Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll be reviewing every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.
In this third episode, Patrick talks with Stephen Rettie about his family connection to Laurel & Hardy co-star and fan favourite, James Finlayson. The episode charts Finlayson's history growing up in Larbert, Scotland and emigrating to California and becoming a global star. The two Laurel & Hardy films in focus are 'Slipping Wives' (1927) and Love 'Em and Weep (1927), being Finlayson's first role in the same film as both Stan Laurel and Oliver 'Babe' Hardy.
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To read the blog on Love 'Em and Weep, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/09/28/love-em-and-weep-1927/
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In this second episode Patrick talks with silent film historian, Steve Massa about his connections with the world of Laurel and Hardy. The two audio blogs focus on the next two films in the Laurel and Hardy canon, being 45 Minutes From Hollywood (1926) and Duck Soup (1927) and Steve gives his take on them both.
To read the blog on 45 Minutes From Hollywood click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/09/26/forty-five-minutes-from-hollywood-1926/
To read the blog on 'Duck Soup' click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/09/27/duck-soup-1927/
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This first episode of 'The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast' covers Laurel and Hardy's first appearance together on screen, namely 'The Lucky Dog' (1921). Included is a great interview with ground-breaking author, Rob Stone who discusses Stan and Ollie's solo careers, as well as the film in question.
To read the blog on 'The Lucky Dog' visit: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/09/26/the-lucky-dog-1921/
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Introducing The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast.
In each episode I'll be looking at and discussing the films of Laurel and Hardy, the world's best loved comedy duo. In addition, I have a great line up of special guests who will be joining me, from authors, experts, film archivists, officiandos and regular fans alike.
If you love Laurel and Hardy, this podcast series is for you! So, make sure you don't miss an episode by subscribing for free now...
My name is Patrick Vasey and I've been a massive fan of Laurel and Hardy since I was a child. In 2018 I started to write 'The Laurel & Hardy Blog' which quickly gained a substantial following of 'Blog-Heads' all across the globe. As well as this podcast, you can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.