Friday, 2 September 2011
The Making of Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel, the man, lived in the USA. Stan Laurel, the boy, lived in the UK.
His fascinating family background gave him an intimate introduction to the theatrical world and he grew up determined to dedicate his life to making people laugh.
This ground-breaking book examines his family, boyhood years and struggle to establish a career in the theatre and then in films. It describes his pivotal roles both behind and in front of the camera and how his boyhood experiences are echoed in many Laurel and Hardy films.
Stan never forgot his boyhood. He returned home when circumstances allowed.
Friendships forged in his early years lasted a life-time and he remained in touch with his British family and friends until his death.