History Creator / LaurelAndHardy

3rd Feb '18 2:06:41 PM Pren
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* CelebrityResemblance: Laurel was rumored for a while to be the birth father of Creator/ClintEastwood, due to their resemblance. It's since been thoroughly debunked.
6th Jan '18 10:36:21 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheFlyingDeuces'' (1939)
6th Sep '17 8:17:58 AM Saveelich
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The films being made and set in TheRoaringTwenties and TheGreatDepression give a lot of interesting details about that era:
** From ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt0rmc_laurel-and-hardy-sugar-daddies-1927-silent-full_shortfilms Sugar Daddies]]'', amusement parks used to have rides where people were rolled around in spinning cylinders with no seatbelts or seats, which must have caused loads of injuries, leading to their discontinuation.
*** No, there were very few injuries. Centrifugal force kept the riders against the walls. The rides fell out of favor because newer/bigger/faster/more awesomely thrilling rides diminished their appeal.
** From ''Putting Pants on Phillip'', pants were not often mass-produced in assorted standard sizes, so men had to often go the nearest tailor for a custom fitting.
** Laughing gas was commonly used by dentists.
** Men slept in nightshirts a lot more frequently than today.
** To start a Ford Model T, a crank needed to be turned, like a clockwork robot toy.
** 78 RPM records were fragile and broke easily, as seen in ''Liberty''.
** It was necessary to strike a match in order to turn on a stove, as seen in ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt0rxi_laurel-and-hardy-unaccustomed-as-we-are-1929-full_shortfilms Unaccustomed As We Are]].''
*** And the matches themselves tended to be the "strike anywhere" type that could be lit on, say, the back of one's pants.
** ''Saps at Sea'' shows an early electric hearing aid in 1940.
6th Sep '17 8:16:13 AM Saveelich
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** And the matches themselves tended to be the "strike anywhere" type that could be lit on, say, the back of one's pants.

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** *** And the matches themselves tended to be the "strike anywhere" type that could be lit on, say, the back of one's pants.
27th Jul '17 7:22:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''Film/TheBohemianGirl'' (1936)
11th Jul '17 9:12:45 PM snichols1973
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* AdolfHitlarious: In ''Air Raid Wardens (1940)'', when Stan & Ollie encounter the German spy Heydrich, and he forces Stan to shoot an apple off Ollie's head in a manner reminiscent of Myth/WilliamTell , the apple lands in the mouth of Hitler's portrait.


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* ThoseWackyNazis: Stan and Ollie run afoul of German spies in ''Air Raid Wardens'' who attempt to blow up the town's magnesium defense plant [[spoiler: and unsuccessfully attempt to send a carrier pigeon to town, only for the pigeon to return to the Germans.]]
3rd Jul '17 12:35:39 PM Mdumas43073
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*** And the matches tended to be the "strike anywhere" type that could be lit on, say, the back of one's pants.

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*** ** And the matches themselves tended to be the "strike anywhere" type that could be lit on, say, the back of one's pants.
3rd Jul '17 12:34:43 PM Mdumas43073
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** ''Saps At Sea'' shows an early electric hearing aid in 1940.

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** ''Saps At at Sea'' shows an early electric hearing aid in 1940.



* BadassBoast: Courtesy of Stan in ''Two Tars'': "You're flirtin' with Death, son!"

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* BadassBoast: Courtesy of Stan of all people, in ''Two Tars'': "You're flirtin' with Death, son!"
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