"Stan and Ollie: The Roots of Comedy: The Double Life of Laurel and Hardy": by Simon Louvish. Oliver Hardy ("Babe" to his family and friends) was my uncle. This cover always makes me smile happily. This is a very fine biography.
Born to theatrical family which moved to Glasgow to be closer to their business mainstay The Metropole Theatre. Laurel made his stage debut in a Glasgow hall called the Britannia Panopticon one month short of his birthday
Sweet memories watching Laurel and Hardy. As odd a couple as any, the exploits of this bumbling due kept me enthralled all through my childhood and adolescence. This is comedy at its finest, pure unadulterated fun, kept me in good humour.
Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel and large American Oliver Hardy they became