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Randy Skretvedt 2009 Interview

by Steve Wichrowski

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The Nutty Nut News Network presents a new, enthusiastic and informative interview with Laurel and Hardy author and longtime member of the Sons of the Desert, Randy Skretvedt. This presentation is filled with background information on how Randy interviewed scores of Laurel and Hardy related celebrities for his very popular book "Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies".

We hear how he began doing interviews in the early 1970s and in particular about his successful encounters with studio boss Hal Roach. Randy also reveals which celebrity he was the closest to and with whom he produced a record album. (Randy gives details on how to order a CD copy of this.) The commentary on the 20th Century Fox DVD release of "The Big Noise" is discussed and Randy reappraises his evaluation of that film.

This interview is loaded with behind the scenes information and fascinating details concerning a number of Laurel and Hardy co-stars, including Bob Bailey ("Jitterbugs", "The Dancing Masters"). In addition, Randy tells us how he came to acquire personal snapshots and written material belonging to Babe Hardy.

And finally, we hear from Randy about some new projects including an upcoming revised and expanded version of his book. This 20 minute plus interview is accompanied with a photo of Randy holding the sizeable Hardy scrapbook album.
 

To listen to Randy's 1989 Interview for the Nutty Nut News Network