The Making of Stan Laurel: Echoes of a British Boyhood by Danny Lawrence

By Danny Lawrence

As an grownup, Stan Laurel (1890–1965) lived within the usa. As a boy, he lived in north-east England, the son of a widespread neighborhood theatrical determine. This ground-breaking biography examines Laurel’s family members heritage, his adolescence and his fight to set up a exhibit company profession. Stan retained the emotional bonds cast in his early life all through his existence and visited his boyhood houses in the course of his united kingdom excursions with Oliver Hardy.
Describing Stan Laurel’s key roles in making his movies together with his accomplice Oliver Hardy such a success across the world, the e-book analyzes how Stan’s boyhood studies are usually echoed in these movies. It additionally notes his impression on successive generations of comedian actors who, to today, nonetheless pay fulsome tribute to him. integrated is a variety of photos suitable to Laurel’s boyhood, a few concerning subject matters within the Laurel and Hardy comedies.

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