14 episodes

Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll have a special guest on each episode to help us to discuss every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.

The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast Patrick Vasey

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll have a special guest on each episode to help us to discuss every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.

    11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

    11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

    In Episode Eleven, Patrick welcomes back to the Blogcast, returning guest and Laurel & Hardy expert and author of ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, Glenn Mitchell. Moving another step along the Laurel & Hardy film chronology, Patrick and Glenn have great fun discussing Stan and Babe’s 1927 silent short, Putting Pants on Philip, as well as taking a detailed look at one of the boys’ regular co-stars from their silent period, Dorothy Coburn.

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    · To purchase a copy of Glenn’s book, ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, click here: https://amzn.to/33G8LWS

    · To purchase a copy of John McCabe’s book, ‘Babe: The Life of Oliver Hardy’, click here: https://amzn.to/3lkWxeT

    · To purchase a copy of William K. Everson’s book, ‘The Complete Films of Laurel and Hardy’, click here: https://amzn.to/3lijZtb

    To read the blog on Putting Pants on Philip, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/17/16-putting-pants-on-philip-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

    On this second bonus episode of the Laurel & Hardy Blogcast, Patrick chats to Laurel & Hardy solo films expert and author, Rob Stone. Returning to the Blogcast for the first time since his appearance on Episode One, Rob chats with Patrick about the brand new US Blu-ray release of restored Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy solo films. Patrick also takes the opportunity to ask his guest the infamous Atoll question!

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    • 52 min
    10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    The tenth episode of the Blogcast is the final part of two episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this continuation from Episode 9, Patrick chats with Randy about Stan and Babe's cameo appearance in the Max Davidson short, Call of the Cuckoo, and also their hugely important and equally frustrating 'lost' film, Hats Off. To finish, Patrick also asks Randy the infamous, Atoll question - but which desert island flicks will he choose to take with him?

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    To read the blog on 'Call of the Cuckoo', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/11/call-of-the-cuckoos-1927/

    To read the blog on 'Hats Off', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/12/hats-off-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 1 hr 17 min
    9. The Second Hundred Years (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    9. The Second Hundred Years (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    Episode Nine of the Blogcast is the first of two episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this first part, Patrick asks Randy about his Laurel & Hardy backstory and they also discuss the pivotal 1927 silent short, ‘The Second Hundred Years’

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    To read the blog on The Second Hundred Years, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/09/the-second-hundred-years-1927/

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    • 2 hr 2 min
    8. Sugar Daddies (1927) with Steve Massa

    8. Sugar Daddies (1927) with Steve Massa

    On Episode Eight of the Blogcast, Patrick chats with returning guest, author, silent film historian and co-host of the Silent Comedy Watch Parties on YouTube, Steve Massa. Along with the discussion of today’s film in focus, ‘Sugar Daddies’ (1927), being the first short released under Hal Roach’s new distribution deal with MGM, the conversation also includes some contextual information concerning the likes of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd too. Steve first appeared on the Blogcast back in Episode Two, so this time Patrick has the chance to ask him the now infamous ‘Atoll question’!

    In addition to the interview with Steve Massa, there are also audio messages from members of the Blog-Heads community, Christopher Jaunsen and Graham Wale, sharing their thoughts with us on ‘Sugar Daddies’.

    To read the abridged version of the blog on Sugar Daddies, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/07/sugar-daddies-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel & Hardy Autographs

    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel & Hardy Autographs

    On this special bonus episode of the Laurel & Hardy Blogcast, Patrick chats to Laurel & Hardy fan and long-time memorabilia collector, Mark Hammond about collecting Stan and Ollie’s autographs. We discuss tips on how to spot fakes and how to buy with confidence.  As usual, Patrick asks his guest for their Laurel & Hardy backstory and also the infamous Atoll question!

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    and http://www.laurelandhardy.org/buyerbewae2.htm

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    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Aggiefuzz97 ,

What a nice mess!!

I just discovered this wonderful podcast (or “blogcast”) and anyone who has the slightest passing interest in the Boys will just love this. The authors interviewed are just a wealth of information, as is the host. Great great show!!

Frontier Bris ,

Laurel and Hardy for the Ears

Patrick does a swell job, combining humor with scholarly but not too heavy discussions of The Boys. Pop some corn, sit back and enjoy more than an hour episode of "you, you Sons of the Desert."

BOBANDRAY ,

Superlative !!!!

As a long time admirer of Stan and Ollie ( 49 ur old Hispanic in Miami ) I am so happy with this podcast! There was another good one called Mixed Nuts and Hard Boiled Eggs that is no more so this was an awesome surprise !
Love all the detailed talk and the obvious love that you have for the boys!
Please keep this invaluable podcast going !!
L & H are a national treasure and you are an international treasure for doing this !! 🙏🙏❤️

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