This is the audiobook version of Another Nice Mess, narrated by Jack de Golia.
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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, arguably the greatest comedy duo in show business history, delighted audiences as a comic team by appearing together in 107 films from the silent film era into talking pictures with color. Their memorable Hal Roach comedy, The Music Box (1932), won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Subject. The public not only found Laurel's serene simpleton and Hardy's pompous buffoon hilarious, but they also thought of them as friends. Laurel and Hardy may have portrayed nitwits, but they were loveable nitwits.
Their co-stars often read like a Who's Who of Hollywood comics, including Charlie Chase, James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert, Jean Harlow, Edgar Kennedy, Walter Long, and Thelma Todd. Later iconic comics often paid tribute to Laurel and Hardy, such as Dick Cavett, Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Marcel Marceau, and Dick Van Dyke.
Another Nice Mess: The Laurel and Hardy Story explores the lives and careers of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The book examines how the comedians teamed up and explains why, nearly half a century after their deaths, their films continue to enchant people all over the world.
About the Author:
Raymond Valinoti, Jr.. is a resident of Berkeley Heights, NJ. He has a Master's in Library Science from Rutgers University and is a freelance researcher. His articles on film have been published in the magazines Midnight Marquee and Films of the Golden Age. He also writes film reviews for an online news publication, The Alternative Press.The audio book edition of Another Nice Mess: The Laurel & Hardy Story, is narrated by Jack de Golia and is available in an unabridged format.