Hippodrome Silent Film Festival: Laurel and Hardy Triple Bill
28th April, 2.30pm
With live accompaniment from Jane Gardner (piano) and Hazel Morrison (percussion).
Hippodrome, 10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, EH51 0AA.
Programme notes say:We begin with 'Flying Elephants' in which the bachelor Boys are transplanted to prehistoric times and their bowler hats are substituted for Hollywood-issue caveman outfits. Next up is their final silent 'Unaccustomed as We Are' (remade as their first talkie). Ollie brings Stan home for dinner, much to the disgust of Mrs. Hardy who storms out leaving the coast clear for the pair to try their charms on beautiful neighbour Mrs. Kennedy (Thelma Todd). Finally, we are delighted to present one of Laurel and Hardy's best-loved shorts: 'Big Business' which sees the duo gain-lessly occupied as door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen falling foul of short-tempered James Finlayson (Larbert-born local celebrity) with predictably but oh-so-satisfyingly destructive results.
Hollywood Victory Caravan
I am trying to pass around the announcement of my Kickstarter campaign. I am hoping to bring the color 16mm footage to DVD, along with a new documentary on the Hollywood Victory Caravan. One of the short subjects that will be included is a 1953 Hal Roach television comedy that shows a part of the Hal Roach Studios. If I hit the target goal the DVD can be professionally pressed in a quality presentation as opposed to a DVD-R type release.
I know there are quite a few Sons who have wanted to see this. A piece of Laurel and Hardy's performance on stage is a part of the preview video.
With only a few days to go to the Sondayz weekend we are happy to announce that the Sons entertainment night is looking good. Besides the wonderful act of magician Raphel 7 Sons have announced to be part of the Sons entertainment evening.
If you are going to the UK convention, we'll love to meet you there.
René, Graham, Hans
Saps at Sea promotion
Here is an interesting photo that I happened to come across on the internet, so I thought I'd pass it along. It's from the Etsy website. Someone was selling a copy or copies of the photo, and it has since sold out.
Also James Finlayson in The Roaring Twenties.
How many of Ken Dodd's
questions would you have got
How many of Ken Dodd's questions would you have got right?
Panopticon's first L&H Quiz Night
Peter Crilly is a volunteer at the Panopticon and is an enormous help with Call of the Cuckoos Tent meetings. Peter had the bright idea of staging a Laurel and Hardy Quiz at the Panopticon and this he staged on 14th April. Valuable prizes, including fezzes, were won by the winning team, called Pardon Us.
The winners: Scott Jackson, Willie Black and Christine Black
On Friday the Flying
Deuces of Northern New Jersey, Oasis #8, will be
celebrating our 50th anniversary as a tent at our
annual banquet. I've been fortunate enough to have
spent the last 30 of those 50 years as a
On Friday the Flying Deuces of Northern New Jersey, Oasis #8, will be celebrating our 50th anniversary as a tent at our annual banquet. I've been fortunate enough to have spent the last 30 of those 50 years as a member.