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Essential Purchase!

NEW For 2021 – Laurel OR Hardy – US Blu-Ray Release OUT NOW!

The Blu-Ray is only available from the US and the DVD was released only in France. Both releases are produced by Serge Bromberg’s ‘Lobster Films’ and they are identical in content, featuring 35 Laurel – Hardy solo shorts, across 2 discs, many of which  have never been released on home video before. Both versions will play on UK players.

BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDE:

  • Image Gallery — Slideshow presentation featuring photographs from the Library of Congress collections.
  • Collector’s Edition Souvenir Booklet — Limited edition booklet with film notes from film historian Rob Stone, as well as notes on the restoration from Lobster Film’s Serge Bromberg.

 

 

Laurel & Hardy: The Collection.

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 !

Dick Und Doof: Twentieth Century Fox – 6 Film Blu-Ray Collection – Fantastic Quality – (Plays on Region A and B players)

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 Stan Laurel Collection: Seventeen Comedy Shorts 1923 – 1925 (2 Discs) – Region 1 (This does play on UK players too)

The Stan Laurel Collection- Volume Two: 21 Comedy Shorts 1918 – 1926  – Region 1 (This does play on UK players too)

The Oliver Hardy Collection: Eight Comedy Classics – Region 1 (This plays on UK players).

Music

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

Cassara, Bill, Edgar Kennedy: Master of the Slow Burn, BearManor Media, 2019

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

Lawrence, Danny, The Making of Stan Laurel: Echoes of a British Boyhood, McFarland & Co., 2011

Lawrence, Danny, The Making of Laurel and Hardy, Ayton House, 2019

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

Massa, Steve., Rediscovering Roscoe: The Films of “Fatty” Arbuckle, BearManor Media, 2019

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 Animated Antics of Laurel & Hardy, Lulu.com, 2017

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

Mitchell-Waite, Antony & Jo, The Laurel & Hardy Advertising Scrapbook, Lulu.com 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

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