Laurel & Hardy

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 boys and their work, so please feel free to join in the discussion.

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“Well, now that our troubles are over, where do we go from here…?”

So, why not get the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy some classic Laurel & Hardy, before joining in with the blog’s discussions?

11 thoughts on “There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!”

  1. Great idea here! As a relative noob to the L&H canon, can you recommend a place to start? Or will you perhaps be writing an introductory history/timeline? A quick and easy reference point would be very useful for folks like me. Good luck!

    1. Welcome, welcome plummybrummy! Thanks for the message. Yes, a quick reference guide would be a good idea. If you’re looking for a good place to dip your toe in the L&H waters, you could try The Music Box (1932) or Helpmates (1932) or Busy Bodies (1933). To be honest most of the Hal Roach sound shorts are well worth a look. Let me know what you think… 🙂

  2. My grandfather, Lewis A French worked with Hal Roach for many years. My uncle Lloyd French was a director at the studio.

  3. I can’t understand why I’ve not come across this blog before (although not a big blog follower), I’ve been a member of Helpmates UK tent for more years than I can remember and the Laurel and Hardy magazine has no doubt mentioned the blog at some point but for some reason I must have missed it.
    Looking forward to catching up on the blogs.

    1. Thanks for visiting the blog, Gaz! I think I’ve only had a very small
      mention in the magazine in the past, so it’s easy to see why you might have missed the site. There’s also a new podcast series that I started in the Spring that you may enjoy. Just click on the ‘podcasts’ tab on the menu and you’ll find all the back episodes. Thanks again for your support 👍🏻

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