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1 McCabe, John & Kilgore, Al (compiler) & Bann, Richard W. (Filmography) Laurel & Hardy
Barnes & Noble 1996 0760702241 / 9780760702246 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
400 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket is slightly wavy but is now in protective mylar covering. Former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From the DJ: "McCabe and Kilgore were given complete access to the files of Hal Roach Studios. As a result, among the almost 1,500 photographs in this book, covering the 105 films made by Stan and Ollie, are many hundreds never seen before, photographs of Laurel and Hardy at work and play, as well as photographs taken during the production of the films. Also, the authors were given access to original scripts and cutting continuities, thus enabling them to reconstruct several of the lost comedies, films of which no prints exist." From Wikipedia: "His Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy, first published in 1961, is credited with helping establish the critical reputation of the 20th-century comedy duo. He also wrote separate books about each man: The Comedy World of Stan Laurel (1974) and Babe: The Life of Oliver Hardy (1989). ~ In 1964, Dr. McCabe, along with actor Chuck McCann was founder of the international Laurel and Hardy society, The Sons of the Desert, named after one of the team's films. He took the title "Exhausted Ruler". The organization expanded in the US and overseas, having 200 chapters at one time. He told a reporter that he modeled the group on the Baker Street Irregulars, a fan organization for Sherlock Holmes, of which he had been a member. "; 10.90 X 8.80 X 1.10 inches; 400 pages 
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2 Solomon, Jon The Complete Three Stooges. the Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. The Definitive Source Book for the Three Stooges.
Glendale, CA Comedy III Productions Inc 2002 0971186804 / 9780971186804 First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
562 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. Signed. Former owner's embossed label on title-page. From the back cover: "The Three Stooges were the greatest comedy team of all time. Their great body of work spanned almost forty years and includes over 200 films. Over seventy five years since they first began their comedy antics, The Three Stooges still regularly appear on television every day of the week all over the world. The faces of Larry, Moe and Curly are more recognizable than many popular film stars of today. Many of the performers and comedians of today repeatedly borrow from and mimic their great comedy routines. It is only fitting that we pay tribute to their great comedy genius with a detailed study and analysis of all their films from their first, Soup to Nuts in 1930, to their last, Kook's Tour in 1970. This is the definitive source book on The Three Stooges from respected Stooge expert Professor Jon Solomon, and specifically authorized by The Three Stooges company, Comedy III Productions, Inc." Includes the Holiday 2001 issue of The Three Stooges Knucklehead News which reviews this exhaustive compilation. ; 10.70 X 8.50 X 1.30 inches; 562 pages 
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