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Book Recommendation

Before we close our doors until next spring, we thought we’d recommend Randy Skretvedt’s updated version of his Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies–just released on Amazon! Advertisements

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End Credits & Final Thoughts

Thank you to everyone who came out this spring to support Legends of Laughter 2: The Comedy Teams. We averaged 65 patrons a week. We are especially grateful to all our regulars who were there every week, standing in line, … Continue reading

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Road to Morocco (1942) by matthew c. hoffman

Road to Morocco was the third of seven “Road” movies that Bob Hope and Bing Crosby made together between the years 1940 and 1962. Dorothy Lamour was their co-star and romantic interest in all of them except the last in … Continue reading

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Artists and Models (1955) by matthew c. hoffman

NOTE: Our screening of Artists and Models on May 19 was our second-lowest turnout of the season (just above the Wheeler & Woolsey film) with an attendance of only 56. Admittedly, with a Technicolor film like this, the impact is lessened if shown digitally. … Continue reading

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Way Out West (1937) by matthew c. hoffman

Way Out West is ranked as one of Laurel & Hardy’s finest feature films and one of the best comedy-Westerns of all-time. They weren’t the first to combine laughs in a Western setting—silent comics like Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton … Continue reading

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Hellzapoppin (1941) by matthew c. hoffman

Decades before Ernie Kovacs or Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In or Mystery Science Theatre 3000, there was Hellzapoppin—a comedy that turned Hollywood convention upside down. The film showcases the inventive style of Olsen & Johnson. “Anything for a laugh,” was their … Continue reading

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Buck Privates Come Home (1947) by matthew c. hoffman

Bud Abbott & Lou Costello were the two biggest moneymakers for Universal Studio in the 1940s. However, with the release of Little Giant followed by The Time of Their Lives, they had fallen into a box office slump. Abbott & … Continue reading

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Duck Soup (1933) by matthew c. hoffman

The following is a transcript from our presentation on 4/7/16. The Clark & McCullough shorts we screened, False Roomers and Jitters the Butler, went over very well and put the audience in high-gear for Duck Soup. The audience reaction to … Continue reading

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Clark & McCullough

Before our April 7 screening of Duck Soup we will be showcasing the comedy team of Clark & McCullough with two of their shorts. Here is one of their best:

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Fra Diavolo (1933) by matthew c. hoffman

On March 31, 2016, we had our first capacity crowd of the season. Over 90 patrons attended our screening of Fra Diavolo. The feature presentation was preceded by two comedy shorts starring Thelma Todd & ZaSu Pitts: Bargain of the Century (1933) and … Continue reading

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