Laurel and Hardy Museum Blog

Smug Roberts Tickets and Details

TV actor and standup comedian Smug Roberts is appearing at the Laurel and Hardy Museum on Saturday the 14th of November at 8pm. Click here to buy tickets, or call us on 01229 582292.

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Venue Hire

Looking for a unique venue for your event? Look no further than the Laurel and Hardy Museum. Our exhibition space is flexible enough for all types of events. Birthday parties, weddings, plays, presentations, comedy, poetry, magic, or anything else you … Continue reading

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Silent Film Reviews – 1928

“Leave ‘Em Laughing” *** Released 28th January 1928, Laurel and Hardy proved how laughter can be infectious, even during the silent era. Stan is keeping Ollie awake at 3am with toothache and so Ollie provides him with a hot water … Continue reading

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Silent Film Reviews – 1929

“Liberty” *** Released 26th January 1929, “Liberty” is Laurel and Hardy’s answer to Harold Lloyd’s spectacular clock-dangling sequence in “Safety Last!” (1921). The scenes that include Stan and Ollie attempting to change their trousers were originally filmed for their previous … Continue reading

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An introduction to our silent movie reviews.

Laurel and Hardy made 106 films together and this included 33 silent films. An enthusiastic Laurel and Hardy fan would find it fascinating to view all of these films and watch them develop from their solo careers into the wonderful … Continue reading

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Silent Film Reviews – 1927

“The Lucky Dog” * Released 1st December 1921, this is the first film that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appear in together. Stan is kicked out by a landlady “whose heart is harder than her mattress.” He later encounters some … Continue reading

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Laurel & Hardy – The Collection (21-disc Box Set) [DVD]

This collection has been around for a good few years now, it started of at £200 and even at this high price it was considered a good buy. Over the years the price dropped to as low as £40, but … Continue reading

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Another Fine Fest to celebrate Stan’s birthday.

Every year in Harlem, Georgia tens of thousands of people descend on the town to celebrate the birth of Oliver Hardy. It’s the event of the year for that small town in the southern states of America and a fine … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Holland makes a triumphant return.

I’ve finally found the time to review our first live show at the museum, …and this is my friend Mr Laurel. As you may have read recently Jeffrey Holland very kindly consented to come to Ulverston to perform his one … Continue reading

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Hats Off To Laurel and Hardy

Hats off to Laurel and Hardy was written by Philip Hutchinson after he encountered problems touring the well known Tom McGrath play Laurel and Hardy. As a fan of the boys, and an actor, he had wanted to tour the … Continue reading

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