LAUREL and HARDY - The British Tours
Part 2 - The Last Stage
by A.J Marriot
Part 2 — picks up from 1951 when Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy returned home after the making of the film Atoll K. It reveals details of the many projects they were offered, all of which were either turned down as being unsuitable, or just never materialised.
So, in 1952, it was a second life-line thrown by impresario Bernard Delfont, which saw the two former Hollywood legends returning for another stage tour of Variety theatres throughout England, Northern Ireland, Eire, Wales, and Scotland.
At the finish, a tour of British Variety theatres was again Stan and Babe’s only feasible offer, for which they returned in October 1953, and played through till the Spring of 1954.
Readers are given a full account of the theatres they
played, the acts they worked with, their travel arrangements; the hotels at
which they stayed; the people they met; and their many public appearances. The book is
narrated in such an informative and engaging style, that you will feel you are travelling with the two stars.
208 pages - 265 rare and previously unpublished illustrations
Part 1 covers the 1932, 47, 48, and 51 Tours
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