STAN AND OLLIE

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In the cinema the MC introduces Stan and Ollie who come onstage and enjoy the long applause then clown for a while. Stan, Ollie and Mrs Hardy in the dressing room clown with a flower, Ollie waves to the camera. (clip - onsite only)

Video 2 (currently displayed video)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy clown around on stage and back-stage at the Playhouse Cinema, and crowds wait outside to see them depart. (clip - onsite only)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • HARPER, Alan James

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: STAN AND OLLIE

Reference number: 0492

Date: 1932

Director: filmed by Alan J. Harper for the Playhouse Cinema, Edinburgh

Sponsor: [ Playhouse Cinema, Edinburgh]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy sightseeing in Edinburgh where they visit the castle and make an appearance on stage at the Playhouse Cinema.

Part of a longer film record of Stan and Ollie's visit to the UK in 1932. (Whereabouts unknown).

Shotlist: Credits (.04) The inimitable Laurel and Hardy pay Edinburgh a flying visit. Arrival at Waverley Station. Stan and Ollie on platform and shots of crowds (.38) Sightseeing, commencing with the castle. Stan and Ollie at Edinburgh Castle (1.03) After a spot of sightseeing, then the Playhouse, Scotland's super cinema with a seating capacity of over 3,000 Mr. J.P. Maguire, Director. shot of same (1.41) - [cuts only] - (3.16) crowds outside. A car draws up and Stan and Ollie run into the cinema (3.40) auditorium and projection box (4.37) Stan and Ollie are introduced and then appear on stage (5.10) Stan, Oliver and Mrs. Hardy Shot of same. Edinburgh air is so bracing watch this! - [cuts only] - (6.11) shots of crowds outside. Stan and Ollie get back into their car and are driven off (6.28) Farewell Auld Reekie (6.32)