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John V. Brennan, co-webmaster of this site, has released his first book for Kindle - Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Gorilla!, a collection of over 150 of his movie reviews and articles from various sites (including Laurel and Hardy Central) edited and sometimes expanded specifically for this book. It's a trip through all the things John likes, from classic animated movies (first review: Alice in Wonderland) to The Warner Brothers tough guys (last review: They Drive By Night) with stops along the way that include Godzilla, Buster Keaton, Akira Kurosawa, The Bowery Boys, Uncle Buck, American Movie, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Let It Be, Modern Times, Mean Girls, Harry Potter and Tom and Jerry... and lots more! The link below is for the US Amazon site. The book is available in other countries and we will try to have the links soon, but in the meantime, you can search for Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Gorilla! in your country. It's a book for people who believe movies, movie-watching and movie discussions should be fun!
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Gorilla (U.S.)
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
ARTICLE ADDED MAY 21, 2013
While we don't yet have our Articles and Essays section back up yet, we have brought back John Larrabee's wonderful concise biographical piece about Laurel and Hardy, "The Golliwog and The Lobby Watcher".
SITE BACK UP MAY 1, 2013
Well, the site is once again up and running, and now contains reviews of every Laurel and Hardy silent film, sound short and feature, as well as a review of several compilation films that feature Laurel and Hardy. We've also brought back reviews and comments on the team's work in radio, television and vinyl recording.
While our other sections will be coming back little by little, we hope you enjoy our subsites - sites that are house at Laurel and Hardy Central's web space but are actually separate and will open in new windows. There is the Our Gang Page, which features reviews of every Our Gang talkie produced by Hal Roach, and The Age of Comedy, a site which features reviews of work by other comedians, such as Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, The Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello and, believe it or not, The Bowery Boys. Several of our Laurel and Hardy reviews are also included because what would an Age of Comedy be without them?
If you are on Facebook, we have a fan page there. You'll find the link to it, and all of our other sites and sections, in the menu on the right side of this page.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
On a personal note, a thousand thank yous to our friend Dave "Lord" Heath at Another Fine Mess, for graciously allowing us to use some of his graphics for our movie reviews. While we try to make sure a link to his site is included in every review where we use one of his graphics, we may have missed some, so we include the link here!
Another Nice Mess: The Films of Laurel and Hardy
And a thousand more thank yous to all our friends and fans who have visited this page since 1998.
--- John Larrabee, John V. Brennan
As we work our way through
redesigning the site, many of your favorite pages and section
will be back.
We appreciate your patience and patronage!