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The Comedy World Of Stan Laurel

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'The Comedy World of StanLaurel' is a vivid and intimate biography of one of the all-time masters of comedy. John McCabe follows Stan Laurel's career from his early days in British variety, his arrival in the United States, the first films, to his teaming up with Oliver Hardy in 1936 and their meteoric rise to fame.
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Published August 19th 2004 by Not Avail (first published 1974)
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Merja Pohjola
Mar 24, 2014 Merja Pohjola rated it it was amazing
Being a huge fan of Stan Laurel, I was intrigued to find this book. I have read some biographies (all I could get my hands on!) on Stan and on Laurel/Hardy, so I didn't need the basic stuff, an outline of his life, should I say. I already gathered from the other books how he was a wonderful person, and I was delighted to find so many people with endearing, great memories of this warm human being. He was big, but it did not go to his head. The book is filled with these rare reminiscences, ...more
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May 02, 2009 Pat rated it liked it
The comedy of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is some of the best in the world. This book was a little choppy and average, but it contains many funny scripts. I was hoping for better.
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