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Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 - Sun, Apr 1, 2018
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Laurel and Hardy were among the most successful and beloved comedy teams in cinema history. An Englishman, Stan Laurel traveled to America as a part of Fred Karno’s troupe (in which he understudied Charlie Chaplin), while Georgia-born Oliver Hardy got his start in the booming pre-WWI Florida movie industry; the two first crossed paths in Hollywood at the Hal Roach Studios in 1921.

At first glance, the pair could not have been more mismatched – one thin and childlike onscreen, the other heavyset and haughty. They were very different off-screen as well, with Laurel a focused comedic strategist, while Hardy was more easygoing and content working in front of the camera. Perhaps it was these complementary styles that made the partnership so enduring, lasting nearly 30 years with appearances in more than 100 films together.

Join us for three days of hilarity from the legendary duo, with new restorations of shorts including “Brats,” “Hog Wild,” “The Chimp,” “Berth Marks” and “The Battle of the Century,” as well as what might be Laurel and Hardy’s best feature, SONS OF THE DESERT, in which Stan and Ollie lie to their wives to attend a convention only to have their cover story backfire. It’s safe to say that these films - meticulously restored in conjunction with the UCLA Film and Television Archive - haven't looked this good since their first release!

Program also includes WAY OUT WEST and THE FLYING DEUCES.

Series programmed by Gwen Deglise and Jeff Joseph. Program notes by John Hagelston and Jeff Joseph.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive is currently doing online fundraising to restore the great Laurel and Hardy short "The Perfect Day." Please help in any way that you can!


Programs introduced by Jeff Joseph of SabuCat.
Both TheatresFri, Mar 30, 2018 - Sun, Apr 1, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

New Restoration Plus Shorts!
Sun, Apr 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Including Newly Restored Shorts!
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Including Laurel & Hardy Shorts!
Sat, Mar 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre