MR. LAUREL AND MR. HARDY by McCab John

MR. LAUREL AND MR. HARDY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After a biographical chapter each of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy this develops into an analysis of their type of comedy, the art of their clowning and a definition of their popularity from to 1950. It examines the pictures they made before they became a team and follows their progress from silent two reelers to their success in longer sound features; It evaluate their differences and the effects on their combination; it describes how their scripts same into being and how they were filmed: It gives details of incidents and scenes and diagnoses their means of making their audiences laugh; it indicates the origins of their trademarks. A part of cinematic history, this is more for the serious student of moving pictures rather than for those interested in movie star biography and is a careful account of talent and comedy.

Pub Date: March 10th, 1961
Publisher: Doubleday