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HARDY - The European Tours is a companion to the much acclaimed
BRITISH TOURS. It details not only the stage tours Laurel and Hardy
played around Denmark, Sweden, France, and Belgium - from October 1947
to January 1948 - but the year the two Hollywood comedians spent in
France, during the making of their 1950-51 film Atoll K.
Included in this is a whistle-stop promotional visit to Italy, taking
in San Remo, Genoa, Milan and Rome. In addition are details of two
earlier visits to France - one by Laurel in 1927, and one by both
comedians in 1932.
Along the way,
readers will get to see the real human beings behind the screen
characters of 'Stan and Ollie' - how they coped with the crowds who
mobbed them everywhere they went; how they dealt with numerous inane
questions by journalist and radio presenters; the exhaustion of a life
of travel and hotel stays; and how they both worked on through serious
illness to complete their last-ever film.
HARDY - The European Tours takes us to many fascinating places we
have never been to before, and readers will be captivated by the
journey. From it all, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy emerge as warm and
lovable (but vulnerable) men - and the reader will experience their
every emotion throughout these previously undocumented tours.
from the publication of 'LAUREL & HARDY - The British Tours'
and 'LAUREL and HARDY - The US Tours' -- the 'Tours Trilogy' is