born: October 21, 1950
The Grand Shiek of The Chimp tent in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gene was the first person to recognise my site's potential, way back when I started it... and then came the endless packages of L&H solo films, rare material and continued praise for my efforts. I have long regarded him as this website's number one fan!
He is also my official proof-reader for the site!
|Thomas J. Schober
born: August 6, 1970
My favourite Austrian! If I was to mention just a fraction of what this great guy has done for my website I would need another couple of pages to fit it all on. Tom has been so supportive, so complimentative of this website that I cannot begin to express my gratitude to him. He even owns a celebrity cat, Jacky! He has supplied me with numerous foreign-market DVDs for review on this website. One day I shall try and get round to doing them all!
Look up the word "kind" in the dictionary and you may just find his picture.... next to mine of course (!)
My goodness where do I begin with this guy! There I was happily trying to put this new site together when all of a sudden I receive a random e-mail asking for my address. Well, seeing as I have no friends I thought great, I'll give it to him. Next thing I know 40+ Laurel & Hardy solo films come flying through my letterbox, courtesy of Mr. Runyan. This act of extreme kindness from a total stranger has never been forgotten. Even today I still shake my head in disbelief over the efforts Ken made to help me with this site.
Ken grew up in Southern California and has worked for Southern California Edison Company, (the local power company) for 34 years.
|Del Monaco Domenico
born: October 1, 1961
A dedicated Laurel & Hardy enthusiast from Italy! Del has supplied me with many images from the films which he has meticulously and painstakingly managed to digitally enhance, restore and improve. His dedication for perfection is breathtaking and some of the results of his efforts have to be seen to be believed. I am honoured that he wanted to share his work with me, as his images have greatly improved many of the pages on this site.
born: February 1, 1962
This 6'4" Laurel & Hardy enthusiast is a hulking, gentle giant and a real conversationalist.
Mick and I met up for the first time at his lovely home to watch the L&H classic Nothing But Trouble on October 14th, 2012.
Two months later we reunited to watch both Block-Heads and A Chump At Oxford.
Mick is one of the top contributors to this website's forum. On The Laurel & Hardy Forum, he is "mick62".
I regard him as a genuine friend.
This soft-spoken, Canadian resident of North Bay is one of the most genuinely nicest guys whom I have befriended since starting my website.
Tony regularly posts his helpful L&H DVD reviews on Amazon and through the many contacts I have made, his name is known by many L&H fans as a highly-regarded contributor for the boys' works.
I first spoke with Tony on the phone on January 29th, 2013. The voice matches the face, if you know what I mean!
On The Laurel & Hardy Forum, he is "Tboneater64".
born: June 25, 1959
This slightly eccentric Brit spent a considerable amount of 2011 and 2012 in helping me by filling in gaps with missing screenshots and identifying actors.
Our collaboration started the day he sent me the Stonevision DVD of The Flying Deuces; one of the more important donations I have received for this site. Since then, he has sent me more material on disc and an invaluable print of John McCabe's "Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy" book. Jim is one of the good guys.
born: October 20, 1952
A very generous gentleman from the Netherlands. Louis has kindly donated many Laurel & Hardy DVDs and other material to me for review for this website.
His contributions have been valuable as they have provided me (and the viewers of this site) a rare chance to see some foreign DVD titles available.
It is also thanks to Louis that I managed to get my hands on the super rare "Benelux" Universal Dutch box-set.
born: September 20, 1962
My mentor. Having had the privilege of working on, and later for Tony's wonderful movies website (see link above) for 4 years, I learnt the ropes in how to write my own pages using HTML code and a few other navigational shortcuts. Without this experience, Another Nice Mess would not be in existence.
British-born Tony, now a resident of Florida, USA, has helped me immensely in getting started.
born: November 25, 1958
If they handed out knighthoods for great authors then we would be referring to this gentleman as Sir Randy. This California-born L&H fan is the respected author of possibly the best book ever written about their films: The Magic Behind The Movies. Randy has helped me with information and his continued support of this website is an enormous compliment to me personally.
We communicate on a semi-regular basis and he has always got time to help me with needed information.
For Christmas 2012, Randy sent me two personally-signed books from his private collection. My shock was equal to my respect for this man.
born: June 25, 1953
My favourite Dane! Mr. Mikkelsen is one of those people who deserves to be highly respected within the Laurel & Hardy community. Aside from the notable fame for discovering the existence of a lost Laurel & Hardy film (Why Girls Love Sailors), Peter has helped me with this site with rare photographs from his personal collection, as well as an extremely rare and much-sought-after film which I am priveleged to have.
He works for the Danish Film Institute (that's in Denmark, believe it or not), and is never too busy to discuss Laurel and Hardy with me. I value his input and contributions to this website. A genuinely nice guy.
born: June 1, 1952
Dr. Aping is the author of an incredible book dedicated to the making of the boys' last film, Atoll K. All Laurel & Hardy fans should make this book a "must own" in their collection. He has commented on my website with an equal amount of respect and enthusiasm as I have to him with regards to his books.
His personalised book signing for me is among my top ten treasured possessions.
born: June 15, 1957
The author of the undisputed greatest book on the boys' solo works ever written, Laurel OR Hardy. I have shared conversations with Mr. Stone (and his lovely wife) and he has complimented my website. Hopefully one day I can use the material from his book to help develop the solo films section of this website.
Rob has also granted me permission to use any of the rare material he has on his site as well - which is a heck of a bonus for the users of this site!
Thanks also to the following: