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October 8, 1986
Lucille Hardy Price, a studio script girl who met comedian Oliver Hardy on the set of one of the legendary Laurel and Hardy films and married him in 1939, died of cancer this morning at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank. She was 77. Mrs. Price, who was at the rotund comedian's side when he died on Aug. 7, 1957, had remarried, to businessman Ben Price, who died last February. She will be cremated and her ashes interred near Hardy's at Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood.
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March 11, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"THE Wizard of Oz," the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," is a much-loved film classic. But the same can't be said of the 1925 silent version, screening Thursday at the Silent Movie Theatre. "There is little to love in this movie, especially considering the richness of the source material," says film historian-critic Leonard Maltin. "Those books were, as they remain, beloved by people. And back in the 1920s, they were even more in the public consciousness.
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January 15, 1990 | From United Press International
The sleepy town of Harlem will unveil this week a historical marker honoring native son Oliver Norvell Hardy, one of America's most beloved comedians. The unveiling of the marker, to be erected near Hardy's birthplace 25 miles west of Augusta, is set for Thursday. Many of the town's 2,500 population are expected to attend. The rotund Hardy teamed up with a young Englishman, Stan Laurel, soon after arriving in Hollywood in 1918 to form the Laurel and Hardy comedy team. Hardy was born Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2004 | Susan King
Slapstick Symposium Kino, $30-$35 This "symposium" brings together four DVDs with 29 short films and one feature from silent comedians Stan Laurel (sans Oliver Hardy), Harold Lloyd and Charley Chase. The collaboration between Kino and Lobster Films, the leading film restoration company in Europe, used the best available film materials and state-of-the-art technology to bring these comedies to vibrant life. Stan Laurel Stan Laurel without Oliver Hardy? It's akin to Bud Abbott without Lou Costello or Sherlock Homes without Dr. Watson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1985 | EDWARD J. BOYER, Times Staff Writer
It was a fine mess Steve Eiss found himself in: Someone had failed to pay the rent on a storage locker, and Eiss, manager at the Public Storage facility in South Gate, was cleaning out the compartment, preparing to auction off its contents.
NEWS
November 2, 1985 | Associated Press
The Post Office will issue a stamp honoring comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, postal spokesman Ralph Stewart said Friday. He said that neither the design nor the denomination had been decided.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2004 | Susan King
Slapstick Symposium Kino, $30-$35 This "symposium" brings together four DVDs with 29 short films and one feature from silent comedians Stan Laurel (sans Oliver Hardy), Harold Lloyd and Charley Chase. The collaboration between Kino and Lobster Films, the leading film restoration company in Europe, used the best available film materials and state-of-the-art technology to bring these comedies to vibrant life. Stan Laurel Stan Laurel without Oliver Hardy? It's akin to Bud Abbott without Lou Costello or Sherlock Homes without Dr. Watson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have reappeared on the same Culver City block where they filmed their early movies--only this time their image is larger than life. The overall-clad comic duo appear in a 23-by-40-foot black and white mural finished last week by Francois Bardol. Painted on the back wall of Stellar Hardware, a fixture on Main Street since 1923, the pair's familiar expressions of befuddlement and exasperation are drawing cheerful reviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | MARILYN MARTINEZ
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have reappeared on the same Culver City block where they filmed their early movies--only this time their image is larger than life. The overall-clad comic duo appear in a 23-by-40-foot black and white mural finished last week by Francois Bardol. Painted on the back wall of Stellar Hardware, a fixture on Main Street since 1923, the pair's familiar expressions of befuddlement and exasperation are drawing cheerful reviews.
NEWS
November 9, 1989 | RIP RENSE, Rense is a Sherman Oaks free-lance writer.
In the 1935 film "Sons of the Desert," Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy tell their wives that they are sailing to Hawaii for Hardy's health--in order to sneak off and attend the national convention of their lodge, "The Sons of the Desert." But they are eventually spied by their enraged spouses in a newsreel, joyously singing the lodge anthem (to the tune of "Give My Regards to Broadway"): "We are the sons of the desert, having , the time of our lives. . . ."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2003 | George Ramos, Times Staff Writer
The pink lady of Hollywood Boulevard will soon be ready for close-ups again. Built in 1917 for actors because landlords routinely posted signs saying "No Actors, No Dogs," the Hillview Apartments is about to be reborn with the help of a $10.7-million project that is restoring the pink Mediterranean Revival structure to its former glory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have reappeared on the same Culver City block where they filmed their early movies--only this time their image is larger than life. The overall-clad comic duo appear in a 23-by-40-foot black and white mural finished last week by Francois Bardol. Painted on the back wall of Stellar Hardware, a fixture on Main Street since 1923, the pair's familiar expressions of befuddlement and exasperation are drawing cheerful reviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | MARILYN MARTINEZ
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have reappeared on the same Culver City block where they filmed their early movies--only this time their image is larger than life. The overall-clad comic duo appear in a 23-by-40-foot black and white mural finished last week by Francois Bardol. Painted on the back wall of Stellar Hardware, a fixture on Main Street since 1923, the pair's familiar expressions of befuddlement and exasperation are drawing cheerful reviews.
NEWS
July 17, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his book "Filmgoer's Companion," movie historian Leslie Halliwell proclaims that Laurel and Hardy are "the screen's finest comedy team." Few would refute Halliwell. Comedy teams have come and gone, but Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have withstood the test of time. Like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, their antic exploits are as fresh and funny now as they were 60 years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1993
Ronald Reagan was known as the "Great Communicator." With all the traveling Bill Clinton does, he may be known as the "Great Commuter." ETHEL OTCHIS Tarzana
NEWS
July 17, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first waitress to spot the billfold with the money sticking out of it simply asked if anyone had dropped a wallet. But the second one fell for the bait and made the mistake of bending over to pick it up. Thw-a-a-ck! It's a sound you don't hear much anymore--the loud crack of an honest-to-goodness burlesque slapstick striking an unsuspecting victim's behind. It's a safe bet that no slapsticks were present at that other convention this week in New York City.
NEWS
July 17, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his book "Filmgoer's Companion," movie historian Leslie Halliwell proclaims that Laurel and Hardy are "the screen's finest comedy team." Few would refute Halliwell. Comedy teams have come and gone, but Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have withstood the test of time. Like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, their antic exploits are as fresh and funny now as they were 60 years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1990 | From United Press International
The sleepy town of Harlem will unveil this week a historical marker honoring native son Oliver Norvell Hardy, one of America's most beloved comedians. The unveiling of the marker, to be erected near Hardy's birthplace 25 miles west of Augusta, is set for Thursday. Many of the town's 2,500 population are expected to attend. The rotund Hardy teamed up with a young Englishman, Stan Laurel, soon after arriving in Hollywood in 1918 to form the Laurel and Hardy comedy team. Hardy was born Jan.
NEWS
November 12, 1989 | RIP RENSE, Rense is a Sherman Oaks free-lance writer.
In the 1935 film "Sons of the Desert," Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy tell their wives that they are sailing to Hawaii for Hardy's health--in order to sneak off and attend the national convention of their lodge, "The Sons of the Desert." But they are eventually spied by their enraged spouses in a newsreel, joyously singing the lodge anthem (to the tune of "Give My Regards to Broadway"): "We are the sons of the desert, having the time of our lives...."
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