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That Laurel & Hardy appeared in 13 films together before starring in what the comedians themselves call “The first Laurel & Hardy film.” “Putting Pants on Philip,” was opened at theaters on December 3, 1927.
That Laurel & Hardy have been seen, loved, and endeared by the entire world for more than 81 years.
That Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation has made 156 Laurel & Hardy animated color cartoons, which have recently been digitized and reformatted with new music added.
That the U. S. Post Office issued a commemorative postage stamp in their honor.
That separately Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy made 76 and 213 films, respectively.
That despite his size, Oliver “Babe” Hardy was a fashion plate and all of his suits were hand-tailored in the finest fabrics.
That Laurel & Hardy’s only “live” television appearance was in 1954, when they unexpectedly found themselves being saluted by “This Is Your Life.”
That Stan Laurel customarily received twice the pay of Oliver Hardy since it was Laurel who conceived the bulk of their on-screen gags.
That Jean Harlow made her motion picture debut in the Laurel & Hardy film, “Double Whoopee.” Later, when she was a star, she lent them a photo - at no charge - for use on the set of another of their films.
That throughout most of his life, Stan Laurel listed his home phone number in the local phone book and answered all of his fan mail personally.
That their famous theme song, “Coo Coo,” was originally a radio jingle on a local Los Angeles radio station.
That Laurel & Hardy rarely worked with a script, and even when one was prepared, they usually threw it aside and improvised around Stan Laurel’s own gag creations.That some of the 20th Century’s most famous figures were among their greatest fans. They included Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, and Winston Churchill III.
That Oliver Hardy was a skilled chef, and although he exhibited a large girth, he reportedly ate far less than his “skinny” partner Stan Laurel.
That Stan Laurel never thought of himself as a gifted performer. He preferred, instead, to thrive on his skills as a gag writer.
That more people have seen Laurel & Hardy on television than ever saw them at movie theaters, and Madison Avenue . . . not Hollywood, has done more to spread their fame worldwide by frequently featuring their likenesses in television commercials, magazines and other advertising campaigns.
That together they made 105 two-reelers and feature films.
That Stan Laurel was a roommate of Charlie Chaplin when the two first started appearing in America on stage, prior to landing in Hollywood.
That both Laurel and Hardy appear on the sleeve of the Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club," album.
That Oliver Hardy's famous catchphrase is often misquoted as "Well, there's another fine mess you've gotten me into." The actual quote is "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." "Another Fine Mess" was the title of one of their short films from the 1930s.
That in a poll of 1000’s of people released in recent years, fellow comedians and comedy insiders pegged Laurel & Hardy as one of the most popular comedy duos ever in cinema history.
That the December 2005 issue of the national newspaper magazine read across the country, Parade Magazine, saw nearly 7,000 respondents make Laurel and Hardy their pick for the most dynamic comedy duo ever.
That the worldwide rights to their names and likenesses have been owned, for more than 40 years, by Larry Harmon, best-known as the creator of television’s “Bozo The Clown.”
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