Saturday, February 23, 2013

Laurel and Hardy

Laurel & Hardy
USA 29 (postcard made from the image of the stamp)

unused, from 1991

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Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) and large American Oliver Hardy (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957), they became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.

They made over 100 films together, initially two-reelers (short films) before expanding into feature length films in the 1930s. Their films include Sons of the Desert (1933), the Academy Award winning short film The Music Box (1932), Babes in Toyland (1934), and Way Out West (1937).

Hardy's catchphrase "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" is still widely recognized.


ONeal said...

I like the card. As for Laurel & Hardy, I still choose The 3 Stooges over them and the Marx Brothers.

On a side note, there's a green green highway sign in Mississippi that always catches my eye. It lists approaching exits for Laurel and for Hardy.

9teen87 said...

looks like someone with a good sense of humor was naming the streets.