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   23 May 2015

Laurel and Hardy are undoubtedly the most famous and popular comedy double-act of all time, with well over three hundred solo and team films between them. But their comedy work wasn't solely in films. Before making films in Hollywood, Laurel spent several years working on the British stage and in Music Hall, followed by several more touring the United States of America in Vaudeville. Babe Hardy too had spells on the American stage early on in his career, as a singer.

In the early 1940s, the two comedians did three major stage tours of USA cities, between making films for 20th Century Fox, and MGM. A fourth tour found them entertaining the troops on bases in and around the Caribbean.

And then, when Laurel and Hardy's screen career was over, Laurel returned to the British Variety stage, and took with him his American partner, Oliver Hardy. This was quickly followed by two spells in Europe - one being a stage tour of Denmark, Sweden, France, and Belgium - the second being a year spent making their last film, Atoll K, in France.

And so what of the accounts of all the years these comic geniuses spent on stage? Where are they? Laurel & Hardy films have spawned hundreds of books and thousands of articles, but written work on Stan and Ollie's stage shows wouldn't fill one magazine, much less a book. Not, that it is, until along came the four books: LAUREL and HARDY The British Tours; LAUREL and HARDY The European Tours; LAUREL and HARDY The US Tours; and CHAPLIN Stage by Stage (which also details 'STAN LAUREL The Fred Karno Tours')

To find out more about the contents of the books:
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LAUREL & HARDY
The British Tours

by A.J Marriot

LAUREL HARDY BRITISH TOURS
Published 1993
ISBN 9780952130802

LAUREL and HARDY
The European Tours

by A.J Marriot
LAUREL HARDY EUROPEAN TOURS book
Published 2014

ISBN 9780952130840

LAUREL and HARDY
The US Tours

by A.J Marriot

LAUREL and HARDY US TOURS
Published 2011
ISBN 9780952130826

CHAPLIN
Stage by Stage

by A.J Marriot

CHARLIE CHAPLIN Stage by Stage
Published 2003
ISBN 9780952130819

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