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Laurel & Hardy (Book & CD):

Spot On! An Audiovisual Account of Laurel & Hardy's 1952 British Tour

Hardcover, full-colour book with over 160 glossy pages plus a CD containing a complete (and restored) recording of their sketch 'On the Spot' ... plus an additional unreleased recording! 


All Laurel & Hardy Fans: Spot This!

➔ Filled with many previously unpublished full-page photographs, Spot On! recounts Laurel & Hardy’s 1952 British stage tour step by step using original letters, dozens and dozens of never-before-seen photographs, press releases, and much, much more. Great care has been taken to use the finest, first generation photographs and the very best audio possible.

➔ Furthermore, this book reproduces, for the very first time, all surviving script versions of their 1952 stage sketch On the Spot, including extracts from Oliver Hardy’s own copies. These allow the reader to discover the many changes Stan Laurel made in the course of the tour.

➔ The icing on the cake is the world premiere of the only known audio recording of Laurel & Hardy performing On the Spot live, illustrated with pictures showing the boys onstage and backstage! Needless to say that this book fills an important gap in Laurel & Hardy history.

➔ In the Sony Picture Stan & Ollie (2019) Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly also recreate a bit from the On the Spot sketch.

➔ Photos from their stage tour in Peterborough, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sunderland, Hanley, Leeds, Nottingham, Shrewsbury, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Sheffield, Brighton, Manchester, Rhyl, Bradford, Southend, Coventry, Southport, Sutton, Bristol, Portsmouth, Dudley, Swansea, Cardiff, Paris, Marseille ...

➔ Featuring exclusive essays written by well-known Laurel & Hardy scholars and collectors Glenn Mitchell, Danny Bacher and Nico Cartenstadt.

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