Charlie Hall Picture Archive is a unique book for all fans of Charlie Hall and
Laurel and Hardy. The book features over two hundred and ten
images, many of which have never been published and has sections covering
Charlie Hall, his family and the places they visited, his cars, the studio
set up in Hollywood (with a section dedicated to Hal Roach) and the stars of the
time (including Mary Pickford and Mabel Normand). There are numerous mini
biographies of Charlie's co-stars and the book closes with a sixty five page
chapter relating to Charlie Hall's film stills with in depth synopsis of some of
his films. Where possible Charlie's own words have been used.
is softback, slightly smaller than A4
(292x205mm), has 178 pages in total, close to 17,000 words and
features over two hundred and ten images, many of which have never before been
published. The book was written by Dean McKeown and edited by Maria
Cairney, the foreword was written by Willie McIntyre.
- From May 2012 Royal Mail hiked up their postage prices (overseas
postage has gone up an average of £3) thus I have had to make a small increase
in postage rates. Overseas orders will still have reduced postage.
- I have managed to secure a limited number of copies of Laurel and Hardy
by Tom McGrath, please click on the SHOP tab above for more information.
- Thanks to 'Vonbork' an eagle eyed member of The Laurel and Hardy Forum
it appears we can now add Madame Mystery (1926) to Charlie's filmography.
CLICK HERE to see a film still which appears to
- Charlie Hall Picture Archive
author, Dean McKeown, recently visited America and toured some of the sites
featured in The Charlie Hall Picture Archive. For the first installment of
images I have chosen to share some of Charlie and Wilda's graves. Please
- A new Facebook group has been
created dedicated to Charlie Hall, to join just search for The Little Nemesis
To see some pictures of The Laurel and Hardy Statue unveiling then
'Laurel and Hardy fans will devour and enjoy The Charlie Hall Picture Archive.
It is the next best thing to having known the diminutive chap from Birmingham,
England, the one who advertised himself in casting directories as "(Little)
Charles Hall." He did so in order to distinguish himself from the similarly
British-born art director and production designer Charles D Hall. Evidently the
two men were even born the same year.
Besides the illustrations in Dean McKeown's book, and Charlie Hall's own
captions for them, I enjoyed the text. I learned some things I did not know,
giving a better sense of who this man really was.
And right when so many of us believe there are no more Laurel and Hardy still
photos yet to be unearthed, more surface. It seems there are always more to
discover - a good thing!'
Bann on the Official Laurel and Hardy Website read the whole review
Dean McKeown's "The
Charlie Hall Picture Archive" is a well written visual masterpiece. I can't
imagine any admirer of Laurel and Hardy being without this work....The book
makes the reader feel close to Charlie's career and illustrates the expression
"pictures are worth a thousand words."
Part of Roger Gordon's excellent review in the Intra-Tent Journal, issue 133,
Summer 2009. For subscription details for the ITJ please
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'Charlie left a legacy
and a story through these pictures and now for the first time his personal
archive will be presented in full using, where possible, Charlie’s own words.
The Charlie Hall Picture
Archive offers a rare glimpse into Charlie’s professional and private
life. My only hope is that you as the reader will get as much enjoyment from
this book as I have had compiling it.'
The Charlie Hall
Picture Archive 2009 copyright, Dean McKeown. All rights reserved.
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