Laurel And Hardy

Laurel and Hardy Main article: Laurel and Hardy poster of The Lucky Dog, 1919 In 1927, Laurel and Hardy films would star his first Slipping Wives, Duck Soup (not to be confused with the movie of the same name as the Marx Brothers ) and With Love and hisses, but still were not even funny, but they were two independent actors involved in the same movies. Supervising director Roach Studios, Leo Mc, saw the potential of the couple and probably was the one who encouraged them to form a comic duo that came true later that year. He had created one of the most famous comedy teams of all time. They started producing a huge number of short films, including The Battle of the Century (1927) (with one of the greatest battles ever filmed cakes) Should Married Men Go Home (1928), Two Tars (1928). Unaccustomed As We Are in 1929 marked his transition easy, in the talkies.Berth Marks (1929), Blotto (1930), Brats (1930) (with Stan and Ollie doing themselves and their children, using huge furniture for small scenes Laurel and Hardy), Another Fine Mess (1930), Be Big! (1931), among others. In 1929 appeared in her first film part of the cast of actors who appeared in Hollywood Revue of 1929 (promotional films) and the following year appeared as a contrast comic opera singer Lawrence Tibbets (in Technicolor) in the film’s song the steppe. This film would mark his first appearance in color. In 1931 he made his first feature as protagonists, Pardon Us. But they continued making films until 1935. His greatest recognition came when the film Music Box (1932) won the Academy Award Oscar for best short, it would be the only one who would win. In 1932 Laurel and Hardy began a six-week tour of Britain, the country of origin of Laurel.He projected a quiet trip since they were not sure how they would be received in old Europe and were surprised by the huge crowds of people who received them and followed them wherever they went. Following this it was decided to extend the tour including Scandinavia, Belgium, France and even served once for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. finally spread the tour over a year. Filmed in 1933 which is considered his best film, drinking companions ( Sons of the Desert ), its impact was such that the film title was chosen for the largest fan club who have had Oliver and Stan active today. In 1936 the life of Hardy suffered a new blow to divorce his second wife Myrtle.In 1939, while waiting for contractual problems between Laurel and Hal Roach were resolved (Laurel was fired and reinstated some time later), Hardy made a film, Zenobia, the famous comic silent film star Harry Langdon, whose career had fallen into sharply as the sound came. The couple did not work and Roach acknowledged that the public what they wanted was to see Laurel and Hardy. So finally the contract issues were resolved and the duo was “loaned” to General Services Studio to star in The Flying Deuces. At that time the favored destination Hardy, since he met and fell in love Virginia Lucille Jones, a Script Girl. They married the following year and went with Hardy until the day of his death. Laurel and Hardy also worked for the USO (United Service Organizations, volunteer organization to raise the morale of U.S. troops in the world) to support the Allied troops during World War II.They also made A Chump at Oxford (1940) (where for a time the roles are reversed, while Hardy to the orders of an expious Laurel) and Saps at Sea (1940). In early 1941 the films of Laurel and Hardy became a worse quality. Roach left Studios and made films for 20th Century Fox first, and later for MGM. But even though their salaries were increased significantly (Laurel Hardy always claimed more than) in the major studios had very little control over their films and those films lacked quality and sense of humor and rhythm that the world had famous. In 1949 John Wayne, Hardy’s friend, asked him to act as a supporting actor in the film The Fighting Kentuckian. Hardy had worked with Wayne and John Ford a few years ago in a charity production of the play What Price Glory , While Laurel was recovering from treatment for his diabetes. Skeptical at first, Hardy finally accepted encouraged by Laurel.Shortly after Frank Capra Hardy invited to do a cameo in the film Riding High with Bing Crosby (1950). Hardy proved to be a good actor (though not as good as Laurel) and gives an idea of what had been his career if he had taken other routes. In 1951 he made his last film, Atomic Robinsons (also known as Utopia).