Who can deny the comedic genius of Laurel and Hardy? This dynamic duo roared through the late 20’s, and kept going strong through the next two-and-a-half decades, drawing laughter for their slapstick comedy with guileless and clownish Stan Laurel shadowing his ostentatious friend Oliver Hardy. Even today, they continue to entertain us with their endless antics. Check them out as they get plugged in with AC/DC and dance their well-known routine, “The Way Out West” to “Shot Down In Flames:”
The flow of modern musical electricity seems to have given Stan and Ollie entirely different personas than those seen in their classic routine shown below. What you think?
While both were well-established as actors in the film industry by the mid-1920’s, it was 1926 when the English thin man Stan Laurel (1890-1965), teamed up with thickset American Oliver (Ollie) Hardy (1892-1957) appearing unofficially in a film short. This led to their official partnership in 1927, in which they first appeared together in the silent short film “Putting Pants on Philip.”
During their career as partners, they appeared in total of 107 films. The work included 32 silent shorts, 40 short sound films, and 23 full-length feature films, as well as 12 cameo appearances. The pair also performed a number of stage shows, including a tour in England, Ireland and Scotland.
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