Books / DVD / Music

I wanted to include a list of all the recommended books and source material that have helped me and continue to help me to write this blog.

Click on the title and this will take you to the publication and enable you to purchase your own copies, whilst suporting this website at the same time.

DVD & Blu-Ray

Laurel & Hardy: The Collection. (Universal 21 Disc Box Set, Region 2, PAL)

Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (Region 1, USA, NTSC)

The Devils Brother / Bonnie Scotland – Double Bill – DVD by Warner Brothers Archive Collection

Bonnie Scotland – DVD by Cornerstone Media (Region 2, PAL)

The Flying Deuces – Restored Blu Ray Edition (Region Free) – Superb Quality !

Great Guns / Jitterbugs / The Big Noise – 20th Centry Fox DVD Collection Vol. 1

The Dancing Masters / The Bullfighters / A Haunting We Will Go – 20th Century Fox DVD Collection Vol. 2

Air Raid Wardens / Nothing But Trouble – Double Bill DVD – (Region 1, USA NTSC)

Atoll K – Dual Blu-Ray & DVD Edition. Amazing HD restoration by BFI


The Beau Hunks Orchestra Play the Original Laurel & Hardy Music Volume One(CD)

The Beau Hunks Orchestra Play the Original Laurel & Hardy Music Volume Two (CD)

The Best of Laurel & Hardy’s Music Box – Ronnie Hazelhurst & His Orchestra (CD)

Books / Magazines                                                                                                                                Barr, Charles, Laurel & Hardy, Studio Vista Limited, 1967

Bergan, Ronald, The Life and Times of Laurel and Hardy, The Green Wood Publishing Company, 1992

Calman, Craig, 100 Years of Brodies with Hal Roach: The Jaunty Journeys of a Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Pioneer, BearManor Media, 2017

Crowther, Bruce, Laurel and Hardy: Clown Princes of Comedy, Columbus Books Ltd, 1989

Ehret, Michael & Cartenstadt, Nico, Spot On! An Audiovisual Account of Laurel & Hardy’s 1952 British Tour, Michael Ehret Publishing, 2016

Everson, William, K., The Complete Films of Laurel & Hardy, First Carol Publishing Edition, 1991

Gehring, Wes D., Laurel & Hardy: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press, 1990

Grant, Neil, Laurel & Hardy: Quote Unquote, Parragon Book Service, 1994

Guiles, Fred Lawrence, Stan: The Life of Stan Laurel, Scarborough House/Publishers, 1991

Kwinter, Zachary, The Laurel & Hardy Poster Book, Zachary Kwinter Books Ltd., 1991

Lewis, Rob & Parker, Howard (Eds), The Laurel & Hardy Magazine, Helpmates UK Tent, Rob Lewis

Louvish, Simon, Stan & Ollie: The Roots of Comedy, Faber & Faber Limited,  2001

MacGillivray, Scott, Laurel & Hardy: From the Forties Forward, Vestal Press, 1998

MacGillivray, Scott, Laurel & Hardy: From the Forties Forward. Second Edition. Revised and Expanded, iUniverse, 2009

Marriot, A.J., Laurel & Hardy: The British Tours, Part 1, Marriot Publishing, 2019

Marriot, A.J., Laurel & Hardy: The British Tours, Part 2, Marriot Publishing, 2019

Marriot, A.J., Laurel & Hardy: The U.S. Tours. Revised Second Edition. Marriot Publishing,  2019

Marriot, A.J., Laurel & Hardy: The European Tours, Marriot Publishing, 2019

Marriot, A.J., Laurel: Stage by Stage. Revised Edition, Marriot Publishing 2019

Marriot, A. J., The Lighter Side of Laurel & Hardy. A Pictorial History, Go Entertainment Group Limited, 2010

McCabe, John, Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy. An Affectionate Biography,  Robson Books, 2003

McCabe, John, Babe: The Life of Oliver Hardy, Robson Books, 1993

McCabe, John, The Comedy World of Stan Laurel, Robson Books, 2004

McCabe, John, Babidge, Russell, Laurel & Hardy: The Sound Shorts, Southbay Publishing Ltd, 2008

McCabe, John, Kilgore, Al, and Bann, Richard W., Laurel & Hardy, Barnes & Noble Books, 1996

McGarry, Annie, Laurel & Hardy, Magna Books, 1992

Mitchell, Glen, The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia (Revised New Edition), Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2008

Mitchell-Waite, Antony & Jo, The Artful Antics of Laurel & Hardy,, 2013

Mitchell-Waite, Antony & Jo, The Laurel & Hardy Advertising Scrapbook, 2014

Okuda, Ted and Neibaur, James L., Stan Without Ollie. The Stan Laurel Solo Films, 1917 – 1927, McFarland & Co, Inc., 2012

Owen-Pawson, Jenny, Mouland, Bill, Laurel Before Hardy, Westmorland Gazette, 1984

Scagnetti, Jack, The Laurel & Hardy Scrapbook, Jonathon David Publishers, 1976

Skretvedt, Randy, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies,  Apollo Press Limited, 1991

Skretvedt, Randy, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies: The Ultimate Edition, Bonaventure Press, 2016

Stone, Rob, Laurel or Hardy. The Solo Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver ‘Babe’ Hardy. Split Reel Books, 1996

Sullivan, Karen, Laurel & Hardy: The Laurel & Hardy Poster BookBrockhampton Press, 1995

Tefteller, John, Laurel & Hardy On Stage. Rare and Unreleased Live Performances 1942-1957, Tefteller Publishing, 2014

Ullah, John, This is More Than I Can Stand: A Biography of Charlie Hall. Brewin Books, 2014

Unknown, Laurel & Hardy: 20 Classic Picture Postcards, Godfrey Cave Associates, 1994