LAUREL AND HARDY CENTRAL
(Hard-Boiled Eggs and Nuts!)  

WE LOVE LUCY!

Our friend Lucy K. Southward is a freelance artist from Lancashire, England.  She works mainly in graphite pencil, colored pencil and watercolors, and her work blows us away.  Like most wonderful people, she loves Laurel and Hardy, and we invite you to check out her site, where she has her artwork, including her Laurel and Hardy drawings, for sale.  We have no business ties with Ms. Southward, and get no financial renumeration on any sale she makes - we just think she is an outstanding artist and want to share her work.

Lucy K. Southward's site: http://www.redbubble.com/people/iconicart

A THOUSAND THANK YOUS!

Our fan page on facebook is closing in on 2,000 "likes" as of March 2, 2014.

LHC facebook fan page
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurel-and-Hardy-Central/112604662810)  

FOR HEATH'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW!

While Laurel and Hardy Central has scaled itself back over the past few years out of necessity, there is one Laurel and Hardy site we love which seems to be expanding endlessly.  If you haven't checked out Another Nice Mess: The Films of Laurel and Hardy, created by our pal Dave Lord Heath, you owe it to yourselves and your loved ones to do so now.  A true treasure trove of information and graphics that opens up the world of Laurel and Hardy as well as The Hal Roach Studios in ways that may stupify you!  You could get lost for days in this site!

Another Nice Mess (http://lordheath.com)

NEWS FROM FACEBOOK

Our friend and fellow L&H enthusiast Rob Stone has broken the news that the U.S. Library of Congress has purchased Stan Laurel's scrapbooks and home movies.

WE ARE THE SONS OF THE DESERT!


In 2012, the 1933 Laurel and Hardy film Sons of the Desert was chosen for preservation by The Library of Congress.  The film was originally released on December 29th, 1933.  80 years later, it is still one of the classic comedies of all time. Thanks to fellow Laurel and Hardy fan Max Lanzisera for reminding us of this special anniversary!  Let's all go to Hawaii, or possibly Chicago, to celebrate!


CHARITY BEGINS AT OUR HOME!

Laurel and Hardy Central has opened a small Charity Donation page.  We encourage you to visit it and consider making a donation to one of the organizations we list there. We have no affiliation with any particular charity (and we only have two listed at the moment), but we think that with the number of fine Laurel and Hardy fans who visit this site month in, month out, perhaps together we can make a difference in people's lives!  Thanks! - JB, JL

ARTICLE ADDED MAY 21, 2013


While we don't yet have our Articles and Essays section back up yet, we have brought back John Larrabee's wonderful concise biographical piece about Laurel and Hardy, "The Golliwog and The Lobby Watcher".

SITE BACK UP MAY 1, 2013

 Well, the site is once again up and running, and now contains reviews of every Laurel and Hardy silent film, sound short and feature, as well as a review of several compilation films that feature Laurel and Hardy.  We've also brought back reviews and comments on the team's work in radio, television and vinyl recording.  

    While our other sections will be coming back little by little, we hope you enjoy our subsites - sites that are house at Laurel and Hardy Central's web space but are actually separate and will open in new windows.  There is the Our Gang Page, which features reviews of every Our Gang talkie produced by Hal Roach, and The Age of Comedy, a site which features reviews of work by other comedians, such as Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, The Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello and, believe it or not, The Bowery Boys.  Several of our Laurel and Hardy reviews are also included because what would an Age of Comedy be without them?  

    If you are on Facebook, we have a fan page there.  You'll find the link to it, and all of our other sites and sections, in the menu on the right side of this page.

    We hope you enjoy your visit!

    On a personal note, a thousand thank yous to our friend Dave "Lord"  Heath at Another Fine Mess, for graciously allowing us to use some of his graphics for our movie reviews.  While we try to make sure a link to his site is included in every review where we use one of his graphics, we may have missed some, so we include the link here!

Another Nice Mess: The Films of Laurel and Hardy

And a thousand more thank yous to all our friends and fans who have visited this page since 1998.

--- John Larrabee, John V. Brennan


Updated April 14th, 2014
The Silent Shorts (1927-1929) The Sound Shorts (1929-1941) The Features (1931-1950) Radio, TV, Etc. (1932-1955) Compilations Article: "The Golliwog and The Lobby Watcher"
LHC Guest Book LHC's Our Gang Page LHC's The Age of Comedy Page LHC's Facebook Fan Page LHC's Charity Donation Page

As we work our way through redesigning the site, many of your favorite pages and section will be back.  We appreciate your patience and patronage!