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Stan and Ollie: the Roots of Comedy The Double Life of Laurel and Hardy

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ISBN-10: 0312325983

ISBN-13: 9780312325985

Edition: 2004

Authors: Simon Louvish

List price: $30.99
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have remained, from 1927 to the present day, the screen's most famous and popular comedy double act, celebrated by legions of fans. But despite many books about their films and individual lives, there has never been a fully researched, definitive narrative biography of the duo, from birth to death. Louvish traces the early lives of Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Hardy and the surrounding minstrel and variety theatre, which influenced all of their later work. Louvish examines the rarely seen solo films of both our heroes, prior to their serendipitous pairing in 1927, in the long-lost short "Duck Soup." The inspired casting teamed them until their last days. Both…    
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English