History Creator / LaurelAndHardy

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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23rd Jul '17 11:31:44 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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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!"
3rd Jul '17 12:33:58 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 tended to be the "strike anywhere" type that could be lit on, say, the back of one's pants.
3rd Jul '17 12:33:37 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.
3rd Jul '17 12:24:09 PM Mdumas43073
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** 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 its discontinuation.

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** 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 its their discontinuation.
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