The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia
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"Everything you wanted to know about The Boysand then some" according to Robert Badgley. This book is chock full of essential and not so essential minutae on the careers,lives,films,you-name-it of the worlds greatest film comedy duo of all time,Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.That it is entitled an "encyclopedia" is no idle boast.There isn't too . "Leave 'em laughing" according to Peter Cannon. Having recently acquired the Hal Roach L&H films on DVD, I've found this an excellent companion volume, particularly valuable for its entries on miscellaneous topics to do with the boys. One highlight was learning that Edgar Kennedy lets out a four-letter . L&H Encyclopedia a must-own This is a gold mine of information, much of which is not going to be found elsewhere easily, if at all. Glenn Mitchell has done a thorough job of researching his subjects, and it shows. Clearly, he enjoys The Boys as well, since a noticeable amount of wit
Glenn Mitchell is a historian of silent cinema and the early talkies, and the author of A–Z of Silent Film Comedy, The Chaplin Encyclopedia, and The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia.
About the AuthorGlenn Mitchell is a historian of silent cinema and the early talkies, and the author of A–Z of Silent Film Comedy, The Chaplin Encyclopedia, and The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia.
Illustrated with stills and promotional artwork, more than 600 entries provide the opportunity for endless browsing and the chance to discover a new slant on cinema's best-loved comedy duo.. Reissued in a more accessible format, this thorough reference includes synopses and critiques of all Laurel & Hardy films as well as comprehensive biographical information on both funny men. It also covers their influences, from Valentino to music hall; details of the duo's solo film careers; stage, radio, and television appearances; and the co-stars, directors, and gagmen behind the partnership