Rare Laurel & Hardy Scripts Uncovered

New book shares 20 short subject screenplays from the 1930s comedy team
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - July 18, 2018 - PRLog -- Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy improvised many of the scenes for their classic comedies while the cameras were rolling, which meant that some excellent material in their scripts was lost – until now, with the release of THE LAUREL & HARDY MOVIE SCRIPTS: 20 ORIGINAL SHORT SUBJECT SCREENPLAYS (1926 – 1934).

The latest book by L&H expert Randy Skretvedt features 20 complete, original screenplays for their short subjects. They include a treasure trove of unused but hilarious comedy routines. Among them is the entire script for a proposed 1926 comedy, never filmed, which would have been the comedians' first film as a team.

The scripts are illustrated with 150 rare photos; many of them vividly depict the process of making the films. Introductions for each entry detail the fascinating differences between the scripts and the movies made from them. Full cast and credit information is also included.

Published by Bonaventure Press (www.bonaventurepress.com) and weighing in at nearly 300 pages, THE LAUREL & HARDY MOVIE SCRIPTS is available in paperback for $19.95. Skretvedt is also the celebrated author of arguably the world's greatest book on the comedy team, LAUREL & HARDY: THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MOVIES.

This new collection of fabulous rarities is essential for any admirer of Stan and Ollie.

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