Arguably the greatest comedy duo in show business history, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy delighted filmgoers and theatregoers for over 30 years. 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 been nitwits, but they were loveable nitwits.
Another Nice Mess: The Laurel and Hardy Story explores the lives and careers of Laurel and Hardy. The book examines how the comedians teamed up and it explains why, nearly half a century after their deaths, their films continue to enchant people all over the world.
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Two Hours + of Biography
This is a wonderful overview of the careers of Laurel and Hardy.
The historical setting and details add to the enjoyment of the behind-the-scenes workings of Hollywood in the period.
What a wonderful voice Jack de Golia has! He would be perfect for a Ken Burns documentary made from this book. His easy delivery and resonant tone is delightful. I'll listen to anything read by him.
Anyone who knows Laurel and Hardy would think the title would serve: ANOTHER FINE MESS.
- Rosemary Benson