LAUREL and HARDY on TOUR in AMERICA

The Laurel and Hardy Revue (1940) played 13 US cities, including -
CHICAGO; MILWAUKEE; HARTFORD; OMAHA;  MINNEAPOLIS.
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LAUREL & HARDY REVUE - 1940

LAUREL and HARDY The Driver's Licence sketch
"You see, sir, it's like this ..... "

Stan, Ollie, and the Cop - played by James C. Morton,
who featured in some of the Boys' Roach films.

LAUREL and HARDY in HARTFORD

A 'lost' photo from a 1940 Hartford newspaper

Another LAUREL & HARDY REVUE followed, taking in:
FORT WAYNE, YOUNGSTOWN, CINCINNATI; CHICAGO
; and BOSTON
- to name but five of the US cities they played.

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LAUREL & HARDY STAGE SHOW - 1941-2

LAUREL and HARDY in Fort Wayne

Newspaper advertising block
for the show at FORT WAYNE

LAUREL and HARDY in Youngstown

LAUREL and HARDY with JUDY STARR

LAUREL and HARDY in Cincinnati

LAUREL and HARDY in BOSTON

LAUREL and HARDY in CHICAGO

"The Hollywood Victory Caravan" (1942)

The "Hollywood Victory Caravan" was a train, going from city-to-city, raising funds from the sale of War Bonds. Aboard for the duration of this 19-day trek were such Hollywood stars as: Frances Langford, Pat O'Brien, Rise Stevens, Joan Blondell, Desi Arnaz, Eleanor Powell, Charlotte Greenwood, Frank McHugh, Charles Boyer, Jerry Colonna, Bert Lahr, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Elyse Knox. Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, James Cagney, Groucho Marx, Joan Bennett, Claudette Colbert, Olivia de Havilland, and Merle Oberon.

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN - 1942

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN LOS ANGELES

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN Washington

Posing in front of the train engine, bedecked with a banner reading:
HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN
are Joan Blondell, Cary Grant, Rise Stevens, Charles Boyer
Desi Arnaz, Oliver Hardy, and Stan Laurel.

Oliver Hardy attempts to drive away the army jeep,
on hand to convey them to their Washington hotel.
Rise Stevens, Eleanor Powell and Desi Arnaz react in an almost
"Three Wise Monkeys" expression.

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN Philadelphia

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN Joan Greenwood

News pic of the HVC arrival in Philadelphia. Laurel is 3rd from left.

Charlotte Greenwood finding Oliver Hardy as funny off-screen, as on.

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN Philadelphia 2

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN Laurel and Hardy
MYSTERY PHOTO
Where, When, What???

I don't want this to come as a shock, but the above news pic
proves that Laurel and Hardy weren't Siamese twins.

Are Babe and Stan sucking chocolate-coated biscuits,
or some kind of ice lolly (popsicle)?

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN Houston

HOLLYWOOD VICTORY CARAVAN train piano

Houston - we have a problem.
Laurel and Hardy have arrived
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Stan Laurel, Desi Arnaz, Rise Stevens, and Charlotte Greenwood,
socialising on board the HVC,
whilst listening to Alfred Newman at the piano.

More photos will be added when time and motivation allow.

LAUREL and HARDY - The US Tours

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