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Stan without Ollie; the Stan Laurel solo films, 1917-1927.


Stan without Ollie; the Stan Laurel solo films, 1917-1927.

Okuda, Ted and James L. Neibaur.

McFarland & Co.


240 pages



Okuda, a film historian, and Neibauer, a film historian and educator, document the solo films of Stan Laurel from 1917 to 1927, in an attempt to address questions about whether his performances and creative abilities as a writer and director show what his future career would be; whether these films are still amusing and have a timeless quality similar to his comedies with Oliver Hardy; how he developed as an actor, director, and writer; and what the parallels are between his solo and team work. He examines the films in the order of production (not release), from Nuts in May to Sugar Daddies, and includes initial Laurel and Hardy comedies that were actually solo Laurel comedies in which Hardy happened to appear.

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Date:Oct 1, 2012
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