LAUREL and HARDY Tents
branches of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society - The Sons of the Desert -
which have hosted presentations by
A.J MARRIOT

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LAUREL and HARDY - The BRITISH TOURS

LAUREL HARDY LONDON

LAUREL HARDY LONDON

LAUREL HARDY LONDON

LAUREL HARDY LONDON

London, with Joan Crawford
and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Leaving Paddington Station
London, August 1932

Ideal Homes, London 1947
With Tessie O'Shea

London Palladium 1947
Royal Variety Show

LAUREL HARDY BACKSTAGE

LAUREL HARDY NORMAN WISDOM 1952

LAUREL HARDY in NEWCASTLE 1953

LAUREL HARDY in BOTTESFORD 1953

In costume, ready for
'A Spot of Trouble'. 1952

Prince of Wales theatre
With Norman Wisdom. 1952

Best of pals. Newcastle
Empire. November 1953

Christmas Day 1953
Bull Inn, Bottesford

HELPMATES UK - Chatham
BIRDS of a FEATHER - Blackpool
LAUGHING GRAVY - Birmingham

SAPS at SEA - Southend
MIDNIGHT PATROL - Wirrall

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LAUREL and HARDY - The American Tours

LAUREL HARDY DRIVERS LICENCE sketch 1940

LAUREL HARDY NEW YORK MIAMI 1941

LAUREL HARDY PUERTO RICO 1941

LAUREL HARDY PUERTO RICO 1941

Performing the sketch
'The Driver's Licence'. 1940

'The Flying Showboat' leaving
New York for Miami.
1941

Backstage at an Air Base
in Puerto Rico. 1941

Performing to troops in
an aircraft hangar. 1941

HELPMATES UK - Chatham

Here is what they said:

Just wanted to say what a fab Laurel and Hardy Convention - well done indeed! It was truly amazing. It was wonderfully organised and made for a most enjoyable and full day of fun. I particularly enjoyed meeting the authors, Ray Andrew, Glenn Mitchell and of course the wonderful 'A.J' Marriot who gave such a wonderful and comical presentation on a preview of his forthcoming book the 'USA Tours' - which made it ever so special. Darrin Kent
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Just to say what a great weekend it was for the Convention. Myself and Andrew had a great time. I was on the edge of my seat when A.J Marriot was doing the talk on the U.S tours with the photos and the film footage. Andrew and myself found A.J very funny. He broke the ice right away. A big thank you to all and all the hard work that had gone into it and a big 'YES' - I would say to do it again. Adrian Scott

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STAN LAUREL - The Life & Times

STAN LAUREL 1905

STAN and MAE LAUREL 1919

STAN and MAE LAUREL 1922

STAN LAUREL Sugar Daddies

STAN LAUREL 1928 CLASSIC

From boy comedian
in Britain, to ...

... double act in
American Vaudeville ...

... into solo films
with Hal Roach ...

... into
drag ...

... into
classic costume ...

STAN LAUREL 1933 Sons of the Desert

LAUREL and HARDY 1942 American Tour

LAUREL and HARDY 1953 British Tour

STAN LAUREL 1961 Oscar

STAN LAUREL 1963 typewriter

... into
classic features...

... onto the
American stage ....

... onto the
British stage ....

... on to
collecting awards ...

... into retirement ...

HELPMATES UK - Chatham
LIVE GHOST - London
LAUREL & HARDY 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION - Netherlands

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LAUREL and HARDY - The Atlantic Crossings

LAUREL and HARDY sailing to England 1932

LAUREL and HARDY Queen Elizabeth 1947

LAUREL and HARDY Queen Mary 1952

LAUREL and HARDY SS America 1953

1932. Stan and Babe relaxing
on board the Aquitania.

1947. Strutting the deck of
the Queen Elizabeth.

1952. Disembarking from
the Queen Mary.

1953. SS America
En route for Ireland

SAPS at SEA - Southend
HELPMATES UK - Chatham

Here is what they said:
Just wanted to repeat my thanks for yet another fantastic convention. Highlights include the German documentary, and the presentation by A.J Marriot.
Regards, Steve Dykes
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My brother Howard and I had a great time, and we especially enjoyed the German documentary and the talks given by A.J Marriot and others.
It is being able to see things that are not generally available that really makes the convention special. Dave Bradley
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LAUREL and HARDY in LONDON 1932

LAUREL HARDY 1932 London

LAUREL HARDY 1932 London

LAUREL HARDY 1932 London

LAUREL HARDY 1932 London

Arriving at Southampton
on the Aquitania

With Joan Crawford
and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Making a radio broadcast
for the BBC

Leaving Paddington
Station - August 1932

HELPMATES UK - Chatham

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LAUREL and HARDY in LONDON 1947

LAUREL HARDY 1947 London

LAUREL HARDY 1947 London

LAUREL HARDY 1947 LONDON

LAUREL HARDY LONDON

Arriving at Southampton
on the Queen Elizabeth

Backstage at the
London Palladium

Ideal Homes Exhibition
with Tessie O'Shea

London Palladium 1947
Royal Variety Show

HELPMATES UK - Chatham

It was a brilliantly varied day, and A.J Marriot was probably the best I have seen him. Kevin Doig.
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Just wanted to thank you again, for the wonderful convention. I am not exaggerating when I say that it is truly a highlight of my year.
It is always nice to see the presentations by A.J Marriot and others. Steve Dykes

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LAUREL and HARDY in BLACKPOOL

LAUREL HARDY 1932 Blackpool

LAUREL HARDY 1932 Blackpool

LAUREL HARDY 1947 Blackpool

LAUREL HARDY 1947 Blackpool

Arriving at Preston, before
journeying to Blackpool. 1932

Sitting on Preston Station's
five-barred gate. 1932

On the balcony of the
Palace Theatre. 1947

Waving to the fans on
Central Beach. 1947

BIRDS of a FEATHER - Blackpool

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LAUREL and HARDY at BUTLINS

LAUREL and HARDY at BUTLINS

LAUREL and HARDY at BUTLINS

LAUREL and HARDY at BUTLINS LAUREL and HARDY at BUTLINS

BIRDS of a FEATHER - Blackpool
HELPMATES UK - Chatham

Over the Bank Holiday weekend of 23-26 May, a large party of Laurel and Hardy fans went to
Butlins Skegness to trace Stan and Ollie's footsteps. As well as a 'Locations Tour' there were
Laurel & Hardy Film Shows; plus all the entertainment and facilities provided by
BUTLINS.

HOME LAUREL and HARDY
in BLACKPOOL
OLLIDAY 2013
BLACKPOOL
LAUREL and HARDY
at BUTLINS SKEGNESS
OLLIDAY 2008
Report
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Each presentation features rare stills and rare footage, complemented by 'live' commentary from
the man who knows more about these subjects than any other - 'A.J' Marriot.

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To book A.J Marriot for your event:

email aj marriot

or write to:

20, Oughton Close, HITCHIN, Herts. SG5 2QY  [no visitors!!]

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