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Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 18: Their Purple Moment with Richard W. Bann


In this bumper eighteenth episode, Patrick welcomes Laurel and Hardy and Hal Roach Studios expert Richard W. Bann to the Blogcast for the very first time.

Richard is one of the foremost authorities on anything and everything connected to the Hal Roach Studios, including not only the films they produced but also its history, reputation and legacy as well.

Richard shares his Laurel and Hardy backstory, about how he discovered Stan and Ollie and the Hal Roach Studios in general and also his career history. He also discusses with Patrick the film in focus, the 1928 silent short, Their Purple Moment. 

To finish, Richard also answers the ever-difficult Atoll question.

This is easily the longest episode of the Blogcast to date and with good reason. If you’re a true fan of the boys and the Lot of Fun, you won’t want to miss a minute of this one!

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