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Topic: Laurel and Hardy
Message: Posted by: motown (May 7, 2019 08:16PM)
I was watching a documentary on the shorts Hollywood use to do as a warm up to the feature. Fascinating. There was a funny clip of Laurel and Hardy playing magicians. Anyone ever see this documentary or the clip?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/moviecappa.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/laurel-and-hardy-magicians-with-jack-benny/amp/

It was interesting to see the variety of shorts that were done. I believe the documentary was narrated by Chevy Chase.
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 8, 2019 12:50PM)
The film link is broken there but this one works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8555e6TyY_A

All their slapstick scenes and quite magical, amazing. I think one might use them as inspiration to create magic effects.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 9, 2019 02:55PM)
Tommy, the link you gave clearly said "Laurel and Hardy IMPERSONATORS"
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 9, 2019 05:12PM)
Ed, it was clearly a beautiful impersonation.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 9, 2019 08:50PM)
Oh, that's fine. I just thought it was actually going to be THEM.

I was never a big Laurel and Hardy fan. I saw the cleverness, but just couldn't get into it.

I was going through a "mysteries" phase for awhile, I found a weird one called "If Laurel Shot Hardy, The World Would End!"

A crime takes place on a college campus during a "Laurel and Hardy" film festival, most of the college is dressed as either Laurel or Hardy, so two thieves dressed as the pair, don't even get noticed.
Message: Posted by: motown (May 10, 2019 10:31AM)
I was a big Laurel & Hardy fan. The recent movie Stan & Ollie was fantastic. Both actors did a great job capturing their personalities.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 25, 2019 06:40PM)
These two guys were pretty good!

The new guys in the recent movie were perfect, too.