December 31, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (1927-1959).
•Two new Charley Chase films added into the database: Life Hesitates At 40 and The Count Takes The Count.  I only need one Chase talkie to complete my collection now: VAMP TILL READY (1936, Roach/MGM).  Does anyone have a copy they could let me have/borrow please?

December 30, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Virginia De Luce (1921-1997). [thanks to Jim Clewer]

December 28, 2013:
•The updates are coming thick and fast recently.  So many!  My good friend Lou Sabini has helped me find Francis Ford in The Devil's Brother.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Gino Corrado (1893-1982). [thanks to Jim Clewer]

December 27, 2013:
•Added the cast screenshots to the Charley Chase short, The Nickel Nurser (1932).
•Updated the page for Estelle Etterre.


December 26, 2013:
•Added some stills and cast screenshots to Taxi For Two. [stills courtesy Richard Finegan]
•Updated the page for Dorothy Layton - again!
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Joseph Young (1900-1999), and Fred Kohler Jr. (1911-1993).

December 25, 2013:
•Updated the page for Dorothy Layton - thanks to Richard Bann, who identified her as being the lady in the Fun House in On The Loose.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Thomas 'Buddy' McDonald (1922-2008).


December 24, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase film, There Ain't No Santa Claus (1926) to the database.

December 21, 2013:
•Some significant alterations have been made to the site, following new found evidence.  Richard W. Bann has identifed the actress who plays Billy Gilbert's wife in Laurel & Hardy's The Music Box as not being Gladys Gale as previously thought, but in fact Hazel Howell.  Randy Skretvedt has confirmed this to me also.  I have also identified Gladys in the Todd/Pitts short, Soup And Fish (1934).  I have updated all pages accordingly.
•My thanks to John Carpenter for his kindness and help with my website yesterday.  Glad to know you, John... as I am with all my friends in Laurel & Hardy Land.  (I'm still not going to any conventions though!)

December 20, 2013:
•Added review and cast screenshots (including a revealing one of Patsy Kelly!) for the Todd/Kelly film, Top Flat.
•Updated the Crew page by adding in a shot of sound recording engineer James Greene. [thanks Randy Skretvedt and Craig Raguse]

December 17, 2013:
•I have been tidying up, adding stuff, screenshots for actors in films and general upgrades recently - too many to list here.  Please consult the front page (which I have also modified today) for the latest page updates.  Still halfway through trying to add all the films and screenshots I have for Harry Bernard.  I don't recommend it!
•Updated the pages for Lee Phelps and Constance Bergen.
•Added some cast screenshots for the Charley Chase film, Southern Exposure (1935).


December 14, 2013:
•Added the cast screenshots for the Charley Chase film, Nature In The Wrong (1933).

December 13, 2013:
•Added images to sections 9, 13 and 18 of Hal Roach Studios Back Lot Tour.

December 12, 2013:
•Added the cast screenshots for the Charley Chase film, In Walked Charley (1932).

December 8, 2013:
•Added the cast screenshots for the Our Gang film, Mary, Queen Of Tots (1925).
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Richard Daniels (1864-1939).

December 7, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase film, The Poor Fish (1924) with cast screenshots but I am at a loss to identify the actress who plays his wife in the film.  Anyone know?
•Started to restructure the menu for Our Gang films.

December 5, 2013:
•Updated the home page with the "on this day" stuff.  Haven't been around much lately on account of being in hospital.  Hoping to resume work on the site very shortly.  Thanks again to the masses of people who have written to me wishing me well - I was really rather touched (and surprised) by the amount of them!

November 27, 2013:
Today I am bloody excited and haven't stopped bouncing around!  I received Irv Hyatt's new book, "Hollywood Victory Caravan Scrapbook" (2013) and found my name printed in the "thanks" section of the acknowledgements!  Now most of the guys who look at this site are probably used to having their names mentioned in such books, but for me this is the first time my name has been published in any book (to my knowledge!)  I feel I don't quite deserve such credit, but I'll bloody well take it all the same!!  Thank YOU, Irv!
•Started work on the Charley Chase film, Another Wild Idea (1934).
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Kay McCoy and Charles Lloyd (1870-1948).

November 24, 2013:
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 3 and The Hal Roach Backlot Section 12.

November 23, 2013:
•Completed the upgrades for INDEX-A and Index-B pages.
•Received 24 new Facebook-likes for the site today, thanks to Steve Rydzewski's promotion on Facebook.  Wow!
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Lillian Porter (1917-1997). [thanks Jim Clewer]

November 22, 2013:
•Please refer to the home page for details of all new updates.  This page is just too much maintenance!

November 18, 2013:
•Added the Our Gang film, Derby Day (1923) to the database with some cast screenshots.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Our Gang child star Jack Davis (1914-1992).

November 17, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Howard Truesdale (1861-1941).

November 14, 2013:
•Added a better quality copy of this still from Now I'll Tell One. [courtesy of Peter Mikkelsen and John Carpenter]

November 11, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Elizabeth Forrester (1907-2004).

November 9, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Lew Davis (1884-1948). [thanks Brent Seguine]
•Added 2 DVD comparisons for Les Carottiers.
•Updated the page for Frank Rice.
•Updated the DVD comparisons for The Fighting Kentuckian [Blu-ray comparison added, courtesy of Tom Schober].
•Updated Sections 7,9,10,12,13 of Hal Roach Studios Back-lot tour.

November 8, 2013:
•Updated the page for Charles A. Bachman.

November 5-7, 2013:
•I have been working hard on a particular L&H film listing that had absolutely no text or screenshots on it whatsoever!  I am putting a lot of effort into it and that is why it is taking so long to do.  It is currently 40% complete.  I will reveal which film soon, as I want to announce it when it is complete, and not half-finished.

November 4, 2013:
£ Received a shock, generous donation for the site from a famous celebrity in California!  3 donations in 4 days - plus an enormous boost of 10 new Facebook-likes for the site since November 1.  What is going on?  Oh, and not to mention that last night, Richard W. Bann and I had an hour-long chat on the telephone.  Christmas has come early for this Lord....
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Edward Dillon (1879-1933).

November 3, 2013:
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 13. [thanks Jim Dallape]
•Added more Blackhawk title cards to the Re-issues page. [thanks Max and Jim]

November 2, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase film, What Women Did For Me (1927) into the database - and completed my review.  [My thanks to Dave Stevenson at Looser Than Loose Publishing and to Yair Solan for allowing me to use his lobby cards]

November 1, 2013:
£ Received 2 big donations for the site from ML (New York) and TS (Austria).  My most sincere thanks guys.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Hobart Cavanaugh (1886-1950).
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Edmund Mortimer (1874-1944) [thanks to Lou and Sue Sabini]
•Added a new page for all the re-issued title cards that I have.  Re-issues.  Any help with additions would be welcomed!


October 31, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Aileen Carlyle (1906-1984).
•Added a lovely image of William K. Everson to the Books page. [thanks Karen Latham Everson]

October 30, 2013:
•Updated sections 9,12,13,19 of The Hal Roach Backlot [thanks Jim Dallape]

October 29, 2013:
•Added the Boy Friends film, Blood And Thunder (1931) to the database with cast screenshots.

October 28, 2013:
•Published my review for Irv Hyatt's book: Stan Laurel's Valet: The Jimmy Murphy Story.

October 27, 2013:
•Published my review for James Neibaur's book: The Charley Chase Talkies 1929-1940.
•Added the Charley Chase film, What A Bozo! (1931) to the database.

October 26, 2013:
•Added 2 new images of Edna Marion to the site courtesy of my good friend Peter MikkelsenImage #1 - Image #2.

October 25, 2013:
•My thanks to Brent Seguine, who has identified Pat Gleason for me in Block-Heads.
•Added the Charley Chase film, Fifty Million Husbands (1930) - with cast screenshots.
•Films are being added to the database on a regular basis now - I cannot keep track on here what is added, so please refer to the front page for the latest.  The idea is to get every film assigned to a webpage so that I can start building links everywhere between each film and each actor's page.  It's going to be a long task....
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Christine Maple (1912-  ).
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 23, 2013:
•Added Should Second Husbands Come First? (1927) to the database.
•Updated the page for Max Davidson.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 22, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 21, 2013: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GENE SORKIN
•Completed all the links for the Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly series.  It is now possible to flick through them all using the arrow icons from start to finish.  I decided to add the Kelly-Kelton/Kelly-Roberti films to the end of the series rather than create whole new menus.
•Added two Charley Chase films into the database: Midsummer Mush (1933) and Luncheon At Twelve (1933).
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Constance Bergen (1912-1979).

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 20, 2013
•Updated the pages for Iris Adrian and Ernie Alexander.
•Changed the profile picture on the page for Norman 'Chubby' Chaney.
•Finished adding in all the films in the Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly series.  I have a few of these reviewed by my friends, which I shall add soon to the appropriate pages.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 19, 2013
•Made some minor tweaks and updates.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 18, 2013
•Updated the page for scatterbrain actress, Patsy Kelly.  Adding one screenshot for every actor in every film made during their careers at the Hal Roach Studios is my mission.  Although incomplete (in picture form), this is where I am up to with Ms. Kelly...
•Added the Kelly/Roberti film, At Sea Ashore (1936) into the database.
•Added the Todd/Kelly film, Soup And Fish (1934) into the database.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 17, 2013
•I have set up a new forum so that people can use it to report errors on the website.  It can be found on the home page, or here.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Pert Kelton (1907-1968).
•Added the Kelly/Kelton film, Pan Handlers (1936) into the database - with cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 16, 2013
•Added the Kelly/Roberti film, Hill-Tillies (1936) into the database.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Lyda Roberti (1906-1938).
•Updated the page for Sam Adams.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 15, 2013
•Added the last of the Pitts/Todd films to the database: The Soilers (1932), Sneak Easily (1932) and The Bargain Of The Century (1933).
•Added a Links page to the site, which can be accessed from the home page.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 14, 2013
•Added a beautiful still to The Big Squirt, courtesy of Richard Finegan who has allowed me to use it from his collection.  Just in case anyone is interested, the woman on the left of the picture is Polly Chase - Charley Chase's daughter.
•Added ten Our Gang titles to the Filmography page.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 13, 2013
•Added the Pitts-Todd film, Strictly Unreliable (1932) to the database.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Ray Turner (1895-1981) and Ullrich Haupt (1887-1931).
•Added the Charley Chase film, You Said A Hatful! (1934) into the database.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 12, 2013
actresses added into the Hall of Fame: Joyce Compton (1907-1997) and Polly Chase (1916-1957).
•Added the Charley Chase film, Public Ghost #1 (1935) into the database with complete cast screenshots.
•Added the Charley Chase film, Too Many Mammas (1924) and the Todd/Kelly film, Twin Triplets (1935) into the database.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.


October 11, 2013
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 10, 2013
£ Received a generous donation from a very unlikely source!  Thank you very much.  Every penny is appreciated and goes to running the ridiculous costs of the server each month.
•Added a couple of new films to the site with the bare amount of information attached: War Mamas (Pitts/Todd) and Those Love Pangs (Charley Chase).

•I have removed all the authors from the Crew page and added them instead to the updated Books & Authors page, which I have been tidying up today.  Karen Everson (the widow of author William K. Everson) has promised to send me a nice picture of him for the page, which I shall add later.  Also, my most sincere thanks to Irv Hyatt for sending me a copy of his book (which I have advertised on the home page).  More books will be added later, along with photos of the authors who wrote them.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 9, 2013
•Added Let's Do Things and Catch-As Catch-Can to the site.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 8, 2013
•Updated the page for John Aasen [thanks to Bent Lonrusten]
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 7, 2013
•Updated the page for Franz Hug [thanks to Mike Hans]
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 6, 2013
•Added the Todd-Kelly short Bum Voyage (1934) to the site.
•Updated the page for Germaine De Neel [thanks to Jim Clewer for his help]
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.


October 5, 2013
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 4, 2013
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Peggy Howard.
•Updated the page for The Crane Sisters.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 3, 2013
•Started work on the Pitts-Todd film, The Pajama Party (1931).
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 2, 2013
•Updated the page for Enrique Acosta.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Marion Aye (1903-1951).
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

October 1, 2013
actor added into the Hall of Fame: John Berkes (1895-1951).
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 30, 2013
Updated the page for Nothing But Trouble.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 29, 2013
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 28, 2013
•Updated pages 9, 13 & 19 of Roach Backlot Tour. [thanks Jim Dallape]
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 27, 2013
•Added the Charley Chase one-reeler, Hard Knocks (1924) to the site.
•Updated the page for Jack Ackroyd.
•Updated two more actors in The Second Hundred Years. [thanks Jim Clewer]

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 26, 2013
•Over the course of time, as I have developed my site with new designs, modified pages and formats, I think I now have the perfect "final" design for the actors pages.  It is now my intention to show every "relevant" film for each actor (I s...hall come to that explanation in a moment) and to show at least one screenshot of each person per film credit. I am only interesting in documenting the specific periods in which their careers interacted with the main stars and series which are featured on my site.  I have made a start by updating the page for John Aasen as my experiment.  For instance, his page now lists not every film he ever appeared in, but rather, all the films made during the "Roach era", or in any film the actor appeared with L&H, Charley Chase, Our Gang etc. You'll get the idea when you see the page.  Feedback would be welcomed and appreciated, because if I am to manually go in an alter 765 actors pages, then I need to know that it is for the better, and that the viewers of the site like the new design.  Cheers.
•Received a generous donation from P.B. in Switzerland on Monday (I forgot to add it here).  This was the first contact made from this new fan, and what a way to make an introduction!  My most sincere appreciation to all of you who continue to help me with the ridiculous costs of running this place!
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 25, 2013:
•New website record was set today at 10:35pm UK time, with the most amount of people viewing it at the same time: 31 (smashes the previour record of 24).  This proves to me that my Facebook-promotion is paying off.
actor added to the Hall of Fame: Jack Clifford (1880-1956). [thanks to Richard W. Bann and Brent Seguine for their help on this one]
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 24, 2013:
•Added the extremely funny Pitts/Todd short, Alum And Eve (1932) to the site with my cast screenshots and review by Mick Roche.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 23, 2013:
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 7 and The Hal Roach Backlot Section 9. [courtesy Jim Dallape]
•Added the cast screenshots to Ladrones (1930) - after some persuasive prompting, it must be said.
•Added the Our Gang short, No Noise (1923) to the site with some cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 22, 2013:
•Anyone fancy owning all 10 of "The Lost Films Of L&H" DVDs?  They are listed on eBay: see here.
•Lots of little updates going on behind the scenes - too many to list here - so at least you know some work is being done!
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 21, 2013:
•Joe Davis has come up trumps once again by colorizing this screenshot of Lucile Browne in The Devil's Brother.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 20, 2013:
•Updated the page for Blanche Payson.
•Added some cast screenshots to Thundering Taxis (1933) and Pardon Us (1931).
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Jack Herrick (1891-1952).
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 19, 2013:
•Started work on the new feature to identify the best DVD for each film on the site.  Finished "A".
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page.

September 18, 2013:
•Having recently received a major promotion push and positive feedback on Facebook, I thought it was time to update my Credits/Thanks page by adding a few more names of those who are really good, helpful and supportive friends.  My biggest thanks go to Randy for giving me the suggestion in the first place - it has opened up a whole new world for me, and I have had a great number of private chats with some wonderful people as a result.
•Added 8 DVD comparisons for Our Relations.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

September 17, 2013:
•I have noticed that since going onto Facebook, viewing figures and hits have reached ridiculous levels!  Again, and as always, thanks for all the attention.
•Added the Charley Chase film, The Big Squirt (1937), with some cast screenshots.

•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

September 16, 2013:
•Added the Todd/Kelly films, Backs To Nature (1933) and Babes In The Goods (1934), minus screenshots.
•Updated the page for the lovely Lucile Browne.
•Updated the home page.

September 15, 2013:
•Added an 8th DVD comparison for Oliver The Eighth.  (The French DVD) [thanks Tom Schober]
•Added the bare bones for the Charley Chase film, Four Parts (1934).
•Updated the home page.

September 14, 2013:
•Added 7 DVD comparisons for Oliver The Eighth.
•Updated the DVDs page by adding the German 2006 Kinowelt set, box #3.  That page is a right mess!
•Updated the home page.

September 13, 2013:
•Added 3 new DVD comparisons for We Faw Down.  In my investigations, I have concluded that best print is the German Kinowelt disc, as this has the original credits and soundtrack.
•Added some improved screenshots to His New Profession[courtesy of Chris Seguin]
•Updated the home, Forum and Facebook pages.

September 12, 2013:
•It's official - 200 Facebook-likes for "Another Nice Mess"!  Thanks to all of you who voted for this site.
•Completed my review for Scram!  Also added the DVD comparisons.
•Updated the home, Forum and Facebook pages.

September 11, 2013:
•I was embarrassed to realise I hadn't done ANYTHING on Scram!  All it had was the cast screenshots, so today I have scrapped the page and rebuilt it from scratch - and have done pretty well.  From nothing to 60% complete!  Hey, I have been working on a Laurel & Hardy film!!!  That is rare!
•Updated the home, Forum and Facebook pages.

September 10, 2013:
•Updated the page for Bessie Love and also added her signature.
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 6 and The Hal Roach Backlot Section 15.
•Updated the home page with a very full "on this day" featurette, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


September 9, 2013:
•Updated the title card for the Our Gang film, Lodge Night (1923). [thanks Joe Davis]
•Updated the home page and my Facebook page.

September 8, 2013:
•Added to The Hal Roach Backlot Section 1.
•Updated the home page so that it now shows the last 8 actors and last 8 films I have updated on the site.  Each one can be accessed from that section near the top of the page, along with all the "On This Day" images/links.  I will replace the banner soon as well - it will look different, as to incorporate all the other films on the site.  Feeling strongly motivated at the moment thanks to the recent Facebook promotion and the new friends I have found on there (well, some of them found ME, but you get the idea).
•Updated and improved the page for Should Married Men Go Home?.
•Updated the home page and my Facebook page.

September 7, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Carol Hughes (1910-1995).  She is entry #762.  My grateful thanks to Richard W. Bann for helping me with this entry.
•Tidied up and updated the page for Nora Cecil - it looks so much more presentable now, with all her Roach-film credits.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Ben Taggart (1889-1947).
•Added the Todd/Kelly film, Slightly Static (1935) to the site, on the anniversary of its release, though little work has been done on it.
•Updated the home page and my Facebook page.

September 6, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase film, No Father To Guide Him (1925) to the site, on the anniversary of its release.
•Updated the home page and my Facebook page.


September 5, 2013:
•Added the All-Star film, Mixed Nuts (1934) to the site.
•Updated the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.  With the home page, I have temporarily moved the main banner and am messing around with a new look to make things more appealing.  You will notice that the "on this day" section has now moved to the top and each entry is surrounded by either a green (born on this day), a yellow (released on this day) or a red (died on this day) border, to make things more easier to understand without looking scruffy.  I have also added an extra line to show the latest additions, updates and alterations to the site.  This idea is to do less work for myself and also to attract more attention to my recent work on the site so that it gets seen by interested viewers.  I will no longer be updating the forum header because quite frankly it is just too much work to do that, this and Facebook.  By the time I am finished updating all that stuff, it's nearly lunch time!  It also slows down my progress.  These changes and improvements are necessary for me to "move on".

September 4, 2013:
•Added a complete review, with screenshots and all 44 intertitle cards for Charley Chase's 1925 silent 2-reeler, The Caretaker's Daughter.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.  The "ON THIS DAY" page is now COMPLETE, after me updating it every day for the past year.  It means that every single day in the year is now covered on the page and I no longer have to update it, but rather, just rotate it!  Phew!!!  It's a big relief and personal achievement for me personally.

September 3, 2013:
•My sincere thanks and appreciation to both Richard W. Bann and film critic Leonard Maltin, for their generous and kind words regarding my website.
Peter Mikkelsen has donated another beautiful image of Edna Marion from his personal collection for inclusion on this site.  My most grateful thanks to him.
•Added the two opening intertitle cards and have had Richard W. Bann identify the lead actress in One Of The Smiths - so I have now updated that information.
•Added - and completed the Charley Chase film, One Of The Smiths (1931).  Notice the collage of screenshots from the film at the foot of the page.  This is where I want to go with ALL non-L&H film reviews.  Wishful thinking, right?!
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

September 2, 2013:
•Updated the page for Jack Norton.
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Received a generous donation from a regular contributor in Austria.  Thank you very much, TS.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

September 1, 2013:
•Added a new Charley Chase film to the site, The Uneasy Three (1925) - with cast screenshots.
£
Received a generous donation from a lovely guy in USA.  Thank you very much, ES.  The kindness of the people who help with the costs of this site is very much appreciated.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 31, 2013:
•Added the Harry Langdon film, The Fighting Parson (1930) to the site.
•Added the Charlie Chaplin/Charley Chase film, His New Profession (1914) to the site on account of it being its anniversary.
•Updated the On This Day page, the home page, plus the header for the Forum's home page and my Facebook page.

August 30, 2013:
•Moved a few things around on the home page - which now has its own section for contributions from those who have published their projects on this site.  Extended thanks to Jim Dallape, Robert Winslow, Steve Phillips, Bob Siler and Joe Davis.  I have also relocated the "Latest Updates" icon underneath the main banner.  I like experimenting!  (said the hedgehog to the squirrel)
•Added a gallery for Katherine Grant in His Wooden Wedding (1925).  I really need to tidy up her page and add in all of her Charley Chase appearances.

•Added the Charley Chase film, His Wooden Wedding (1925) with a handful of screenshots, including a beautiful shot of Katherine Grant.
•Added a gallery for Frank Holliday in Below Zero.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: María Calvo. [thanks Jim Clewer]
•Updated the page for Politiquerías - with new screenshots and better formatting.
•Updated the page for birthday girl Jacqueline Wells.

•Updated the On This Day page plus added the information to the site's home page (this is experimental at the moment), plus the header for the Forum's home page and my Facebook page.

August 29, 2013:
•Added the contents of "On This Day" to the home page as a new menu underneath the main banner (which I am currently redesigning), each with clickable links.  Not sure if I like it or not yet or whether I want to commit myself to it.  Feedback welcome.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: David Sharpe (1910-1980), and his real-life wife Gertrude Messinger (1911-1995).
•Updated the page for Them Thar Hills with a couple of new additions to the "did you notice" section, as well as a revamp on the page and coding too. [thanks Will Downing]
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Received a very generous donation from Italy just one day after promoting the site on Facebook.  Have already made friends with some lovely people on there.  Thank you very much, AS.
•Added The Boy Friends film, Call A Cop! (1931) with some cast screenshots.  Today is the 82nd anniversary of its release.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page and my Facebook page.

August 28, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Gale Henry (1893-1972).
•Updated the page for Elmer Raguse - thanks to Craig Raguse for letting me use the beautiful image.
•Added a Charley Chase film, Skip The Maloo! (1931) with some cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 27, 2013:
•Updated the page for Frank Holliday, following some extensive detective work from Randy Skretvedt.
•Started promoting the site on Facebook.  You can find me at "Dave Lord Heath" (lordheath1972@facebook.com) or e-mail me @ lordheath1972@yahoo.co.uk.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Virginia Whiting.
•Added a Charley Chase film, The Panic Is On (1931) with some cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 26, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 25, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Betty Mack (1901-1980).
•Added John Ullah, Yair Solan and Brian Anthony to the Crew & Authors page.
•Added a new Charley Chase film, One Of The Smiths (1931) - screenshots will follow shortly.
•Added a new Oliver Hardy film, Say It With Babies (1926) - with cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 24, 2013:
•Added the Todd-Kelly films, Treasure Blues, Sing Sister Sing and The Tin Man (all 1935) to the site with cast screenshots.
•Spent a lot of time updating the page for James C. Morton.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 23, 2013:
•Added a brand new Oliver Hardy film to the site: Playmates (1918).  I don't have the complete film or title card, but I have grabbed some cast screenshots from the footage I do have.
•Updated the page for Frank Holliday.
•Updated the neglected Crew page with many new additions and completely new design structure.  It needs fine tuning and sorting out, but looks much more organised now.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Carl Stockdale (1874-1953).
•Added another Charley Chase film to the site, All Teed Up (1930), with cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.  A rather disturbing fact being that August 23rd was not a kind day to three stars of the same film which also shares its anniversary today!

August 22, 2013:
•Added another Charley Chase short, The Sting Of Stings (1927) to the site with a small handful of cast shots.
•Added the Charley Chase short, Tell 'Em Nothing (1926) to the site with cast screenshots.  Apologies for the poor quality shots, they are the best I can manage from my poor print.
•Re-wrote and improved the code and page structure, layout and appearance for Be Big!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 21, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 20, 2013:
•Added 3 Charley Chase films to the site: All Wet (1924), Mighty Like A Moose (1926) and Forgotten Sweeties (1927).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 19, 2013:
•Added Priscilla Dean's autograph to the Autographs page.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 18, 2013:
•I have noticed a few new 'Facebook-likes' for the site today.  I thank each and every one of you who did that.
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 20.  I could tell you which shot is the new addition, but what fun would that be?!
•Added a new Charley Chase film, with cast screenshots: The Pip From Pittsburg (1931).
•Updated and reconstructed the main menu for The Solo Films of Oliver Hardy.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 17, 2013:
•Added a new Charley Chase film: Thundering Tenors (1931).
•Updated and reconstructed the main menus for: The Boy FriendsThe Taxi BoysHal Roach All-Stars, The Solo Films of Stan Laurel and Max Davidson.  These menus, along with several others have now been added to the reconstructed home page.  I still have to do Oliver Hardy's and Our Gang's films but we are getting there!
•Added the birthdate and location for Clara Guiol. [great detective work Jim Jarvis]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 16, 2013:
•Added a review for the Italian Atollo K DVD from Elleu (2003).
•Tried to straighten out the impossible code on the L&H DVDs page - made some progress, but still a lot to be done I'm afraid.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 15, 2013:
•Reinstated the "Facebook-like" button at the bottom of the page(s), so if you feel like showing me what this site means to you, I could do with it right now!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 14, 2013:
•Added the cast screenshot of Clara Guiol in Should Married Men Go Home? [good spot by Jim Clewer]
•Completely redesigned and completed the new menu for Laurel & Hardy.
•I have now completely redesigned and completed the new menu for Charley Chase.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 13, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 12, 2013:
•I have now completely redesigned and completed the new menus for Pitts/Todd series and Todd/Kelly series.  All these films are integrated into (and taken from) the Filmography page.  Other series of films will follow, plus new front-page links to all these films.  One thing at a time.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 11, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Frank Mills. [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 10, 2013:
•Added the first Hal Roach All-Star talkie short to the site: Hurdy Gurdy (1929).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 9, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 8, 2013:
•Added a new Charley Chase film to the site: Whispering Whoopee (1930).
•Completed the Oliver Hardy solo films on the new-look Filmography page, plus have added some more Our Gang films.  All that is left to do now is most of the Our Gang stuff - everything else is done.  This guide will represent every film that is/will be reviewed/screencapped on this website in the future.

•Updated the page for Lon Poff.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 7, 2013:
•For the past few days I have been working my bippy off with the revised Filmography page.  I still have some Oliver Hardy solo films and most of the Our Gang films to add, but it's now really starting to take shape.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 6, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 5, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 4, 2013:
•Added a gallery for Clara Guiol in Thundering Fleas (1926).  I have also added her screenshots for Love 'Em And Weep (1927) and Their Purple Moment (1928). [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Updated the map section for The Hal Roach Backlot Section 13.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 3, 2013:
•Updated the pages for the lovely Dorothy Layton and Ellen Corby.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Venice Lloyd. [thanks to Randy SkretvedtNot a bad day so far - having identified ALL of the secretaries in Chickens Come Home.
•Updated the page for Chickens Come Home by adding Clara Guiol and a few other things.  Also, I have removed Clara's erroneous credits from the Perfect Day and Spanky pages.  Progress!
•After weeks of agreements/disagreements and discussions between myself, Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann, we have now solved the mystery of who is Clara Guiol.  As such, I have removed the 'false' information and galleries from her page and replaced them with the 'correct' ones.  This has been for sure, one of the most investigated L&H co-stars I have ever been involved in.  Special thanks are also offered to Robert Demoss (webmaster of the wonderful http://www.theluckycorner.com/ website), and Jim Clewer.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 2, 2013:
•Updated James Parrott's page, including a new gallery for Just Rambling Along.
•Updated the page for Clarine Seymour, along with her autograph and better images.
•Added 5 DVD comparisons for Liberty.
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Received a generous donation today from a fan in New York.  Two in two days - many thanks indeed!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

August 1, 2013:
•Added a review for Passport Video's Alone And Together 5-DVD set.  (Only discs 1-3 are reviewed; 4-5 still to do)
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Received a generous donation today from a fan in Austria.  Many thanks for this; every penny helps in paying for the ridiculously spiralling costs of running this place (I agree with you Steve Phillips)!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


July 31, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 30, 2013:
•Re-capped the Thelma Todd screenshots from Hurdy Gurdy (1929) from a much better print of the film (thanks Max!)  Only took me six months to get around to it!  Todd's page is starting to take shape again now.  Several more film credits and galleries to add for her...
•Removed all the galleries from Thelma Todd's page as I attempt to clean it up.  There were an excessive (almost obsessive) amount of images on the page and it was very slow.  Am going to restrict her galleries to one line!  Will work on adding all her other films + restoring her galleries later on...
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 29, 2013:
•Updated the page for Theda Bara and added signature.  I also updated her entry in the Timeline, which I just noticed listed her birthyear as 1895 instead of 1885.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.  No prizes for guessing who is honoured today!

July 28, 2013:
•Still working on a L&H film, which I don't want to publish just yet because I don't want to present a half-assed listing.  Yes Jim Dallape, it's the one I told you about last night!  90 minutes on the phone to Michigan from London - that is going to hurt when I get the bill in!!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 27, 2013:
•Added the Our Gang short, Spanky (1932) with a few cast screenshots.
•Updated the page/info for Clara Guiol, including adding two galleries.
•Added another Charley Chase film to the site: Dollar Dizzy (1930).
•Added a gallery for Harry Bernard in Perfect Day.
•Updated information, added new cast screenshots and identified actresses for The Hollywood Revue Of 1929 and Perfect Day.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Ann Dvorak (1912-1979).

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 26, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 25, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 24, 2013:
•Been working hours on a particular L&H film, going through it with a fine tooth-comb to get the look and design of the page correct.  I have added many new screenshots and some fascinating "did you notice" sections too.  I am looking forward to revealing which one it is when I am done so that you can finally see what ALL the L&H film pages are going to look like when they are finished.
•Added the re-issued title card for Brats - actually just to settle a dispute!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 23, 2013:
•Added two new shots to The Hal Roach Backlot Section 13.
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 3.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 22, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame, thanks to fantastic detective work by Richard Bann: Eleanor Fredericks (1898-1967).
•Due to some theft of my images from this website, which I have discovered published on a different site without any consideration or credit for my time and efforts in obtaining them, I have now updated the footer message which is attached to the bottom of each page on this website.  I myself have always asked permission to use images from other sites and always credit my sources accordingly.  Peter Mikkelsen in particular, has allowed me to use some beautiful images from his collection and I am grateful to him and every other person who has allowed me to use their material herein.  The site in particular (which I shall not name because I do not wish to "promote any interest" in it whatsoever due to this theft), even has some of Peter's material, which I am betting he knows nothing about either.  It's absent-minded, it's disrespectful and it's rude and I want to thank every person who has commented on my forum who have shown their support for my feelings on this matter.
•Added a new Chase film, Calling All Doctors (1937).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 21, 2013:
•Added galleries for Charlie Hall and Muriel Evans in Young Ironsides (1932).
•Added a new Chase film, Young Ironsides (1932).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 20, 2013:
•Added another Charley Chase film, Girl Grief (1932).
•Updated the page for Muriel Evans.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 19, 2013:
•Updated the page for Jack O'Brien.
•Updated the page for Berth Marks, including new design template and identified actor [thanks Randy Skretvedt]
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Carlton Griffin (1893-1940).
•Another Charley Chase short added: High C's (1930).  Will add cast shots later.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 18, 2013:
•Another Charley Chase short added: Looser Than Loose (1930).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 17, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase film, Seeing Nellie Home (1924) onto the site.  Slowly but surely, we're getting there....
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 16, 2013:
•Added many more titles to the Filmography (all Hardy solo films from 1916-1922).  Many more still to go.  When this list is finished, it will be the complete list of every film which will be reviewed on this website.  The lack of updates listed on this page make it look like nothing is being done - it couldn't be any further from the truth.  Every day I am tidying up pages, code and adding bits in here and there and often don't bother listing them all on here.  Rest assured, a lot of hours are being spent on this site each week.  I'm afraid though at the moment I am going sideways before I can go forwards.  I have also redesigned the main menu on the home page to incorporate all the series of films on the site, which you will find easier to navigate to when its completed.  I can't let you see that yet though!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 15, 2013:
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 13.
•Added another Charley Chase short, The Real McCoy (1930), with some cast screenshots.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 14, 2013:
•Added another Charley Chase short, Snappy Sneezer (1929), with some cast screenshots.
•Updated the page for birthday boy Lucien Prival.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 13, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase short, Outdoor Pajamas (1924) to the site with a handful of cast screenshots.  Will complete it later.  I chose it because it was released on my birthday.  I would have been minus 48 at the time!
•Added 8 new Charley Chase films to the Filmography page (all from 1914).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 12, 2013:
•Added the Our Gang film, Fly My Kite (1931) to the site.  Have started on the colorized cast shots, and will continue with the b&w stuff later on.  My main objective at the moment is just getting these films listed on the site on their own pages so I can start constructing the links and the database.  Also, with this listing you will start to notice the design differences I am experimenting with.  Each film will now have a relevant icon to identify its "series" (or section) of films.  For instance as this is an Our Gang film, you can see the Our Gang icon on the left which denotes that it belongs to that particular series.  OK, now I have a headache....
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 11, 2013:
•Updated the page for Anne Cornwall, with her autograph.
•Added a gallery of 14 screenshots for Mae Busch in Settled At The Seaside (1915), plus updated her page with fresh code/format.
•Added an early Charley Chase 1-reel comedy, Settled At The Seaside (1915) with full review and screenshots.  Boy, have I got some fabulous screenshots of Mae Busch to add from it later today!  Keep your eyes peeled for those!!

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 10, 2013:
•Added several more Charley Chase titles to the Filmography page.  All that's left to do now are the solo Stan's, solo Babe's and the Our Gang films and I'm done!
•Added the Pitts/Todd film, One Track Minds (1933) to the site - complete with review [courtesy Mick Roche] and cast screenshots.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 9, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Dorothy Appleby (1906-1990).
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Granger in Fate's Fathead.  Still working on Dorothy's page, as I have to make an icon for the Hal Roach All-Stars series.  ALMOST DONE NOW!
•Added the Charley Chase film Fate's Fathead into the database, complete with cast screenshots.  It's becoming obvious now that this is no longer just a "Laurel & Hardy wbesite", but rather, something much more... is that a good thing or a bad thing?
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 8, 2013:
•Added the Charley Chase film The Chases Of Pimple Street into the database, with minimal amount of work.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Ruthelma Stevens (1903-1984).
•Updated the page for Hattie McDaniel - with autograph and new icon to represent solo films of Oliver Hardy.  This is the new style I am using with all the actor's pages.  You may also notice that I have improved her head shot picture with a cleaner print of the film.  Oh, it's all happening!  2 down, 744 to go!!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 7, 2013:
•I think I have now finalized the template for all the actor's pages.  Every page will now eventually look like THIS.  I have already received feedback (thanks Jim Jarvis) praising this new look and style... so I shall now begin converting all 746 actors into this format, whilst using the opportunity to tidy up a lot of the messy codes!  This is what I meant when I said I have to go backwards in order to go forwards.
•I am continuining to experiment with design for the actors' pages.  To give you an idea of where I am going, this is the updated page for Dorothy Coburn.  I have removed the section "NON- L&H APPEARANCES" and included those films into the body of work in order of release.  Also, I have removed the symbols next to each film and replaced them with icons so it is easier to understand which series of films the appearances were from.  Instead of "No. of L&H appearances", I have now made icons to represent EACH series of films the actor appears in.  The autograph is moved up to the top, a credits and acknowledgements section is at the bottom with everything in one place.  Also, if you roll your mouse over the main head picture, you should get an alternative image show too.  Also, the date/place of birth and death is all on one line now (not underneath each other).  Oh, and you can click the location of birth and it should take you to Google Maps.... Now all I have to do is find a voice clip....  just kidding!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 6, 2013:
•Looks like it's tidy-up time.  I am going to be spending some time tidying up pages and messy code to get this bloody site back together again.  Only "important" updates will be applied for the time being.  Your patience is required, and appreciated.
•Updated the Site Stats page to include the figures for June.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 5, 2013:
$THANKYOU - Received another donation today from a new fan of the site.  Wow, at this rate I may be able to afford to buy myself some FOOD this month!  It's all appreciated, thankyou very much guys.
•I had the day from hell yesterday with this site - pages not loading, or when they did they were slow and had script errors.  When I was trying to update the site it would cause errors and often it would crash, hence no updates yesterday.  My fears were realised this morning when I received a mail from one of my dearest viewers telling me he could not even access the site. I have now disabled the Facebook-like button at the bottom of the page (thanks for the tip, Kev) and now pages run smoothly again.  Poxy Facebook - I have never liked it and don't know why I bothered with it in the first place.  If anyone receives a "website has stopped responding due to a long script" error, please could you inform me so that I can investigate and solve the issue.  Thanks.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 4, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 3, 2013:
$THANKYOU - Received TWO lovely donations today; one from New York and one from Austria.  I do not expect them (nor do I refuse them!) but each dollar/pound I receive is placed in a business account which helps fund the monthly costs of the site.  It will scare you to know how much this place costs to run each month....
•Spent all afternoon sorting out the new DVDs page, which will eventually get to replace the current page.  Still going sideways, I'm afraid.
•More Autographs added.
•Added a review for the Pitts-Todd comedy, Maids A La Mode [courtesy Mick Roche]

•Yesterday (as Paul McCartney once said), I received an e-mail from Ian, who wanted to know the best versions available of several Stan Laurel solo films.  This made me realise how important the DVD comparisons section is to the site and how lazy I have been with updating it.  Therefore, I shall endeavour to do those updates today.  However, the format is changing and no longer will appear on a separate page.  Instead, the DVD comparisons will now appear at the foot of each individual film page, because I am doing them as a TABLE structure and not as an IMAGE structure.  (I know what I mean, so that's all good!!!)

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 2, 2013:
•Tried an experiment on Dorothy Coburn (the poor girl!)  On her main page now if you roll your mouse over her big header picture, it changes.  It's ok for an experiment but do I really want to start making life hard for myself?!!
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Coburn in Leave 'Em Laughing, plus I have removed the gallery of 'her' in Shivering Spooks, as this clearly isn't her (getting really fed up now with the IMDb).  Dorothy's page is the one I am experimenting with in terms of final designs for all the actor's pages, so it is a bit messy at the moment.  New features include the location of birth - you can now click this (Great Falls, Montana) link on her page and it should take you to the Google map of where she was actually born.  Also, the way I am acknowledging credits for each page will be different as well... as you will see.  Also, look at the way the number of film credits are now shown, according to appearances in L&H filks, Our Gang films, and Charley Chase films.  Just got to figure out where to put it all and how to construct the final design.
•Added a line of code so that when you click on the FORUM icon on the home page, it now opens in a new window.  In case you are wondering why there are an apparent lack of updates recently, it is because I am working very hard on background stuff for the site.  I am on it about 8 hours a day, re-writing stuff and trying to get it all up to date and sorted.  In other words I am moving sideways in order to be able to move forwards.  Soon, everything will be correct and in its place and make my life a lot easier to add new updates.  Thanks for your patience.  You may start to notice some pages changing shape and colour.  There are 1300 pages on the site and all of them need re-coding.  This is a long process.
•Adjusted sections 20 and 21 of The Studios Tour because some of the images overlapped.  This was something I only noticed today.  All is good now.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

July 1, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Edward 'Teddy' Jefferson (Stan Laurel's brother).
•An idea I have been working on for a while but never known how to implement it... adding voice clips of the actors to their pages, so that when you open their page you can not only see them but HEAR them too.  Try Charlie Hall as an example.  I would like for viewers to open Charlie's page and tell me if they can hear the clip?  I need this feedback if I am to develop this new feature further.  Cheers.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 30, 2013:
•Spend most of the day on design work for the site and I am loving seeing the new transformation.  You won't be able to see it just yet, but I am hoping this will be the final incarnation of all the page designs.  It looks much neater and very tidy with the page coding too.
•Updated some titles on the Our Gang Menu (on the front page).  This has a long way to go at the moment, but I thought I'd throw some more in there.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 29, 2013:
•Added a comparison of end credits for the various DVD prints of Men O' War. [courtesy Max Lanzisera]
•More Autographs added.

•Added some more cast screenshots into The Live Ghost. [thanks for the nudge, Jim Clewer]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 28, 2013:
•Started work on the Our Gang film, Love Business (1931).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 27, 2013:
•Added a small review, with cast screenshots to the Our Gang film, School's Out (1930).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 26, 2013:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Thurlow Bergen (1875-?), Allan Murnane (1882-1950) and Lottie Alter (1879*-1924). (*allegedly!)
•Started work on The Lottery Man.  Currently 10% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 25, 2013:
•More Autographs added, including DOROTHY COBURN's!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 24, 2013:
•More Autographs added, and a few pages corrected thanks to some keen eyes from viewers. [thanks Tony Bensley!]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 23, 2013:
•A few more Autographs added, as I start to design the page into something a little more eye-pleasing.  Keep sending 'em in folks, and I shall try and publish them all.  Thanks again to Warren for the one of Bonnie Bannon.
•Added several new images of Bonnie Bannon, including her autograph and birth certificate. Today would have been Bonnie's 100th birthday.  Anybody interested can visit http://bonniebannon.blogspot.co.uk/, a dedicated blog run by her grandson Warren Jones.  My most sincere thanks to Warren for staying in touch and wanting to share his beautiful grandmother's memories with me and this website.
•Added a review and cast screenshots for the Our Gang film Railroadin' (1929).
•Added a review for the Pitts/Todd film Asleep In The Feet (1933) - screenshots to follow [courtesy Mick Roche]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 22, 2013:
•I have some astonishing autographs to add to the site, courtesy of my good friend, Jim Dallape.  I will be tarting up the page soon, stay tuned.  Wow, I cannot believe some of the names he has got!!!  I don't usually get excited, but wow!
•Added a gallery for an unrecognisable Charlie Hall in Bonnie Scotland. [thanks to Mick Roche]
•Nice to see some new names on the Forum.  Your opinions and comments are very welcome!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 21, 2013:
•Added a new page for Autographs.  This page can also be accessed from the MISCELLANEOUS tab on the front page.  Have added several today already.  If you have any you would like to submit, I would be happy to incorporate them.
•Updated the page for Diosa Costello, who passed away yesterday.  R.I.P. Ms. Costello (1917-2013)
•Added a gallery and birth/death dates for Claude May.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 20, 2013:
•Added The Tabasco Kid to the site with the bare basics.
•Added a contract and signature for Norman 'Chubby' Chaney. [courtesy Jim Dallape]
•Updated the page for Luigi Tosi, adding in his birthdate and place. [thanks Louis Respen]
•Updated the page for Robert Blake.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 19, 2013:
•Added galleries for Dell Henderson in The Laurel-Hardy Murder CaseThose Bitter Sweets (1915), and Wrong Again.
•Added an autograph of Della Lind, from the private collection of Jim Dallape.
•Added a gallery for Don Barclay in Those Bitter Sweets (1915).
•Added galleries for Mae Busch in Unaccustomed As We Are, Oliver The Eighth, Those Bitter Sweets (1915) and Foolish Wives (1922).
•A major overhaul for the page for Oliver The Eighth.  Colour screenshots, credits, title card added, plus tidied up sctructure of page.  A lot of work!
•Added a gallery for birthday girl Della Lind.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 18, 2013:
•Added a side-by-side comparison compilation of American vs Italian titles from Sons Of The Desert. [courtesy Max Lanzisera]
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Minerva Urecal (1894-1966).
•Updated the revised DVDs page with a new addition.
•Updated The Hal Roach Backlot Section 2.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 17, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 16, 2013:
•Tidied up some very messy HTML coding on the newly-designed DVDs page.  Slowly starting to add all the titles over from the current page, plus a few more I have acquired recently.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 15, 2013:
•Completed work on the Our Gang film, Teacher's Pet (1930).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 14, 2013:
My extended thanks to the great Randy Skretvedt for him continuing to promote my site so strongly.  I see my site splashed all over his Facebook page....again!
•Added a gallery for Norman 'Chubby' Chaney.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Jackie Cooper (1922-2011).
•Started work on the Our Gang film, Teacher's Pet (1930).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 13, 2013:
•I am once again in a pissy mood with my ongoing battle with the IMDb.  This time it's over Dorothy Coburn.  I hear you all saying "well, instead of moaning, why not do something about it?"  The simple answer is: I have tried - they don't listen.
-It has been argued that the "pie vendor" from the Our Gang short, Shivering Shakespeare (1930) is NOT Ms. Coburn, as stated by the IMDb.  I have weighed up this evidence and I am in agreement.  (Yes, me agreeing with someone is rare, I know!)  Therefore, I have removed the 8 images of Dorothy from her page.  Always seem to be going backwards on this damn site!  My thanks to Jim Clewer and 'Jimmy Fin'.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 12, 2013:
•Been working very hard on finalizing some page designs so I can get my finger out of my a** and get on with updating the site again!  The apparent lack of updates shown here does not mean I have not been working on the site.  Very often, I am doing SOMETHING to make it better!  More often than not, I am writing code for pages... time-consuming, boring but necessary.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: Randy Skretvedt, and Mrs. Jodi Stone (the wife of author Rob Stone) for their respective e-mails today.  Both mails really touched me with so much appreciation, I cannot tell you!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Thanks to Terry Chaffee, I am now in touch with relations of Gloria Greer, who was the subject of yesterday's attention on this website.  I also have the privilege to have regular contact with Warren Jones, who is the grandson of Bonnie Bannon.

June 11, 2013:
•Added a gallery for Gloria Greer.
•Added the A-Z section of the site on the front page underneath the main banner.  Now you can use the home page to access any part of the site a little quicker.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Updated the page for Gloria Greer with dates and information.
[thanks Terry Chaffee]

June 10, 2013:
•Updated the page for Randy Skretvedt.
•Added Richard W. Bann to the site.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 9, 2013:
•Updated the Site Stats page, which is now up to date as of 07:15 CDT today.  Also, now you can access this page by clicking on the  button on the front page.
•A few weeks ago I started to redesign my DVDs page from THIS to THIS.  Having massive code issues at the moment, but am hoping to overcome these in favour of making the page much more readable, with details of what films are on what discs, an easy-to-use navigation system which allows you t oclick the review link and to find the exact DVD on Amazon.  This is low priority though, so I shall continue to chip away at it and slowly add all the other titles over onto the page.  For now, the link to the DVDs page on the front page will point to the "current" page.
•Added a colorized shot of Dorothy Coburn from Shivering Spooks (1930). [courtesy Jimmy Fin]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 8, 2013:
•Updated Section 6 of the Roach Backlot tour.
•Added three galleries for the lovely Dorothy Coburn: in Our Gang's Playin' Hookey (1928) and Shivering Spooks (1930); and in the Max Davidson comedy Dumb Daddies (1928).
•Added Our Gang film #65, Playin' Hookey, to the site, with screenshots and short review (only because it has Dorothy Coburn in!)**  still working on it - updated throughout the day....
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.  There was only ever going to be one choice for my forum header today!!

June 7, 2013:
•Added a gallery for Florence Roberts.
•Updated the Films page to include all the Chase films recently added, plus all the solo Hardy films I have from 1916.
•Updated Charley Chase's Filmography page to include every film of his that I own.  (13 new additions)
•Added The Cracked Ice Man to the site, with screenshots and short review (still being done).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 6, 2013:
•I have been trying to add the last of my 14 Charley Chase films to his Filmography page but the bloody system keeps crashing from an internal data overload.  Will keep trying.
•Added a DVD review for yet another crappy release of The Flying Deuces from Flashback Home Entertainment.
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall in Leave 'Em Laughing.
•Continued work on Leave 'Em Laughing.  Currently 30% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 5, 2013:
•Added 3 more DVD comparisons for Leave 'Em Laughing.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 4, 2013:
•Added 6 new colored title cards to the Jimmy Fin's Color Cards page, which also means I have updated the front page banner to include these new cards.
•Added a contract for Mary Kornman, dated March 1930. [courtesy Jim Dallape]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 3, 2013:
•The hag-faced cafe patron from The Devil's Brother has been identified as Alice Belcher (thanks Brent Seguine).  I had her listed as Louise Carver- an error (one of numerous) I inherited from the dodgy IMDb.
•Added more titles to the Filmography page, including all of the Zasu Pitts/Thelma Todd shorts and the first few Oliver Hardy solo films.  I think all that remains to be added now are Hardy's solo films (the ones I own) and the Our Gang films.
-Incidentally, in case you didn't already know, the FILMOGRAPHY page can be accessed from the home page by clicking on the  icon
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Hubert Diltz. [my thanks to Steve Rydzewski and Brent Seguine]
Received a huge donation for the site today.  With the costs of maintaining the site getting bigger, due to popular demand on the server from enthusiastic fans (thanks, by the way!), having people help me out with the costs is so very much appreciated.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 2, 2013:
•Started work (yeah I know - after 2 years!) on Leave 'Em Laughing.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

June 1, 2013:
May 2013 is officially the biggest month since I started the site, with over 1.7 million hits.  This was in no small part due to Jim's wonderful backlot guide.
•Updated the Filmography page by adding in the rest of Stan's films - which are now complete.  Plus, all ten of The Taxi Boys films.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 31, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 30, 2013:
•Updated sections 5, 9, 19, 20 of The Hal Roach Backlot.  Significantly, I have also started removing the text underneath each image now so that I can easily insert new images without having to piss about with writing new code and spending 2 bloody hours on one image!  Jim's text on each still should suffice for identification rather than having my text underneath them.  This is a major step forward for me because it will save time whenever I acquire new shots, I can simply post them without any hassle.  Remember, when I set up this Tour section, it was hastily done, but now as more work is added to the sections, I have to make life easy for myself too.
•I am currently redesigning the DVD page so that more information is available on each DVD in the listing.  This is taking a long time and won't be ready for a while, but when it is, it will look great (if I may say so myself!)
•Added a DVD review for Pegasus Entertainment's Bogus Bandits DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 29, 2013:
•Added a DVD review for the magnificent March Of The Wooden Soldiers MGM DVD.
•Thankyou for the e-mail/offer, Richard W. Bann.  I shall take you up on that!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 28, 2013:
•Added a gallery for birthday girl Minna Gombell.
•Updated Sections Section 5 & Section 13 of The Hal Roach Backlot with 14 new shots (they are inserted into the running order so that the tour flows in sequence). [I hate you, Jim Dallape!!]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 27, 2013:
•Tidied up a lot of messy code on the page for Swiss Miss.  Also, added in a French DVD release for it (Universal 2004) and inserted it into the DVD Availabilty section (near the top).
•Added two galleries for birthday girl Isabelle Keith.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 26, 2013:
•Added a lot of 1923 titles to the Filmography page.  Still got a long way to go on this page yet.  The reason I am putting it together is more for my own use so that I can finally know which titles I actually own!  From here I will able to start constructing the site a lot better.
•Fixed the links on the front page for the Solo Films of Stan, Ollie and the Team films.  For some reason when you clicked on the circled icons the link was broken.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 25, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 24, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 23, 2013:
•Spent a considerable amount of time redesigning a few pages to make them look more eye-pleasing.  Just for now, I am keeping this to myself, but rest assured I have been working extensively on the site today.
•Updated page 9 of The Hal Roach Backlot.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Mischa Auer.
•Added several new cast screenshots to Pick A Star.

•New items added to the Encyclopedia page.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 22, 2013:
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Chimp with a French disc. [courtesy Tom Schober]
•Added a new film to the site: Anything Once! (1927).  Screenshots are the best I could get from the source I have.
•26 new items added to the Encyclopedia page, thanks to Mike Hans who sent me eggs, bananas, beds and bathrooms!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 21, 2013:
•Added some more films (mostly Stan Laurel solos) to the Filmography page - many more still to add.
•Completely re-structured the page listing for The Chimp.  The previous design was all over the place, but now it looks much neater.  Also added in the colour casr screenshots and some extra stuff as well.
•Updated another interesting On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 20, 2013:
•Added many new French and German DVDs to the DVDs page.
•Updated a very interesting On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


May 19, 2013:
£ Received a generous donation for my website.  Thank you very much for your help and kindness.
•Added three WELLS into the Encyclopedia.  Roll your mouse over each image to reveal the film titles.
•Added the 39th and 40th DVD comparison for The Flying Deuces.  (The new ones are a French DVD from GE Fabbri, and an American DVD from Madacy Entertainment*). [*courtesy Tony Bensley]

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 18, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 17, 2013:
•Have spent the day entertaining my friend Tom Schober, whom I have met for the first time today after he flew over from his home in Austria to spend the weekend with me and my family.  Tom has been helping me from afar with my site, and to finally meet him was a lovely experience.  A PHOTO of us was taken at my favourite Italian restaurant.  It's so nice to actually meet the people who are fans of my website, and for them to become "real friends"!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 16, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 15, 2013:
•Received a message from my server provider that the servers are overloaded and the site is crashing on a semi-frequent basis on account of a major increase in traffic to this website.  A compliment to me, but a nightmare for my financial condition.  Fortunately, this site has been saved by a gentleman who has offered to help pay for the extra incurred costs.  The viewing figures for May 2013 are ridiculously high and the server cannot cope with the demand.  My most sincere thanks to ML for his contributions in keeping the site on-line.
•Added some cast screenshots to Maid In Hollywood (1934).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Added some more of my films to the Filmography page, including all of THE BOY FRIENDS shorts.

May 14, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Added some All-Star comedies, Max Davidson, Harry Langdon, Todd/Kelly films to the Filmography page.

May 13, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Added the Charley Chase films I have from 1931-1934 to the Filmography page.  Also added about a dozen Max Davidson films that I have as well...


May 12, 2013:
•Added 5 new screenshots to page 13 of The Hal Roach Backlot. [thanks Jim Dallape - note sacrasm!]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 11, 2013:
•Continued adding data to the Filmography page.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 10, 2013:
•Continued adding data to the Filmography page.  Actually, I am rather enjoying it!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 9, 2013:
•Been making a go of trying to update/tidy up the Filmography page (which you can now access from the home page by clicking the film reel icon under the main banner).  I am going to add all the films which will potentially end up on the site in their chronological order of release.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 8, 2013:
•Added several colour cast screenshots to Zenobia.  My extended thanks to 'Jimmy Fin' for the rare colorized print of the film.
•Added Edna Marion's termination letter to her page. [courtesy Cole Johnson and Peter Mikkelsen]

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 7, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 6, 2013:
•Added a couple of images to the page for Martha Sleeper. [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Still working on a front page revamp, but in the mean time, I have replaced the welcome banner (with a couple of alterations).  Not feeling well at the moment and spending less time on updates because of it.  Also, can I just say that so many people have written to me recently and I always appreciate your mails, messages and comments, I do try to answer them all.  Sometimes, I get bogged down, distracted (damn you, Angry Birds!) or sidetracked.  I sometimes forget to "keep promises" or post something.  I am only human! (though, this is currently being debated)  Thanks for your patience and your support.  Just nudge me if I have forgotten something and I shall either attend to it immediately or very soon..... when I feel better.  Right now, I just need a time out.  Stresssssssssssssed.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 5, 2013:
•Added the Todd/Kelly film Air Fright to the site - with reviews and screenshots.
•Having just acquired a copy of Zenobia in colour, I have now upload the title card to the site.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•I have just seen the viewing figures for this website and am so proud to announce that yesterday, May 4th, was the highest ever amount of hits in one day: 94,538.  Therefore, I would like to extend my thanks to Jim Dallape and to Randy Skretvedt for their help in further promoting my site.  These figures mean a lot to me guys.  Thankyou.


May 4, 2013:
•Added 3 more shots to The Hal Roach Backlot.  See pages 6, 11, 13.
•In shock.  Between May 1-2, this website has recorded over 130,000 hits, most likely on account of the virtual tour, which has attracted so much attention, praise and link sharing I don't know where to begin explaining!  Thanks for the interest.  Have spent a considerable amount of today redesigning the home page (which you will not be able to see just yet).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

May 3, 2013:
•Added some cast screenshots to Kelly The Second[courtesy Max Lanzisera]
•Making some design changes to the home page, which will see pages from the MISCELLANEOUS tab incorporated into the home page and a few things "re-arranged".  Hopefully the whole thing will be more eye-pleasing and won't cause my viewers any navigation issues!

Received a donation for the site today that made my eyes water!  Many thanks.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


May 2, 2013:
•Just starting to find the energy to get back to "work" on the site, now adding some Boy Friends shorts: Bigger And Better.  Eventually I shall add them all, along with Charley Chase, Todd-Pitts/Kelly, Max Davidson, Our Gang and then start filling in some gaps.  The site is expanding.... just like my appetite for home made lasagne!  Remember, if you want to see a title added and want to send me the cast screenshots from the film, then don't let me stop you and I shall try and post them the same day.  It's all got to be done one way or the other.
•Don't want to go on about it, but yesterday's publication of the Dallape-Winslow virtual tour project has caught the eyes of Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann as well as many many more of you.  Also, yesterday's viewing figures were in the top ten days of all-time, with a total of 65,984 hits.  Also, have just seen this site/linked on the Nutty Nut News Network site, courtesy of Dean McKeown.  Thanks Dean..... keep spreading the word guys.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


May 1, 2013:
Received a donation for the site today.  Many thanks.
•Well the Dallape-Winslow "Roach Studios Tour" has proven to be a winner with you fans!  Thanks for so many kind comments, the praise for all the hard work and hours spent on putting it all together.  All of your comments mean something; but the defining success of the project was cemented with a personal message from our dear friend, Randy Skretvedt, who says the project is "wondrous" and "astonishing"!  Richard W. Bann says, "That shows dedication, and is great work. Must have been fun and taken a long time to put together. Way too much to absorb at one time. This is the kind of thing in the 1980s I'd have driven over to Hal Roach's home and shown it to him."
Now that you all know what the big surprise was, we are asking anyone familiar with the solo films on the lot which are not recorded in the project to tell us or send in your screenshots so we can add them as well.
•Added a DVD review for The Flying Deuces Dutch DVD from Entertainment Plus.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 30, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Jesse De Vorska (1898-1999).
film, Jewish Prudence (1927) added to the site.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 29, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 28, 2013:
•Added Kelly The Second to the site, with poster.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

•At 12:37am I finally completed the Dallape-Winslow project after working constantly on it for a week.  All that is left to do now is to tidy up some text on the menu page and we're good to go.  Now I can finally return to other areas of the website which have been neglected on account of this work.  Thank goodness THAT'S done!


April 27, 2013:
My extended thanks to 'Jimmy Fin' for making available his rare colorized print of The Live Ghost.  Shown in 2 parts: PART 1 - PART 2.  Also, please allow me to say thanks to Richard W. Bann - it's been 2 years, but finally we have made contact!
•The Dallape-Winslow project is nearing completion, with more work added today.  With just 55 images to go, the 21-page project is now 92.1% complete.  Completed pages 1-20.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 26, 2013:
•Added a countdown clock on the home page for the mystery project.  Talk about hype it up!!  The clock will finish 6pm Wednesday UK time.
•See if you can guess what I will be working on today?  It's 21 pages, 700 images and 80.1% complete.  Go on, take a wild guess....
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


April 25, 2013:
•Today is the second anniversary of this website, which I began on April 25, 2011.  Well - this is where I am..... over 22,000 images later and over 20 million hits.  Thanks to everybody who has continued to show their support for this non-profit making hard work.
•Yep you've guess it - still working flat out on the Dallape-Winslow project.  524 down, 177 to go... 74.7% complete.  Pages 1-18 complete; three more to go....

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 24, 2013:
•Added an 'All-Stars' short to the site: Music In Your Hair (1934), with a few cast screenshots.  Yep, you believe the IMDb that is really Kay Deslys playing Billy Gilbert's wife.
•More work on the Dallape-Winslow project.  452 down, 251 to go... 64% complete.  Pages 1-12 and 14-16 complete; six more to go....

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


April 23, 2013:
•6 hours work on the Dallape-Winslow project.  Working flat out to try and get it complete in time for May 1, but it's going to be tight.  342 down, 359 to go... 48.7% complete.  Pages 1-12 complete; nine more to go....
Noticed a big increase in Facebook-likes for the site this morning.  Thanks Pete Heslop for sharing my site info and generating more interest.
•Updated the page for Stanley Fields.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 22, 2013:
•Spent over 4 hours working on the Dallape/Winslow project, with the main menu page complete after a revised design.  Pages 1-9 are done, pages 10-21 still to go.  It feels like I am editing together a movie and trying to get it out before the deadline!!  222 images are now done, with 469 still to go!  That's now 31.6% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


April 21, 2013:
•Added the termination contract for Mickey Daniels. (Which is basically, a long-winded way around saying "you're fired!") [thanks to Jim Dallape for allowing me to publish this!]
•Added a few cast screenshots to Charley Chase's Neighborhood House (1936).  Many more to come...
•Worked heavily on the "mystery project".  The main menu and banner is now set up.  5 of the 20 predicted pages are complete.  Some more design issues and navigation links will be required, plus an almost-endless amount of painstakingly slow uploads.... but it will be worth it; for this project, courteous of JIM DALLAPE and ROBERT WINSLOW, is very unique and after 2 years of their work-in-the-making will be an EXCLUSIVE!  And they chose MY site to show it off.  A big compliment.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 20, 2013:
•Continued work on the "mystery project".  There is a reason why I am keeping this off-line: I want it to be COMPLETE when I publish it, and not keep adding to a half-assed project.
•Added a gallery for Tiny Sandford in Doctor's Orders (1930).
•Added a partial review and cast screenshots to The Boy Friends' Doctor's Orders (1930).

•Updated the page for Edgar Kennedy.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 19, 2013:
•Partially-scrapped my previous makeshift review for The Battle Of The Century, and started to rebuild the page, with screenshots.  Currently 20% complete.
•Continued to work on the "mystery project".  It is a lot of hard work and very time consuming, but will be worthwhile.  I am hoping to have it on-line by May 1.


April 18, 2013:
•Have started work on my new "mystery project".  All shall be revealed soon....
•Added a new Charley Chase film to the site: Big Red Ridinghood (1925).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 17, 2013:
•Redesigned the main menu for The Taxi Boys.  Now you can click any title card for access to the film you want from this menu.  Will be making a start on The Boy Friends shortly.  Plus, now I have this "new mystery project" at my disposal.  But given its complexity, it will take some thinking on my part to put it up on the site in such a way that makes sense.
•Added the final two TAXI BOYS films to the site: The Rummy and Thundering Taxis.  Navigation is now possible between all ten films.  Of course, access to each individual film is possible via the A-Z.
•Thanks to all of you who took part in yesterday's poll.  You voted WAY OUT WEST 6 votes to 5 over THE MUSIC BOX as your favourite film between the two.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Added a 'missing scene'/'alternative angle' shot from Charley's Movie Night.


April 16, 2013:
•I have been scanning the multiple prints I have of Charley Chase's 1929 silent film, Movie Night and am finding some interesting differences.  The 3m 39s of footage from the film featured in the compilation, When Comedy Was King (available on this German DVD) has extra scenes which are not in the "normal" version of the film.  Also, the picture quality difference is massive (in favour of the When Comedy Was King print).  A report will follow....
•Made a start on The Taxi Boys 8th film, Call Her Sausage.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Almeda Fowler, along with a couple of galleries.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 15, 2013:
•Added some cast screenshots and partial review for The Taxi Boys 7th entry, Taxi Barons (1933).  This work is just the bare bones for now, just to get them up and running.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 14, 2013:
•Tried to use some Paint Shop Pro magic to remove the poxy copyright from the title card from the rip-off DVD of Madame Mystery from Spectropia.  The guy charges $35 for an uncut print and still has the audacity to put a copyright timecode across the screen throughout.
•Started work on Taxi Boys #6: Wreckety Wrecks (1933).
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Yola d'Avril.
•Added cast screenshots and partial review for the Taxi Boys short, Strange Innertube (1932).  This time the IMDb have got it wrong AGAIN: by listing Clyde Cook as "Hercules" and failing to list Jack Hill as a cabbie.  Good job someone is paying attention, isn't it!

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 13, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 12, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Ben Blue.
•Added some cast screenshots for Bring 'Em Back A Wife (1933).
•Continued to add new The Taxi Boys titles to the site.  The first 5 are in (some screenshots still need to be grabbed).
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Geneva Mitchell.
•Added a new TAXI BOYS film: What Price Taxi (1932).

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 11, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Added a new TAXI BOYS film: Hot Spot (1932).


April 10, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Carol Tevis.
•Added a new Charley Chase film to the site: Movie Night (1929).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 9, 2013:
•Updated the page for Russell Hicks, plus added his screenshot for Great Guns. [thanks to John Brennan from laurelandhardycentral.com for helping me with this one]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 8, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 7, 2013:
•Continued work on The Live Ghost.  Currently 30% complete.
•Added a gallery for Edna Marion in The Way Of All Pants (1927).
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Hazel Howell.
•Added 3 new Charley Chase films to the site: The Way Of All Pants (1927), Never The Dames Shall Meet (1927) and Limousine Love (1928).

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 6, 2013:
•Added a new Todd/Kelly film to the site, with review and screenshots: Beauty And The Bus. [courtesy Max Lanzisera]
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Received a generous donation today from a fan of the site.  Wow, not a bad start to the month - two donations from two guys already?  It all helps, believe me, it really does!  Thanks very much.
•Added 4 new UK DVDs to the L&H DVDs page.
•Added a new page to incorporate 22 beautifully re-created colored title cards from 'Jimmy Fin'.  See Jimmy Fins Colored Title Cards.  The page can be accessed from the MISCELLANEOUS tab on the front page. [all images were sent to me from Jimmy Fin and are used with his kind permission]
•Added a gallery for Edna Marion in Cash And Carry (1927). [courtesy Peter Mikkelsen]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 5, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Margie Roanberg.
•Updated the page for Otto Fries. [thanks to Max Lanzisera]
•Added some cast screenshots to the Our Gang film Seeing The World.  Trust me, London in 1927 looks nothing like the London of 2013!
•Updated the pages for Jackie Condon, Dorothy DeBorba and Johnny Downs[thanks to Jim Jarvis]
•Updated the front page banner to incorporate some more colored title cards, courtesy of 'Jimmy Fin'.  Each card will be uploaded on the site shortly...
•Added a Pitts/Todd entry to the site: Show Business.  I have some serious doubts about the IMDb's claim the policeman is played by James P. Burtis.  My offering is that he is OTTO FRIES.  Anyone have an opinion on this?

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 4, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Gary Cooper.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 3, 2013:
•Updated the page for Marvin Hatley, and also added his screenshot(s) into the cast section for Sons Of The Desert.
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Received a generous donation today from a fan of the site.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 2, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

April 1, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 31, 2013:
•Added a gallery for Edna Marion in Giddy Gobblers (1927) [courtesy Peter Mikkelsen]
•Added a Charley Chase film into the site: April Fool (1924).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

-Couldn't resist posting this screenshot, from Charley Chase's "April Fool" (1924).


March 30, 2013:
•I have now begun the restructuring of Madame Mystery.  With the full 2-reels in my possession now, I can completely re-do the listing with new screenshots.  Currently 30% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 28, 2013:
•Continued work on The Live Ghost.  The page is a mess, so please bear with me.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 27, 2013:
•Started the prep work on The Live Ghost.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 26, 2013:
•Changed the "Timeline" icon to show 2013 rather than 2012.  Took me 3 months to spot that error!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 25, 2013:
•Added a new Our Gang film to the site: The Kid From Borneo (1933). [review and screenshots courtesy Peyton Ennis]
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Received a generous donation today from a fan of the site.  Trust me, this helps me so much, and I am very grateful for anything I can put towards the server costs each month.  Many thanks indeedy!
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Victor McLaglen.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 24, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: John 'Uh huh' Collum.
•Added a new Our Gang film to the site: Mush And Milk (1933). [review and screenshots courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a new Charley Chase film to the site: Mum's The Word (1926).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 23, 2013:
•Added two new Charley Chase films to the site: Mama Behave and Dog Shy (both 1926).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 22, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Marion Byron (with gallery).
•Added some cast screenshots to Going Ga-Ga.
•Added the menu page for the Anita Garvin & Marion Byron films.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 21, 2013:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Alfred Fisher and Sidney D'Albrook.
•I'm jumping around like a dead fish - a new website record was broken at 1:52pm today when 24 people were on-line at the same time!  I had been noticing a high volume of traffic actually, but even so...
 Showing off, perhaps?  Yes - but there is nothing wrong with feeling proud.  I have now updated the site figures on the home page (at the bottom) to reflect this!  WOW - what are you all looking at?
•Added a new Charley Chase film: Charley My Boy! (1926).
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


March 20, 2013:
review added for an Italian release of Pack Up Your Troubles.
•As I do not wish to use my website for "debates", I have chosen to use my Forum for a "discussion" (I use that word loosely) about the availability of Laurel & Hardy on DVD and the copyright holders of their films.
•Added a Charley Chase film (cast screenshots) to the site: Fallen Arches.
•Added a gallery for Al Hallett.
•Just discovered a massive chunk of footage missing from the Universal DVD of 45 Minutes From Hollywood.  Around 7 minutes into the film, and after the title card reads, "Hollywood - a quiet morning", the Universal DVD cuts to the tour bus in Hollywood.  However, the LOST FILMS DVD and the OLIVER HARDY COLLECTION DVD FROM KINO insert (or rather maintain) an animated piece of footage with airships, people jumping off the roof of a building, whilst a film crew shoot a scene in mid-air.  The scene lasts 25 seconds.  I had never seen this footage before today!
•Continued to add screenshots and review to Came The Brawn.
•Updated the On This Day page (nothing new to report!)

March 19, 2013:
•Added a Todd/Pitts film to the site: Red Noses. [courtesy Chris Jaunsen]
•Added an Our Gang film to the site: Came The Brawn.  (Review is due later).  The page set-up is very primitive and will be smartened up later on, but you get the idea. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 18, 2013:
•I have spent a good deal of today thinking of how to incorporate the new material into the site.  Thanks to two keen volunteers, I have had offers to help me construct the OUR GANG (Peyton) and the THELMA TODD (Chris) sections.  It has also been suggested I include HARRY LANGDON as well.  This will mean designing new menus, adding the title cards to each individual menu and then adding pages and linking everything together!  Well, it's a complex job, but I can do it.  I do also have a considerable amount of EDGAR KENNEDY films (shorts) as well as a lot of the HAL ROACH ALL-STARS films.  I may be getting a bit ahead of myself here - especially as the LAUREL & HARDY stuff still isn't complete - but hey, this site isn't called "ANOTHER NICE MESS" for nothing!!!!
•Added 7 new titles to the Charley Chase Filmography - with still many more to add...
•Updated the page for William Courtright.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 17, 2013:
•Updated Cupid's Rival to bring it into line with the new format of film listings. [thanks for the nudge Craig!]
•Craig Calman sent me an interesting e-mail to explain Tiny Sandford's "over-reaction" to when Stan steps on his toes in The Hoose-Gow.  It's quite amusing, in an unfunny way!  Now included in the "Did you notice?" section of the page - go take a look!
•Added a "site navigation" section to the home page to give viewers a rough idea of how things work around here!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 16, 2013:
•Added galleries for Buster Keaton, James Finlayson and Ben Turpin in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) [courtsey Peyton Ennis]
•Added a new lobby card (?) for Madame Mystery. [image copyright status unknown]
•I have received a very positive response from many people regarding the Encyclopedia page.... lots of ideas, suggestions and even screenshots sent to me.  I am also considering making the images larger as well.

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 15, 2013:
•Added even more "Newspapers", a lion and a dog to the Encyclopedia!
•Added a gallery for Bonnie Bannon in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) [courtsey Peyton Ennis]

•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 14, 2013:
•Added "jigsaws" and several "landlords" to the Encyclopedia.  Remember, you can make this into a quiz if you want.  To find the answer to each film screenshot on the page, simply place your mouse cursor over the picture for the "reveal".
•Added "Newspapers" to the Encyclopedia.  I got 19 so far... with a little help from my friends (Max, Gene & Mick).  Anyone think of any more?  Send them in and get your name on the scoreboard!!
•Done some tidying up on the Perfect Day page.
•Identified 3 new actors in Pack Up Your Troubles, and have added them to the page.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 13, 2013:
•Added 2 new DVD comparisons for The Flying Deuces = 38 in total.  I can hear that voice in my head saying "kill me now."
•Seems that a lot of people have been wanting to offer their help this month with updates, suggestions, and contributions.  Thanks Max, Randy, Peyton, Peter... all the info and material you give to me goes into improving this site and making it just that bit more complete.... it is all appreciated.
review for Osiris Entertainment's 2010 release of The Flying Deuces. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Janet Dawn and Budd Fine.
•Started work on Hop To It!. Currently 10% complete.
review for Volume 2 (of 2) of Echo Bridge Entertainments's Comedy Legends Series DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 12, 2013:
•Updated the pages for Betty Mae & Beverly Crane and Another Fine Mess after new information was sent to me regarding both. [thanks Joanne Romeo]
review for Volume 1 (of 2) of Echo Bridge Entertainments's Comedy Legends Series DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.
•Updated the page for Wilson Benge after he was identified as the butler in Now I'll Tell One. [thanks Randy Skretvedt]
•Added a gallery for Katherine Grant in Seeing Nellie Home (1924).
•As I am constructing my list for the films of Charley Chase that I have, I noted that with the 1924 film, Seeing Nellie Home, t
he IMDb and the Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds book, Smile When The Raindrops Fall, list the leading lady as Ena GregoryI want to challenge that by offering that the woman playing "Nellie" is in fact NOT Ms. Gregory at all, but rather, Katherine GrantMs. Grant has quite a distinctive face, and Ms. Gregory has a chin which in unmistakable.  I am guessing that the book mis-printed this information and someone submitted it as a FACT to the IMDb.  For those of you who do not own the film, it is on YouTube: See here.  You are looking for the woman at approximately 1:56 into the clip.  Does anybody else have an opinion on this?
•Added new titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page.


March 11, 2013:
•Thanks to Randy Skretvedt and the bizarrely eccentric Ken Runyan for the e-mails today.  Both were received with great pleasure!!!
•Added 7 new Spanish DVDs to the DVDs page.  All shall be reviewed (or should that say revealed??) soon...
review added for the first of 8 Spanish DVDs I have just received: Tiembla Y Titubea (2008).
•Added 2 new DVD comparisons for Bacon Grabbers.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 10, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Charles Murray.
•Added a very rare VHS print to the DVD comparisons for The Flying Deuces.  That's now 36. [courtesy Tom Schober]
•Added the German title card from the newspaper article seen in The Flying Deuces. This image now shows four versions, including the English, French, Italian and German. [courtesy Tom Schober]
review for Legend's 2010 Blu-Ray release of March Of The Wooden Soldiers. [review by me; screenshots courtesy Tom Schober]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 9, 2013:
•Added the French title card from the newspaper article seen in The Flying Deuces.  This image now shows three versions, including the Italian.
•Just seen the Blu-Ray release of March Of The Wooden Soldiers from Legend Films: very disappointed.  Review due soon.  No, this is not another cheap shot at Legend either - I have seen the Fox Blurays and they are better.  But of course, this is only my opinion!
•I would like to once again make a statement to acknowledge my debt to certain sources of information in order to build this website.  Often, I will read material which has been researched by someone else (Skretvedt, Bann, Stone, Mikkelsen, McCabe, MacGillivray, Aping and the like) and will add it into this site on the relevant pages.  This material is always credited to the source, as I did not learn it for myself.  I do not believe in stealing stuff and passing it off as my own work, and all effort is made to credit anyone and everyone who published something which I have used.  More often than not, I will always attempt to contact somebody before I use their material, and if contact is not possible, I use it anyway (!!) but will full acknowledgement.  If anyone thinks I have got something wrong then I would hope they would contact me to rectify the mistake(s).  Anyway.... just thought I'd mention it!  The name is HEATH  - not THIEF! :)  If someone thinks they have published information that I have used without crediting them, I will be more than happy to do so.  I have added so much stuff that it is quite possible I have been lazy in acknowledging credit.  I try to remain respectful to those whose research and knowledge has formed a big part of this site.
•Have just seen 4 new Facebook-likes for the site - thankyou very much, I sincerely do appreciate the support from fans.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 8, 2013:
•Continued work on Bacon Grabbers.  Currently 40% complete.
•I have today seen physical evidence that the German KINOWELT DVD of The Flying Deuces is missing approximately 30 seconds of footage.  Compared side-by-side with the Italian STORMOVIE DVD (click here for Amazon link), I could see very subtle differences - some scenes have an extra 10 frames (less than half a second) extra.  When Georgette brings the tray of wine to Ollie's table in the restaurant at around 9 minutes into the film there is another difference, extra footage.  So, after the Kinowelt version has long been considered the "best" Deuces DVD - we may in fact now have a new contender to that title!!  It has also been alleged recently that the UK STONEVISION print is a "pirate" (illegal) transfer of the German DVD.  I wouldn't like to comment on this, but does anybody else share that opinion?  Drop me a line at lordheath1972@yahoo.co.uk
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 7, 2013:
review added for a French DVD of The Flying Deuces.
•Added 5 new DVD comparisons for The Flying Deuces, bringing the new ridiculous total to 35!
reviews for below-average Dutch releases of Pick A Star and The Flying Deuces.
•Renewed the domain name of "lordheath.com" for another year, as the license had expired.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 6, 2013:
review for a half-decent Italian release of The Flying Deuces.  This is the first Italian DVD to be reviewed on this website.
review added for a terrible Dutch DVD release of Utopia.  It is the worst L&H DVD I have ever seen.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 5, 2013:
•Popularity for this website shot up overnight, it would seem... from 108 to 114 Facebook likes.  Sounds small by comparison to other things you see on the web, but to me it's 114 more than I ever thought I would get - so THANKS!  I am guessing Randy Skretvedt had something to do with this!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


March 4, 2013:
•Tidied and updated the page for David Leland after finding a link to my site on Wikipedia.
•Updated the page design for They Looked Alike.  Regular viewers will note how I am changing the top half of these pages to give them a better design, plus listing the "unidentified actors" slightly differently now as well.  These are subtle changes that I will over time apply to all the film pages.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Villie Latimer. [thanks Steve Massa]
•When a man as important as Randy Skretvedt writes high praise about you and recommends your website, believe me, it is the biggest compliment you could ever receive!  Thankyou Randy.

•Added a new category to the Encyclopedia: rain.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


March 3, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Don Barclay.
•Started work on The Servant Girl's Legacy.  Currently 10% complete.
•Added a gallery for the lovely Dorothy Granger in Mixed Nuts (1934).
•Added galleries for Eddie Dunn and Harry Bernard in The Milky Way (1936). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

March 2, 2013:
•Redesigned the Encyclopedia page by removing all the text and compacting the images into groups.  A description of each image can be read by placing your mouse over the picture.  Turn it into a quiz if you like?  Many, many more images and categories will be added over the following months.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


March 1, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.

February 28, 2013:  [HITS: 42,936]
•When tidying up some pages I discovered I had only listed 7 L&H appearances for Larry Semon. This has now been somewhat rectified!
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


February 27, 2013: [HITS: 39,954]
•Added 10 new titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page (mostly the later Columbia shorts).
•Updated the page for Jack Ackroyd to bring it into line with the new page design for the actors.
•Updated the On This Day page, plus the header for the Forum's home page.


February 26, 2013: [HITS: 50,037]
•I am working on a "site navigation / explanation" page for easier understanding and access to all the features on this website. When completed, it will appear as a menu option on the front page. I really don't need to keep adding the "key to films" on every actor's page when I can simply just explain it once on this new page. So, at the moment when you look at an actor's page it has a 3-symbols "key" to represent the films they appeared in (• Laurel and Hardy film - ◊ Stan Laurel film - ♦ Oliver Hardy film) - and I shall remove this from every page, as I have done with John Aasen. This tidies up the site. Also, I am thinking of an extra feature which will tell you if the actor actually appeared in any scenes with Laurel & Hardy. Is anybody still reading? My wife thinks it's all too confusing.
•Have decided to spend some time on improving the appearance of my forum as well, now that it is getting a lot more attention. As it is Tiny Sandford's birthday today, I have chosen to celebrate him by adding him as the main attraction on the Forum's home page.
•Been working on improving the way the actors' pages are listed on this website. I have got rid of the text such as "Number of Laurel & Hardy credits" and "Gallery images on this page" and replaced them with icons. Also I am adding the IMDb button for each actor and generally just tidying up the pages. An example of what all the actors pages will eventually look like can be seen in the example of John Aasen. Comments welcome.
•Working on a new feature for the website.... this means a bit of experimenting and changing things around. Hopefully the end result will make everything look better than it does now!
•Updated the On This Day page.


February 25, 2013: [HITS: 41,041]
•Completed my review for The Hoose-Gow, which I began on October 22nd, 2012!
•Updated the On This Day page.

actor added into the Hall of Fame: George Tyne.


February 24, 2013: [HITS: 57,082]
•Completed my review for The Dancing Masters.
•Modified the gallery for Charley Rogers in The Dancing Masters by replacing 3 shots.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Emory Parnell.


February 23, 2013: [HITS: 46,146]
•Added the total number of website hits per day for every day in February (figures inserted after each date on this page).
•Updated the pages for Wallace Beery and Betty Healy.
•Updated the On This Day page.
review added for Artsmagic's Lucky Dog/The Stolen Jools DVD (2003).


February 22, 2013: [HITS: 53,087]
•I have added links to the 3 icons under the main website banner on the front page. You can now access the Hall of Fame, the DVDs and the DVD comparisons page from clicking on the relevant icons.
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Dancing Masters.
review added for Soul Media's Region 2 The Dancing Masters DVD+Blu-Ray combo (2011).
review added for Fox's Region 2 issue of The Dancing Masters DVD (2006).
•Added a gallery for Charley Rogers in The Dancing Masters.
•Continued work on The Dancing Masters.

•Added an aircraft, bed and a bicycle to the Encyclopedia.
•Updated the On This Day page.


February 21, 2013: [HITS: 41,683]
•Updated the Credits/Thanks page to include the Italian wizard.
•Continued work on The Dancing Masters.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•I have added some stats to the bottom of the front page of the website, which shows the total number of hits this site has received since its inception; the most amount of hits in one day; and the most amount of viewers on-line at any one time. Pointless to you, but they are important for me to know.


February 20, 2013: [HITS: 41,351]
•Added a gallery for George Melford.
•Started work on The Dancing Masters.

actor added into the ever-expanding Hall of Fame: Buz Buckley. [thanks Brad Farrell, Grand Shiek, A-Haunting We Will Go tent]
•Updated the On This Day page.

February 19, 2013: [HITS: 54,977]
•Done the prep work for the The Dancing Masters listing, which I hope to begin work on very soon.
•My Italian friend (wishes to remain anonymous) has exceeded himself once more by restoring the Lost DVD print of Slipping Wives - which means I have now updated the title card using this new print.
•Added 6 USA titles to the DVDs page.

•Some unusually high viewing figures for this evening - what are you guys looking at?!!! LOL - Brad Farrell, the Grand Shiek of the A-Haunting We Will Go tent in Ohio, has raised the ugly old debate of who is who in The Chimp! The debate is now on over on my forum in case anyone wants to offer their opinions!! THIS IS DOROTHY GRANGER!! I cannot believe that anyone could think this is Martha Sleeper?! No disrespect intended!!!
•Added a gallery for Edward Gargan in The Bullfighters.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Now that I have the complete box set of all the Our Gang films, I have changed the title card for Thundering Fleas.

•Messed around with the Thelma Todd Filmography page, which I am now re-organising. I have received so many new Todd films that I have still have to add - including a "lost" film which was recently found by a very good friend of mine. The film, Cheating Blondes, is available to buy upon request. If you want further details, please contact me and I shall give you the details of the guy who has it. I am not making free copies of this disc for anyone - no exceptions, so please do not ask.

February 18, 2013: [HITS: 41,808]
•Added 8 titles to the DVDs page.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Layton and Muriel Evans in the Charley Chase comedy Fallen Arches (1933).


February 17, 2013: [HITS: 45,766]
•Added a gallery of photos for the beautiful Muriel Evans. Also added a gallery for her appearance in the Charley Chase comedy Nature In The Wrong (1933).
review added for Orbit Media's Laurel And Hardy's Laughing Twenties DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.


February 16, 2013: [HITS: 54,300]
•Added a new review to the Our Gang page with Bouncing Babies.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added 2 new titles from Denmark to the DVDs page.


February 15, 2013: [HITS: 44,176]
•Added several new titles to the DVDs page.
•Finished the basic restructure of the DVDs page. I have many more titles still to add, but the page now displays basically all the titles that were originally there - now in order of release by country.
•Added DVD comparison #29 & #30 for The Flying Deuces.
review added for Pegasus/Flashback's The Flying Deuces DVD (2012).
•Updated the On This Day page.


February 14, 2013: [HITS: 44,482]
•Spent a couple of hours trying to restructure the DVDs page. It's starting to take shape.
•A fan asked me yesterday to make the DVDs page more "readable". This is something I was always going to do, so I have made a start today by separating each DVD by country of release. A bit of work to still do.... and I am bloody lucky too because halfway through reconstructing it, the program crashed and put me in a foul mood. I almost starting throwing my many Flying Deuces DVDs around the room.
•Added DVD comparison #28 for The Flying Deuces! And.... I have more copies on order as well!!!
review added for Plaza Entertainment's The Flying Deuces DVD (2003).
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a boat, bed, butler and bathroom to the Encyclopedia.
•Continued work on Slipping Wives. Now 60% complete.


February 13, 2013: [HITS: 59,020]
•Added 1 new DVD comparison for Air Raid Wardens.
•Added 6 new Dutch and 4 new German titles to the DVDs page.
•Added 3 new DVD comparisons for Slipping Wives; including a German, Dutch and (unofficial) Italian print.
•Continued work on the painfully-slow Slipping Wives.
•Updated the On This Day page.

•Added 8 new DVD comparisons for The Flying Deuces. That is now 27 comparisons in total!
review added for the Q&O The Flying Deuces/Utopia DVD.


February 12, 2013: [HITS: 42,926]
•Updated the On This Day page for February 11/12.
•Updated the listing for Frauds And Frenzies to include the DVD releases of the title. You will notice now I am highlighting the "recommended DVD" of each title with a .
This will represent what I consider to be the best available print of each title on DVD.
•Updated the listing for The Music Box to include the DVD releases of the title.
•Added more titles to the DVDs page.


February 11, 2013: [HITS: 54,122]
reviews added for Elstree Hill's 2007 re-issues of The Flying Deuces DVD, Utopia DVD and The Wizard Of Oz DVD. (This is a 3-DVD box-set)
•Added 3 new DVD comparisons for The Bohemian Girl. This allows you to see just how bad the Orbit Media print really is!
review added for Orbit Media's awful The Bohemian Girl DVD (2005). I get to buy all these crap DVDs so that you don't have to!!


February 10, 2013: [HITS: 51,177]
•Added some more DVDs to the DVDs page. Plus, now you can access the page by clicking on the rotating icon on the front page at the top. I have many more DVDs to add to the site, it's just that I have so many, it requires scanning the sleeves, resizing the images and organising them all!
•As of today my upload of the Stonevision DVD for The Flying Deuces clip on my YouTube account has had 6,364 views. View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDUqimcGt0
•Updated the On This Day page.

review added for Universal's "Someone's Ailing - Classic Shorts" DVD (2004).
review added for Universal's "The Original Brats" DVD (2004).


February 9, 2013: [HITS: 37,877]
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Continued work on Slipping Wives.


February 8, 2013: [HITS: 54,637]
•Continuing to tidy up film pages with the new-look headers and page structures. An example is Brats, which I have re-done using the newly-acquired restored print I have.

•Updated the On This Day page.


February 7, 2013: [HITS: 27,284]
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Tidied up the page for Madame Mystery.
Added a review to Digiview's The Flying Deuces DVD.


February 6, 2013: [HITS: 30,376]
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Started work on Slipping Wives.


February 5, 2013: [HITS: 46,808]
•Added more titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page. I cannot recommend this book enough! It is magnificent!
•Lack of updates recently is due to "everyday life". It's frustrating for me as much as it is for you.... order shall be restored very shortly!
•Updated the On This Day page.


February 4, 2013: [HITS: 35,175]
•Updated the page for Gus Leonard.
•Added 11 DVD comparisons for The Wizard Of Oz. [BCI/Eclipse screenshots courtesy Tony Bensley].
•Updated the On This Day page.

February 3, 2013: [HITS: 29,820]
•Updated the On This Day page.

February 2, 2013: [HITS: 47,056]
•Updated the On This Day page.

February 1, 2013: [HITS: 53,301]
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Received a generous donation from a fan today - thankyou very much. All money received via donations goes to paying the expensive server rental each month. It's very much appreciated.
•Updated the Site Stats page to include record-breaking viewing figures for January!
•Continued work on We Faw Down. Currently 20% complete.
•Made a small change to the cast gallery image of the Rascal's Boxing Gloves - adding the correct screenshot for Johnny Aber. Received written permission from Robert Demoss from www.theluckycorner.com to reference his site to construct my Rascals page.

January 31, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page for January 30/31.
•Two wonderful things have happened today for this website: it has broken the record for most hits in a month, as the website continues to gain in popularity, plus there are now 103 Facebook-likes for 'Another Nice Mess' as well.  Thankyou everybody.  I must be doing something right then!
•Started work on We Faw Down.  Currently 10% complete.


January 30, 2013:
•Made some modifications to the 'Did you notice' section on Perfect Day.
•Started work on Putting Pants On Philip.  Currently 30% complete.


January 29, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page.
•As the news of my departure from the Laurel & Hardy Forum is filtering through to its members, I am receiving more and more messages from some of them, asking "what happened" and "please come back" or simply wishing me well.  Firstly, I am touched that so many people think so highly of my contributions/participation on their Forum and that I was a worthy member - thankyou.  I met some really lovely chaps on there (one in real life) and I will miss you all.  My decision to leave was based mainly on issues which I feel would be inappropriate and unprofessional to publically announce here on my website.  But needless to say, it's nice of you to take the time to write to me.  I appreciate it.


January 28, 2013:
•Added several new actors' screenshots for The Stolen Jools.
A new website record was once again broken today with the most amount of hits in one month.  With 1.5 million hits in January 2013, and with 3 days still to go, I am genuinely flattered by its popularity, so a big thank you to all of you who have looked at it!
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Scooter LowryDoes anyone know where I can find his birth/death dates?
•Spent a little time tweaking the front page banner on this site to include as many of the colour title cards, just to add something different to the page.


January 27, 2013:
•Started work on Thundering Fleas.  Currently 20% complete.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Jannie Hoskins.


January 26, 2013:
•Added to the Charley Chase filmography page.
•Updated the On This Day page.


January 25, 2013:
•Continued work on The Fall Guy.  Currently 30% complete.
•Having taken a closer inspection at the recently-released FunFactory Atoll K DVD, I have modified my review of it.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added ten colorized title cards to the site. [courtesy Jimmy Fin]

•Added the fourth sound short to The Little Rascals page by reviewing Boxing Gloves (1929).

January 24, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page for 23/24 January.
•Updated the Todd/Kelly films page to include several new reviews and opinions from my very good friends Max and Mick.
•Added the third sound short to The Little Rascals page by reviewing Lazy Days (1929).


January 23, 2013:
•Made a start on reviewing the Semon/Hardy short film The Fall Guy.
♦Received a nice donation from a fan who asked for his name not to be identified.  So.... if you are reading this... I got it through the post today and I am extremely grateful to you sir.  All money received goes to the running of the expensive server costs each month.


January 22, 2013:
•Added the second sound short to The Little Rascals page by reviewing Railroadin' (1929).  Credits and screenshots of the cast are included in a gallery.
•Updated the On This Day page for 21/22 January.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Ellen Corby.


January 21, 2013:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Al Thompson.  Also, I have now identified him as one of the employment hopefuls in the opening scene of Nothing But Trouble.

January 20, 2013:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Harry Spear and Mary Ann Jackson.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Made a start on The Little Rascals page by reviewing the first sound short, Small Talk (1929).  Credits and screenshots of the cast are included in a gallery.
•Added more titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page.


January 19, 2013:
•Added 5 DVD comparisons for Night Owls.
•Completed my review of Unaccustomed As We Are.

•Updated the On This Day page.

January 18, 2013:
•Continued work on reviewing/screencapping Unaccustomed As We Are.
•Added a gallery for Lester Dorr in Thicker Than Water after receiving a request from a fan.
•Updated the On This Day page.


January 17, 2013:
•Started work on reviewing/screencapping Unaccustomed As We Are.
•Added 7 DVD comparisons for Unaccustomed As We Are.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Block-Heads.
•Updated the DVD comparison for From Soup To Nuts.
•Updated the DVD comparison for A Chump At Oxford.
•Updated the On This Day page.


January 16, 2013:
•Added a gallery for Oliver Hardy in The Devil's Brother.
•Uploaded two comparison shots showing the newspaper article in English and Italian in The Flying Deuces. [Italian screenshot courtesy Kev King]
•Added German credits, Italian credits*, Italian title card* and that god-awful 'Astor Pictures' card for The Flying Deuces. [*courtesy Kev King]
•Added alternative title card and credits for Jailbirds ("Pardon Us"). [courtesy Kev King]
•Added the Film Classics re-issue title card for Laurel-Hardy Murder Case. [courtesy Kev King]
•Added the Film Classics re-issue title card for Man O' War. (low resolution) [courtesy Max Lanzisera]
•Added a gallery for Betty Mae & Beverly Crane.
•Added a few more titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page.

•Updated the On This Day page.

January 15, 2013:
•Shifted the pages for The Boy Friends, Charley Chase, Todd/Kelly, Taxi Boys to the front page.  They can all now be accessed from there.  COMING SOON.... The Little Rascals/Our Gang films (you know, because I don't have enough to do already!)
•Added a page for all fifteen films of The Boy Friends, a Hal Roach series which ran from 1930-1932.  Screenshots will follow later on a smaller scale.
•Updated the On This Day page.


January 14, 2013:
•Added a couple of beautifully created colour title cards for A-Haunting We Will Go and Air Raid Wardens. [courtesy Jimmy Fin]
•Added some colour actors screenshots, colour stills, title card and credits from a very rare colour print of The Live Ghost. [courtesy Jimmy Fin]
•Added a few more titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page.  Slowly getting there!
•Added a gallery for Harry Bernard in Two Tars.
•Updated the On This Day page.

January 13, 2013:
•Messed around with the website banner at the top of the page to try and make it look more decorative.  Having problems now because it won't bloody save and it looks scruffy.  Will try and fix later.
•Had to change the headshot image for Lew Meehan after it was established I had the wrong actor there!  Ooops!  Good spot Ronald.
•Continued work on Our Relations.  Currently 50% complete.

•Completed my review on the differences between the Extended version and the Streamliner version of A Chump At Oxford.

•Updated the On This Day page.

January 12, 2013:
•Updated the On This Day page.

January 11, 2013:
•Continued work on Our Relations.
•Added my review on the FunFactory Atoll K DVD release.

January 10, 2013:
•Started work on Our Relations.
•At around 9:20pm (GMT) I noted 10 people on line and looking at my site at the same time.  Wow.  I am used to seeing 3 or 4 at a time, but 10 is brilliant!  Thanks to all of you!
actor added into the Hall of Fame: John Kelly.
•Added a few more boats to the Encyclopedia.
•With this website nearly 2 years old I was embarrassed to note that apart from some of the cast screenshots, absolutely no work had been done on Our Relations.  So, I have added the credits, tidied up the top part of the page and have begun focussing on getting my ass in gear with it!
•Received another generous donation today from a fan of the site to help pay for the silly costs of the server.  Really appreciate it, thankyou very much.  It almost made my illness go away!  LOL
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Continued work on The Big Noise.  Currently 30% complete.

January 9, 2013:
•Watching The Big Noise in stunning high definition on Blu-Ray (thanks Tom Schober for the incredibly generous Christmas present), I noted a new piece of trivia:
-When Stan and Ollie lose their hats outside the Hartley gate they attempt to put them back on but keep getting the hats mixed up.  Listen carefully, after the second failed attempt a muffled laugh can be heard off camera.
•Added a gallery for the beautiful Bonnie Bannon in Week-End In Havana (1941).
•Added galleries for Billy Gilbert in The Music Box and What Price Taxi (1932).
•Constructed and completed a new page dedicated to the 10 short films from the The Taxi Boys series, which ran from 1932-33.
•Updated the On This Day page.


January 8, 2013:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Irene Dunne.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Have started on a new complex project which, when completed will add some more depth to the website.
•Added some more titles to the Charley Chase Filmography page.
•Added a gallery for Larry Semon in Huns And Hyphens.


January 7, 2013:
•Added a review for DVD1 (of 6) of a Dutch DVD box-set.
•Updated the On This Day page.


January 6, 2013:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey.
•Added eight new actors screenshots to The Stolen Jools.  Individial profiles will be due soon then...
•Updated the On This Day page for Jan 5th & 6th.  Playing catch-up due to ill health.


January 5, 2013:
•Received a donation from a generous fan today.  All money received goes to paying for the expensive server to run this site, and believe me, it is all very much appreciated.

January 4, 2013:
•Updated a very active On This Day page from Jan 2nd, 3rd & 4th.  Playing catch-up due to ill health and other issues.
•In talks with the admin from The Laurel & Hardy Forum.  Stay tuned.  Thanks to Ross, who has offered me his full support.


January 3, 2013:
•Added the title card for Fra Diavolo.

January 1, 2013:
•Updated the Site Stats page, much to my excitement!  December 2012 was officially the biggest month since I started, with 1,421,378 hits.
  Six consecutive months of 1 million + hits each and over 12 million hits alone in 2012.  If you are reading this, then that means YOU are part of that reason - and I thank you sincerely.

Received 2 new Facebook-likes for the site, making 90 now.  Great start to the year, thanks!!!
•Updated a very active On This Day page.


December 31, 2012:
•Updated the gallery shots of Billy Gilbert in Towed In A Hole.
•Been very busy tidying up page structures, improving appearances and adding in some colour screenshots on various pages.  Examples can be found on The Devil's Brother and Towed In A Hole.
•Updated the On This Day page.

•Added a gallery for the moustache-less James Finlayson in His Silent Racket (1933).
•Added galleries for Anita Garvin in His Silent Racket (1933) and A Chump At Oxford.


December 30, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Victor Kendall and Frank Baker*. (*with gallery)
•Updated the On This Day page.  Have also added entry for 5th September.

December 29, 2012:
•Added two new DVD comparisons for The Devil's Brother. [courtesy Tony Bensley (for screenshots) and Louis Respen (for disc)]
•Added a little more work and some cast screenshots to A Chump At Oxford.
•Continued work on my review on the differences between the Extended version and the Streamliner version of A Chump At Oxford.

•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added some rather special title cards to the site: Chicken Come Home, Fraternally Yours and the Blackhawk re-issue card for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.  These go nicely with the Jailbirds card that I added recently! [big thanks to Kevin King]

•Added several sets of credits for Chickens Come Home, including the original, the colorized and the almost-original Universal DVD set, along with various title cards.

December 28, 2012:
•Continued work on my review on the differences between the Extended version and the Streamliner version of A Chump At Oxford.  I have also corrected "difference #8" on the list so that it now reads more accurately.
•Added a gallery for Paul Porcasi in Tarzan And His Mate (1934).
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 27, 2012:
•Continued work on Swiss Miss.  Currently 50% complete.  I have also added a section at the foot of the page on the film to highlight some of Roy Seawright's work on the film. [courtesy Peter Cook]
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Michael Mark.
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 26, 2012:
•Added galleries for Anita Garvin in Be Big! and Hats Off.
•Added a little more work, tidied some text on A Chump At Oxford.
•Started work on Swiss Miss.
•Added a gallery for Blanche Payson in An Ache In Every Stake (1941). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 25, 2012:
•Updated the front page with a special Christmas message, which took me five minutes to make!
•I just saw the front page of the site and noted 5 people looking at it?  Seriously?  On Christmas morning?  Come on guys... go spend your time with the kids!  My site can/will wait!  The hypocrite that I am!  My kids are downstairs playing with their new toys!!!!
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 24, 2012:
•Added 4 new titles to the Charley Chase page.
•Added a boat and a train to the Encyclopedia.
•Continued work on my review on the differences between the Extended version and the Streamliner version of A Chump At Oxford.

•Updated the On This Day page.
•Today in the post I received what is quite possibly my best Christmas present in my whole life!  Two personally-signed books from the legend that is Randy Skretvedt.  To have my work/website acknowledged and recommended by one of the living greats such as Randy, it is one of the biggest endorsements I could ever want.  On the same note, I will take this opportunity to thank some very special people, who have looked after me this year.  People who have continued to voice their enthusiastic compliments for my site, and although there have been a great many who have made contributions and offered praise, there are a handful of people (in no particular order!!) that I wish to extend my most sincere thanks and gratitude to:  Gene Sorkin, Tom Schober, Dr. Norbert Aping, Scott MacGillivray, Randy Skretvedt, Tony Bensley, Max Lanzisera, Ken Runyan, Eric Schultz, Steve Phillips, Mick Roche, Rob Stone, and all the people from the Laurel & Hardy Forum who have continued to look at my site and offer me words of encouragement.  Happy Christmas to you all..... I hope it's better than Block-Heads.


December 23, 2012:
•Have started my full review on the differences between the Extended version and the Streamliner version of A Chump At Oxford.  It has taken me 90 minutes to detail the differences in the first 3 minutes of the film!
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a rare 'Jailbirds' title card for Pardon Us.


December 22, 2012:
•Changed the DVD link for the upcoming Atoll K listing at the top of this page, as it is no longer available from Amazon.  The link now points to HMV, where you can pre-order it.
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 21, 2012:
•Added 6 new titles to the Charley Chase page.
•Started work on Dr. Pyckle And Mr. Pride.  Currently 10% complete.
•Thought I'd do something random today, so have begun work on The Chief Cook.  Currently 10% complete.  Well...... it's SOMETHING!
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 20, 2012:
•I have added a DVD VIDEO comparison between the UK Universal DVD and the USA Essential Collection print of Block-Heads: see here.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Babes In Toyland.
[courtesy Tony Bensley, a.k.a. Tboneator64]
•Facebook-likes for the site went from 96 (last night) to 88 this morning - a loss of 8 overnight.  Why?

December 19, 2012:
•Added 6 new titles to the Charley Chase page.
•Tidied up a few film pages, added some better screenshots and changed some page structures - all background work mostly.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Continued to work on The Hoose-Gow.  Now 55% complete.
•Added 5 more DVDs from my collection to the DVDs page.  (14th row down, discs 1-5)
•Added a review for AG Plate's Our Wife DVD.


December 18, 2012:
•Added 4 new titles to the Charley Chase page.
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 17, 2012:
•I have been copying tons of DVDs lately for the site - all material which will be used, which has unfortunately detracted me from the site updates.  Normal service will be resumed shortly!  Promise!
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 16, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.

December 15, 2012:
•Added 3 new titles to the Charley Chase page.
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 14, 2012:
•Added 5 new titles to the Charley Chase page.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Christy.


December 13, 2012:
actors added to the Hall of Fame: John B. O'Brien (it is mere coincidence that his birthday happens to be today!), and Jules Mendel.
•Still working on the Charley Chase page.
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 12, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added some more title cards and info to the Charley Chase page, making 60 in total now.  Many, many more still to go!

December 11, 2012:
•Added some more title cards and info to the Charley Chase page.
•Added links to the Charley Chase & Todd/Kelly pages on this page (click images for page access).
•Just received a new DVD of The Flying Deuces (Go Entertain DVD, 2008) which states that this is the "most famous L&H film ever made".  Oh boy I cannot wait to correct them when I review it!
•Updated the On This Day page.

Received 3 new Facebook-likes for the site, making 96 now.  I really cannot believe there are this many people who like my site - thanks guys and gals.

December 10, 2012:
•Created a new page specifically for the films of Charley Chase.  I will be adding title cards and cast credits for today.  Access to the page will be via both the MISCELLANEOUS tab on the front page and of course from Charley's page.  I shall also be doing pages for THE TAXI BOYS and THE BOY FRIENDS soon.  Oh boy, it never ends.  Well, it is called Another Nice MESS after all!!
•Updated the On This Day page.

December 9, 2012:
•Added a couple more reviews from Mick & Max to the Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly films page.
•Threw a few BOATS into the Encyclopedia page.
•Continued working on Half A Man.  Currently 30% complete.

•Updated a rather long eventful On This Day page.

Received 3 new Facebook-likes for the site, making 93 now.  I am truly appreciative, thankyou very much.

December 8, 2012:
•Re-working my review for Half A Man by adding a more complete listing with the screenshots in the correct order.
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 7, 2012:
•Been doing a lot of background work, tidying up, etc.  Often when there appears to be no specific updates recorded on this page, it means I am doing SOMETHING with the site!
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 6, 2012:
•Guess what - MORE changes!  Now I am picking on the A-Z by adding flags, icons and the like to the entries.  Where will it end!!  Example
•Updated the On This Day page.

Received a new Facebook-like for the site!  Wow, where are they all coming from all of a sudden?  They are votes of confidence for me, and it tells me that the site is useful to at least 90 people!!  Thankyou #90.  Ten more and I am cracking open the Pepsi! (I don't drink alcohol!)

December 5, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Bobby Burns in Pop Goes The Easel (1935). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added galleries for Blanche Payson in Pop Goes The Easel (1935), Hoi Polloi (1935), Slippery Silks (1936), From Nurse To Worse (1940) and Cookoo Cavaliers (1940). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for James C. Morton in Hoi Polloi (1935). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Sydney Jarvis.
Received a new Facebook-like for the site, making 8 in the past 24 hours.  I will never ask for them, but I will always appreciate them!  Thankyou.
•As I continue to mess around with page designs, Blanche Payson becomes the experimental page it would seem.  She is the first "actor" to have the IMDb link added to their page.
•Added a gallery for Wilfred Lucas in Air Fright (1933).
•Updated the On This Day page.


December 4, 2012:
•Added galleries for Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly in Air Fright (1933).
•I have set up a new page dedicated to the films of Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly.  I have added all the title cards (except "Treasure Blues" - the only one I do not have).  Over the course of time I shall add screenshots of the actors, a small plot summary and opinion on each film.  I have two other wonderful guys (Mick Roche and Max Lanzisera) working on them for me right now.  The page will be accessible from the "MISCELLANEOUS" tab on the front page.

Received 7 new Facebook-likes for the site - WTF?  Surely that can't be right?  From 81 to 87 in the space of a couple of hours?  What happened?  I want to thank each and every one of you.  I wish I knew who you all were!
•Added the 20,000th image to the website today.
•Completed Flying Elephants.  Also added the 38 intertitle cards on the page as well.
•Updated the On This Day page.

December 3, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Granger in Love Fever (1931).
•Due to the volume of images on the page, I have split Thelma Todd into two sections: Thelma Todd (for L&H-related) and Thelma Todd II (for non L&H-related).  Both pages are accessible from each.
•Added a gallery for Lucien Callamand.
•Updated the On This Day page.

December 2, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Thelma Todd in Love Fever (1931).
•Have started tinkering around with the design of the actor's pages now!  Tried Blanche Payson to begin with.

•Added galleries for Mary Kornman, Blanche Payson and Grady Sutton in Love Pains (1932).
•Added galleries for Harry Bernard in Love Pains (1932) and Top Flat (1935).
•Added a gallery for Bobby Burns in Top Flat (1935).
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Received a new donation today from a guy who regularly helps to keep this site going.  It's never expected; always appreciated.  Thankyou, kind sir.


December 1, 2012:
•Added galleries for Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd in Top Flat (1935).
•Added a review for the Hats Off Triple Bill DVD from Delta Entertainment.
•Updated the Site Stats page to reveal a fifth consecutive month of 1 million + hits.  Though, disappointingly it is also the third month in a row where the figures have declined.  Still, compared to the popularity of the site 12 months ago, this is brilliant!
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Carmen Granada, Nelly Fernandez, Rina De Liguoro, Abraham J. Cantu and Hadji Ali.

•Updated the On This Day page.

November 30, 2012:
•Was tidying up some pages on the site when I noticed 16 viewers on-line at the same time around 7:40pm.  What on earth were you all looking at?!!!
•The mystery of David Leland's death is finally solved.  I have updated his page, along with all the information you need, as well as his death certificate.

•Updated the On This Day page.

November 29, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Coburn in Shivering Spooks (1926).
•Continued work on Flying Elephants, including updating the DVD comparison with the German & Dutch DVDs.  Currently 60% complete.
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Coburn, which includes quite a revealing shot of her over Stan's shoulders!
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 28, 2012:
•A little more work done on Flying Elephants.
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 27, 2012:
•Made a start on Flying Elephants.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 26, 2012:
•Resumed work on The Hoose-Gow.  Currently 50% complete.
•Something that made me laugh today: some idiot selling a L&H DVD on eBay for.... see for yourself - oh and they have the bloody cheek to want to charge you for POSTAGE too!
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 25, 2012:
•Added a review for Elstree Hill's The Wizard Of Oz DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.  Happy birthday Randy Skretvedt!


November 24, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Alberta Vaughn.
•Updated the On This Day page for 23/24 November.

Received a new Facebook-like, making it 80 now.  Thanks.

•The lack of activity on here lately is due to a limited/non existent internet at my home - all sorted now, so I shall resume work later today.


November 22, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 21, 2012:
Received 4 new Facebook-likes today, making it 79 now.  I am quite shocked - surprised - happy - and bewildered!  Thankyou to the new 4, whoever you are.  Each vote is so important to me, as it means that what I am doing here is of some importance to some of you.
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Granger in The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case to commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday today.
•Added the individual sleeves for the 10 discs in the Dutch Universal Benelux Collection.  That bonus disc is fantastic!  It's extremely hard to find this set, but here's a link: http://www.bol.com/nl/p/laurel-hardy-collection/1002004000096912/
•Added a review for the Anthology DVD.
•Added a review for yet ANOTHER The Flying Deuces DVD.  Actually, this one isn't too bad.
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 20, 2012:
•Continued work on Detained.  Currently 50% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added two new screenshots of Thelma Todd in her The Bohemian Girl gallery.


November 19, 2012:
•Added some screenshots to the neglected Animated page with a brief appearance from the boys in a 1933 'Flip the Frog' cartoon called Soda Squirt.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: James Donnelly.
•Started work on Dull Care.  Currently 10% complete.
•Added 9 more L&H DVDs to the site from my personal collection.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 18, 2012:
•Updated a very eventful On This Day page.

November 17, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 16, 2012:
Received Facebook-like #75 today.  Thankyou, mystery stranger!
•Added a gallery for Thelma Todd in Nevada (1927).
•Continued work on Kid Speed (The Four-Wheeled Terror).  Currently 20% complete.

•Updated the On This Day page.


November 15, 2012:
•Added a review for Disc 4 of The Laurel & Hardy Collection (Passport Video, 2003).  Screenshots to follow.
•Started work on The Stranger.  Currently 10% complete.
•Added a DVD comparison for Kid Speed (The Four-Wheeled Terror).
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 14, 2012:
•Started work on Kid Speed (The Four-Wheeled Terror), including adding the DVD releases section.
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall in Hi'-Neighbor! (1934). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Continued work on The Hoose-Gow.  Currently 30% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 13, 2012:
•Added a review for Utopia DVD from Orbit Media.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 12, 2012:
•As I continue to improve the visual appearance of the site, I have updated the details for A-Haunting We Will Go.
•Completed redesigning THE FILMS page.  All links are active and restructured into alphabetical order.  Let me know if you find any errors in the text descriptions!

•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Zasu Pitts in Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch (1934).


November 11, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Fifi D'Orsay.
•Updated the On This Day page for today and yesterday.


November 10, 2012:
•Finished redesigning THE FILMS page.  All the links are active - I just need to add the details for some of them, that's all.  Been very busy with "everyday life" recently - thus less L&H web-time I'm afraid.  Thanks for stickin' with me folks!

November 9, 2012:
•Currently redesigning THE FILMS page.
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 8, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 7, 2012:
Received Facebook-like #74 today.  Always appreciated - many thanks.  It keeps the motivation up.
•A lot of background work going on with the site at the moment; specifically, tidying up and restructuring the film pages.  Just done Air Raid Wardens.  The DVD links are not live yet but will be done when the reviews are completed.
•Added galleries for Edgar Kennedy in Air Raid Wardens and Duck Soup* (1933). (this is not the Laurel & Hardy film of the same name) [*courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 6, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Charley Chase in Hollywood Party (1937). (this is not the Laurel & Hardy film of the same name) [thanks to Max Lanzisera for the heads-up!]
•Added a gallery for James Finlayson in Life Hesitates At 40 (1935). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Continued work on Be Your Age.  Now 50% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 5, 2012:
•Updated my page with the review of French Solos DVD.  Although more work and screenshots are due, this page is reinstated into the site and now accessible.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 4, 2012:
•Updated the information for On The Front Page, as I continue to experiment with new designs.
•Found a much better print of Be Your Age so have removed the images I had posted for it and added new, clearer images.  Have also continued working on the review and added new stills.
•Updated the On This Day page.

actor added into the Hall of Fame: Blackie Whiteford.
•Added a gallery for Ted Healy in The Big Idea (1934). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Spanky McFarland in Spanky (1932). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Max Davidson in Moan & Groan, Inc. (1929). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Billy Gilbert in Shiver My Timbers (1931). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]


November 3, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.

November 2, 2012:
•Added a gallery for James Finlayson in Call Of The Cuckoo.
•Added a review for the (awful) 23rd Century/AG Plate Toyland DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.


November 1, 2012:
•Reviewed the French mk2 The Flying Deuces DVD.
•Continued work on Crazy Like A Fox.
•Updated the On This Day page and archived the updates from October into the Archive page.


October 31, 2012:
•Added a review for 22nd Century's Laurel & Hardy In Colour DVD.
•Added a review for Stan Laurel/West Of Hot Dog DVD (part of the Another Fine Mess 5-disc set).
•Updated the 'Halloween' On This Day page.

•I am continuing to experiment with designs.  Have modified 45 Minutes From Hollywood.  The DVD links are not yet live, but they are a true reflection of the title available on the discs.  I have also received some ideas on MORE modifications to further improve the structure of the site, including search engines, audio clips and anchors.  A lot to think about - - oh, and I have a shipment of about 15 more DVDs on their way for review too.  I'm a bit out of my depth!


October 30, 2012:
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a review for the infamous The Flying Deuces Legend DVD.
•Added 5 new DVDs to my L&H DVDs page (8th row down, last 5).  Reviews due soon.
•Added a review for the AG Plate Towed In A Hole DVD.
•Spent some more time trying to perfect the final design to the film listings.  Updated the page for The Flying Deuces by adding a few new things, and a few more DVDs.  As you will see, I am going to highlight one DVD on each page with a star to represent the BEST version available.  I am also trying to work out a scheme where if you click the DVD image on the page it will take you to a screenshots page.  At the moment it will take you to the review of that particular DVD.  This is taking a lot of time and thinking.  Often when you check this page for updates and there are none, it probably means I am working on something!

Received Facebook-like #73 today.  Thanks very much.
•Added a review for 23rd Century's Flying Deuces DVD.


October 29, 2012:
•Added galleries for Tiny Sandford in Our Relations and Sailors, Beware!
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Anita Garvin in Blotto.


October 28, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Billy Gilbert in Their First Mistake.
•Added galleries for Tiny Sandford and Charlie Hall in Double Whoopee.
•Added a review for the 2007 Tit For Tat DVD from AG Plate. [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added a review for The Flying Deuces 2004 Kino DVD.
•Updated the On This Day pages for today and yesterday.

Last night when I went to bed I had a wonderful 68 Facebook-likes for the site.  Today when I woke up I had 4 more.  When I saw it I jumped up in the air and smashed my head on my sloping ceiling.
•Received a wonderful e-mail today from the Craig Raguse, the grandson Elmer Raguse.  He not only praised my site but sent me some glorious photos of the boys from his private collection.  I am awaiting his permission for me to publish them on here.  I would like to extend my thanks to Randy Skretvedt for putting me in touch with him in the first place.


October 27, 2012:
•Added a review for The Flying Deuces (Stonevision DVD).
•Added a review for Before The Bowler DVD.


October 26, 2012:
•Even THIS page has fallen victim to my redesign shake-up of the site.  Gone are the DVD adverts/promotions, and the "Updates Archive" (see the "Miscellaneous" tab on the home page to locate it) and the YouTube link I recently posted (again, shifted to the "Miscellaneous" section.)  Random screenshot from The Hoose-Gow now present.  I will update the picture every now and then to keep the page looking "fresh".
•Continued to experiment with my new designs by updating the top-half of the page for The Lucky Dog.  The DVD links are not yet active.  See also the The Flying Deuces page (the DVD icons on that pare are active!)  Neither page is complete yet because I want to get a 'feel' for where I am going with this.  I have been spending a few hours on this so please excuse the lack of regular updates (whatever those are!)
•Updated the On This Day page.
•I have been messing around with some new designs for the film listings pages.  My experiment is on The Flying Deuces.  Note how I have changed some colours, some formations, made the star rating icons smaller, resized the text for the crew etc.  Also, what I want to do is add all the DVDs on which each film appears to each film page so that you can click on the DVD image (above the IMDb button) and it will take you to that actual DVD so you can see the review/screenshots of the film on that particular print.  This way when you search for a film and want to know which DVDs it can be found on it makes it easier to review the disc instead of keep going back to the DVD menu.  There is a load of work involved in this because I would have to manually change 242 film pages to set this up - but for the long-term it will be a good addition I think.  For example..... in future if you want to know which DVDs The Flying Deuces is available on, you can either look at the DVD comparison page (which I am thinking of scrapping altogether) or you can go to the film page and it will show you all of the DVDs.  You will then be able to click the DVD and it will take you to the review so you can see for yourself the quality of the print on that particular disc.  I doubt anybody has read THIS far so you won't mind if I say some rude words... like bugger.
•Added 2 new DVD reviews from the 2007 AG Plate collection: On The Trail Of The Comedy Mine DVD and The Flying Deuces/Toyland DVD.
•Added 4 new DVD comparisons for Be Big!.


October 25, 2012:
•Today this website made the 1,000,000 hits for the month of October.  That's 4 months in a row now with 1m+ hits.  Thanks to you all.  Wish I had £1 for every hit.... or even for every TEN hits would be nice!
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Dorothea Wolbert in Two-Gun Gussie (1918). [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added 5 DVD comparisons for The-Hoose Gow.


October 24, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Angelo Rossitto.
•Added a review for the fourth DVD in the 2007 AG Plate Collection: Laughing Gravy DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a gallery for Robert Blake in The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added reviews for Eureka's Bogus Bandits DVD and March Of The Wooden Soldiers DVD.


October 23, 2012:
•Added 29 more DVD sleeves to the DVDs page.  Not only that but I have also purchased an extra 10 more - they will all need to be reviewed, screencapped and listed eventually.
  I also think I have found the official WORST EVER DVD prints of The Flying Deuces and Babes In Toyland.  Oh boy, I cannot wait to publish those screenshots!
•Added reviews for Be Big! DVD, Berth Marks DVD and Busy Bodies DVD from AG (part of a set of individual films in a collection).
•Updated the page for Jimmy Aubrey by including the 26 films he made with Babe.  And can you believe not ONE of those films is available on DVD?!
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a review for The Flying Deuces Blu-Ray from Edel (Germany). [thanks to Tom Schober for helping me with the screenshots]


October 22, 2012:
•Started work on The Hoose-Gow.  Currently 20% complete.
•Added galleries for Tiny Sandford in The Second Hundred Years and The Hoose-Gow.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 21, 2012:
Received my 68th Facebook-like for the site.  2 in 2 days!  Thankyou.  I am always curious to know who you people are - I am very grateful to you and would like to thank you sincerely.
•Had a good response to my "water" quiz - lots more examples thrown my way - I may have to re-think how I construct the Encyclopedia page now.  Thanks for all the extra answers folks.  Can't believe I missed some of the obvious, like BRATS and THE LAUREL-HARDY MURDER CASE!
•Added "water" to the Encyclopedia.  Can anybody think of any films I may have missed?  (including SOLO films)  If so write and tell me.
•Added galleries for Katherine Grant in Roughest Africa and The Noon Whistle.
•Added the cast screenshots for Roughest Africa.
•Added galleries for June Marlowe in Pardon Us and De Bote En Bote.  Her page is pretty much now complete and is an example of what ALL the pages will look like when I am finally done with the site.
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Flying Deuces to include screenshots from the German Blu-ray release from Edel.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 20, 2012:
•Added Elmer Raguse into the Crew page.
•Added 10 new colour actors screenshots for Pardon Us.
•Added galleries for June Marlowe and Dell Henderson in Fast Work (1930).  With all these extra galleries of these stars from non-L&H-related films, it is certainly giving a new meaning to the name of this site "Another Nice Mess"!

Received my 67th Facebook-like for the site.  Thankyou.
•I have spent a good deal of time adding galleries for Charley Chase, to commemorate what would have been his 119th birthday today.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 19, 2012:
•Just surpassed the ¾ of a million mark for hits this month.  Thanks guys!  Over 40,000+ hits a day.  These stats, whilst mean little to everyone else, mean everything to me because when I started this site I got excited just to know that there were at leats TWO people who viewed the site.
•I have finally linked all the films in the Stan Laurel Solo Films section.  You can now navigate from Nuts In May all the way through to Should Tall Men Marry? by using the arrow keys.
•Added 35 stills from 6 films for June Marlowe. [all courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 18, 2012:
•Added a review for the Tobis Entertainment German Atoll K DVD.
•Added some more cast screenshots to De Bote En Bote.
•Added a review for the Spanish release De Bote En Bote DVD.
•Added a review for Hollywood Party DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 17, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall in Bear Shooters (1930). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Edgar Kennedy in Shivering Shakespeare (1930). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a rare photo of Edna Marion from the private collection of Peter Mikkelsen. [used with his kind permission]
•Added a gallery for Olaf Hytten in House Of Frankenstein (1944). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Charley Rogers in A Hit With A Miss (1945). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added galleries for Tom Kennedy in Where The Pest Begins (1945), Jiggers, My Wife (1946) and Society Mugs (1946). [all courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added the cast screenshots for Short Orders.
•Added a gallery for Clarine Seymour.
•Spent a great deal of time tidying up and reconfiguring my site FORUM.  Seldom used before now, recently it has gained a heck of a lot of great attention so I have shifted my attention in attending to that side of the site today.  Will be back HERE soon.  Thanks Max, Mick and Kev for the wonderful chats we have been having on there!
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 16, 2012:
•One of the problems with the language barrier during the filming of Atoll K was that each print of the film needed to have a different proclamation sign relevant to each area of distribution.  I have compiled 4 of them from different versions of the film available on DVD.  See: The Atoll K Proclamation.
•Added a gallery for Robert Homans.
•Redesigned the page for the French Atoll K DVD.
•Continued work on Nothing But Trouble.  Currently 70% complete.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Edward Keane.
•Added a gallery for Eddie Dunn.

•Updated the On This Day page.


October 15, 2012:
•I have completed a review of the German Atoll K DVD - I have tried a little visual experiment to see whether I might incorporate this on all my DVD reviews.
•Uploaded the 19 title cards which make up the opening credits sequence from the original French theatrical release of Atoll K.  There are some notable differences.  Of course, we have the original title card, but more interestingly we can now see the correct billing order in the credits.  Other sets of credits (which are on the film listing page) can be compared.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added a full review of Delta Entertainment's The Flying Deuces DVD.
•Added a full review of the newly-released Atoll K DVD from Gaumont (France).  Also updated the DVD comparison.


October 14, 2012:
•Continued work on Nothing But Trouble.
Received my 66th Facebook-like for the site.  Thankyou, it's appreciated.
•Today I met a member from the Laurel & Hardy Forum: Mick Roche (a.k.a. "mick62") when he invited me to his house for an afternoon of watching Nothing But Trouble.  It was quite an experience!  He managed to convert me - I no longer think the film is the boys' worst.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Charles Sullivan.
•Added 4 more actors screenshots to On The Wrong Trek. [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Added galleries for Fay Holderness and Babe London. [courtesy Jim Clewer]

•Updated the On This Day page.


October 13, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Fay Holderness.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 12, 2012:
•Made a start on Pardon Us.  Currently 30% complete.
•Added a gallery for Silas D. Wilcox.

Received my 65th Facebook-like for the site.  Thankyou, it's appreciated.
•Added a DVD comparison for Pardon Us.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 11, 2012:
•Added galleries for Julie Leonard in West Of Hot Dog and The Snow Hawk.
•Added a gallery for Philip Van Zandt in Spooks! (1953). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•It's nice to see a few people posting on my my website Forum now, and it's really enjoyable to read the opinions.  Now I have two of my favourite L&H Forum members posting; mick62 and Tboneator64!  Great!
•Completed West Of Hot Dog.
•Added a gallery for Louis V. Arco in Casablanca (1942). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall in The Abbott And Costello Show: Fall Guy (1953). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added galleries for Joe Bordeaux in Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915) and Fatty And Mabel At The San Diego Exposition (1915). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added galleries for Mary Gordon in Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) and Sherlock Holmes And The Secret Weapon (1943). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added galleries for Sam Adams and Ellinor Vanderveer in Washee Ironee (1934). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 10, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Tiny Sandford in Washee Ironee (1934). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Continued work on Stan's West Of Hot Dog.
•Added a gallery for Edgar Kennedy in Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914). [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added galleries for Edgar Kennedy and Thelma Todd in Hurdy Gurdy (1929).
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 9, 2012:
•Added some more images to the Then & Now page.
•Started work on Stan's West Of Hot Dog.
•Added 5 new colour actors screenshots for Babes In Toyland including that of Jack Hill (I was really delighted to find him in the film!)
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Alice Cooke.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 8, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for West Of Hot Dog.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 7, 2012:
•Added galleries for Tom Kennedy, Bob Kortman and Stanley Blystone in The Paleface (1948). [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added galleries for Eddie Dunn and Billy Gilbert in Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940). [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added galleries for James C. Morton and Tiny Sandford in Chaplin's Modern Times (1936). [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added a gallery for Mae Busch.
•Updated the On This Day page.


October 6, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame (with gallery): Winnie Lightner.
•Added galleries for Vivien Oakland, Charlie Hall and Charlotte Mineau.

Received a new Facebook-like for the site, making it 64 in total now.  They are always appreciated!  Thanks.

•Completed Love 'Em And Weep.  Also included are the 58 intertitle cards.

•Updated the On This Day page.


October 5, 2012:
•Continued work on Love 'Em And Weep.
•Tidied up the home page a little bit.
•Threw a few lions into the Encyclopedia.

•Updated the On This Day page.

October 4, 2012:
•Added a few policemen, streetcars, aircraft and a few other things to the Encyclopedia.
•Added two more DVD comparisons for The Flying Deuces.  That's now 18 in total.  Silly.
•Added a new review for The Flying Deuces Sunday Telegraph DVD[Thanks to Mike Roberts for sending me the disc]
•Made a start on Why Girls Love Sailors, including adding 3 new DVD comparisons.  Currently 10% complete.
•Added Galaxy Of Stars to the Foreign Films section, seeing as it is in French!
I have purchased the French released DVD of Atoll K (shown above), so expect a full review (with screenshots) soon.

•Updated the On This Day page.

October 3, 2012:
Received 2 new Facebook-likes for the site, making it 63 in total now.  Appreciate those, thanks.
•Made a start on Love 'Em And Weep.  Added 3 new DVD comparisons to the listing.
•Updated a very eventful On This Day page.


October 2, 2012:
•As you can probably see, I have been messing about with a new design on the front page to simplify things with the figures.  I have moved the "Films/Actors/DVD comparisons/Images" figures so that they run down the side of the image at the top, along with a couple of new ones: Number of Facebook likes and Number of viewers online.  You can click the top 3 icons and they will take you to the relevant pages.  You can Facebook-like this site by hitting the icon at the very bottom of the page.  I never ask people to do this because that is a false way of getting popular.  I want people to like the site genuinely.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Putting Pants On Philip with 2 new prints.  Also added in the original credits. [thanks Peyton Ennis]
•Oh well it seems my nightmare of Duck Soup is not quite over just yet - added a German DVD to the DVD comparison page.
•Added a new gallery for Dorothy Granger in Termites Of 1938. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added a gallery for Robert Vattier, who was born 106 years ago today.
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Updated the title card for Putting Pants On Philip.  It was found by a viewer on a TCM print and it looks more likely to be an original than those on the DVD comparisons I have.  Good find, Peyton.


October 1, 2012:
•I have started a new page called Encyclopedia, just to complicate things and add even more stress to my workload for the site.  In the style of Glenn Mitchell's Encyclopedia (acknowledgement here before I am accused of stealing it!) - I will start adding in some stuff along the way.  Anyone want to help with ideas and some lists?  I will add what I can.  Page is very amateur-looking at the moment, but I will build it up to look great later on.
•Added colour title card and improved the credits for Below Zero.
•Added a gallery for Lyle Tayo.
•Added a gallery for Bob Kortman.
•Start of the new month means I can now update the Site-Stats page to reveal last month's viewing figures were outrageous!  Well, I will enjoy it whilst it lasts....
•COMPLETED Duck Soup, using 4 different prints.  A total of 3 days work.  The intertitle cards make for an interesting (and embarrassing) comparison.  When I first tried to save the image to my website my computer almost blew up.  The size of the picture was 2398 x 20,808 pixels!  So I reduced it to 50%.  The 120 stills on the listing include 100 from the beautifully restored print I have, and 20 from the added bathroom scene, which I culled from a different print.
•Updated the On This Day page.

September 30, 2012:
•Been working all afternoon on Duck Soup.  Currently 75% complete.  The stills incorporate different prints of the film so that they run in continuity!
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 29, 2012:
Received a generous donation from a fan of the site today.  Each bit of money received really helps for the monthly server costs of keeping the site going.  Thank you so much, kind sir.
•Continued the almost-impossible task of putting together the work on Duck Soup.
•Updated the page for Gordon Douglas.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 28, 2012:
•Added a website dedication to the home page.
•I have just seen that this website attracted 62,522 hits in the past 24 hours.  Silly.
•Started work on Duck Soup.  Currently 15% complete.  It has taken me three hours just to get this far!
- This project I can see is going to be a nightmare.  I have three different prints of the film which I am having to watch all at the same time side-by-side so that I can grab the best screenshots without missing any footage.  I have also updated (again) the DVD comparison to show the first scene of the film from each print, as well as adding in three sets of DVD titles/credits.  Oh I am not looking forward to THIS.  I am compiling all the intertitle cards from all three prints separately and shall add them all at the end.
•Added a gallery for Kay Deslys in Below Zero.  She would have been 113 today.  I noted that when I attempted to grab a couple of colour shots of her from the film that her entire scene had been cut out of the Kitch/colour print.  Oh great.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 27, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for Duck Soup to include a beautifully (and privately) restored print of the film from a generous donator, who wishes to remain anonymous.
•Added some galleries for various actors in non-L&H films: Dorothy Granger, James C. Morton, Patsy Moran and Bess Flowers. [total of 36 screenshots, all courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Completed Another Fine Mess.

•Started work on Detained.  Currently 25% complete.

•Added a DVD comparison for Detained.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 26, 2012:
•Continued work on Another Fine Mess.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Cliff Edwards.

A new Facebook-like for the site makes it 61 now.  Thankyou mysterious stranger!
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Devil's Brother - with a slightly different approach.  Now I have added details and year of each release, as well as the country of origin and included available DVDs which I have not yet reviewed.  You'll get the idea.  I may start updating all of the DVD comparisons this way.  Great, just what I need - MORE work!  Hahaha
•Added a DVD review for Nothing But Trouble (Germany).
•Added a German DVD comparison for Nothing But Trouble.
•Updated the page on Antonio Moreno.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 25, 2012:
•Updated the Site Stats page because a new site record was set today - see for yourselves!  The most ever amount of hits in a month - and still with five days to go!
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Fighting Kentuckian. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added the colour screenshots and DVD comparison for Choo-Choo! [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added the original title card & credits and updated the DVD comparison for The Noon Whistle.
•Updated the DVD comparison for A Chump At Oxford by adding a German and Dutch print.
•Added a DVD review for the German Dick & Doof Collection: Volume 1, DVD 1.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Anita Page.
•Continued work on The Hollywood Revue Of 1929.  Currently 20% complete.
•Continued work on Another Fine Mess.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 24, 2012:
•Added a gallery for James C. Morton in A Pain In The Pullman (1936). [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•I am extremely surprised and happy to note this website has, for the third month in a row, had over 1 million hits - and this time still with 6 days to go!  Updated the Site Stats page.  Whereas I appreciate this is of no real significance to any of you, it means the world to me.  Now.... if I could have £1 for every hit please :)  If you are reading this then you are one of those who helped reach this record-breaking figure.  THANKYOU SO MUCH!
•Currently reconstructing the listing for Another Fine Mess with a full review.  What was there prior was a 'make-do' job which I done a long time ago.  Now it is being done properly.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Another Fine Mess with a German and Dutch DVD release.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 23, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Marie Dressler.
•Added a Dutch DVD comparison for Duck Soup.
•Updated the title card for Barnum & Ringling,Inc. after finding a good print of it on a German DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 22, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Rae Godfrey.
•Completed Hungry Hearts.
•Added to the Animated page, a brief shot of the boys in an episode of The Simpsons (Thursdays With Abie)
•Added a DVD review for Utopia.  Again, I have added a montage of screenshots from all the titles on the DVD, including all the main menus.
•Added a DVD review for March Of The Wooden Soldiers.  I have also added a montage of screenshots from the DVD so you can see clearly just what the print looks like.  This includes the menu and opening sequence.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 21, 2012:
•Added film credits, colour title card and 5 DVD comparisons for Helpmates.
•Updated the Site Stats page when I saw just ridiculous this month's viewing figures were!
•Completed (finally!) The Whole Truth.  All intertitle cards are also on the page as a separate gallery.
•Updated the On This Day page.

September 20, 2012:
•Spent an hour working on linking the solo films - more work needed, but progress is being made...
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Wallace Howe.
•Continued work on The Whole Truth.

•Updated the On This Day page.


September 19, 2012:
•Continued work on The Whole Truth.
•Added 5 DVD comparisons for Mandarin Mix-Up, which was quite interesting seeing as all 5 prints have different title cards!
•I have begun tidying up some pages and made a start with the home page.  I have removed the "Books" and "Site Stats" menus from the front page and shoved them in the Miscellaneous page instead.  I have also re-arranged some of the menus so that the most-used ones are placed nearer the top.  Eventually the front page will be much more presentable.
•Updated my Books page with the three John McCabe books I have recently acquired (all three were kindly donated to me by fans of this site).
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 18, 2012:
•Started work on The Whole Truth.
•Spent a considerable amount of time tidying up older pages and restructuring the solo films so that the links to and from each one link up properly, during which time I tidied up a lot of the pages, including Frozen Hearts.
•Added a new gallery for Thelma Todd in Rough Seas (1931).
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 17, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Iris Adrian, who died 18 years ago today.
•Added a gallery for Mae Busch. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Started work on A Man About Town.  Have added the credits and more importantly I have found Sam Lufkin.  In your face, IMDb!
•Added a gallery for Barbara Kent[courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added a DVD comparison for Pack Up Your Troubles.
•Added three galleries for Grady Sutton, who died 17 years ago today. [non-L&H film images courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Updated the On This Day page.
•Added cast screenshots and DVD comparison for A Man About Town.


September 16, 2012:
•Started work on the opening 7½ minutes (10%) of Jitterbugs.
•Added film credits and a DVD comparison for Jitterbugs.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Bonnie Scotland by adding a UK DVD. [courtesy Jim Clewer]
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Charles King.
•Started work on Baby Brother.  Currently 20% complete.
•Completely redesigned, added to and improved the Thelma Todd Filmography page.  12 new titles added from my personal collection. [thanks to Peyton Ennis for the original Nickel Nurse & Dollar Dizzy cards]
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 15, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for Atoll K, adding a German DVD.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Babes In Toyland, adding a German and Dutch DVD.
•Updated the On This Day page.

September 14, 2012:
Well, it's my 40th birthday today - so please excuse a major lack of updates for the next 24 hours!  I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to Tom Schober who went to a lot of trouble to get me an astonishing birthday present!!  WOW!  That thing is going on my wall.  Thankyou so much!
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 13, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Navy Blue Days.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 12, 2012:
•Added scans and review for Air Raid Wardens / Nothing But Trouble DVD.
•Continued work on Crazy Like A Fox.  Currently 70% complete.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Bonnie Scotland by adding a Dutch DVD - and flags to indicate the country of origin of each print.

•Added two more names to my Credits/Thanks page: Irv Hyatt (pictured in main section) and Max Lanzisera.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 11, 2012:
•Added three new title cards to the Thelma Todd Filmography page.  Today I received 12 new films with Thelma, so I shall add the other title cards tomorrow.
•Added scans of my DVD sleeve for TCM/The Devil's Brother & Bonnie Scotland.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Max Asher, William Blaisdell and William V. Mong.
•Updated a very stale On This Day page.  Nothing happened!  So I have kept yesterday's information on the page - go on, remember them one more time!

September 10, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Bonnie Scotland.
•Continued work on Crazy Like A Fox.
•Added a gallery for Oliver Hardy in Crazy Like A Fox.
•Updated the Site-Stats page - after I saw the new figures.  My goodness.  Surely a fluke?
•I have just been sent an exclusive print of The Lucky Dog, which has been beautifully restored, polished, cleaned up and sharpened by a dedicated private collector.  Don't ask me how he done it, but it's definitely worthy of a DVD release.  I am honoured that these people regard me so highly that they would send this sort of material to me.  Honestly, I really don't think this site is anything special, but others keep telling me otherwise.  Oh well!  Cheers.
Yay, I got my 60th Facebook-like today!  Thankyou mystery fan!!
•Updated quite an eventful On This Day page.

September 9, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Milla Davenport.
•Made a start on Crazy Like A Fox.  I am using the German DVD because it is the sharpest.  I will post the intertitle cards separately on the page after I am finished.
•Added 5 DVD comparisons for Crazy Like A Fox.
•Restructured the pages for Fred Kelsey, Jerry Mandy and Kewpie Morgan.
•Updated the On This Day page.

September 8, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Thelma Todd in a non-related film, Maid In Hollywood.  Caution when viewing!  Some of the shots are pretty revealing!!
•Added 5 DVD comparisons for The Chimp using prints from USA, UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
•Added a new DVD review for TCM/The Devil's Brother & Bonnie Scotland[courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added a new DVD review for The 2003 Hallmark Region 1 DVD and The 2005 Hallmark Region 1 DVD Volume II.

•Updated the On This Day page.


September 7, 2012:
•Added a new DVD review for Slapstick PDS88209[courtesy Peyton Ennis]
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Mary Lou Harrington, Willie Best and Margaret Roach.
•Continued work on A-Haunting We Will Go.  Currently 50% complete.
•Updated the On This Day page.


September 6, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Emerson Treacy, Gay Seabrook and Jerry Tucker.
•Added the cast screenshots and a DVD comparison to Wild Poses[courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Added Tommy Bond to the A-Z.  Somehow he got overlooked.
•I have added a new feature to the front page called ON THIS DAY.  I shall try to update it daily to show all the releases dates, birthdays and death dates of everything and everybody on this website.  I do like making hard work for myself don't I?
•Received 73 new L&H DVDs (mostly from the European market, Germany, Holland etc.) which will all need to be reviewed.  They were all donated to me free of charge by a big fan of this site, and I am extremely grateful for this level of dedication in wanting me to review them all.  I seriously think my website software I use to run the thing is going to explode soon!
More proof-reading corrections updated, courtesy of Gene.  Extended thanks to him for all the time he has spent on doing those for me!
•Added new galleries for Charles K. Gerrard, Forrester Harvey, and Lionel Belmore from non-related films. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]
Updated the DVD comparisons for Atoll K and The Flying Deuces. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]

September 5, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Putting Pants On Philip[courtesy Jim Clewer]
•More proof-reading corrections updated, courtesy of Gene.  That man must eat a lot of carrots!
•Updated the Site Stats page, which shows a shocking start to the month in average daily hits.
•Continued to work on Hungry Hearts.  Currently 60% complete.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Edna Reynolds, after
I received a positive identification on her from Rob Stone.


September 4, 2012:
•A big extended thanks to my official site proof-reader Mr. Sorkin.  He has spent a bucket load of hours going through all my reviews with a fine toothcomb.  It has taken me about 4 hours to go and correct all the mistakes he had noted, so I cannot imagine how many hours it took him to find them all and write them all down for me!  This Lord loves you Gene!
•Completely re-edited, restructured and upgraded my review/listing for one of Hardy's films with Larry Semon, The Bakery.
•Added a new DVD review for Saps At Sea[courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added new galleries for Arthur Housman, James Finlayson, Leo Willis and Barbara Kent from non-related films. [courtesy Jim Clewer]
Started my review on the early Plump and Runt comedy Hungry Hearts.  I have written to Rob Stone because I believe the actress playing the widow is NOT Edna Reynolds as he states, but rather Florence McLaughlin.  I await confirmation on this.

Significantly added to the listing of Rae Godfrey.

September 3, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Iris Adrian from a non-L&H-related film. [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added a DVD comparison for Hungry Hearts, which shows just how awful the print on the German 10-DVD set really is.
•Added a new DVD review for A Job To Do
[thanks to Jim Clewer]


September 2, 2012:
•Continued work on A Chump At Oxford.  Currently 60% complete.
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Granger from a non-L&H-related film (she's getting to be quite popular lately). [courtesy Jim Clewer]
•Added galleries for Walter Long, Charles Middleton, Bud Jamison - all from non-related L&H films. [all courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•This is the current page for all my DVDs: HERE -
I have reconstructed the page as a gallery: HERE - I have posted the bones of the first DVD review: HERE - just got to add a montage of screenshots.

-The reason for this is due to me receiving a shipment of 71 new L&H DVDs from all over the world for me to review and post.  These sleeves have still yet to go up on the page.  The new page will allow viewers to select a DVD image, which will then take you to a separate page which will display the full details and review of that particular disc.  Get where I am going with this?  If anyone has any Laurel & Hardy DVD which is not on the page you could submit your own review and send me the sleeve via e-mail and I will post it.  All reviews will feature screenshots from the DVD, with running times and quality of each film.  Or, if you feel like it you could send me the actual DVD for me to review and I shall return it you.

September 1, 2012:
•Spent 2 hours setting up a page for DVDs.  When it is complete it will as powerful as the Death Star!
•Added galleries for Blanche Payson, Eddie Dunn, Anita Garvin, Billy Gilbert, Arthur Housman, Tiny Sandford, James C. Morton, Dorothy Granger, James Finlayson - all from non-related L&H films. [all courtesy Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the Site-Stats page to reveal that August 2012 was the most popular month in the site's history, and the second month in a row with over 1 million hits!
•Continued work on A-Haunting We Will Go.

actor added into the Hall of Fame: Eddy Waller.

August 31, 2012:
Received a new Facebook-like for the site, making 59 in total now.  Cheers dude/dudette.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Elisha Cook Jr., Wade Boteler and George Lynn.

•Started work on A-Haunting We Will Go.

August 30, 2012:
•Richard ("scram") from the Laurel & Hardy Forum has come up with a great idea: Forum members and L&H fans should watch one designated L&H film each fortnight with the intention of discussing their findings, views and opinions on each title, whether that be a good film, or a bad one.  If you want to join in, the link is here.  First up is A-Haunting We Will Go, which is quite convenient because I have done no work whatsoever on this, so that will now be my next project, in keeping with Richard's scheme.  Nobody tell Randy Skretvedt  We all know how much he loves this film!
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall in one of his last appearances, as a walk-on in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode.
•Completed Hog Wild.

Received a new Facebook-like for the site, making 58 in total now.  Thankyou very much.
•I noted today this site has had another million hits, two months in a row now.  If you are reading this then you are one of the reasons for that figure - thankyou!
•Tidied up the Credits/Thanks page by adding in some pictures of the most important people who have helped with this site.
•Spent over an hour correcting more spelling errors in various listings.  Big thanks to Gene Sorkin for all his valuable proof-reading.


August 29, 2012:
•Resumed work on Hog Wild.
Received a new Facebook-like for the site; 57 in total now.  Thanks to whoever you are!
•I have made some small text edits (punctuation, grammar and spelling errors) to a few of the film reviews. [thanks Gene Sorkin]


August 28, 2012:
•Next up on my review list will be this magnificent 19-DVD set from Holland: Laurel & Hardy Collection.  I almost bust a spring when I saw it!
•Made a start on Hog Wild.


August 27, 2012:
•Received another generous donation for my site today, many thanks to you, kind sir.
•Resumed work on the Stan Laurel short Oranges And Lemons.  Currently 60% complete.
•Completed Their First Mistake.
•Added an extra screenshot to the DVD comparisons for With Love And Hisses and Why Girls Love Sailors to give a broader scope of the picture qualities. [courtsey Jim Clewer]


August 26, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Edgar Kennedy from the 1913 Fatty Arbuckle film, Fatty Joins The Force. [courtsey Peyton Ennis]
Jim Clewer has sent me some scans of Hats Off from a 1975 book by McCann/Bann/Kilgore, which are superior to what I already have.  I have added these, as well as the 4 pages from the book onto the page.
•Started work on Their First Mistake.


August 25, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Stolen Jools.
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Tree In A Test Tube.
•Added a DVD comparison for This Is Your Life. [L&H Collection DVD courtsey of Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Lucky Dog. [L&H Collection DVD courtsey of Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the DVD comparison for Be Big! [L&H Collection DVD courtsey of Peyton Ennis]
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Claire James.
•Updated 2 more DVD comparisons for Babes In Toyland. [L&H Collection DVD courtsey of Peyton Ennis]


August 24, 2012:
•Added a gallery for James Finlayson in his last film appearance, Frank Capra's Here Comes The Groom (1951).  Wow!  He looks old! [courtsey Peyton Ennis]
•Continued work on A Chump At Oxford.  Currently 50% complete.


August 23, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for Atoll K. [courtsey of Peyton Ennis for the L&H Collection DVD].
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Flying Deuces with 2 more prints, making 15 in total. [courtsey of Peyton Ennis for the L&H Collection DVD, and 'DMD' from the Laurel & Hardy Forum for the Italian DVD material]
•Added a gallery for George Sorel.
•Six newly identified actors added to Swiss Miss.  
[thanks to Jim Clewer]

August 22, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for The Sleuth.
•I have added the details/films of the new DVDs to the DVDs page (at the bottom).  The one thing that jumped out at me was an original title card for The Sleuth - which I have never seen before.  The general quality of the DVDs is rubbish - and to underline it, the copy of The Tree In A Test Tube is in black & white!
•Added three new DVD comparisons for The Stolen Jools.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Atoll K.

•Just received 8 new L&H DVDs - the Stonevision series with the black covers and so I'm guessing a few more DVD comparisons are due!

August 21, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for A Weak-End Party.
•Added a gallery for Noah Young from the non L&H-related "Safety Last!" (1923). [courtsey Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the DVD comparison for Mud And Sand[courtsey Peyton Ennis]
•Updated the DVD comparison for Oranges And Lemons[courtsey Peyton Ennis]

August 20, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Big Business.  [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Updated the DVD comparison for You're Darn Tootin'.
•Added a DVD comparison for Should Married Men Go Home?  Notice the big difference in the width and height of the two prints and how much more is visible on the "Lost" print.


August 19, 2012:
•I have created a new menu for rare clips and footage featuring the boys.  In time I shall be adding screenshots and descriptions of all the known footage of them.  You will see from the primitive menu: RARE FOOTAGE the stuff that I will be adding.  Soon this will become a proper menu and be accessible from the front page like all the others.
I have started work on the 7 minute clip featuring the boys during the filming of Should Married Men Go Home?  It's not finished, but is an example of where I am going to be going with this idea.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Alice Moore.  There you go Jim; I told you I'd get around to it!!

•Added two cast members to the listing for Babes In Toyland.

August 18, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Lucky Dog.
•Added some random screenshots from some random films - a lot of background work been going on today.
•Received a generous donation from a regular viewer of this site - thankyou very much, each £ I receive towards the monthly rental of the server greatly eases my financial strain!  It's very much appreciated.
•Added a DVD comparison for Wide Open Spaces.  I have also started work on the film, which is now 15% complete.
•Added some cast screenshots for Pick And Shovel.
Added a DVD comparison for Mixed Nuts.

Doing some background work, tidying up pages, adding links and going through Stan's solo films so that each flows correctly to and from the next/last film, a lot of mess.  I hate doing it but it's all necessary I'm afraid.

August 17, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Flying Elephants.  [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Added a DVD comparison for The Finishing Touch.  Note the different angles used in the two prints, indicating that different sources were used.  [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Added a DVD comparison for Leave 'Em Laughing.  [thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Updated the DVD comparison for Babes In Toyland.


August 16, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Pest.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Fay Lanphier[thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Added a DVD comparison for From Soup To Nuts. [courtsey Jim Clewer]
•Added a gallery for Ben Turpin from the Chaplin film, His New Job (1915). [courtsey Peyton Ennis]
•Added galleries for both Dorothy Granger and Thelma Todd in the non-L&H-related film, Looser Than Loose (1930).
•Updated the DVD comparison for Mud And Sand.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Drin Moro and Alfred Hollingsworth.  That's 663 now!
•Added the cast screenshots and DVD comparison for The Egg.
•Updated the DVD comparison for The Flying Deuces.  Now with added notes!
•I have started adding links on the German 10-DVD set review so people can go directly to the DVD comparisons of each title.  You will notice the has now been added to some titles - click this for the DVD comparisons.  Of course, I have many more to do!


August 15, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Ted Healy.
•Updated my review for the German 10-DVD set to include four titles from DVD4 which I had somehow missed!

•Updated the DVD comparison for Married To Order to include the new (awful) print from the German set.
•Added a DVD comparison for Huns And Hyphens.
•Added a DVD comparison for Bears And Bad Men.
•Added a DVD comparison for Frauds And Frenzies.
•Significantly updated the page for Billy Ruge.  It now shows the 41 films he appeared in with Hardy, rather than just the one that was previously listed!
actresses added into the Hall of Fame: Carolyn Lee, Elsie Esmond and Ethel Winthrop.


August 14, 2012:
•Started and COMPLETED (all in one, long, exhausting day) the review of the new German 10-DVD set.
•Added a DVD comparison for Married To Order.
•Added some cast screenshots to The Lottery Man.

Received a new Facebook-like for the site; 54 in total now.  I may be busy, but I always notice those!!!  Thankyou Mr (or Ms.) #54.
solo film from Oliver Hardy added to the site: Hungry Hearts (1916).


August 13, 2012:
solo titles from Oliver Hardy added to the website: Fatty's Fatal Fun (1915) and The Lottery Man (1916).
•Continued work on A Chump At Oxford.  Currently 20% complete.


August 12, 2012:
•Added a photograph of Thelma Todd and her dog White King to answer a post from The L&H Forum.
•Added three newly-identified actors from The Bohemian Girl[thanks Jim Clewer]
•Added a gallery for Harry Bowen.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Howard C. Hickman.
•Added three galleries for Sam Lufkin, including a non-L&H related appearance.  His brief appearance in The Bohemian Girl has also now been updated.


August 11, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: George Magrill and James Millican.
•Made a start on A Chump At Oxford.


August 9, 2012:
•Completed Them Thar Hills.
•Updated the title card for the Billy West/Babe Hardy short Bright And Early.  The original print of the film I had did not have a title card so I had to improvise with my own one.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Atoll K using the new print from the German 10-DVD set.  Not impressed.


August 8, 2012:
•Continued work on Them Thar Hills.
•Added Robert Winslow's fantastic annotation of Be Big!, with his permission.  See here.


August 7, 2012:
•Made a start on re-doing my review/screenshots for Them Thar Hills.  Added a DVD comparison and enhanced the credits.  This was one of the few titles I threw together ages ago without much thought, so am now doing it properly.

August 6, 2012:
•Completed The Bohemian Girl.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Blanca Vischer[thanks to Jim Clewer]
•Tidied up some of the actors pages, including Leo Willis.

Received another 5 Facebook-likes for the website overnight, making a total of TWELVE in the past 24 hours.  Up to 53 now.  I am gobsmacked.  I also read on the L&H Forum a lovely message (which wasn't intended for me to see) from Nico, who praised my work.  Things like these really make me feel motivated!  Thankyou very much guys.  Woooooooo and of course Hooooooooooooo!

Happy birthday to my son William (Billy) who is 5 today - and not forgetting my very good friend, Tom Schober from Austria.  I am hoping to do some work on the site today now that my illness (of 3 weeks) is starting to clear.  Thanks for your patience guys.


August 5, 2012:
Received 7 (yes SEVEN!) new Facebook-likes for the site, bringing the new total to 48.  Really happy with that!  Thankyou guys.  I know that compared to everything else that is "liked" 48 seems very trivial, but to have received just 2 or 3 likes would have been enough for me, as an underlining of my hard work and time being appreciated, so 48 is massive to me.  I cannot begin to express just how big it really is.  I wish I knew who these 48 were (well, I know 3 of them) so I could thank you all personally.  It really means a lot to me.
updated: what on earth has happened all of a sudden?  I rarely get new "likes" and in the space of about 2 hours I have had 7 new "likes"?  Someone get me the press.........!  I am going to bed happy tonight!!!!

actress added into the Hall of Fame: Andrea Leeds.
•Continued work on The Bohemian Girl.


August 3, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Ivor McFadden.
•Made a start on The Bohemian Girl.


August 2, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for The Bohemian Girl.
•Added to the Then & Now page.


August 1, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Hog Wild. [thanks to Peyton Ennis for one of the comparisons]
•Updated the "did you notice" section on the page for The Lucky DogBrad Farrell wrote to me with some very interesting information pertaining to one of my observations.  I have included his words now into the text.
•Completed Be Big!.
•Updated the Site Stats page which clearly shows the final figures for July 2012 as being a record month.  I would also like to extend my thanks to all of those who in the past 3 days have written to me by e-mail and wished me well.  The illness is starting to fade now, so I am going to attempt so do some updates today.


July 31, 2012:
Guys - I am very sorry for the lack of updates lately - I have been ill for 3 weeks now, and still not feeling better.  Please bear with me (not to be confused with please BARE with me, which would be just wrong!)  Some of you have even written to me personally and wished me well.  I am touched.  I hate not updating the site (especially when it costs so much money to leave it inactive!), so hopefully we shall be back up and running again soon.  Thanks.
Still feeling ill - no updates whilst I am feeling like this.  On the very last day of the month, this website finally achieved the ultimate accolade - over 1 million hits in a calendar month.  I cannot believe it.  If you are reading this then that makes you one of those who helped it reach that figure.  Thankyou.


July 29, 2012:
•Upgraded two title cards from the Thelma Todd collection: The Pip From Pittsburg and Red Noses. [courtesy Peyton Ennis]

July 28, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Towed In A Hole. [thanks to Peyton Ennis]
•Added a DVD comparison for Blotto. [thanks to Peyton Ennis]
•Added the colour cast screenshots and DVD comparison for Brats. [thanks to Peyton Ennis for one of the DVD comparisons]
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Josef Swickard, Bryant Washburn and Virginia Pearson.


July 27, 2012:
•Added the credits and some cast screenshots to The Wizard Of Oz.

July 26, 2012:
•Continued work on Be Big!  Currently 80% complete.
£
Received a new, generous donation today from a viewer of the site.  If the person who sent it is reading this then please know that I am truly grateful for your help.
•Viewing figures for the site indicate that July 2012 has had more hits than any other month in the history of the site.  With 5 days to go until the end of the month, the hits for this month are now 889,236.  Will it make that million?
•With my infinite desire to keep the site looking 'fresh', I have fiddled around with the front page icons, redesigning some of them, and re-arranging some of the orders of their display.  It's not finished yet but this is my latest brainwave!  Comments welcome!

Wanted to say thanks to Tom, Gene and Tony for their wishes during my illness.  It's really touching that people care so much to enquire after me!  I mean, after all, it's just a website!  But thanks guys!


July 25, 2012:
My apologies for the lack of updates lately - I have been/am still ill and as much as I have tried to do something, I am finding it hard to breathe let alone the enthusiasm to visit here!  Hopefully whatever this health issue I am having will pass soon.... but until then....
Your patience is appreciated.
•Continued work on Be Big!
Received 2 new Facebook-likes for the site, bringing the new total to 41.  Thankyou guys.

July 23, 2012:
•Added a new galleries for Viola Richard* and Charlie Hall in With Love And Hisses[*thanks to Peter Mikkelsen for identifying her]
•Continued work on Be Big!


July 22, 2012:
•Started work on Be Big!  This includes improved credits, colour title card and a DVD comparison.
•Yesterday, a new website record was set for most hits in one day: 39,740.  Wow!  Thanks guys!  I am so desperate to reach the 1 million hits in a month mark this month!  It has never happened before.  9 days left and we're up to 782,808 so far...


July 21, 2012:
•Added four new portrait photos of Edna Marion, courtsey of Peter Mikkelsen.
•Made a start on The Big Noise.  Currently 20% complete.
•Continued work on Nothing But Trouble.  Currently 40% complete.
•Continued work on The Bullfighters.  Currently 40% complete.

•Updated the DVD comparison for Sons Of The Desert.
[thanks Tom Schober]
•Added a DVD comparison for We Faw Down. [thanks Tom Schober]
Received a new Facebook-like for the site, bringing the new total to 39.  Really appreciated, thanks.

July 20, 2012:
•Continued work on The Bullfighters.

July 19, 2012:
•Revisited the neglected Animated page with a new upload for the 1936 cartoon Novelty Shop.
•Made a start on The Bullfighters.
•Added a DVD comparison for Now I'll Tell One.
•Added a DVD comparison and credits for The Bullfighters.
•Added a DVD comparison for Sailors, Beware!
•Added a DVD comparison for Sugar Daddies.
•Have now placed the advert for Ben Ralph's year-long project of constructing the ultimate Collector's edition DVD for ATOLL K on the site.  If the image is hard to read, please refer to the home page for clearer detail.


July 18, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for With Love And Hisses.
•Added a DVD comparison for Why Girls Love Sailors.
•Added a DVD comparison for Love 'Em And Weep.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Albert Conti.
•Added a DVD comparison for Slipping Wives.
•Added a DVD comparison for Duck Soup.  This is probably the most significant comparison so far between the Lost/Kirch prints.  Also, the extra 10 minutes on the private print is rather intriguing too!
•Have designed a star-rating system and have begun adding my personal opinions to the listings.  For an example see The Lucky Dog and 45 Minutes From Hollywood.  I will continue to rate each film out of 10, plus add a "like and dislikes" about each film.


July 17, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Another Fine Mess. [thanks Tony Bensley]
•Updated the DVD comparisons for The Music Box, County Hospital, The Flying Deuces, The Live Ghost, Twice Two and Busy Bodies[thanks Peyton Ennis] [thanks Tony Bensley]
•I am currently designing a new feature for the site: a personal ratings thingy.  I shall rate each film out of 5 (or maybe 10) stars and I shall add a new section on the listings to highlight my "likes and dislikes" about each film.  Until now, I have tried to keep personal opinion out of this site, but a discussion between myself and Forum Member 'Nico' today got quite juicy over differences of opinions on Block-Heads.  So, I shall now set this up and gradually you will start to see my new added opinions on each film.
•Added a 'monthly hits' figure to the page.

July 16, 2012:
•Added the colour cast shots, original title card, colour title card, improved credits and DVD comparison for Berth Marks.

July 15, 2012:
•Have started work on The Hollywood Revue Of 1929.  This includes a DVD comparison.  Currently 10% complete.

July 14, 2012:
•Completed Block-Heads.

July 13, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Lawrence Tibbett and Catherine Dale Owen.
•Completed The Rogue Song.  Oh that ballet sequence was fun to do.


July 12, 2012:
•Have started work on The Rogue Song.  Added 15 stills, credits and DVD comparison.  Have also now started to review some of the footage and add screenshots.
•I am really feeling burned out about now....as though my engine is about to pack up!  But the figures of an average 38,849 hits per day at the moment is what is keeping me motivated.  A big thanks to all of you who have contributed to that high amount of hits!
•Updated the DVD comparison for Along Came Auntie.
•Added the cast screenshots, credits, proper title card and DVD comparison for Long Fliv The King.  The IMdb list Helen Gilmore as the lady-in-waiting.  Get real!  Just another example of why I don't trust them.
•Received a beautiful Kinowelt DVD print of Zenobia today, which also has three Hardy solos on it (two of them are better prints than what I already had as well!); including Long Fliv The KingAlong Came Auntie and The Nickel-Hopper[thanks to Louis Respen]
•Resumed work on Block-Heads.
•Added a gallery for Harry Myers.
•Updated the DVD comparison for Babes In Toyland. [thanks to Tony Bensley]


July 11, 2012:
•Continued work on Block-Heads.
•Added a gallery for Art Rowlands.

Received my 38th Facebook-like for the site today..... only this time I know who it was!  Thanks June (my sister!)
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Jack 'Tiny' Lipson and Alma Bennett.
•Added a DVD comparison for The Live Ghost.
•Added the colour cast screenshots and a DVD comparison for County Hospital.
•Added a non L&H-related gallery for James Finlayson in the Our Gang short Mush And Milk (1933).
•Added a gallery for Sam Lufkin.


July 10, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.
•Started work on Block-Heads.
-I have done a little freeze-frame quiz from the beginning of the film and numbered all the soldiers 1-12.  Can you spot Stan?
 


•Updated the DVD comparisons for: Block-Heads, Way Out West and Chickens Come Home[thanks to Tony Bensley]


July 9, 2012:
•Added the credits and DVD comparison for Block-Heads, which should give you some clue as to what film I will be doing next....
•Completed Two Tars.
•Having recently uploaded the "Music Box steps" from a non L&H film, I today was informed [sambda from The Laurel & Hardy Forum] of a similar set of steps which are located about 2 miles away from them.  Seen in the 1941 Stooges film An Ache In Every Stake, the steps are located at 2257 & 2258 Fair Oak Terrace, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA.  I put together a small montage:  See Image
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall.

July 8, 2012:
•Started work on Two Tars.
•Completed The Music Box.
•My discovery of the day is "the Music Box steps" which can be viewed in a brief scene in the Charley Chase film Isn't Life Terrible? (1925).  See here: Image#1 and Image#2.


July 7, 2012:
•Started work on The Music Box, including a DVD comparison.
•Just seen the figures which reveal that the first seven days of July 2012 have had an average of over 35,000 hits a day, which smashes the old record of 32,000 for January.  Wow.
•Added the cast and DVD comparison for the Hardy/Semon film Her Boy Friend (1924).
•Finally finished adding in all the data and links for Oliver Hardy.


July 6, 2012:
•Have added in the missing entries into the page for Oliver Hardy.  You wouldn't believe how long it took - especially with the loading times.  That mission has been on my "to do" list for the last 6 months!!!
•Added the actual dog Laughing Gravy into the Hall of Fame.
•Added a DVD comparison for Laughing Gravy.  Was shocked to note the missing footage from the new RHI print!  Wow!


July 5, 2012:
•Completed Way Out West.
Received a new Facebook-like for the site, bringing the new total to 37.  Really appreciated, thanks.

July 4, 2012:
•Viewed, reviewed and completed Call Of The Cuckoo.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Lillian Elliott, Spec O'Donnell and Charles Meakin.
•Received a good print of Laurel And Hardy's Laughing Twenties today on DVD, courtsey of a fan in the Netherlands.  Thanks Louis.  Review will be done soon.
•Added 27 more images to the DVD review; Their Lives And Magic, which now finally completes Disc 1.
2 new Facebook-likes for the site, bringing the new total to 36.  May seem small to some but to me that is massive, so thanks guys.


July 3, 2012:
•Added a glorious Then & Now comparison for Atoll K.
•Completed my review of disc 1 of the German 2-disc DVD set; Their Lives And Magic.


July 2, 2012:
•Received the newly-released German 2-disc DVD set; Their Lives And Magic.  Started to write a review.
•I have just viewed this website using Mozilla Firefox and it looks much different (worse).  I use Internet Explorer to build the site and as such it is designed around it.  Some of the pages in Firefox are aligned wrongly (especially the film pages) and look out of place.  I am going to see if I can do something about this to straighten them out with Firefox users.
•Added yet another DVD comparison for The Flying Deuces - now with the supposedly superior Kinowelt DVD (second down from the top, under the Stonevision DVD).  Have to admit, it's excellent - and has the original RHO introduction too.  [Thanks Tom Schober]


July 1, 2012:
•Updated the Site Stats page.  Records indicate that with 812,715 hits, June 2012 was the second most popular month for viewing this website since I began.  Thanks to all those who showed their interest!
•Started work on Way Out West.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: John Ince.

June 30, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Jean Darling.
•I have uploaded the Stonevision DVD print of The Flying Deuces to my YouTube account.  WATCH IT HERE
•I have added a regular contributor and very good friend of mine to the website: Thomas J. Schober.  He joins the ranks of Mr. Sorkin, Mr. Clewer, Mr. Skretvedt and Mr. Mikkelsen in the list of valued help I receive/d for helping me with material to build this site.
•Added a DVD comparison for Way Out West.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Grant Gorman and Donald Haines.
•Received another generous donation today from a loyal supporter of this website.  I hope these people understand just how grateful I am for this financial help.  My funds are as tight as a ducks quacking hole so this extra help really really helps.  All money received is paid towards the monthly rental of the dedicated server for the site.  No 'profit' is ever made from donations.  Thanks to TS.
•Completed The Second Hundred Years, including the 35 intertitle cards, which I have added in the credits section.


June 29, 2012:
•Added 4 DVD comparisons for Babes In Toyland.  Look at the amazing difference in colouring in Stan's clothing in the two compared colourized prints!  [thanks to Peyton Ennis]
•I have had yet another 2 DVD comparisons sent to me for The Flying Deuces, which I have now incorporated into the listing with the other 8!  [thanks to Jim Clewer and Tony Bensley]
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Sally O'Neil.


June 28, 2012:
•Added the cast screenshots for Hardy's Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925).
•Added/updated DVD comparisons for Atoll KThe Flying Deuces, The Lucky Dog, The Stolen JoolsThe Tree In A Test Tube and Yes, Yes, Nanette using various different DVD prints.  [thanks to Peyton Ennis]
•Found a much cleaner print of the Semon/Hardy short The Midnight Cabaret (1923).  Tidied up some of the screenshots plus added a shot of whom I believe to be Blanche Payson.  No mistaking that mug!


June 27, 2012:
•Well there's no doubt that the hot topic at the moment is the disappointing DVD release from Legend of The Flying Deuces.  To have some idea of what we are up against, I have put together a collage of some prints of the film that are commercially available on VHS and DVD.  And this, I suspect is only the tip of a huge iceberg.  And NO, I will not be reviewing all these prints!  Can you spot your DVD in among this lot?
 

•I am 99% confident that I have identified actress Lyle Tayo right at the end of 45 Minutes From Hollywood, being splashed with the water from the fire extinguisher and trying to shield her face.  No listing as far as I have seen has her in the film, and I know I will not waste any energy writing to the useless IMDb about it either - me and them don't get on!  They still believe that the woman tossing the dollar to the boys from the window in Below Zero is Tayo - when everybody else can see it is obviously Kay Deslys.  Wrote to them FOUR times telling them this, and four times they ignored me, so the IMDb can kiss my a$$.
•I have only just seen a thread on the L&H Forum which mentions some of my DVD comparisons for the boys' silent films, so I have added a new one for 45 Minutes From Hollywood and updated the old one of The Lucky Dog.  Don't worry - every single title, both team and solo, will get done eventually.
•Added the cast screenshots to Hardy's Lightning Love (1923) using a beaten-up Spanish tv print.
•Added some more entries to the Filming locations: Then & Now page.
•Added a gallery for Arthur Housman.
•Completed The Flying Deuces.

June 26, 2012:
•Added 4 new titles to my DVDs section.  I am going to start adding notes to each of them to further help identifying the good and bad with each print.
•Added a new page: Filming locations: Then & Now.  I have added a few shots for three films and will add more later.  For future reference, this page will be accessible from the MISCELLANEOUS tab on the front page.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Laura De Cardi.
Stan Laurel film added: What's The World Coming To? (1926).  Added the cast screenshots.
•Added some cast screenshots to Hardy's They All Fall.


June 25, 2012:
•Added a gallery of shots for Thelma Todd from the 1930 Charley Chase film, High C's.
•I have uploaded the first 2:10 of the Legend DVD to my YouTube to show you the cut scenes at the beginning and the audio sync problems: http://youtu.be/FP4F_oPstx4
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Harold Goodwin and Shirley Palmer.

•Added some actors screenshots for A Bankrupt Honeymoon (1926).

June 24, 2012:
Thanks to the 34th person to have Facebook-liked this website.
•Added a great portrait photograph of Jack Lloyd (courtsey of Steve Rydzewski).
•Continued to work on The Flying Deuces.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Matty Kemp, Mildred JuneSunshine Hart, Dave Morris, Barney Hellum and Jack Cooper.
•Added the cast screenshots and DVD comparison for Crazy To Act.


June 23, 2012:
Noticed somebody has Facebook-liked this website today, bringing the new total to 33.  Thankyou to whoever did that.
•Updated the Site Stats page, and am pleased with the results for June.
•Continued to work on The Flying Deuces.  You may notice I have tried a little experiment with the Seine scene (saying that out loud is quite funny actually) - look under the credits section to see what I mean.  People wanting a good look at the opening monuments shots from the LEGEND DVD can also find a collage on the page too in the same area.  Now added some shots of the laundry-washing scene as well.


June 22, 2012:
•Added some more text and screen stills to The Flying Deuces.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Jack Chefe, Clem Wilenchick and Kit Guard.


June 21, 2012:
film added to the website, along with some screenshots: Une nuit extravagante.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Jean De Val and Georgette Rhodes.
•As I watch the Legend DVD I am noting more and more cuts and an audio-sync issue as well with the voices not matching up to the action on screen.  The few seconds with the newspaper article which tells us about the shark attack in the Seine is also cut out as well, plus all traces of the shark itsself.  The picture is beautiful, though not crisp, that much does have to be said for it.
•A new website record was set today at 2:35pm when the most amount of people viewing the site at any one moment reached 22.  Made me smile!  SCREENSHOT:
•Started work on The Flying Deuces.  I am using the Stonevision print for the b&w stills and the new Legend DVD for the colour shots.


June 20, 2012:
•Updated the DVD comparison and colour actors' screenshots for The Flying Deuces.
•Received the newly-released DVD of The Flying Deuces DVD from Legend today.  First impression is the color version is absolutely incredible, but the B&W version is extremely disappointing!....
 

-The B&W print runs 63 minutes 19 seconds and does not include the RKO credit at the beginning, but does include the original title card sequence.  However, there is a very noticable audio edit during this sequence (after 12 seconds).  The opening shot of the portrait in the cafe is also missing as well.  The scene where Stan repeatedly bumps his head on the ceiling is also absent.  The shark attack scene is also missing!  At around 25 minutes when the boys are out in the field doing the laundry there is another noticable cut when Ollie pushes Stan. 
In the cafe when Stan says to Ollie "I think you're hiding something from me", Ollie then does a tie twiddle; this is also missing!
The picture is clean but the film is badly cut and is an extreme disappointment.  My opinion.
-The color print runs 64 minutes 39 seconds and looks beautiful but is also missing several scenes.  Stick with the STONEVISION print.  It's uncut and still has the best picture quality.


June 19, 2012:
•Today I have received two films of interest: A DVD released in the States which includes The Lucky Dog, and also a print of Duck Soup from a private collector which includes the missing 'bathroom scene'.
I had been told by Randy Skretvedt that this DVD version of The Lucky Dog (available from Amazon) had extra footage on it:
My personal observation of this is that the quality of the print is poor to be fair but it does indeed have approximately 20 seconds of footage which is rarely seen in any other print;
The top line consists of the three title cards on the DVD, and does not reflect the extra footage I am referring to....  (read from left to right)
 

Opening scene is a close-up of the hotel with the 'Furnished Rooms' sign in the window.
The camera pulls back to reveal the doorway and some animated lightning around the doorframe followed by Stan being thrown out onto the street by the landlady.
He sits on the sidewalk with animated stars around his head in a daze, followed by a question mark above his head.
He rubs his hands together and then slowly finds his balance and gets up onto his feet.
He then adjusts his hat - - which is the point where most prints of the film then begin.
The film ends on the scene where Ollie gets stuck in the hole in the fence (shortly after the robbery attempt) and Stan kicks him in the pants before running off.  A total of 7 minutes and 22 seconds - which includes 57 seconds just for the opening credits, comprising of only three cards!  So clearly it is not the full version of the film.  Also included on the DVD are mediocre prints of other L&H films, which I shall review and stick up DVD comparisons for shortly.
•I have added the details and running times to my DVDs page.

June 17, 2012:
•Continued work on The Second Hundred Years.  Now 80% complete.
•Reconstructed my slideshow for Hats Off.  You can watch it here.


June 16, 2012:
•Been really busy today and all I have managed to add is a screenshot of Sam Lufkin in Putting Pants On Philip.  Seems that very time I find a few minutes spare to do something on the site I get called away!

June 15, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Harvey Clark.
•Added the Kirch DVD slideshow pages and re-scanned two still photos for Hats Off.  I have also compiled a slideshow and created an audio track for the film and posted it on my YouTube account.  You can watch it here. (revised)

June 14, 2012:
•I have created a title card, opening credits and end credits for Now I'll Tell One.  I have also now added an audio soundtrack as well.  This is all background work I have been doing which isn't yet reflected on the website, hence why there are no "updates"!
Sorry guys, been consumed with ripping DVDs and other 'real-life' stuff so haven't been doing much with the site for the past couple of days.... that's all about to change, you'll be glad to know!


June 13, 2012:
Been very busy today ripping the last of the master DVDs so that I can construct a chronological set of the silent films using the best prints from the Kirch and Lost Films DVD sets.

June 12, 2012:
Done some major experimenting with backgrounds and colours, moved a few things around, tidied up the front page and got rid of the banner as a fixed resident on each page, which means the site looks better now (in my opinion).
I will respect any opinion or suggestion if any fans of the site think of an idea which is better.  Also, if anyone wants to have a go at designing a front page "website heading" I would be happy to consider it!
•Eliminated all the monthly updates pages and icons in favour of sticking them all in one place to preserve space/scattered pages.  From now on if you want to check all the updates ever made on this website you can click the "Updates Archive" button.


June 11, 2012:
•Continued work on The Second Hundred Years.

June 10, 2012:
•Continued work on The Second Hundred Years.
•Added a DVD comparison for The Stolen Jools.  The film is in the public domain so I am sure there are plenty more prints of it floating around.


June 9, 2012:
Received a new 'Facebook like', making 34 now.  Thankyou; I appreciate every one I receive and I am grateful for all those who view/like/enjoy my website.

June 8, 2012:
•Redesigned the title card for Now I'll Tell One, which looks neater than the one I had before.
•Still slowly making my way through The Second Hundred Years.


June 7, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Curly Howard.
•Continued work on for The Second Hundred Years.  I will add all the title cards at the end.
Received a new 'Facebook like', making 33 now.  Thankyou to whoever done that!

June 6, 2012:
•Added Kirch and Lost credits, as well as a DVD comparison for The Second Hundred Years.  I have also added an opening scene comparison as well.  This shows the big difference between the two prints.

June 5, 2012:
•I have added a wonderful cast photo from The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case to its page.  Thanks to 'Sadistic Stooge' from The L&H Forum.
•I have published sambda's (from the L&H Forum) brilliant Lost vs Universal 'DVD silents comparison' on this site, with his permission.  See Silent DVD comparisons.  (this can also be accessed from the front page under the MISCELLANEOUS tab).  I have simply copy/pasted his review without modification.  I intend to add colours, links and DVD sleeves to each listing to enhance it at some point.... it's on the list of things to do, along with the other 10,000 things!!!!
•Completed Any Old Port!


June 4, 2012:
•Been busy today working on ripping all the L&H silent films from both the Lost Films and the Universal DVD sets onto my hard drive.  I intend to compile the best prints of each film in chronological order onto DVDs very soon as I know there are some people out there who have asked me if I could do this for them (three people so far!)  So, gonna be busy doing that today.....

June 3, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Lucien Prival.
•Added the cast screenshots to Spuk um Mitternacht.
•Added a gallery for Thelma Todd from the non-L&H related film "Bum Voyage" (1934).
•Enhanced some icons on the front page, plus added my Windows Live Messenger address in case anyone wants to chat with me.
•Updated the Site Stats page, which now shows the final viewing figures for May 2012.
•Added a gallery for Harry Bernard.
•Continued work on Any Old Port!
•I have received numerous compliments in the past regarding this website and I have been grateful for them all, but one today made me feel very emotional:  "your site is the best L&H website ever"
Received a new 'Facebook like', making 32 now.  Me is happy!

June 2, 2012:
•Made a start on Any Old Port!
Received a new 'Facebook like', making 31 now.  Always brings a smile to my face when people do that - thanks!


May 31, 2012:
Received another generous donation from a viewer today - many thanks to you; it's very much appreciated.
•Completed Going Bye-Bye!


May 30, 2012:
•Made a start on Going Bye-Bye!

May 29, 2012:

•Received an extremely rare screenshot/still from the lost first reel of Now I'll Tell One:
 

•I want to offer some special thanks to Jamie Johnson at Legend Films, who has offered to send me a copy of their soon-to-be-released DVD of The Flying Deuces.  I have been promoting it on my front page for a while and you can order it from Amazon now.  As soon as it gets here expect a DVD comparison of it with the other inferior prints available!
•Regular viewers of this site may spot a few subtle changes I have made to the front page with some of the icons, and if any of you are reading this then do you have any other suggestions for main categories?  I did think about adding a "professions" page where I put together a selection of policemen, barmen, teachers, sailors, villains etc. with screenshots.  For instance, you could select "policemen" and it will show you a list of all the actors and all the films where they have played police officers etc.  Any ideas?
•Added a gallery for Charlie Hall from Should Married Men Go Home?
•Added galleries for Harry Bernard and Charlie Hall from Wrong Again.


May 28, 2012:
•Added five more colourized actor shots for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Bob Stebbins.
•Continued work on Nothing But Trouble.  Currently 30% complete.


May 27, 2012:
•When compiling the data for this film I consulted the IMDb, who stated Fred Holmes was the stableboy.  Though I was suspicious when his birthdate said 1904 because this would not be correct.  So either the IMDb have got his dates wrong or Holmes was not the stableboy.  So, I looked at Holmes' other listings to see if I could identify him in any other films based on the IMDb's characters that he played and I can confirm Holmes is the stableboy.  I checked out Our Relations, where he allegedly plays the bailiff and he looks like the same guy.  This is yet another example of why I do not trust the IMDb.
•Completed Wrong Again.

May 26, 2012:

actress added into the Hall of Fame: Josephine Crowell.
•Continued work on Wrong Again.


May 25, 2012:
•Added galleries for Dorothy Dwan and Tiny Sandford.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Paul Fix.

•Corrected the image of Joan Meredith after I received a message from her grand-daughter.  Unfortunately the best shot of her in The Perfect Clown is a distant blur so I have taken the liberty of using an image of her from another website (I really don't like doing that, but sometimes it is the last resort).

May 24, 2012:

•Started work on Wrong Again.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Fred Holmes.  According to the IMDb he would have been about 25 in the film, but his screenshot makes him look at least 20 years older than this.... some investigating may be required here....


May 23, 2012:
•Added a DVD comparison for Noche de Duendes.  Thanks to sambda from the L&H Forum who supplied the comparison shots.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Harry L. Rattenberry.
•Added a gallery for Anita Garvin in the non L&H-related film A Pair Of Tights (1929).
•Completed One Good Turn.

•Added Rob Stone's book to my Books page on the site.  (Good spot, Peter)


May 22, 2012:
•Continued work on One Good Turn.
•Today I received a huge donation to the site from a big fan.  Once again, I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for any donations - big or small, because this money really helps me pay for the monthly server payments.  All donations are acknowledged by me, but are kept confidential.  Many thanks for the help today.


May 21, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Snub Pollard.
•Started work on One Good Turn.  I have included the credits from both the Kirsch and RHI prints as well as a DVD comparison.


May 20, 2012:
•Viewed, reviewed and completed Men O' War (all in one day - haven't done that for a while!)  By doing so, the images on this site have now surpassed 15,000.
•Added a gallery for Harry Bernard.
Another Facebook thumbs-up for this site overnight, bringing it to 30 now.  Thanks to whoever voted that!

May 19, 2012:
•Continued to work on Stan's film Oranges And Lemons (1923).  Currently 50% complete.
•Updated the Site Stats page, which reveals over 6 million hits of this website now.  Nice one!
•Repaired several broken links on the Favourite scenes page.  Incidentally, that page shows I have covered 49 of the 106 films.  So almost half-way there now.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Gerald Fielding.  His addition becomes the 1000th page created on this website!


May 18, 2012:
Another Facebook like today - thanks.  Up to 29 now!
•Added 14 more to the Favourite scenes page.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Peter Cushing.
•Added a gallery for Forrester Harvey.  (especially for you Tom!)
•Done a DVD comparison of A Chump At Oxford.
•Updated a couple of the icons on the home page: the books (now includes Rob Stone's book) and the favourite scenes banners.  Looks tidier.
•Completed The Devil's Brother.
•Added galleries for Leo White, Louise Carver, Kay Deslys, Ferdinand Munier and Rolfe Sedan.


May 17, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Louise Carver.
•After careful consultation with L&H aficionado Steve Rydzewski, I have changed the image of Don Likes back to what I originally had it, which means I do not have a picture for Billy Quirk.  I have been given MORE free license to "help myself" to some of his rare pictures and material.... watch this space...  why is everybody so kind, nice and helpful to me?  Cheers guys and gals.
•Updated the page for Leo White.  It was somewhat out of date with him having only 3 credits.  It now has 25.
•Continued work on The Devil's Brother.

May 16, 2012:
•Continued work on The Devil's Brother.
•The guy I had listed as Don Likes is in fact an actor called Billy Quirk, whom I have now added into the Hall of Fame and removed the image of Likes.  This confusion was caused by an incorrect listing in Rob Stone's book.  Oh, it's all happenin' today!
•Corrected/updated the page for Helen Gilmore after it was pointed out to me that the one there before was wrong.  It now shows a correct picture of her.  This error was because of the IMDb and its incorrect listings.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Dorothea Wolbert and Jack Ackroyd.
•Added the cast screenshots for Stan's Mother's Joy (1923) in an attempt to find a shot of Helen Gilmore.  Not only did this work but I was then able to identify Jack Ackroyd and recognised him as being one of my listed unknowns in The Soilers - so I updated that as well!
•OMG I just noticed the many messages on the my forum which highlight a few errors on this site...... gonna tend to those now - thanks Steve.  And NO thanks IMDb for confusing us with incorrect information.
This site is now 'liked' by 28 people!  Wow, 2 in two days!  Thanks also to Peter Mills for his lovely e-mail regarding this site, which I received this morning.  Fast approaching 6 million hits on this site now.... thanks everyone!


May 15, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Edith Fellows.
•Added galleries for Nena Quartero and Tiny Sandford.
•Started work on The Devil's Brother.  I am trying to do it in four parts, at 25% a time.  Just to give you an idea of how difficult my task is: I had to select 25 stills from over 150 screencaptures I had made from the first 22 minutes (quarter) of the film!  I'm up to the bit where Diavolo orders Stanlio to hang Ollio in order for him to earn his freedom...  What a great film this is!
Thanks to the mysterious fan of this website who added a "Facebook like" overnight.  I now have 27 likes from fans on Facebook.  I'd be proud with just 1, but 27 is better!
•Added a gallery of 30 stills for Thelma Todd from the non-L&H-related Marx Brothers feature Horse Feathers (1932).
•Added the embarrassingly horrible title card of Bogus Bandits from the UK DVD print.  Took me a while to find it but it is an important inclusion I think.


May 14, 2012:
•Made a start on reviewing Stan's film Oranges And Lemons (1923).

May 13, 2012:
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Marvin Loback.
•Added the cast screenshots and DVD comparison for Stan's film White Wings.
•Finally completed Saps At Sea.
•Added galleries for Harry Bernard and Katherine Grant.


May 11, 2012:
•I have received a couple of e-mails from a very confident fan with regards to the identity of Billy Gilbert's wife "Ethel" in The Chimp.  His evidence suggests that previous sources who have stated she was played by Martha Sleeper are inaccurate and she is in fact Dorothy Granger.  Now, based on this I have made the necessary alterations on the site, including Sleeper's actual birthdate being 1910 and not 1907 as stated by the IMDb at this time.  Anybody who wishes to add their own voice/opinion or challenge to these claims can do so via my Public Forum or via the Contact Me button which is accessible from the home page.
•Continued work on Saps At Sea.


May 10, 2012:

•Added some cast screenshots, credits and DVD comparison for Smithy.
•Completed Busy Bodies.
•Added a gallery for Jack Hill.


May 9, 2012:
•Continued work on Busy Bodies.

May 8, 2012:
•Completed Hollywood Handicap.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Warner Baxter, Billy 'Red' Jones and Frank Mayo.
•Added some more entries into the Timeline pages, bringing them all up to date with the actors' details on the site.


May 7, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Edgar Bergen, Dorothy Lamour, Bing Crosby, Robert Montgomery - each with galleries.  That now makes 600 actors in the Hall of Fame!
•Added galleries for Charles Butterworth, Edmund Lowe and Oliver Hardy.
•Continued work on Hollywood Handicap.
•Added the cast screenshots for Bright And Early.

May 5, 2012:
•Added the cast screenshots for No Wedding Bells.
•Got hold of another THREE new Oliver Hardy solo films: Bright And Early (1918), No Wedding Bells (1923) and Lightning Love (1923).  I have added the pages to the site but I need to correct all the links etc, so I will work on this later today.  I have also obtained new/alternative prints of four other Hardy films which I shall take a look at as soon as I get a minute.


May 4, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: E. Alyn Warren, Charles Ruggles, Mickey Rooney, Stuart Erwin and June Collyer.
•Continued work on Hollywood Handicap.
•Sought and received permission from the Nutty Nut News Network website to use two images of Rae Godfrey from their website to help with identifying her.  Thanks to Dean McKeown.
•I am having a headache trying to figure out which actress is which in the Hardy film Love And Duty.  Rob Stone's book states that Florence McLaughlin plays the Colonel's daughter and Rae Godfrey plays the pet of the regiment.  However, the photo on page 157 is of the 'pet of the regiment' and states the woman in the picture is 'Florence'?  I have done some research into what these women look like and can only find references to Godfrey.  All pictures I have seen of Godfrey indicate to me that she is the woman in the picture and not McLaughlin.  I do have a couple of other films with these actresses in so I shall endeavour to identify them correctly.  It's also fair to say that Florence McLaughlin and Rae Godfrey look nothing like one another so.....  Personally, and with no disrespect intended to Rob Stone, I believe he may have got this wrong.  Unfortunately, most attempts to communicate with Mr. Stone have previously failed, despite the occasional reply.  Can anybody help here?  I really don't wish to have misleading pictures on this site.

May 3, 2012:
•I realised I had the screenshots of Florence McLaughlin and Rae Godfrey the wrong way around.  Corrected them now.  *UPDATE - hmmmm not so sure about this now!!!!
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Elsie MacLeod.
•Added the cast screenshots for the Hardy films Something In Her Eye, A Battle Royal and Love And Duty.
•Added a gallery for Oliver Hardy.
•Updated the page for Norma Nichols.


May 2, 2012:
•I always get excited when I get hold of 'new' solo films!  Just found another Hardy film from 1921 with Larry Semon called The Fall Guy, which I have installed and added some cast screenshots for.
•Continued work on Hollywood Handicap.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Odette Myrtil and Don Brodie.


May 1, 2012:
•Received another valuable donation from a previous donor to help with the costs of the site.  And I will say this every time; I cannot express how grateful I really am - it helps so much.
•Started work on a short Hardy film called Hollywood Handicap.
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Vera Ralston.
•Added some cast screenshots, credits and DVD comparison for the Hardy film The Fighting Kentuckian.

April 30, 2012:
•Tidied up the pages for Mary Boland and Stanley Blystone.
actresses added into the Hall of Fame: Dorothy Morrison and Nancy McKee.
•Have re-adjusted the page for Mary Kornman and updated the page for Isn't Life Terrible? using sharper screenshots.  Thanks Randy Jones.


April 29, 2012:
actors (and one animated mouse!) added into the Hall of Fame: Eugenia Gilbert, Fred Malatesta, Ernest Wood, George Givot, Charles Butterworth, June Clyde and Mickey Mouse.
•Added complete cast screenshots, credits and DVD comparison for the Laurel film Get 'Em Young.
•Added some cast screenshots, credits and DVD comparison for Hollywood Party.


April 28, 2012:
actress added into the Hall of Fame: Connie Gilchrist.
•Continued work on Nothing But Trouble.  Currently 20% complete.


April 27, 2012:
•Added the cast screenshots to 2 Hardy films; The Chief Cook and The Candy Kid.
actresses added into the Hall of Fame: Blanche White and Ellen Burford.

April 26, 2012:
•A couple of months ago I received some solo films from a Belgian collector.  Unfortunately, many of the titles were false and it was hard to know what was what.  Now, with the help of Rob Stone's book, I have identified that one of the films in the collection listed as Globe Hotel is in fact The Chief Cook (1917).  I have designed a title card for it using templates of films from the same era and installed it onto the site (I'm actually quite pleased with this!)  This is film #233 on the site.
•Added galleries for Charley Chase and Lucille Carlisle.
•Added the cast screenshots to the Hardy film He's In Again.  I have included a shot of an actress who is standing at the bar in the film.  I believe this to be Blanche Payson.  Does anybody else think this is possible?
•Woke up to find this website is now "liked" by 26 Facebook fans.  That's 2 more than yesterday!  Thanks guys.


April 25, 2012:

•Added the cast screenshots to the Hardy films His Day Out and The Scholar.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Leatrice Joy and Don Likes.
•Finally received my Laurel OR Hardy book - many thanks to Rob Stone's lovely wife Jodi for sending me a copy.  My first impression is WOW!  My second impression was OMG!
•Done some minor tweaking to the front page by merging the icons into the blue menu bars.
•Today this website celebrates its 1st birthday.  What you see on this site today is exactly how far I have come in 12 months.  Could have done more.... but I could so easily have done less.  The enthusiasm hasn't always been high, and there have been times I just lost interest.  But after being awarded the Website of the year accolade by the Laurel & Hardy Forum in January 2012, I knew I couldn't abandon the ship.  So I kept going.  And keep going I shall....  Massive thanks to everybody for all their support and kindness.


April 24, 2012:

•Day 2 of working on Nothing But Trouble.  Currently got the first 7 minutes (10%) of the film completed.
•Added director Sam Taylor into the site.
•Added galleries for Robert Dudley, Paul Porcasi, Chester Clute and Garry Owen.
•Updated the page for author Rob Stone to include date/place of birth. (information kindly supplied from his wife, Jodi).


April 23, 2012
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•Added galleries for Jean De Briac, Lee Phelps and William Frambes.
•Added some screenshots from the trailers of Nothing But Trouble and Air Raid Wardens.

April 22, 2012
:
•I was just wondering... is the secretary in Chickens Come Home the same lady who serves the boys in Their Purple Moment?  I have grabbed screenshots from both films for consideration:
  Does anybody know who she is (assuming that both women are the same person?)

actors added into the Hall of Fame: Matt Briggs, Margaret Dumont, Allan Lane, Harry Tyler, Sherry Hall, Charlie Jordan, Emory Parnell, Brooks Benedict, Edward Earle and Hank Mann.

April 21, 2012
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actress added into the Hall of Fame: Margaret Joslin.
•Added the cast screenshots, DVD comparison and credits for The Dancing Masters.
•Added the cast screenshots, DVD comparison, credits and poster for The Noon Whistle.


April 20, 2012:

•Added author Rob Stone into the site.
actresses added into the Hall of Fame:
Leona Anderson, Vera Reynolds* and Joy Winthrop*with gallery.
•Added the cast screenshots and DVD comparison for Mud And Sand and The Pest.

April 19, 2012
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•Added some cast screenshots to A Weak-End Party.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Charles Stevenson and Colin Kenny.
•Added more material to the DVD Comparisons page - this time as links to the actual pictures rather than embedding the pictures on the page (which will ultimately slow the loading times right down).  I am going to be changing this page so that no pictures appear, but instead they are all linked to the relevant comparison.
•Added the cast screenshots, credits and DVD comparison for two solo Laurel films: Do You Love Your Wife? and Hustling For Health.
 
There is a woman who plays in both films, plus plays the older cashier in Just Rambling Along.  Now I have to try and identify her.  According to the IMDb (whom I don't trust 100%) the following actresses appear in all three films:  Belle Mitchell (1889-1979) and Dorothea Wolbert (1874-1958).  Take your pick.  I have a picture of Belle Mitchell but not from that era.  Does anyone have any shots of the others they can help to eliminate these possibilities, in particular Wolbert?


April 18, 2012
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•Just found out The Flying Deuces is getting a new DVD makeover from Legend Films shortly - complete with color version as well!

April 17, 2012:
•Hey I just noticed an extra "like" of this site on Facebook.  Up to 24 likes now..... yee-haw!
•Added a gallery for
Tiny Sandford.
•Continued work on Busy BodiesCurrently 50% complete.

April 16, 2012:
•Added a link to The Laurel & Hardy Forum on the front page with the other sites I have recommended.  It's only fair because I owe a lot of the popularity of this site to the viewers and voters of that site so the inclusion is probably long overdue.
•Added director Lloyd French into the site.
•Started work on Busy Bodies.
•Received a huge donation today from (I will not reveal names!) a great guy in the UK.  Gonna be hard to shift the smile off my face for the rest of the day now!!  Thanks so much.  Donations really really help pay for this site's "rent".

April 15, 2012:
•Added image and birthdate for Norbert Aping into the site, thanks to his e-mail; have also established contact with Rob Stone again regarding his book...
•Completed Do Detectives Think?, which includes all 31 intertitle cards and a DVD Comparison.

April 14, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Baldwin Cooke in Going Bye-Bye!.
•Added a DVD Comparison for Going Bye-Bye!
•I have now modified the Sons Of The Desert DVD comparison to include the title card from each print as well as updating the running time for the Hallmark DVD.  See here.

April 13, 2012:
•Following a topic of discussion on the L&H Forum regarding the Hallmark DVD of Sons Of The Desert I have made up a DVD Comparisons sheet using four prints of the film.  The Hallmark prints were kindly captured by Forum member Tboneator64.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Jack Haley and Spencer Charters.
•Got my DVD of Pick A Star today from the Warner Archive Collection.  The print looks really lovely.  Have also ordered a factory-pressing of the Oliver Hardy film Zenobia as well, which I should receive shortly.  Both these films have some screenshots on their pages taken from inferior prints so I shall begin replacing them soon.  Made a start today with Pick A Star by adding in Patsy Kelly's screenshot and updating the title card and credit rolls.  I have also written what I hope will be my last e-mail to Rob Stone as well regarding his book which I am still waiting for 67 days after sending the money for it.

April 12, 2012:
•Added author Norbert Aping into the site complete with links to his books.  Just awaiting his permission to show his image.  Will update the page shortly....

April 11, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Corliss Palmer.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Gladys Hulette and Lillian Leighton.
•Added the cast screenshots, credits and the first 2 minutes/10% of stills for Be Your Age.  I am collecting all the intertitle cards from these silents and will add them all at the end as one big image.  Many of these films I am watching for the very first time as I review them.

April 10, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Corliss Palmer, William Orlamond and L.J. O'Connor.
•Thanks for voting - seems we have a split - half of you want me to expand the site and half of you want me to do it after the Laurel and Hardy stuff is done.  I appreciate your feedback.  If anyone wants to put into writing what they like/don't like, want or don't want with the site you can contact me publically via the forum or privately via the contact form from the front page.  I always answer messages about the site and always respect people's opinions and views, so don't be scared!
•Added some of the cast screenshots, credits and the first 2 minutes (10% of the film) for Bromo And Juliet.  Again, just being random.  I figured if I can just get 10% of a film done I can move on to something else - that way a listing will have something rather than nothing on the page?  It's all got to be done eventually!
•Added the cast screenshots, credits and the first 2 minutes of stills for Short Kilts.  Just fancied something very random!

April 9, 2012:
•Made e-mail contact with author Norbert Aping, the highlight of my month so far!
•Beefed up the page for Ethelyn Gibson by adding the correct credits for her appearances with Hardy from 1 that was listed to 14.
•Beefed up the page for Bud Ross by adding the correct credits for his appearances with Hardy from the 1 that was listed to 22!
•In light of this new found evidence I thought I'd make a start on getting some captures from The Villain.
•Got an e-mail from Gregor in Germany informing me that Oliver Hardy's The Villain and "Little Nell" films are the same.  So I checked this out and found this to be true.  Good observation there Gregor!

April 8, 2012:
•Added a superb photo of the boys with their stand-ins on the set of Atoll K courtsey of Peter Mikkelsen.  The photo appears in Norbert Aping's book on page 104.  Peter has kindly sent me the original photograph for inclusion on this website.
•Added the Whispering Whoopee title card to the Thelma Todd Filmography page.
•Added galleries for Nicolas Amato, Guy Henry and Dorothy Lee.

April 7, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Ruth Warren and Joe Bordeaux.  Thanks to Jim Clewer.
•Added some cast screenshots for Scram!, Pack Up Your Troubles and Their First Mistake.

April 6, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Bess Flowers.
•Added the cast screenshots to Chasing The Chaser.  Have removed the image of Marjorie Whiteis (thanks IMDb, you are hopeless) as I am adamant the wife is NOT her, but rather Lyle Tayo.

April 5, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Agnes Ayres and Forrest Stanley.
•Continued work on Do Detectives Think?  Currently 60% complete.
•Apologies for the loss of service late yesterday.  The reason given for this by my server provider is:
[quote] "The networking issue has required us to switch isp due to a cut fiber line in Germany and there is a slight propagation while the switch takes place. This should be resolved very shortly." [unquote]

April 4, 2012:
•Started work on Do Detectives Think?
•Added three new cartoons to the Animated section.  Thanks to Adriaan in Belgium.  I still have many, many more to add.
•Background work, tweaks, tidying up.

April 3, 2012:
•Received my fourth donation today for the site.  Thanks so much guys - this money really helps me to afford the server rental to keep this site operational.  I am extremely grateful to everybody who has helped me with this site; Thankyou.
actors, Ralf Harolde, Constantine Romanoff and Walter Taylor added into the Hall of Fame.
•Added the 100 stills to the Galaxy Of Stars listing, thus completing it.

April 2, 2012:
•Added the Galaxy Of Stars promo reel to the site with full review and plot.
•Added six new cast screenshots to Our Relations, thanks to Jim Clewer.
•Received a surprise - and generous donation from another important viewer of the site.  Can't thank you enough guys.  It all helps so much to ease my financial ball-squeezing in paying for the server!

April 1, 2012:
•Completed Thicker Than Water.
•Added a gallery for Baldwin Cooke.

March 31, 2012:
•Continued work on Thicker Than Water.
•Added a galleries for Charlie Hall and Lilyan Irene.

March 30, 2012:
•Added some more content to the Animated section.

March 29, 2012:
•Started work on Thicker Than Water.
•Added a gallery for Dorothy Granger.

March 28, 2012:
•Continued work on Saps At Sea.
•Added a gallery for Ernie Alexander.
•Added the 31 intertitle cards to The Lucky Dog.
•Added a Facebook "likes" button to the bottom of the home page, so anyone who uses Facebook (which I don't) can "like" this website.  Upon installing it I was amazed to note that it already has 19 likes!

March 27, 2012:
•Completed work on The Lucky Dog.
•Added some more content to the Animated section.  This page is now available from the front page as a new button.
•Tidied up some messy code and update the page for Patsy Moran.

March 26, 2012:
•Added a handful of new song titles to the Songs page, courtsey of Gene Sorkin.

March 25, 2012:
•Added a new page dedicated to the title cards for Thelma Todd films with ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly.  I have capped 37 of them from the prints I have - some are Film Classics re-issues.  See here.
•Added some more content to the Animated section.

March 24, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Bonita Weber, Clarence Wilson and Patsy Kelly.
•Added most of the cast screenshots for On The Wrong Trek.
•Received a silly amount of L&H cartoons in the post today, so I have made a start by uploading some screenshots in the Animated section.

March 23, 2012:
•I have added a new button to the front page called MISCELLANEOUS.  Many of the 'lost' pages from this website can now be accessed from here until I find time to relocate them properly.
•Tidied up the page for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.  Still needs some adjusting but at least now it resembles a listing.

March 22, 2012:
•Added the cast screenshots to The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.

March 21, 2012:
•Continued work on The Lucky Dog.

March 20, 2012:
•Added a gallery of 28 stills for Thelma Todd in another non-L&H-related film, Asleep In The Fleet, as well as 35 stills for her in Fra Diavolo.
•Found another still from Hats Off so I have added it to the other 18 I have on the page!  Every little helps!
•Updated the Site Stats page so that is up to date.  Nearly half-a-million hits this month.  Not bad, not bad....
•Added the Czechoslovakian credits to Atoll K.  I mean, just how many bloody versions of this film are there?
•Continued work on The Lucky Dog.
•Added 2 new publicity photographs to the respective pages of Edna Marion (dressed as a tramp, on the railway tracks), and Charley Chase (pictured with Marion Byron).  Both photos from the private collection of Peter Mikkelsen.  (Incidentally all of the pictures donated to me by Peter can be seen on his page).

March 19, 2012:
•Continued work on The Lucky Dog.
•Added a new page to host some animated images of Laurel and Hardy as seen in films, cartoons or tv shows.  I have thrown together a couple of images.  See Animated.

March 18, 2012:
Jim Clewer has sent me a handful of moving GIF images he has created.  I have added them to his page.
•Scrapped the previous work I had 'thrown together' for The Lucky Dog and started re-compiling it.  Removed the 57 stills that were on the page in a random order and started adding the 100 stills in the correct chronological order as well as the text.  I am using the best print I have of it, from the Lost Films DVD Collection.

March 17, 2012:
•Added several colour screenshots to Pack Up Your Troubles.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Creighton Hale, Chill Wills and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones.
•Added 5 new colour actors screenshots to Way Out West, courtsey of Jim Clewer.
Hardy solo film added into the site: Should Men Walk Home? (1927).  The print I have is awful, but I have done the best with it that I could by adding some cast screenshots.  This means I now have 63 solo films with Oliver Hardy!  I am always excited when I get new films!

March 15, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Agnes Steele, Otto Lederer and Christian J. Frank.
•Added some cast screenshots for You're Darn Tootin'.
•Added a DVD comparison for Chickens Come Home which I have placed on the page for the film but NOT on the DVD Comparisons page.  I need to sort that page out due to slow loading times so will correct it shortly.  Also, I have uploaded the comparison in JPEG format as opposed to Bitmap.

March 14, 2012:
•Added a new gallery for Charlie Hall, who becomes the second person to now have over 100 stills on his page (the other is Thelma Todd).
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Eddie Conrad.
•Resumed work on Saps At Sea.
•Added a new gallery for Mae Busch.
•Finally completed my work on Sons Of The Desert.
•I woke up to find a second generous donation to this website waiting for me in my account!  A big thankyou to Ron in Holland, and extended thanks to Tom in Austria for their lovely donations.

March 13, 2012:
•Threw together a few colour actors screenshots from Pack Up Your Troubles.
•Added a gallery for Al Corporal and included his name into the A-Z page after I realised he was missing from it for some unexplained reason.
Jim Clewer has identified two of my unknowns in Pack Up Your Troubles.
•Resumed work on Sons Of The Desert.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Lou Costello, Lillian DeBorba and Mabel Paige.

March 12, 2012:
•Added several colour cast screenshots to A Chump At Oxford, thanks to Jim Clewer.
•Added a gallery for Daphne Pollard.
•Received the first donation from a fan of this website - a very generous one too!  It's actually made me feel rather emotional that someone cares enough to support this website in that way.  All money received will be paid to my hosting company - absolutely none of it is for financial gain.  Records of all donations will be kept by me.  Thankyou very much Tom.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Carl Harbaugh, John Qualen, Lane Chandler, Matt McHughNestor Paiva, Ruth Brady, Gerald Rogers and Forbes Murray.  I also relocated the page for George Lloyd (after I added him and then realised he was already in!)

March 11, 2012:
•I have had a viewer make an observation that some of the pages that used to be accessible on this site can no longer be found.  This is due to a big shake-up of the front page and me removing the menu bar with the tabs at the top of the screen.  I shall be putting all the pages back soon, it's just figuring out where to stick them all.  One page that was affected was The Essential Collection DVD, which I have now added as a link in the DVD section on the front page.
•Finally calculated the number of images on this website using tools in my cPanel.  This includes all the still in galleries as well as everything embedded on the pages.  I have placed the figure on the front page.  Wow, my estimation of 8,000 was way off!
•Extended the gallery for Thelma Todd in Unaccustomed As We Are from 9 stills to 35 stills.
•Added some more cast screenshots for The Bohemian Girl, plus added two colour stills to the James C. Morton gallery.  (Sounds like a pointless thing to mention but I write these things in case I lose data and have to back up my site so I can read these notes and remember the minor tweaks!)
•Added a gallery for Thelma Todd in The Bohemian Girl.  In reviewing the colour version of the film I noted that all her scenes had been cut out so I was unable to obtain a colour shot of her from it.

March 10, 2012:
•The Foreign language films now have their own section on the front page.  I have removed them from the FILMS page now as a result of the change.
•Thrown together a handful of actors screenshots for The Bohemian Girl, after they were requested by a fan of the site.
•Added galleries for Eddie Baker, Bobby Dunn and Sam Lufkin.
•Identified all the cops and moonshiners in the cabin scene in Them Thar Hills.  Have updated the cast screenshots to reflect my findings plus upgraded the others from the new remasterd prints.  They look sharper.
actor added to the Hall of Fame: Richard Alexander.
•Tidied up the page for William Gillespie.

March 9, 2012:
•Added Hinter Schloss Und Riegel into the site, along with the cast screenshots from the film.
•Updated the page for Billy West.  The information on the page was somewhat out of date (it had only 2 entries on it!)
•Started work on Tiembla y Titubea (the Spanish-language version of Below Zero).  Currently 30% complete.
•Today I received some new solo films of Oliver Hardy from a L&H fan (Adriaan) in Belgium.  These include A Bankrupt Honeymoon (1926) and The Servant Girl's Legacy (1914).  I am currently checking the others, because all of them have different titles (for instance one of the films is called "Foreign Legion" which I found to be Under Two Jags, as well as a Hardy solo film called "Undercover Man" which turned out to be "Fluttering Hearts").  Oh boy I need all this confusion!
•Against my wishes, I have had to place an optional "donations" button on the front page in a desperate attempt to keep this website going on a monthly basis.  It hurt to do it but I am severely stretched financially now because of the new contract.  I cannot express enough this is optional - I don't want anyone feeling uncomfortable or obligated.  This was a last resort thing I assure you!
•Added a couple more actors screenshots to Below Zero (Lyle Tayo, Jack Hill, Tiny Sandford).  In trying to get a colour shot of Jack Hill, I noticed just how much of the print has been chopped!  This is shocking - 2mins 17seconds missing, which includes Jack Hill's brief walk-on.  Still don't know who the guy is who walks out of the institute with Lyle Tayo at the beginning though.

March 8, 2012:
•Added a new gallery to Tiny Sandford's page for Below Zero.  Until now all galleries have been a maximum of 9 stills (this is the restriction imposed by my editor) but now I have decided to stretch the rules a bit and make the galleries a bit more enjoyable, so this is the first time an actor has received 14 (apart from the special exceptions I made for Thelma Todd of course).  I may stick with this method.  It's good to be back working on the site - especially now as it is costing me so much money every day to run!
•Updated the home page with adverts for 3 sites (including my new host).  Now I am in control of things again I am going to make this place MINE!  New updates will resume again shortly....
•Signed a new year contract with a dedicated server to keep this website going.  It was a tough call to make and I may need to appeal for small donations from viewers to keep it going.  Have already had two offers - more would be welcome, even if it's $1 a month.  The cost of running this website has gone from being $60 a year to $1400 a year this week due to the unbelievable popularity this site receives in hits and visits from fans.  This caused my previous (oh how I love to use THAT term "previous") server provider to kick me off for unfair use of their bandwidth, forcing me to go "dedicated".  Unfortunately this has stretched my finances to the limit - and that is no exaggeration!

March 6, 2012:
•I am close to signing a contract with a new hosting company so I can have a dedicated server based in the UK.  This will secure the future of this website.

March 5, 2012:
THERE WILL BE NO UPDATES ON THIS SITE UNTIL I DECIDE HOW TO TACKLE THE ABOVE ISSUE - SORRY.
•I am considering my options with regards to the future development of this website, as it seems I have been warned by my hosting company that I could face being blocked due to too much traffic and picture content which is hogging the bandwidth.  I have been asking several people for their advice and have received some interesting and very helpful comments from Jerry Murbach, a fellow webmaster with www.doctormacro.com.  Unfortunately I am not going to be updating this site until I have made a clear decision as to whether I can proceed or close the site down.  At the end of the day it may come down the logistics of financial burden to put the site on a dedicated server.  It's either that or I have to lose a portion of the images on this site.  This, my dear friends, is what I call a dilemma.  With extra cheese....

March 4, 2012:
•The end of lordheath.com may be close.  Loading times have significantly slowed down and I have overloaded the server with my hosting company.  Don't know what I can do to rectify this issue apart from pay for a dedicated server.  Something I simply cannot afford to do.  Watch this space - - if you can..... because very soon it may be gone.
•Added galleries for Henry O'Neill  and Don Costello.
•Finally completed work on Air Raid Wardens, which was followed by a lovely complimentative e-mail from author Scott MacGillivray.
actors added to the Hall of Fame: Howard M. Mitchell and Frederick Worlock.
•Made a small alteration to the Timeline page thanks to an error noted by an eagle-eyed viewer!

March 3, 2012:
•Continued work on Air Raid Wardens, which includes adding headshot picture for Russell Hicks and extending the plot summary.  I also kind of like the screenshot I have added in the cast for Stan Laurel as well.  It's quite a rare, unique dramatic pose from the film.
•Added a gallery of artwork for De Bote En Bote.
actor added to the Hall of Fame: Enrique Acosta.
•Added some cast screenshots for De Bote En Bote which were supplied by contributor Jim Clewer.

March 2, 2012:
•Finally accomplished a momentus task: All 106 films are now linked via the arrows without any broken links and all films are now converted into the correct format structure.  A lot of background work and repairing broken code!
actor added to the Hall of Fame: Arthur Pierson.
•Spent some time tidying up broken links and restructuring some of the older pages into the new template.  Necessary background work I have to do to move forward with the development of the site.  This included updating the pages for actor Charles Dorety and the film listing of Scram!
•Made the monthly updates archive available for viewing again by adding them as buttons on the "Updates" page.

March 1, 2012:
•Tidied up the page for The Music Box to incorporate the actors screenshots using the new template styles.

February 29, 2012:
•Tidied up the pages for Laughing GravyOur Wife and Pardon Us to incorporate the actors screenshots using the new template styles.
•Added a lovely photo still to Liberty courtsey of Jerry Murbach.
•I have been busy all afternoon navigating the site to repair broken links.  Specifically, the green arrows that are supposed to take you to and from the next/previous films in the right order need to be looked at because some have broken code.  I have managed to do the first 53 (exactly half).
•Continued work on Bacon Grabbers.  Currently 20% complete.

February 28, 2012:
•Started work on Bacon Grabbers.  At the moment I am working from the "Lost Films" DVD print, though to be fair both prints I have are quite awful.

February 27, 2012:
•Added three photographs from Do Detectives Think? with the kind permission of Jerry Murbach.
•Viewed, reviewed and completed Dirty Work.  Wow 2 films in 2 days!
•Updated the Books page with the correct information relating to Scott MacGillivray's book.  (Thanks Bill Reed).

February 26, 2012:
•Just been studying the official Stats for this website, which includes unique visitors, total hits of all time and all the countries around the world who have/continually visit here and I am absolutely lost for words.  The figures I have read are accurate (not estimated by some random weblink) which I can read from the control panel of my server.  WOW is my site really that good?!!!  LOL!!  4.2million hits in 10 months is unbelievable for someone who only started this website out of monotonous boredom and with little knowledge for website programming or maintenance!  And the guys who have written to me, who have supplied me with material, both physical and via e-mail or have given me permission to use their stuff here on this site; the "website of the year" award from the L&H Forum - - I simply cannot believe it.  On my deathbed (probably within the next 5 years if I don't start eating healthy) I shall regard THIS as one of my biggest achievements in life - seriously.  THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED ME, HELPED ME AND KEPT ME MOTIVATED!!
•Added galleries for Charlie Hall and Baldwin Cooke.
•Added three photographs from Twice Two with the kind permission of Jerry Murbach.
•Viewed, reviewed and completed (yep all in the same day!) Twice Two.  In addition, I added the DVD Comparisons for the three prints I have of it.
•Updated the Favourite scenes page to include a couple more entries.
•Was incredibly busy yesterday catching up on some stuff so the site had to take a back seat.  Received a lovely message this morning from Jarvis in Chicago who brought back my motivation!

February 25, 2012:
•Added The Soilers to the DVD Comparisons page.  My god there are some awful, incomplete prints out there - one with a mis-spelt title card!

February 24, 2012:
•Added The Lucky Dog to the DVD Comparisons page.
•Added two sets of credits for You're Darn Tootin', which includes the UK title card The Music Blasters and the UK censors certificate.  Interestingly, as I was compiling the DVD Comparisons of the prints I have, I happen to notice that the selected scene I chose varied in both prints.  Look closely at the shot on the comparisons page and you will note a gentleman standing (or walking) next to the building corner in the background, yet he is absent in the UK print.
•Updated the DVDs page to include all of the "Lost Films" collection, which I now have thanks to a lovely guy (and his lovely cat) in Austria.  It still amazes me the kindness of L&H fans who want to contribute and help build this website.  You guys are really amazing.
•Found a 5th DVD release for Along Came Auntie so I have updated the listing on the DVD Comparisons page.

February 23, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Harrison GreeneChick CollinsCy SlocumAnthony Caruso and Jimmy Conlin.
•Added some more actors screenshots to Jitterbugs, thanks to Jim Clewer.
•Added some titles to the DVD Comparisons page including the comparison of 4 different prints of Along Came Auntie.

February 22, 2012:
•Continued to work on Air Raid Wardens, which is now 60% complete.
•Added the actors screenshots to Half A Man.
•Made some tweaks and added to the DVD Comparisons page.

February 21, 2012:
•I have now promoted the DVD Comparisons to the front page menu (in replacement of the "Songs" page).  From here you will now be able to compare various DVD prints in circulation of the films.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Constance Purdy.
•Continued to work on Air Raid Wardens, which is now 50% complete.

February 20, 2012:
•Added the credits for Pick A Star.
•Added a gallery for Anita Garvin.
•Added some b&w screenshots for Swiss Miss and also constructed a DVD-comparisons section (see bottom the page).  I am trying to do this "print comparisons" section now for each film listing.

February 19, 2012:
•I realised that the screenshots I had listed for the Stan Laurel solo film Scorching Sands were in fact pulled from a different film, Under Two Jags.  The confusion arose after Kenneth Runyan incorrectly mis-labelled the disc he sent me (and I didn't know any better) with the opening intertitle card for "Jags" which reads "Scorching Sands" - ANYWAY... I have now corrected this and both listings are showing the correct screenshots respectively.
•Added a gallery of stills for Edna Marion from a 1926 non-related L&H film called The Still Alarm.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Clifton Young and Allan Cavan.
•Threw together a handful of actors screenshots for Thundering Fleas.
•After hours of work (practically the whole day), redesigning, relocating and organizing pages, templates and making this website look better I have finally finished the bulk of my task.  Now, every page can be accessed from the home page, and I have managed to keep the "Home" page icon on every page so it is easy to navigate back to the main menu at any time.  Some pages (such as the archived Updates and a few minor pages are still here but cannot be accessed via any of the tabs from the front page.  I will add them as I go, but basically now the front page is pretty much complete, apart from some icons I need to add!  Please tell me if you have any problems opening pages or finding the stuff you want to look at - I need the feedback.

February 18, 2012:
•As from next week the site will look slightly different - the blue tabs will be gone and everything will be accessible from the main/home page.  I have almost finished the design now - just got one little snag I am working on....  This explains the lack of updates for today - this set up has taken best part of my day to construct.
•Currently re-designing all the pages on the site to make one big menu page, which eventually will result in the blue tabs on the menus to disappear and some of the pages to look different.  Hopefully the regular viewers of this site (i.e. Gene!) wont get too confused.  I hate change too, but I am fed up with the navigation of certain features of the site being scattered all over the place, so now they will all be on one page.  I do love making life hard for myself.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Kate Price, Joan Meredith and Otis Harlan.

February 17, 2012:
•I have made a start on the "DVD comparisons" to highlight to everyone where each film can be found on DVD, the picture quality and the running time of each print.  To get an idea of where I am going with this check out the bottom of the page on Kill Or Cure.  I would welcome feedback on this to determine whether I should do this for all 229 films I currently have in my possession.  This is just my first example.
•I have been inspired by a post I read yesterday on the L&H Forum where user "sambda" went to some lengths in comparing the DVD prints between the Universal 21-DVD set and the Lost Films Collection.  I have sought his permission to publish the article here and my idea now is to go through every film individually and list every variation I know of each film on the respective pages.  This will help with the solo films in particular.  Don't quite know how I am going to do this but the seeds of intrigue have been planted.

February 16, 2012:
•I received my magnificent French DVD solos box-set today and it is incredible!  I have made a start on trying to list the sleeves and film info here: French Mk2 DVD set but with so much "new" material coming my way all the time, along with an almost-unlimited amount of support from various people and websites donating to me their rare material, such as lobby cards and stills (Rob Stone and Jerry Murbach in particular), my little head is soon going to explode!  I also have a lovely guy from Austria (Tom, a snowman!) sending me complete "The Lost Films" Collection on DVD as well.... I cannot keep up with all!  I am both excited and exhausted at the same time.  How does that work?  I need a pizza, or three.....
•Continued to work on Air Raid Wardens, which is now 40% complete.
•Replaced the title card for Chickens Come Home with the original, as seen in the new RHI Entertainment set.  I didn't realise the one I had on the site (from the Universal DVD set) was a re-done one?  Well, I'm learning a little bit more every day it would seem.  I also added the original intertitles and credits as well whilst I was at it.

actors added into the Hall of Fame: Charles Coleman, Margaret Seddon, Mildred Kornman and Gus Leonard.

February 15, 2012:
•Continued to work on Air Raid Wardens, which is now 30% complete.
actor added into the Hall of Fame: Bert Moorhouse.  He is the 500th entry.
•Added a gallery for Bobby Burns.
•Spent some time catching up on adding the recent actors into the A-Z.  Still have a few of them to add into the Timeline pages however.

February 14, 2012:
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Howard FreemanJacqueline White, Paul Stanton, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Jules Cowles, Donald MeekNella Walker, William Tannen
 and Russell Hicks.
•Started work on Air Raid Wardens, which includes adding a gallery from Jerry Murbach's Dr. Macro site, used with his kind permission.

February 13, 2012:
•Added galleries for Charlie Hall (for Me And My Pal) and James C. Morton (for Tit For Tat).
•Got rid of the re-issued credits (from the UK/Universal print) for Me And My Pal and replaced them with the originals (from the new RHI set).  Whilst I was there, I also identified Mary Kornman and added a gallery for her.
•A little while ago I took an unprecedented step by adding some new galleries for Thelma Todd which were non-L&H-related films because they were lovely stills.
 Today, having just watched one of "The Boy Friends" shorts I decided to add some lovely stills of Mary Kornman.
•Adding Tyler Brooke to the Hall of Fame has proven to be valuable: I have now identified him as one of my listed unknowns in the Hardy film Madame Mystery.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: Jackie Condon, Ernest MorrisonLew Meehan, Tyler Brooke and Edwards Davis.
•Tweaked the 'scoreboard' for Tit For Tat after it was niggling me over the weekend.  I felt that Charlie Hall deserved an extra point for kicking Stan's rear in the final scene.

February 12, 2012:
•Spent a couple of hours sorting out some pages and links and adding templates to a handful of films that were still set up in the old style format.  During this time I sorted the cast screenshots for Below Zero.
•Added a new page to display the comparisons between the title cards found on the Universal DVD set (in the UK) and the "Lost Films" DVD set (in the USA).  Added into the "Site Index" tab, the page can be found here.
•I have replaced the title cards for Big BusinessCall Of The Cuckoo, Do Detectives Think?, Habeas Corpus, Slipping Wives, Should Married Men Go Home?, Putting Pants On PhilipTheir Purple Moment, The Finishing Touch, You're Darn Tootin' and Two Tars by using the ones taken from "The Lost Films" DVD collection, believing these to be the originals, as opposed to the ones I had up (which was taken from the UK's Universal DVD set).  Thanks to Trevor Dorman.

February 11, 2012
•Corrected several actors listings to include their acting credits for The Hollywood Revue Of 1929.  I also uploaded a title card for the film taken directly from the DVD, which looks much sharper.
•Added a handful of new entries into the Favourite scenes page.  This is a handy page because it makes me keep track of the films I have done and those that still need doing.
•Restructured the page for That's My Wife, adding in the cast screenshots and bringing the listing into line with the other films.  It's not quite complete, as it only has 50 stills but it still looks better than it did.

February 10, 2012:
•I just found out that this website has been credited as being "The Official Website of Mae Laurel".  I mean, WTF?  How did that happen?
•Added galleries for Jack Hill, Viola RichardCharlie Hall and Mae Busch.
•Completed the listing for Tit For Tat.  Also added a "scoreboard" - which you can view at the bottom of its page.
actress added to the Hall of Fame: Grace Goodall.

February 9, 2012:
•Thanks to Chris, we think we have really found Ms. Coburn in Their Purple Moment - and she really is the hat-check girl, as billed!
Upon searching for this evidence I was able to make two interesting comparisons:
Firstly, the difference in DVD picture quality between the UK Universal print (the one in the 21-disc set) and the version available on the Lost Films Collection released years ago.
Also, I recognised the calendar from the kitchen - it's the same one as in the bedroom in Angora Love isn't it?
Look for yourselves!!!  Thanks to "sambda" from the Laurel & Hardy Forum for supplying me with the "Lost Films" print.



actors added to the Hall of Fame: Wallace Beery, Buster Keaton, Edward G. Robinson, George E. Stone, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Shirley Jane Rickert, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins,
 Polly Moran, Norma Shearer, Hedda HopperWilliam HainesJoan CrawfordDorothy LeeEdmund LoweEl Brendel and Mitzi Green.
•Just purchased a French DVD from Amazon which has a rare Stan solo on it called Collars And Cuffs.  The full listing of material for this disc:  Also, check out my DVDs page.
 

Stan Laurel:
Oranges and Lemons - Roughest Africa - Frozen Hearts - The Soilers - Mother's Joy - Near Dublin - Zeb vs. Paprika - Postage Due - Short Kilts -
West of Hot Dog - The Snow Hawk - Navy Blue Days - The Sleuth - Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride - Half a Man - Yes, yes, Nanette - Huns and Hyphens -
Bears and Bad Men - Frauds and Frenzies - The Lucky Dog - The Egg - Mud and Sand - Mixed Nuts - The Weak-End Party (Fragment) -
Do You Love Your Wife? - Just Rambling Along - Hustling for Health - Under Two Jags - The Noon Whistle - White Wings - Pick and Shovel -
Kill or Cure - Collars and Cuffs - Gas and Air - Short Orders - Save the Ship - A Man About Town - Scorching Sands- Chasing The Chaser - Smithy -
Rupert of Hee Haw - Detained - Mandarin Mix-Up - Somewhere in Wrong - Twins - Pie-Eyed - Get Em Young - Wide Open Spaces (Fragment)

Oliver Hardy:

One too many - The Sawmill - The Show - Isn't life terrible? - Should Sailors Marry? - Hop to it! - Stick around - Along came Auntie -
45 Minutes from Hollywood - Crazy to Act

•Made a start on adding some of the cast screenshots into the listing for The Stolen Jools.  See - this is what I'm like - I start one project, leave it half-finished then move on to something else!!

February 8, 2012:
•After all that fuss yesterday I made about the Dorothy Coburn/Dorothea Wolbert waitress in Their Purple Moment, I have now removed the gallery for Coburn and placed the screenshot of the waitress as "Unknown" in the listing.
•Added a gallery for Baldwin Cooke.
•Started work on Tit For Tat.  Currently 30% (first 6 minutes) complete.
•I now have 11 minutes of original footage from The Rogue Song, including a rarely-seen scene with Stan and Ollie.  Honestly, with all this new stuff and the solo films that keep landing in my lap I don't know where to put it all!  Not that I am complaining!!!

•Well it seems the Dorothea Wolbert/Dorothy Coburn issue from Their Purple Moment won't go away.  Had another mail today which lends to the theory that it may in fact be Wolbert as the waitress and that IMDb have her birthdate wrong.  Oh boy!  Someone (meaning me) will need to make a decision here because I don't want to mislead anyone with false information.

February 7, 2012:
•I have had my Dorothy Coburn/Their Purple Moment screenshot challenged by a viewer of this site!  Anyone else think I may have this wrong (as well as me?!!)
actors added to the Hall of Fame: Chet Brandenburg, Don Costello, Addison Richards and Lou Lubin.
•Added the cast screenshots to Be Big! plus tidied up the page a bit.
•Spotted some missing links on the site and have spent some time tidying them up:
Any Old Port! is now accessible from the "FILMS" page (the image was already there but the link was inactive),
- Be Big! has now been added to the A-Z page (no idea why that was missing!),
- Retta Palmer has had her head-shot image corrected (the link was broken from several places due to duplicate uploaded images).

February 6, 2012:
actors added to the Hall of Fame: Jack O'Brien, Steve Murphy, Bess Flowers, George Kotsonaros, Vera White and Hans Joby.
•Added the cast screenshots to We Faw Down.
•Redesigned the banner for this website to incorporate all the L&H films I have in the picture.  Naturally, I had to stick my "Website of the year" award in it too!!!
•Unsurprisingly, I have added a gallery for Dorothy Coburn in Their Purple Moment.
•I realised today that once again I had fallen victim to yet another misleading error posted in IMDb regarding the hatcheck girl/waitress in Their Purple Moment.  I have used my better judgment in identifying Dorothy Coburn as the waitress and NOT Dorothea Wolbert as they claim.  Wolbert would have been 54 at the time, and THIS is definitely not a 54-year old woman.

This woman has the same black hair, and chest size as Dorothy Coburn.  Also, Coburn would have been 23 at the time of shooting - it all adds up!  Not sure who is worse here - them for stating an obvious error - or me for being gullible enough to believe it!

February 5, 2012:
•Added the re-mastered title card to Should Sailors Marry? plus I reconstructed the credits using the new Kino print I have.  I have retained the end credits from an inferior print as this print had the original Atlas end credit on it (which was replaced by a re-constructed Pathé logo on the Kino edition).
actors added to the Hall of Fame: May Beatty, Maurice Black, Dick Wessel, Carlotta Monti, Marvin Hatley, James P. Burtis, David Clyde, Dan Maxwell, Phyllis Barry, Clyde Cook,
 Mantan Moreland, Frank Faylen and Malcolm Waite.

February 4, 2012:
•Currently re-designing the SOLO FILMS section to split Stan and Ollie up into two separate pages.
actors added into the Hall of Fame: James T. Mack and Olaf Hytten.
•Added new galleries for James Finlayson, Martha SleeperStuart Holmes, Theodore von Eltz. and Stan Laurel.
•Completed the listing for film Should Tall Men Marry? - with all 28 original intertitle cards added as a bonus still near the credits section.

February 3, 2012:
Added Grover Ligon and Stuart Holmes into the Hall of Fame.
•Received written permission from author Rob Stone to use as much of his material as needed for this website.  Expect to see him added with his own page some time soon.
•Started to view and review Stan's last solo film, Should Tall Men Marry?  Also, for the first time I have included all the intertitle cards from the film as one large collection of stills.

February 2, 2012:
•Added some cast screenshots to The Hoose-Gow.
•An eagle-eyed viewer has spotted that I was using a re-issued title card of the Charley Chase short On The Wrong Trek.  He (Tom, from Austria) has kindly sent me the correct card.  Can you spot the differnce?!

The title card on the left is the re-issue "Film Classics" which is on the new RHI Entertainment 10-disc collection and the card on the right is the original.
So, this proves we have an imposter, non-original title card within the new box-set which now casts doubt over the legitimacy of the claim this set contains all original title cards and credits.

•Got 3 new DVDs in the post today, and have added the details to my DVDs page.
•Received an e-mail from author Rob Stone this morning, so along with Randy Skretvedt and Scott MacGillvray whom I also speak to, I'm not doing too bad eh?!  Must admit it cheered me up after the waffle I had to endure yesterday with restoring my site!

February 1, 2012:
•Have be given a pristine print of the Spanish-speaking De Bote En Bote (the Spanish Pardon Us), and a very good print of Spuk um Mitternacht.  There are some really lovely people out there wanting to help me with the development of this website.  Thanks guys.
•Spent the whole day repairing lost data from the past four days. January 31, 2012:
•Added the cast screenshots to the 1918 Semon/Laurel film Frauds And Frenzies.
•Added some screencaptures of Thelma Todd from her appearance in the 1931 film, The Maltese Falcon.  Thanks to my good friend Dave Wright.

January 30, 2012:
•Added the cast screenshots to the 1924 Semon/Hardy film Kid Speed.
•Added James J. Jeffries and Spencer Bell into the Hall of Fame.

January 29, 2012:
•Got my hands on a new Hardy solo film: The Counter Jumper (1922).
•Added William Hauber into the Hall of Fame.
•Added galleries for Ty ParvisCharita and Ernie Alexander.

January 28, 2012:
•Finally got around to adding the remastered title card for The Tree In A Test Tube.  A very clear difference from the old, grainy yellow-ish one that circulates on the PD front nowadays.  Just to note the full ten minute version of the film is available on The Essential Collection DVD box set.
•Added the complete credits for A-Haunting We Will Go, replacing the shorter version that was there before.
•Added some information on the site which was provided to me by author Scott MacGillivray.  I got his book yesterday "From The Forties Forward" and already have noted a few interesting little facts I didn't already know.
•Continued to work on Sons Of The Desert.  Now 60% (39 minutes) complete.
•Added Ty ParvisCharita and Ernie Alexander to the Hall of Fame.
•I have reactivated a dormant page, Site Stats to reflect the accurate popularity of this website to date.  I shall keep this page updated at least twice a month from now on, and have also added it to this page as well.  I have the L&H Forum to thank for this months figures!
•Added a page for the recently-released The Essential Collection DVD.

January 27, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Edgar Dearing.
•Added Ralph Dunn into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Viewed, reviewed and completed the earliest Hardy solo film I have, They Looked Alike; from which I have added a gallery for Oliver Hardy, bringing his total to 47 stills now.
•Added some more actors screenshots to Way Out West.

January 26, 2012:
•Added some of the cast screenshots to a 1925 feature starring Larry Semon & Oliver Hardy called The Perfect Clown.
I noted one of the location scenes in it looked familiar.  What do you think?  The Lucky Dog vs The Perfect Clown... could it be the same spot?


•Added Lillian Rich into the Hall of Fame.
•Added Dorothy Dwan into the Hall of Fame.
•Added Louis V. ArcoJames Bush, Julie CarterKen ChristyEdgar DearingFrank FentonEsther HowardSelmer JacksonGeorge MelfordJack Norton, Philip Van ZandtCharles C. Wilson and Beal Wong into the Hall of Fame.
•Added several actors screenshots into the listing for A-Haunting We Will Go.
•Added 3 posters, credits and 16 new actors screenshots to The Big Noise, many of which were provided by Jim Clewer.

January 25, 2012:
•Added Jay Novello, Ralph Platz, Cyril RingEmmett VoganMax Wagner, Hank Worden and Franklin Pangborn into the Hall of Fame.
•Thanks to a reply I received on the L&H Forum (Trevor D), I now know where Tiny Sandford is in Way Out West.  And oh my god, the answer was there right in front of me all the time!  Watch the scene where Ollie, Stan and Vivien Oakland dismount the carriage near the beginning of the film, and Tiny is standing there waiting, with his hands on his hips and smiling.  Cut to the close-up and it is Stanley Fields replacing him - and wearing completely different clothes.  Don't believe me?  Check this out then... these two scenes follow one another in the film:


•Finished reorganising the A-Z Index by splitting the pages up for easier navigation and faster loading times.
•I have been speaking with the grandson of actress Bonnie Bannon who has sent me some publicity shots of her, as well as a photo from his private collection.  I have created a gallery for her from her brief appearance in The Flying Deuces and also made up a comparison shot of one of the locations used in the film.  The scene where the boys are given laundry duties was shot at the Iverson Ranch in Los Angeles, California.  Here is a then and now comparison using a photograph provided by Warren W. Jones (the grandson) and a screenshot from the film.


January 24, 2012:
•Currently reorganising the A-Z Index and splitting it into multiple pages - during this time the main page will be blank.
•Added Rory Calhoun, Lorraine De WoodGus Glassmire and Irving Gump into the Hall of Fame.

January 23, 2012:
•Added actress/dancer Suzanna Kim into the Hall of Fame.
•Continued work on Sons Of The Desert.  Now 50% done.
•Added a galleries for Lucien Littlefield, Sam Lufkin, and Charlie Hall.
•Received my "Laurel OR Hardy DVD Collection" today.  Potential buyers beware - it's absolutely rubbish.  The quality of the video ranges from below average to acceptable on each title.  To make matters worse, the logo for the DVD appears in the bottom-right hand corner throughout the duration of each film.  No original title cards.  It's a complete rip-off and fans will be disappointed.  You would probably get better prints from these films if you downloaded them from YouTube!  Buyers beware!  A full listing of the films that appear on the 5-DVD set can be found on my DVDs page.


•Continued to add some more listings to Oliver Hardy's page.

January 22, 2012:
•Added some more listings to Oliver Hardy's page.

January 21, 2012:
•Just got my hands on a new Hardy film, Baby Brother.  Have thrown together a handful of actors screenshots, plus the credits.
•Added several cast screenshots to The Bullfighters, thanks to Jim Clewer.
•Made a substantial start on editing the page for Oliver Hardy - which has taken up a lot of my time today.  It's about half-complete.
•Completed the listing on Stan Laurel's page.

January 20, 2012:
•Made a big start on constructing Stan Laurel's page by adding in his solo films with links.  I shall continue with this tomorrow by adding in the team films to complete the page.
•Redesigned the HALL OF FAME page to make it look better and to provide the information that each picture is a link (just in case some people didn't know).  I have also included the current number of actors on the page and will change it each time a new one is added.
•Added 8 actors from Nothing But Trouble into the Hall of Fame: Matthew BoultonCharles IrwinChester CluteGarry OwenLee PhelpsLeyland HodgsonPaul Porcasi, and William Frambes.
•Created a page to show 5 prints of Atoll K comparisons that I have.  Check out the footnote at the bottom of the page as well.
•Major overhaul of the Atoll K page.  I have now added five complete sets of credits, as well as all the different title cards.  Spent a long time on that as well!
•Continued to work on my review of Sons Of The Desert.  Currently 40% (26 minutes) complete.

January 19, 2012:
•Started to view and review Sons Of The Desert.  20% (13 minutes) complete.
•Added John Elliott into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Re-structured the pages for The Finishing Touch, Flying Elephants and Their Purple Moment by adding in the cast shots and tidying up the text.
•I have been concentrating on repairing some broken internal links within the site which were causing some conflicts.
•Added some photos of Mae BuschLarry Semon and Clarine Seymour after obtaining permission from Tim Lussier at http://www.silentsaregolden.com/.

January 18, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Clarine Seymour, plus tidied up her page.
•Added the cast screenshots and tidied up the page for Just Rambling Along.
•Added Rosemary Theby into the Hall of Fame.
•Added some cast screenshots from an early Charley Chase/Oliver Hardy short called Married To Order.
•Completed my work on covering Helpmates after I had to stop due to the site crash last weekend.
•I have split the Timeline page into more managable sections, each of which can be accessed from its main page.  Maintaining the code on the one whole page was as complicated as Stan's recital of his fresh fish proposal.
•Found a link to the German DVD for Spuk um Mitternacht (the German-language version of The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case) if anyone is interested (click image)
 
[6.01 Euros is the equivalent to £4.97 or 7.61USD.]

January 17, 2012
•Finally got around to adding the screenshot(s) of Blanche Payson to Helpmates.  Plus added a gallery to her page as well from the film, bringing her new total of gallery stills to 18.
•Added some cast screenshots for an early Semon/Laurel short called Bears And Bad Men. I also noted a lot of the actors in it didn't have the film credited to them on their individual pages, so I added to all of their filmographies as well.
•I now have Hardy's last film, Riding High and have added the title card to the listing and included the film on the SOLO FILMS page.
•Thanks for your patience people, things are very close to returning to normal...
•Still working through the code for the site and adding in some castlists with links into some of the solo films.  A lot of boring brackground work I'm afraid, but I am making progress.  It all takes time, y'know!
•I would like to say a big thankyou to http://perfectdaytent.org/lord-heaths-mooie-website/ who have posted a special dedication to my site on their home page.  I just noticed it.  Wow, my site seems to be quite popular recently.
•Having just reviewed Nuts In May I realised that it was in fact a small segment culled from a 1922 short film called Mixed Nuts which was a representation of the earlier film.  Great, now I will have to do it all over again!  I seem to be moving more sideways of late, rather than forwards!
•Viewed, reviewed and updated Stan's Nuts In May - yep, all 72 seconds of it (and from a really blurry print).  The things I have to do!
•I have now created a separate page for Spuk um Mitternacht.
•Received an e-mail today from Mike Hans (Jessup) from Germany, Vice Sheik (One Good Turn Tent, Oasis # 256) who sent me the German title card for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.


•Well....  I'm making some progress!  I should have sorted out all the problems, errors and broken links very soon; I have been working non-stop on them (and still finding a bit of time to add some stuff too!)  I should also know the exact number of images on this site within the next few days too.  I estimate it at approximately 8,000.

January 16, 2012:


•I was just looking through the gallery page of Viola Richard when I spotted two films she appeared in back-to-back.  Is it my imagination or is she wearing the same dress in both films?

•Added Margo Woode into the Hall of Fame.
•Have now corrected all the code in the pages accessed via the HOME / FILMS / SOLO FILMS / HALL OF FAME tabs, plus the Filmography page.  That's a big start.
•Added the credits for Their First Mistake, now including the MGM lion and "The End" credit, taken from the newly-restored print.
•Started the arduous task of going through every page on the site checking all the links and editing the code.  Don't expect many updates for today!
•Removed two gallery images from Viola Richard's appearance in Love 'Em And Feed 'Em after Nico (from The L&H Forum) brought to my attention he suspected it was not her in the picture - which I agree with.  Instead, I have added in a close-up shot of her from the still with Max Davidson and Martha Sleeper.  So in effect her gallery has shrunk from 58 to 56 images now.

January 15, 2012:
•In light of last night's site crash I have no alternative than to sift through the HTML code on every single page on this site - over 700 of them, to find broken links and untidy code.  After this is done everything will work properly and I can resume my updates (and finish the projects I recently started!)  Please bear with me.  Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards I guess.

•Breakthrough!  I have now located the source of the problem with why certain images and galleries are not showing properly!  I will need to spend a considerable amount of time re-coding some pages and altering some of the HTML.  It seems if you try to access a certain page via the person on the Hall of Fame page it leads to broken links, yet if you try to access the same page via the A-Z then it works fine.  The problem is my poorly-written code, which I have already started to work on fixing now!
•Ah, some progress is being made now.  The stills from Helpmates are now showing again and the page is restored back to where I was up to yesterday.  Fortunately I had the foresight to predict the uselessness of that website builder and make a back-up manually of the page before it was lost.  Well at least I can smile again now.  The only site-related issue I now have is some of the galleries (particularly James Finlayson) are all over the place.  We're getting there.  Please don't tune into another station, we will get this sorted, I promise!!!
•I have spent all day restoring all the updates I made on the site yesterday and I think I have it all back to normal again.  Helpmates is not showing the 50 stills currently assigned to its page, so I am trying to figure that one out now, but the review (only the first 13 minutes are complete) is back up with the screenshots I made.  What a pain in the hairy ass this is turning out to be.
•The problem which caused the site to go haywire was due to some wiseguy re-designing my website builder (the software associated with editing the site and its content).  Now, thanks to that some of my galleries don't show, I cannot change the colour of text and everything is hopelessly muddled up.  Thanks guys - is this what I am really paying you for?  I will be spending some of today catching up on all the work they erased from this site from yesterday.  Thanks I really appreciate your "help".  NOTE SARCASM.
•My site crashed at 10:30pm Saturday (my time) and I have been up all night on at them to fix the problem...... and now not only have I lost all of Saturday's hard work but the pages are all over the pace too.  Thanks.

January 14, 2012:
•At 10:30pm my time the site crashed and I lost a days work (I was able to work through it and restore it on Jan 15).  Massive headache with my hosting company and the software I am using to edit this site, Site Reptile v. 2.4.12 (for future reference).
•Started and completed 70% of Helpmates.
•Added a gallery for Bobby Burns, bringing his total to 23.
•Added Robert Callahan into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Added Blanche Payson's death certificate.
•Removed the picture of Scott MacGillivray at his request.  Had a couple of nice e-mails exchanges with him; promised to buy his book.

January 13, 2012:
•I have now listed the  section separately, giving them their own page.
•I have added Hardy's last film, Riding High to the site, although I have not officially listed it on the solo films section yet, as I am waiting to obtain a screenshot of the title card.
•Added a gallery for Blanche Payson.
•Continued to work on the boys' televised appearance on This Is Your Life.
•Added author Scott MacGillivray into the website under the CREW tab.
•I have found a new Oliver Hardy silent solo film but it doesn't have a title card, so now I am trying to figure out just exactly what it is!
•Designed a title card for the new Hardy film, to match those of the same era.

January 12, 2012:
•Added John Wayne into the Hall of Fame.
•Added A Pair Of Kings into the Solo films section.  No title card, so I will have to put up a make-shift one for now, but I have grabbed the Semon/Hardy screenshots already.
•GREAT NEWS!  Just got hold of a new solo Hardy film from 1922 called A Pair Of Kings.  Starring Larry Semon and Lucille Carlisle, the print is in excellent condition.  I look forward to adding this new discovery to the site tonight.  That makes 60 solo films of Hardy I now have.
•Just received some screengrabs from Riding High, Hardy's last film, which means now if I can find a screenshot of the title card (anyone out there have it?) then I will create a new page on the site for the film.
•Added a new poster to the page of The Lucky Dog.  Talking of which, I have been in touch with Randy, who confirms the existence of at least an extra 30 seconds of footage from the film floating around.  I hope I am able to get my mits on it at some point!
•Have sent an e-mail to author Scott MacGillivray in the hope he may be able to assist me and this site with his expertise.
•I have received an e-mail asking for Ollie's last solo film, Riding High, to be added to the solo-section.  I could do this but it would be a blank page with no review or screenshots, therefore I don't see the need just yet.  The solo film selection of the boys on this site is only a selection of their overall work and I can only list the titles I have available to me for review.  If however, anyone out there has a print of the film they would be willing to loan to me I would be more than happy to add it!
•Tidied up the page for They Go Boom!
•Added the cast screenshots, credits and posters for The Battle Of The Century.
•Have spent some time doing some background work on the site, by tidying up pages and structuring some listings including Putting Pants On Philip.
•I have taken the unusual task of posting some non-L&H-related material by adding 56 new screenshots of Thelma Todd in two films; Red Noses (1932) and Alum And Eve (1932).  These images are shown at the bottom of her page and brings her total gallery shots to 96.
•Added a new gallery for Dorothy Coburn, bringing her new total to 70.
•Added some cast screenshots for The Second Hundred Years.
•Added a gallery for Mae Busch and extended the gallery for Tiny Sandford in Come Clean.

January 11, 2012:
•This website is now 8½ months old and during that time I have watched it go from unseen to being popular among some Laurel and Hardy fans, many of which have written to me during that time with their support, enthusiasms and compliments.  Some have gone out of their way for me and sent me tons of DVDs to help me construct the site, particularly with the solo films section.  I cannot tell you how grateful, appreciative and generally stunned I have been with the kindness and generosity of a few individuals, and it is for this reason I have acknowledged them with an update on my Credits/Thanks page.  Every comment, compliment and correction had been noted and I have tried to list the names of all those on the page.  Without these people this site would be pointless.  Thankyou to everyone on the list.
•The whole Mae Busch date of birth situation has raised its ugly head once more!  I have 'corrected' the timeline, A-Z and her own page here to say she was born in 1891, despite her death certificate stating 1901.  Personally, I think when you look at her films, I would be more likely to believe she was 28 in Unaccustomed As We Are than 38?  Also, the 1891 date makes her older than Oliver Hardy!  I just cannot see it myself.  Only a fool would bet against Randy Skretvedt's observations, who has told me he thinks the 1901 date is not correct and he does believe her real dates to be 1891.  Sorry, jury's still out on that one!
•I have finally FINALLY completed my most beloved page on this website after 8 months of slowly working through it!  The Timeline page lists the birth and death dates of every actor listed on this website (where known), plus the release dates of all the L&H films and all the solo films listed on this site currently.  As new actors and films are added, they will be added to this page.
•Added Frank Fouce into the CREW page.
•Added the death certificate for Dorothy Coburn.
•Added new gallery for Thelma Todd from the short On The Loose, bringing her total to 39.
•Started work on the boys' televised appearance on This Is Your Life.

January 10, 2012:
•New gallery for Charlie Hall from the short On The Loose, bringing his total to 64.
•Added Claud Allister, John Loder and Zasu Pitts into the Hall of Fame.
•Added some cast screenshots and credits to the Pitts/Todd short On The Loose.
•Added Boris Karloff and Mabel Normand into the Hall of Fame.  I have used screenshots from the film to represent their main pictures on their pages to save any copyright issues, but given their well-known status as actors it's a shame I cannot post better pictures for them, sorry. (I do try to be respectful about posting material without consent from the copyright holder - screenshots from a DVD are a different "fair use" law).
•Added the cast screenshots and credits to an Ollie solo film from 1926 called The Nickel-Hopper.
•Added a few extra entires into the Timeline page, which is now complete A-V and most of W-Z.  Nearly there!
•Corrected the birth/death dates for the French actor Titys.
•Added Pete Gordon into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Added some cast screenshots, credits and poster for Men O' War.

January 9, 2012:
•Thanks to viewer Thomas S. Suhs who contributed another addition to the Songs list.
•Added new galleries for Eddie Baker and Bobby Burns.
•Added some cast screenshots and credits to Any Old Port!

January 8, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Merta Sterling.
•Completed work on The Handy Man.  Thank god that's over... that was one very boring film!
•I have updated the page for Bob Siler's L&H Tour.  Added today is an extension to the previous material with details of Stan's wives and homes.  This page still requires a lot of work and attention to make it look a bit better, which I shall attend to soon.  Several of the pictures/photographs on this page may be subject to copyright.
•Created a new page to list all the songs from the films of Laurel & Hardy.  The list is incomplete, so if any viewers think of another one to add please let me know!  The page can be found on the "Site Index" tab pull-down menu.  Or HERE!
•Added Harry Mann into the Hall of Fame.

January 7, 2012:
•Updated the page for Blotto by adding in the cast screenshots and improving the structure of the page.  Also, I identified Jack Hill as well!
•Currently working on a Stan Laurel solo two-reeler called The Handy Man.  Currently 50% complete.
•Added the cast shots of Dick Gilbert in Beau Hunks.  Thanks to Randy Skretvedt (identification) and Jim Clewer (supplying screenshot)
•Added a gallery for Eddie Dunn.
•Added Eve Southern into the Hall of Fame.

January 6, 2012:
•Added Merta Sterling into the Hall of Fame.
•Updated the page for Gertrude Sutton - and added a gallery for her.
•Filled in a few of the actors' colour shots on Another Fine Mess.
Walter Long gets his first gallery installed.
•Added the cast shots and some trivia to Going Bye-Bye!
•Added gallery for Wilson Benge.
•Due to the recent added interest in this website I have today extended the contract with my hosting company and paid for a faster processor, which will benefit all of us: I will be able to do more work in a quicker amount of time, and you the viewers will be able to access pages much quicker (x4 apparently).  This is my way of saying thanks for all the votes and me taking your interest in my site seriously.
•Added cast shots, credits and opening intertitle card for Do Detectives Think?

January 5, 2012:
•Added Richard Carle into the Hall of Fame.
•Added cast shots, credits and opening intertitle card to Habeas Corpus.
•Added cast shots, credits and opening intertitle card to With Love And Hisses.
•Added the cast shots into Why Girls Love Sailors and tidied up the structure of the page.
•Added Leo Sulky into the Hall of Fame, with two galleries.
•I have removed Gale Henry from the Hall of Fame pending formal identification of her.  The woman I had pictured as the "Gossip" is most certainly NOT her - this has now been confirmed by Randy.  I have left her info on the A-Z and Timeline pages as this information is correct, I have simply removed her picture.
•Added the cast shots into Love 'Em And Weep, and tidied up the structure of that page too!  Major doubts over who played the Gossip in this film.  The IMDb don't say, and Wikipedia claim it is Gale Henry (an unlikely story if you ask me!).  I have asked Mr. Skretvedt to investigate....
•Added the cast shots into Slipping Wives, and tidied up the structure of the page.

January 4, 2012:
•Added a gallery for Frank Austin.
•Updated the page for author Randy Skretvedt to incorporate the DVD commentaries he has provided on the three Fox films, plus the page looks much more structured now with the promotion of his book.
•Added the credits for The Devil's Brother after they were requested by Randy.  Interesting conversation that was!
•Added several new entries to the Timeline page.  One of my favourite pages on the site is also the most annoying to program!
•Added a gallery for James A. Marcus.
•Added in the actors screenshots for Duck Soup.
•Yesterday when I was trawling through the films to get screencaps for the quiz I noted so many opportunities to add great cast screenshots into the pages but noted those particular film pages still needed to be constructed properly for me to do this, so I am today focussing on setting up the pages that need attention so I can start adding the actors screencaps for each film.  I will then focus on reviews and "stills" later.  Let's get organised!
•I recently posted, for fun, on the L&H Forum a quote from a film and now it is really bugging me where the quote came from!!  Anybody know?

Something is said, or has happened, and Ollie pulls Stan to one side;
Ollie: "that gives me an idea, come here"
Stan: "where are you going?"
Ollie (through gritted teeth): "no place, come HERE"

Aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhh!!!  someone help me out here!!!!!!!!

•Congratulations to Randy and Eric, who successfully completed the quiz.

January 3, 2012:
•I have now completed my 106 screenshots quiz.  I have sent it out via e-mail to a few people, but for those who want to play, you can find the full quiz HERE on this site.
•Added a new gallery for Dorothy Coburn from Putting Pants On Philip.
•Added the credits from Unaccustomed As We Are.
•Two more names added to the Hall of Fame: Bessie Love and Jack Benny.
•Added a gallery for Thelma Todd from Unaccustomed As We Are.  I had to scale it down from 34 screenshots to just 9 for the gallery, so you can imagine how difficult that was.  I also went in and grabbed the shots of the other actors and put them up as well on the page.
•Back to work on the site after my shock of yesterday's statement from the Laurel and Hardy forum.  I have been working on finishing this screenshots quiz for everybody as I have suddenly received a few more requests.  What I have done is entered the pix into an Excel spreadsheet so you type the answer in under the picture and it automatically confirms whether you are correct or not.  That will be done today.

January 2, 2012:
THIS WEBSITE HAS JUST BEEN OFFICIALLY VOTED "WEBSITE OF THE YEAR" BY THE LAUREL AND HARDY FORUM!
so much hard work work rewarded by the biggest compliment from the biggest L&H website in the world.  I am stunned.  Seriously!

http://www.laurelandhardyforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16992

•Added some screenshots (including a new reconstructed title card) for the Charley Chase/Hardy short film Fluttering Hearts.
•Yay it worked, people do look at this site!  Congratulations to Bill Reed for being the first (of many) to identify yesterday's quiz question as "Hog Wild".  Just for the record, I am putting together a little screenshots quiz for everyody which will feature 106 different shots from the 106 different films, so expect to receive that soon by e-mail.

January 1, 2012:
•Made some minor tweaks to Love 'Em And Feed 'Em, including adding a new lobby card and tidying up some text and alignment issues.
•Continued to tidy up messy pages, adding in cast screenshots and the like.  Added the credits for Busy Bodies as well as some screenshots for the page.

Day 251: December 31, 2011:
•Added director Fred Guiol to the website.
•Added a gallery for Florence Gillet, plus tidied up her page.
•Still tidying up old pages and making them look a lot better.  One example is the page for Double Whoopee, where I have now added in the cast screenshots and got rid of the gallery.

Day 250: December 30, 2011:
•If anyone is frustrated with the apparent lack of updates then fear not.  I have been working flat out on the site with lots and lots of updates - too many to list here.  Tweaks, single screenshots here and there, tidying up pages, adding stuff, counting pictures, adding links to IMDb, and a lot of improvements of previously published stuff, such as credits.  I haven't just been sitting on my ass doing nothing!  I designed a black-out picture on the Lucky Dog page near the top.  Like it?  I have also added to the Home page the latest stats for the site in terms of the amount of images on it and will continue to keep that updated regularly.  The figure quoted for images only includes film stills on the various pages; it does not yet include the whopping amount of images in the galleries for each individual actor.  I am sure I am getting close to my original target of 10,000.  And with the site only at about 15-20% complete, god only knows where that figure will end up!
•I have updated the credits for The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case and Scram! to include the MGM credit at the beginning and the End credits all incorporated into one screenshot.
•I am currently calculating how many images (screenshots, stills, photos, posters, title cards etc.) are on this site.  I hope to reveal the exact number later on today...  why do I do these things?

Day 249: December 29, 2011:
•Added Bobby Ray into the Hall of Fame.
•Started work on the 1925 solo film from Hardy called Stick Around.
•Have set up a new page for a 1920 silent short featuring Jimmy Aubrey and Oliver Hardy called The Decorator.  I believed I had located some footage from it but it turned out to be a false alarm, unfortunately.

Day 248: December 28, 2011:
•Added some cast screenshots to the 1921 Hardy/Semon film The Rent Collector.
•More behind-the-scenes organizing and straightening out some pages, plus redesigned the banner at the top as well.  It's not great but it needed a facelift.

Day 247: December 27, 2011:
•Added the original credits for Hog Wild from the remastered DVD; replacing the re-issue credits that were originally on the page from the Universal DVD print.
•Added the cast screenshots to the Them Thar Hills page.
•Lots of behind-the-scenes work, tidying up pages, adding screenshots here and there and updating the A-Z, Timeline and Hall of Fame pages to bring them up to date with all the new additions to the site.  Slowly but surely, I'm getting there.
•Have spent a great deal of time finding and adding the colour screenshots for the actors on the Our Relations listing.
•Added 5 new names to the Hall of Fame: Sidney Toler, Iris Adrian, Lona Andre, Alan Hale and Betty Healy.

Day 246: December 26, 2011:
•Changed the front page head picture and added some extra info about the site.  It needed doing.  Next job is to improve the banner above the menu tabs on the pages.  That looks so old now!
•Added 15 cast screenshots to the listing of the very funny, yet much neglected listing for Our Relations.  Looks like I have a few names to add to the Hall of Fame soon then...
•Have spent some time tidying up some pages from the later films in order to bring them into looking like the format I am now using, so now a lot more of them have links to the "previous/next" film in the correct order.  Particular attention has been paid to Jitterbugs and Way Out West where I have now added some of the cast screenshots onto the page.

Day 245: December 25, 2011:
•Added Rafael Storm and Carol Andrews into the Hall of Fame.

Day 244: December 24, 2011:
•Added Our Gang star Mickey Daniels into the Hall of Fame.
•Stan's daughter Lois Laurel is added into the Hall of Fame.
•Added producer Hal Roach into the new CREW page.  His inclusion on the site is long overdue, though does need some data-attention!
•Added director Leo McCarey into the CREW page.
•Special effects artist Roy Seawright is added into the CREW page.
•Added a new page dedicated to all the personnel who worked behind the scenes for Stan and Babe called "CREW".  It requires a lot of work, but I needed to set it up because I want to separate the actors from the editors, if you know what I mean!

Day 243: December 23, 2011:
•Added producer Joe Rock into the Hall of Fame.
•Added a little more to the Saps At Sea page.
•A viewer of this site has submitted to me a project he has been working on called The Laurel and Hardy Tour.  It is so good and so detailed that I have offered to promote his work on this site.  His page can be found here, but please note it is in a primitive form at the moment and does require a bit of attention (presentation wise).  His e-mail address is supplied on the page if anyone has any questions for him.

Day 242: December 22, 2011:
•Just watched "The Last Laugh" documentary (The South Bank Show tv special from 1991, which features a young Randy Skretvedt in a decent interview), and I was in tears of laughter watching the scene in Pick A Star where Stan is playing the instrument and annoying Ollie.  I haven't laughed so much in ages!
•Two lovely images supplied to me from Peter Mikkelsen of Madeline Hurlock and Edna Marion have now been added to the respective actresses pages as well as to Peter's page.
•Found a print of a 1917 silent short with Billy West and Oliver Hardy called Little Nell which I have now installed.  For new material this has been a very productive day!
•Added Kathleen Myers into the Hall of Fame.
•Have acquired prints of three early solo films of Larry Semon featuring Oliver Hardy; Dull Care (1919), The Midnight Cabaret (1923) and The Gown Shop (1923).  I have set the pages up on the site and shall endeavour to add some info/screenshots later.  I have already taken the liberty of finding/uploading the shots for Semon & Babe for all three.

Day 241: December 21, 2011:
•Added director Edward Sedgwick into the Hall of Fame.  I will be separating the directors from the actors at some point but for now they are all in together!
•Added a new gallery for Mae Busch from The Live Ghost

Day 240: December 20, 2011:
•Wow, this Mae Busch official date of birth issue is seemingly still in doubt, according to trusted author Randy Skretvedt, with whom I have just shared an e-mail exchange on the subject.  Having just been offered a photocopy of her death certificate (now included on her page on this site) and a photograph of her grave marker - both which state 1901 as the year of birth, these are not evidence of her year of birth according to Randy.  I thought it was illegal to falsify information on a document such as a birth/death certificate?  I wouldn't ever call Randy a liar, as he is the Bible source of all information for L&H.... so I am stuck with the wonder of WTF!
•Just received some pretty concrete evidence to suggest that Mae Busch was born in 1901.  According to most sources, including the Internet Movie Database and most of the books I have read, she is credited as having been born ten years previously, in 1891.  I have always thought this was false.  When you look at her in her films it is hard to conceive she is as old as is suggested by the 1891 birthdate.

photo credit: http://cemeteryguide.com/gotw-busch.html

This link also confirms 1901 as the year of birth.

Day 237: December 17, 2011:
•Added gallery for Jean Darling.

Day 236: December 16, 2011:
•New gallery added for Henry Brandon.
•Added a new gallery for Thelma Todd.
•Continued work on Saps At Sea.  Now 25% complete.
•Added Francesca Santoro into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Added Robert McKenzie into the Hall of Fame.
•Added new galleries for Gene Morgan and Patsy O'Byrne.


•Today is, in my opinion, "Remembering Thelma Todd Day".  The beautiful Ice Cream Blonde was murdered 76 years ago today.  Every year on the anniversary of her death I always make a point of keeping the memory of her alive.  R.I.P. Thelma.

Day 235: December 15, 2011:
•Added Harry Hayden into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Updated the did you notice? section on the page for Come Clean to include some recent observations from a gentleman on the forum.
•Continued work on Saps At Sea.

Day 234: December 14, 2011:
•Added a new gallery for Mary Gordon from Saps At Sea, which I have just started working on.
•Added new galleries for Edna Marion and Dorothy Coburn.
•Added new gallery for Oliver Hardy.  (That page is soooooo messy!)
•Completed the listing of the Our Gang/Hardy short Barnum & Ringling, Inc.
•Completed the makeover for Atoll K.

Day 233: December 13, 2011:
•Done some tidying up work on the pages of Come Clean and Atoll K to make them look a lot better.

Day 232: December 12, 2011:
•Added George B. French into the Hall of Fame.
•Started work on an Our Gang short featuring Oliver Hardy called Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (1928).

Day 231: December 11, 2011:
•Updated the page for Our Gang star Joe Cobb.
•Added midget performer Harry Earles into the Hall of Fame.  He is the 368th entry.

Day 230: December 10, 2011:
•New galleries added for James Finlayson, Noah Young, Charlotte Mineau, Edna Marion, Sam Lufkin, and Dorothy Coburn.
•Added Eugene Pallette into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Completed Sugar Daddies.

Day 229: December 9, 2011:
•Started work on Sugar Daddies.

Day 227: December 7, 2011:
•Added Bull Montana into the Hall of Fame.
•Updated the Favourite scenes page to include some of the more recent listings I have completed.

Day 226: December 6, 2011:
•Viewed, reviewed and completed Angora Love.
•Added new galleries for Charlie Hall, Edgar Kennedy and Harry Bernard.
•Added Charley Young into the Hall of Fame, along with a gallery.

Day 225: December 5, 2011:
•Added gallery for Tiny Sandford.  Still not feeling well, so updates on the site will be very minimal unfortunately.

Day 222: December 2, 2011:
•Started work on Politiquerias, courtesy of some screengrabs from Jim Clewer.  Will add the new actors individually into the Hall of Fame some time soon.
•Finally completed the listing and stills for Big Business.
•Added a new photo of me on the Home page.

Day 221: December 1, 2011:
•Updated some more of the listing for Big Business.  It's now 50% complete.

Day 220: November 30, 2011:
•Had a go at tidying up the page for La Vida Nocturna.  Now all the cast are in the correct listing, with the page resembling the more up-to-date pages.

Day 218: November 28, 2011:
•Filled in a few of the missing cast on Big Business as well as altering a few of the stills.  I have only completed 30% of the film so far due to illness.

•Not been feeling too well of late so have taken a break from updating the site.

Day 215: November 25, 2011:
•A big happy birthday to Randy Skretvedt today.


Day 213: November 23, 2011:
•Added Veda Ann Borg into the Hall of Fame.
•Updated the Timeline page to include more entries (the page is still not complete!)
•Added a gallery for Muriel Evans.

Day 212: November 22, 2011:
•Added yesterday's new additions to the A-Z Index.  Sounds easy right?  Wrong!

Day 211: November 21, 2011:
•A rather disturbing phenomenum occured today as I entered the 666th page onto the site - the site crashed!

•Added Alice Brady, Olin Howland, J. Farrell MacDonald, Hattie McDaniel, Clem Bevans, Tommy Mack, Robert Dudley, Jack George and Hall Johnson Choir to the Hall of Fame.

Day 210: November 20, 2011:
•Tidied up and restructured the listing for Zenobia.
•Added two new actors to the Hall of Fame: Harry Langdon and Harry Myers.

Day 206: November 16, 2011:
•Following a dream I enjoyed last night which strangely enough had Dorothy Layton in it, I have made an effort to pay tribute to her by creating an improved head-shot image of her, using the new cleaner DVD print of The Chimp.
•New gallery featuring screencaptures from the recently-released new DVD prints of James C. Morton in Block-Heads.
Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky has died. I have updated his page on the site with the date and a gallery.

Day 205:
November 15, 2011
:
•Recently, a friend of mine has been the target of internet trolling via his website forum.  I personally detest trolls and will not tolerate their bullying.  Let it be known that any comments left on this site's forum can be traced using an IP tracking system which gives me the exact location of every message sent.  As site moderator, I do have the power, if need be, to remove, block, or delete messages and ban specific IP addresses from viewing this site or commenting on its forum.  In the 7 months of running this site I have been blessed with being contacted by some genuinely great people and my appreciation for all of their efforts, help and kind comments cannot be put into words.  So I sincerely hope I don't have to resort to monitoring the forum for pests.  It's bad enough I receive up to 10 e-mails a day via the contact form offering me penis growth and hormone pills!  God knows what Stan and Babe would make of it!


Day 204: November 14, 2011:
•Added Will Stanton and Thomas Benton Roberts into the Hall of Fame [screenshots courtsey of Jim Clewer].

Day 203: November 13, 2011:
•Added Clara Guiol into the Hall of Fame [screenshot courtsey of Jim Clewer].
•Added Fox producer Sol M. Wurtzel to the site, although at the moment I am not quite sure where to stick him!

•Updated the gallery for Edna Marion in Now I'll Tell One.
•New Christmas photograph of Barbara Kent added, courtesy of Peter Mikkelsen.
•Completed work on upgrading the stills and actors screenshots for Now I'll Tell One, using a superior print of the film.  Also, I have extended the stills from the original 50 to 100.  I have tried to recreate the title card using the Hal Roach/Charley Chase short Isn't Life Terrible? credits.  It looks a bit messy but I think it is close to what the card may have originally looked like.

Day 202: November 12, 2011:
•Replaced a lot of the older stills on Now I'll Tell One with better ones.  I have two prints of the film; the first one I got is very fuzzy, but watchable and was the print I used to upload the original shots when I done the review.  Since then I have acquired a much better print of the film and have shown the comparison here with this shot of Edna Marion:



Day 201: November 11, 2011:
•Continued work on Big Business.
•Big thanks to Steve Bailey, the Grand Sheik of the Leave 'Em Laughing tent in Jacksonville, Florida for his kind words and support for this site.

Day 200: November 10, 2011:
•Added Tom Dugan to the Hall of Fame.

•The technical difficulties with the server continue, which is good for the fact it allows me to take a break from the site, but on the other hand it is obviously frustrating too.  I shall add small bits here and there because it's getting quite a trick just to get the thing to stay up long enough for make any edits.

Day 198: November 8, 2011:
•Due to some technical difficulty with my hosting company, I am currently unable to update anything on this site.  Hopefully this should be rectified soon.


Day 196: November 6, 2011:
•Added the original opening intertitles and credits for The Chimp.
•Right - I have once again been inundated with new material, which I need time to get my head around!  Once the excitement wears off, the focus should return.  One thing I am particularly grateful for is the fact I now have the complete 11 minute version of The Tree In A Test Tube.  Most prints cut off shortly after the L&H scene, but this full-length version shows plenty more footage, so I shall be adding that at some point.

Day 195: November 5, 2011:
•Added Terry Moore into the Hall of Fame.

•Finally found and installed the original titles card for Hog Wild and One Good Turn; both available on the recently-released 10-DVD box-set!

Day 194: November 4, 2011:
•Started work on Big Business.
•Changed the headshot picture for Lyle Tayo, as well as adding five new galleries for her.

Day 193: November 3, 2011:
Completed Beau Hunks.
•Galleries added for Charles Middleton, Broderick O'Farrell, Harry Schultz, James W. Horne and Charlie Hall.
•Four new galleries added for Tiny Sandford.
•Added a new page to the Site Index called Contributors.  Basically it's to keep all the top helpers of this site in one place.

Day 192: November 2, 2011:
•Added director James W. Horne into the Hall of Fame.
•Added more work to Beau Hunks.
•Enhanced the page for Babes In Toyland by adding several colour shots as well as tidying up the messy icons (the blacked-out shots).

Day 191: November 1, 2011:
•I have added a contributor, Jim Clewer to the website due to his continued help in providing me with screenshots to help with some of the listings.  As with my two dear friends Gene Sorkin, Peter Mikkelsen as well as the legend who is Randy Skretvedt, it's my way of giving some acknowledgement to the people who care enough to want to help me along this journey by making this website appealing to L&H fans.  (Ironically, Jim shares a birthday with Peter!)

Day 190: October 31, 2011:
•Continued work on Beau Hunks, by incorporating both b&w and colour screenshots into the listing; a new practice I am experimenting with.

Day 189: October 30, 2011:
•Started work on Beau Hunks.
•Added Broderick O'Farrell and Harry Schultz into the Hall of Fame.

Day 188: October 29, 2011:
•Added Billy Engle into the Hall of Fame.

Day 186: October 27, 2011:
•Added galleries for Ena Gregory, James Finlayson, Mae Laurel, Pierre Couderc, George Rowe and 'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil.

Day 185: October 26, 2011:
•Completed Rupert Of Hee Haw.
•Added Mary Kornman to the Hall of Fame.

Day 184: October 25, 2011:
Added 'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil and Jack Gavin into the Hall of Fame.
•Started work on a solo Stan film called Rupert Of Hee Haw, which I am also viewing for the first time.
•Updated several new entries in the Timeline page, menaing that everything A-R is now complete.  Getting there....

Day 183: October 24, 2011:
•Gallery added for Fay Wray.
•Added Jimmie Dundee into the Hall of Fame.

Day 182: October 23, 2011:
•Added Kane Richmond into the Hall of Fame.

Day 181: October 22, 2011:
•Updated the photos of Katherine Grant from Peter Mikkelsen to remove the watermarks.
•Added gallery for Sheila Ryan.
•Finally completed the listing of Great Guns, some 47 days after I started work on it!  My goodness that film is one long bore.
•Added a gallery for Tom Seidel.
•New images (photos) added to the still-incomplete listing of Great Guns.

Day 180: October 21, 2011:
•Galleries for Mae Busch added.
•Added several still photos to the listing of A Chump At Oxford, courtsey of Jerry Murbach.
•A very happy 61st birthday to one of the biggest contributors to this website, Gene Sorkin.

Day 179: October 20, 2011:
•Actress Barbara Kent has passed away, aged 103.  I was only just made aware of this, so I have now had the reluctant duty of adding a date and closing brackets in her pages on this site.

R.I.P. Ms. Kent  (1907 - 2011)

•Added several actors screenshots into the listing for the masterpiece that is Nothing But Trouble.  The listing includes the first of several-to-come high quality publicity stills which have been 'donated' to me from Jerry Murbach.
•Galleries added for Charles Stevenson, Eddie Baker and Katherine Grant.
•Viewed, reviewed and updated the Stan Laurel solo film Gas And Air after it was personally requested by a viewer.  It was also the first time I had ever seen the film.
•Added Joe Yule and Charles Stevenson into the Hall of Fame.

Day 178: October 19, 2011:
•Added all the new stuff into the Timeline page, along with a couple of extra updates.  Still have to do most of 'P' through to 'Z' to complete the extremely complex and time-consuming page, which I must admit I have been thinking of merging into separate pages, according to decade.

Day 177: October 18, 2011:
•Added Germaine De Neel into the Hall of Fame.  She is #336.
•Eleven extra stills of varying quality and size, plus a shot of Anita Garvin added to the Hats Off page.
•Incorporated all of Jim's colour screenshots into the listings for Swiss Miss and Block-Heads.
•Added Olin Francis, Tommy Bond, William Royle, Lester Dorr and Tom Seidel into the Hall of Fame. [all images supplied by Jim Clewer]


Day 176: October 17, 2011:
Just received the latest figures for my website (this is funny....)  This website is ranked #27,286,726 and is worth £56. LOL!!
•Restructured the page for Another Fine Mess from its very old format and brought it in line with the current layout/style.  Also, making more hard work for myself, I tried an experiment on the page to show both a black & white and colourized screenshots of the actors.
•Added Harry Strang and Harry Woods into the Hall of Fame. [all images supplied by Jim Clewer]

Day 175
: October 16, 2011:

•Added Della Lind, Adia Kuznetzoff, Charles Judels, Doodles Weaver, Eric Blore, Ludovico Tomarchio, Walter Woolf King, Etherine Landucci, Franz Hug and Eddie Kane to the Hall of Fame. [all images supplied by Jim Clewer].

Day 174: October 15, 2011:
•Added a photograph of Barbara Kent from the collection of Peter Mikkelsen, who also supplied me with a new still from Hats Off.

Day 173: October 14, 2011:
•Done as much as I can with the Hats Off page.
•Added some cast shots for the Stan solo film On The Front Page which I basically retrieved from my previously-published work on Aveleyman.

Day 172: October 13, 2011:
•Added galleries for James FinlaysonNorma Drew, Mae Busch and Thelma Todd.
•Completed Chickens Come Home.
•Added Charles K. French into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
•Added galleries for Patsy O'Byrne, Gertrude Pedlar and Frank Holliday.

Day 171: October 12, 2011:
•Lots of behind-the-scenes work with tweaks, installs, updates, re-structures, cast shots added for various films.  To be honest it's been a good days work on the site.
•Thanks to Jim, I realised I did not have Noche de duendes listed on the site!  It becomes the 7th foreign-language film to be added.  I grabbed a small handful of screenshots from it for good measure.
•Added Harry Dunkinson, Murdock MacQuarrie and Alfonso Pedroza into the Hall of Fame.  (thanks Jim)
•New galleries added for Ham Kinsey and Baldwin Cooke.

Day 170: October 11, 2011:
•New gallery added for Dorothy Layton.
•Added the first 55 stills on Chickens Come Home.
•Added Gertrude Pedlar into the Hall of Fame.
•Discovered a Larry Semon/Oliver Hardy silent film called Horseshoes, which I have installed with some cast shots.

Day 169: October 10, 2011:
•Added gallery for Katherine Grant, plus two new stills of her courtsey of Peter Mikkelsen.
•Added some actors screenshots to the Charley Chase short film Isn't Life Terrible?, along with some contributions from Peter Mikkelsen.
•Added two galleries for Theda Bara.
•Continued work on Chickens Come Home.

Day 168: October 9, 2011:
•Reconstructed and improved the page listing for Sailors, Beware! by adding the cast in correctly.  Will sort out the stills and rest of the page at a later date.
•Added Charles A. Bachman into the Hall of Fame.
•Have started work on Chickens Come Home.

Day 166: October 7, 2011:
•I have begun adding stills, credits and even a poster for Madame Mystery.

Day 165: October 6, 2011:
•I have just unearthed two extra minutes of footage from Madame Mystery so I intend to incorporate it into a stills section tomorrow, along with anyone else I can identify from the clip.
•Viewed, reviewed and completed two Hardy-solo films One Too Many (1916) and Madame Mystery (1926).
•Updated the page for Joe Cohen despite being unable to identify him in an early Plump & Runt silent comedy starring Hardy.

Day 164: October 5, 2011:
•I realised there are a lot of solo films I have in my collection which I don't have listed on the site (mostly Oliver Hardy shorts), so today I have spent some time in adding all the missing title cards to the website: Seeing The World, Be Your Age, Hollywood Handicap, A Battle Royal, Fiddlin' Around, Something In Her Eye, He's In Again, His Day Out, Isn't Life Terrible?, Madame Mystery, Married To Order, The Bell Hop, The Nickel-Hopper, The Rent-Collector, The Rogue, The Scholar, The Stranger, The Villain, They All Fall, They Looked AlikeWhy Girls Say No and The Candy Kid.  This I think is everything now.
As I am installing them, many will have incorrect film sequence arrows.  Once I have everything in, I shall go in and correct those.

Day 163: October 4, 2011:
•Completed The Fixer Uppers.
•Added galleries for Mae BuschJack Hill, Dick Gilbert, Charles Middleton and James C. Morton.
•Changed the head shot pictures and added a galleries for both Noah Young and Arthur Housman.
•Added Bob O'Connor to the Hall of Fame, with gallery.

Day 162: October 3, 2011:
•Just received a ton of stuff (original photos, stills and images) from Jerry Murbach at http://www.doctormacro.com/ to incorporate in this site, all with his kind permission.  There is so much stuff I honestly don't know where to start!
•I have started work on compiling The Fixer Uppers.
•I figured out how to line up the stills section of each listing so they appear to be centralized with the rest of the page now.  Looks better and more in the middle.
•Added a gallery for Bobby Dunn.

Day 160: October 1, 2011:
•Received a beautiful 10x8 glossy print of Thelma Todd, courtesy of Rob @ http://www.laurelandhardy.org/.

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    •This morning I received a message sent to me via this site's contact me page entitled "Sexy she-male anal cum".  Please - if you don't mind - I do not wish to receive these kind of messages via my Laurel and Hardy website!

    •I wanted to conduct an experiment to see how long it takes me to create a new actor and completely install them on this site:
    So... I added Trudy Marshall to the site from scratch.  Each time I add a new actor this is the procedure I have to take:

    a) Find a scene of the person in a film, then capture their image to my computer.
    b) Open my image-editing software (Paint Shop Pro 7) and size the image to what I want it (600x450 pixels).
    b) Create new page on the site.
    c) Copy the 'Actors' tablet onto the blank page and insert the details, including image, dates and links to all their films, as well as icons for film appearances etc.
    d) After I save the page I then have to manually enter the details into the A-Z page, with image, link and dates to let people know that the actor now appears on the site.
    e) Then I have to open the HTML page for the Hall of Fame (which I have on my computer) and type in the program code to activate the actor into the Hall of Fame alphabetically.
    f) I then open the Timeline page and create two new fields (for birth and death) and insert the details, with image and links in a chronological order.
    g) Add details of the new addition to the (this) Latest Updates page, again with link.
    The whole process from start to finish took me exactly 12 minutes (to the second!)

    September 30th
    •Added Nina Quartero into the Hall of Fame.
    •Added a couple of tasty montage galleries for Lucile Browne and Thelma Todd.  Major cleavage alert!
    •Added some of the actors screenshots into the listing for Fra Diavolo.
    •Added Henry Armetta and Dennis King into the Hall of Fame.
    •Added Vernon Steele and Claude King to the Hall of Fame, both with galleries.
    •Finished adding the stills to Bonnie Scotland.
    •Added galleries for June Lang, Anne Grey.

    September 29th
    •Added better quality Posters for Leave 'Em Laughing and Now I'll Tell One, courtesy of Peter Mikkelsen, which I had been meaning to do for nearly a month now!
    •Added a gallery for Noah Young.

    September 28th
    •Added a new gallery for James Finlayson, bringing his page to 59 - a new record for any co-star on the site.
    •Finished my review on Bonnie Scotland.
    •Tidied up the page for Noah Young after spotting and adding him into the Bonnie Scotland listing (which I am still working on, by the way Jim!)
    •Have received a couple of lovely e-mails sent to me from (until now) strangers who have found and liked my website - thanks very much guys.

    September 27th
    •Gallery added for David Torrence.
    •Added James May into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
    •More work added on Bonnie Scotland, as I continue to view and review it.
    •Changed a couple of the gallery pictures for Mary Gordon.

    September 25th
    •Updated the page for Walter Long with improved (and experimental) head shot picture.
    •Added Lionel Belmore into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
    •Added a new gallery for Mary Gordon.
    •More work added on Bonnie Scotland, as I continue to view and review it.

    September 24th
    •Changed the head shot for Mary Gordon.
    •Completed Brats.
    •Added several actors screenshots for Bonnie Scotland, thanks to Jim Clewer's hard work.

    September 23rd
    •After receiving a lovely e-mail from a viewer voting their favourite film as Their First Mistake, I have converted my previous work on it into the new layout and added the cast in.  It is of course far from looking complete, but at least it looks tidier than before.  I shall complete it at a later stage.
    •Viewed, reviewed and added 50% (first ten minutes) of Brats.
    •Jim has done some detective work for me in identifying some characters from Bonnie Scotland.  I hope to view and review this film over the weekend.  I still haven't finished my work on Great Guns yet!

    September 22nd
    •Viewed, reviewed and added Perfect Day.
    •Added gallery for Baldwin Cooke.

    September 21st
    •Added Arthur Space, Doris Merrick and Robert Blake into the Hall of Fame.

    September 20th
    •Added Ralph Sanford and Diosa Costello into the Hall of Fame.

    September 19th
    •Added Richard Lane into the Hall of Fame.

    September 17th
    •More stills added for the still-incomplete Great Guns.

    September 14th
    •Thanks to Jim giving me a much-needed kick up the rear end, I have now added William P. Carleton and Mitchell Lewis to the Hall of Fame.
    •I am contemplating changing the layouts/formats of the A-Z and Hall of Fame pages to try and speed up loading times.

    September 11th
    •Added a gallery for Charles Arnt.
    •More stills added for Great Guns.
    •Added Dick Rich into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.

    September 9th
    •Added a gallery for Ellinor Vanderveer.
    William Benedict, Charles Tannen and Charles Arnt added to the Hall of Fame.  That is now 300 actors!

    September 8th
    Alan Ladd added into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
    Paul Harvey added into the Hall of Fame.
    •Galleries added for Ludwig Stössel, Charles Trowbridge, Ethel Griffies and Mae Marsh.
    •Added Irving Bacon into the Hall of Fame, with gallery.
    •Continued work on Great Guns.

    September 7th
    •Added some more entries to the Timeline page, which now means A-O is complete, with P-Z still to do.

    September 6th
    •Added Ludwig Stössel, Charles Trowbridge, Ethel Griffies and Mae Marsh into the Hall of Fame.
    •Continued work on Great Guns.

    September 5th
    •Added Dick Nelson and Edmund MacDonald into the Hall of Fame.
    •Started work on Great Guns.

    September 4th
    •Added a gallery for Frank Brownlee.
    •Completed all the stills for The Midnight Patrol.

    September 3rd
    •Added Al Corporal into the Hall of Fame, complete with gallery.
    •Tidied up the page for Scorching Sands, by adding the cast as image-links rather than as a gallery.  It's one of the older pages, which, along with many others will need to be improved and updated at some point.
    •Finished my review for The Midnight Patrol, (just have to add another 50 stills to complete it).

    September 2nd
    •Added a gallery for Frank Terry.
    •Restructured the Latest Updates page by splitting them into monthly updates.  All previous monthly updates are now in separate pages, accessible from the LATEST UPDATES tab on the main menu.  The idea was to clean up this page to improve loading time.
    •Started work on updating The Midnight Patrol.
    •Added a gallery for Charlie Hall and Bob Kortman.

    September 1st
    •Completed the stills section for the Little Rascals short, Choo-Choo!
    •Updated the page for Dell Henderson and added a gallery.
    •Added Kendall McComas into the Hall of Fame.
    •Completed the stills section for County Hospital.
    •Added three galleries for the lovely Belle Hare.
    •Added a gallery for Lilyan Irene, Baldwin Cooke, Billy Gilbert, Silas D. Wilcox and Ham Kinsey.

    August 31st
    •Finished my review for the Little Rascals short, Choo-Choo!  I will add some stills later on.
    •Added Gene Morgan and Dorothy DeBorba into the Hall of Fame.

    August 30th
    •Added Matthew 'Stymie' Beard and George 'Spanky' McFarland into the Hall of Fame.
    •Added Lucille Carlisle and Georgie Billings into the Hall of Fame.
    •Added a Little Rascals short, Choo-Choo! to the database. It features a brief clip of Oliver Hardy's voice.  I am working on some screenshots for it now.  Has a great supporting cast... and a very familiar opening scene too!

    August 28th
    •Added Robert Homans into the Hall of Fame.
    •Thanks once again to Jim Clewer for ID'ing a couple of actors in my Unidentified Actors page.  I shall add them shortly.
    •Viewed and reviewed County Hospital (thanks Jim for keeping me motivated!)  Page is complete apart from the stills, which I shall add later when I can find the will to live again.  Oh boy, I just seen I have to condense the stills from 315 down to 100!  Somebody should put me on suicide watch!!

    August 27th
    •Added galleries for Frank Holliday and Dorothy Layton.
    •Changed the headshot picture of Belle Hare.
    •Added Sheila Ryan and May Wallace into the Hall of Fame.
    •Completed the page for From Soup To Nuts, as well as adding galleries from it for: Ellinor Vanderveer, Edna Marion, Dorothy Coburn, Tiny Sandford and Anita Garvin.
    •Added Barnum & Ringling, Inc. to the database.

    August 26th
    •Added a new gallery for Charlie Hall.
    •Updated the page for June Marlowe.
    •Added Otto Fries into the Hall of Fame.
    •Just started work on the listing for From Soup To Nuts.  I anticipate it to be finished within the next few hours (roughly translated: sometime over the weekend!)

    August 25th
    •Finished adding the 100 stills for Save The Ship, which now completes the listing. Also added in galleries for Marie MosquiniMark Jones and Stan Laurel from it.
    •Thanks to some detective work from Jim Clewer, I have been able to add Dorothy Layton into the cast listing for Pack Up Your Troubles. I have also created a couple of small galleries for her too. She's a real cutie!
    •Spent all morning updating all of yesterdays new faces into the A-Z and Timeline pages.

    August 24th
    •Two new galleries for Dorothy Coburn.
    •Added Al HallettDarla Hood, Jacqueline Wells, Robert Bailey, Vivian Blaine, Charles Halton, Noel Madison, Robert Emmett Keane, Lee Patrick, Francis Ford and Douglas Fowley into the Hall of Fame.  That makes 276 actors now.
    •Added Eddie Borden to the Hall of Fame, along with a couple of galleries.
    •New gallery added for James C. Morton.

    August 23rd
    •Viewed, reviewed and completed (*except stills) a one-reel Stan short called Save The Ship, and added two actors from it into the Hall Of Fame: Marie Mosquini and Mark Jones.
    •I have added a page to compare three prints of The Flying Deuces DVD with side-by-side screenshots and comparisons.  The verdict on which is the best print around, and why.  I haven't bothered with the Elstree Entertainment print because it is a joke.
    •Added a gallery page for Dorothy Coburn.

    August 21st
    •Added four actresses from The Flying Deuces thanks to some fine detective work from Jim Clewer; nameley Bonnie Bannon, Monica Bannister, Mary Jane Carey and Christine Cabanne.
    •Some more updates on the Timeline page brings it complete from A-M now.  That is one tough page to do believe me!
    •Added Charles GemoraWilliam J. O'Brien, Dorothy Layton and Belle Hare into the Hall of Fame.

    August 20th
    •Viewed, reviewed and completed The Chimp.
    •Added galleries for James Finlayson and Bobby Burns.
    •Tidied the page and added a gallery for Tiny Sandford.

    August 19th
    •Added another Poster from Gene, for The Chimp.
    •Viewed, reviewed and completed Night Owls.
    Charles McMurphy and Anders Randolf added into the Hall of Fame.
    •Added a new page called Favourite scenes which will eventually incorporate all 106 films from their individual listings.
    •Added a gallery for Edna Marion as well as two new photographs from the private collection of Peter Mikkelsen.

    August 18th
    Wilson Benge added into the Hall of Fame.
    •Finally added the last of the stills for Pack Up Your Troubles. After nearly two weeks the page is now finally complete!
    •Added galleries for Jacquie Lyn, Richard Tucker, Charles Middleton, Oliver HardyGeorge Marshall, Jim Mason, Stan Laurel and Vivien Oakland.

    August 17th
    •British actress