Randy Skretvedt

To listen now, use the website's podcast player, or click HERE Episode 26 has very lofty ambitions, as Patrick and his guests discuss Laurel & Hardy’s 1929 short, Liberty. In the footsteps of Harold Lloyd, Liberty is the one and only time Stan and Babe made an out-and-out ‘thrill’ picture and what a hilarious short… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 26: Liberty (1929) with John Bengtson and Randy Skretvedt

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27. We Faw Down (1928)

As the filming of Habeas Corpus was coming to a close, Hal Roach was still fretting over which way to turn, or perhaps more accurately, how far to turn, in relation to the new craze for sound pictures. He had determined to move forward and embrace the new technologies, but it was with reluctance and… Continue reading 27. We Faw Down (1928)

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Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 25: We Faw Down (1928) with Chris Seguin

CLICK HERE to listen now or use the podcast player on this page In this 25th episode of The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast, Patrick provides an update on his forthcoming book, Laurel & Hardy: Silents and makes a special announcement about the future of The Laurel & Hardy Magazine. The main business of the day,… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 25: We Faw Down (1928) with Chris Seguin

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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)