Promotional Pandemonium! - Selling Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Depression-Era America Book One – The Hal Roach Studios Features (paperback)
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Promotional Pandemonium! - Selling Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Depression-Era America Book One – The Hal Roach Studios Features (paperback)

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Promotional Pandemonium! - Selling Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Depression-Era America

Book One – The Hal Roach Studios Features

by Richard S. Greene

Foreword by Randy Skretvedt


8.25 x 11

494 pages

Full color

ISBN 9798887714295

 

WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING TO PROMOTE ME?


Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy were THE movie comedy duo of the 1930' s bringing laughter and joy to Depression-weary audiences across the country. Promotional Pandemonium Book One - The Hal Roach Studios Features explores the many ways in which the team was sold to American audiences in newspaper advertising, movie posters, lobby cards, publicity stills, magazines and comic books, retail merchandise and promotional products. The book takes a fascinating visual journey through the fourteen starring feature films of the most beloved and enduring show biz team of all time, tracking their amazing career through more than 750 rare and compelling images, many in full color and most not seen in print for more than eighty years.


Join author and collector Rick Greene as he presents stunning marketing materials from the glory days of the Hal Roach and MGM Studios publicity departments - including a wealth of exciting artwork by the legendary Al Hirschfeld - in an exploration of the many ways Stan and Ollie's feature films were sold. Promotional Pandemonium! is an overstuffed feast of visual delights for fans of Laurel & Hardy and Hollywood's Golden Age.