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The Comedy World Of Stan Laurel
by John McCabe
'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.
Published August 19th 2004 by Not Avail
(first published 1974)
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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