AND HARDY CENTRAL
NEWS OF THE CENTURY!
(Hard-Boiled Eggs and Nuts!)
Amazing news from the Laurel and Hardy world: Reel Two of the silent classic Battle of the Century has been found. This means that a near - complete print of the film now exists. Please follow the provided link below to read the whole story!
NOTES FROM THE CLUBS
From our friend and Laurel and Hardy authority Richard W. Bann: "Since the Vivendi Essential L&H Boxed Set, fans have been asking about a possible Blu-Ray release. At this time, there is yet no plan for any such product. We can announce, however, that these same remastered titles are now available to own in true HD from iTunes... (and there will be another related announcement forthcoming in the months ahead)."
WE LOVE LUCY!
Our friend Lucy K. Southward (the lovely lady pictured here) 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. Thanks, Lucy!
Lucy K. Southward's site: http://www.redbubble.com/people/iconicart
A THOUSAND THANK YOUS!
Our fan page on facebook now has over 9,000 "likes" as of Arpil, 2013!
LHC facebook fan page
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 (pictured here in all his "lordly" glory), 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 stupefy you! You could get lost for days in this site! With Dave's kind permission, we have used some of his excellent screen captures for our Silents section. Thanks, Dave!
Another Nice Mess (http://lordheath.com)
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
--- John Larrabee, John V. Brennan
Updated April 30, 2016