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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)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 20: Early to Bed (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW In Episode Twenty, Patrick welcomes back to the Blogcast Laurel & Hardy expert and author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies and The Laurel & Hardy Movie Scripts, Randy Skretvedt. Throughout the course of the show Randy and Patrick talk about a film that neither of them… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 20: Early to Bed (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

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24. Early to Bed (1928)

In May 1928, Mr and Mrs Hal Roach, the intrepid explorers, returned from their worldwide tour. Their global adventure seemed to have been a great success; the Roach’s had saved their marriage, the studio hadn’t fallen apart in the boss’ absence, and now it was time to head back to Culver City. From New York,… Continue reading 24. Early to Bed (1928)

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Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 17: You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928) with Ben Model and Neil Brand

Listen here or on your favourite podcast provider's platform In a jam-packed Episode Seventeen and to help discuss the 1928 silent short, You’re Darn Tootin’, Patrick welcomes two new special guests to the Blogcast. First up is silent film accompanist, blogger, podcaster and host of The Silent Comedy Watch Party, Ben Model. Patrick then welcomes… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes – Episode 17: You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928) with Ben Model and Neil Brand

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Blogcast Show Notes -Episode 19: Should Married Men Go Home? with Glenn Mitchell

  LISTEN HERE OR ON YOUR FAVOURITE PODCAST PROVIDER   Episode Nineteen sees the welcome return of special guest Glenn Mitchell. In the programme Patrick and Glenn discuss the first release from the officially designated ‘Laurel & Hardy’ series, 1928’s Should Married Men Go Home? Patrick explores Babe Hardy’s obsession with golf and also the… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes -Episode 19: Should Married Men Go Home? with Glenn Mitchell

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23. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

Should Married Men Go Home? is an average Laurel and Hardy picture from this period. The boys’ official biographer, John McCabe, wrote somewhat dismissively of the comedy, suggesting that Stan and Babe could, and perhaps should, have done better with the material at hand. And yet, the film can claim a uniquely significant status in… Continue reading 23. Should Married Men Go Home? (1928)

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

LISTEN HERE OR ON YOUR FAVOURITE PODCAST PROVIDER 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… Continue reading Blogcast Show Notes- Episode 18: Their Purple Moment with Richard W. Bann