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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➔ Filled with many previously unpublished full-page photographs, Spot On! tells the step-by-step story of Laurel & Hardy’s 1952 British stage tour, 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 sound possible.

➔ This book also reproduces, for the very first time, all the 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 during 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 of the boys on stage and backstage! Needless to say, that this book fills an important gap in the history of Laurel & Hardy history.

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

➔ Photos from their stage tour of 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 ...

➔ With exclusive essays by leading Laurel & Hardy scholars and collectors Glenn Mitchell, Danny Bacher and Nico Cartenstadt.

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