Men O War

LOCATION THEN & NOW

Laurel and Hardy in Men O war Hollenbeck park

 

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Hpllenbeck Park Boyle Heights Los Angeles

They are standing on the bridge that you can see in this vintage photograph.

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Laurel and Hardy as sailors in Men o war meet two real sailors

British sailor Jack Marley, second from the left, in between James Finlayson and Stan Laurel. When Jacks ship docked in California, according to Jacks private cleaner (who ended up with this photo), Laurel And Hardy did a short film on his ship. HMMMM...does this mean there were some on board ship scenes filmed. But surely they would have used a US Navy ship. The story goes that, because Jack was from the North East of England he was introduced to Stan who he later became friends with. The message on the back reads to Jack Marley with all best wishes Oliver Hardy & Stan Laurel U.S.A. 1929. This picture taken in Hollenbeck Park Los Angeles California U.S.A. by Hal Roach Studios in the morning of May 8th 1929. I suspect this was taken by STAX the studio photographer, and then mailed over to Jack in England.

 

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Crowds watch Laurel and Hardy filming

Crowds turned up to watch 'Laurel and Hardy' filming.

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Laurel and Hardy montage

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A special thanks must go to Bob Satterfield of the 'Way out West' Tent who found many of the 'Laurel and Hardy' locations. I fully recommend that you try and get hold of the special 'PRATFALL' magazine called 'Laurel and Hardywood', although it may be out of print now.

Bob has been our tour guide on many occasions when we have toured the locations.

Please Note: These photographs are for your personal pleasure only. They are not for any commercial use. However, we can put you in touch regarding respective copyrights in the Eastern or Western Hemispheres if you require L&H photo's for commercial purposes.

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