"People have always loved our pictures. I guess that's because they saw how much love we put into them." -- Stan Laurel (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Laurel and Hardy – photos and quotes

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“People have always loved our pictures. I guess that’s because they saw how much love we put into them.”Stan Laurel

 

"The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother's hotel. There's always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who's even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn't know it." -- Oliver Hardy  (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother’s hotel. There’s always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who’s even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn’t know it.”Oliver Hardy 

 

Laurel and Hardy in "Their Purple Moment" (1928). Bizarre Los Angeles.

“You can’t pour out comedy every week. You’ve got to prepare.”Stan Laurel

Source: Bob Thomas (1957)

Photo: Their Purple Moment (1928)

 

 

 

Laurel and Hardy Brats 1930

“We never have quarreled. I am just as eager to be a foil for Oliver, when it will bring him a laugh, as I am to get one for myself. He takes the same attitude toward me. In fact, we each suggest sometimes changing a situation so that it will help the other out. I threaten occasionally to kick his shins and he turns his glowering, pitying look on me. But it’s in fun. I tell him that some time, just once at least, I want to lay him low in some scene and get away with it.” – Stan Laurel in 1930.

Photo: Brats (1930)

 

 

Laurel and Hardy caricatures

Storyboard drawing of Laurel and Hardy from the Walt Disney Studio cartoon “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” (1938).

 

"I was never successful at solo work. I always had to have a foil." -- Stan Laurel (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was never successful at solo work. I always had to have a foil.”Stan Laurel

 

"I hate to see big men lurching around all over the place." -- Oliver Hardy (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I hate to see big men lurching around all over the place.”Oliver Hardy

Photo: Zenobia (1939)

 

Stan Laurel Buster Keaton Oliver Hardy Jimmy Durante

Stan Laurel mugs to the camera as Buster Keaton, Oliver Hardy and Jimmy Durante sing.

 

 

"One day in '61, I was looking in the Santa Monica phone book for a number, and there it was, Stan Laurel, Ocean Avenue. I went over there, spent the afternoon with them. And pumped him with questions. I must have driven him crazy. I spent a lot of happy hours at Stan's house just talking about comedy...He told me, 'We didn't put that much importance on it.'" -- Dick Van Dyke (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“One day in ’61, I was looking in the Santa Monica phone book for a number, and there it was, Stan Laurel, Ocean Avenue. I went over there, spent the afternoon with them. And pumped him with questions. I must have driven him crazy. I spent a lot of happy hours at Stan‘s house just talking about comedy…He told me, ‘We didn’t put that much importance on it.'”Dick Van Dyke

Source: Michael Hill (1991)

 

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