New Laurel & Hardy book + CD
This promises to be a very special book! We received an e-mail from Nico Cartenstadt. Follow the link in the first sentence of his letter and you reach Kickstarter where you can read more and see more about the book-and-cd and how to preorder (40 euro + shipping costs).
It is the brainchild of Michael Ehret, but I have also been heavily involved in its creation. As (some of) you may know, but many others may not, Michael has uncovered a one-of-a-kind audio recording of Laurel & Hardy performing live on stage during their 1952 British tour. It's not just a snippet, but the complete sketch, called 'On the Spot', running approximately 20 minutes.
If we succeed in reaching our crowdfunding goal by December 15, the book will be available in a beautiful hardcover edition with over 130 glossy pages, filled to the brim (or spine) with rare images such as tour snapshots, stage photos, letters, scripts, and much, much more. Of course a CD with the restored recording will also be included. The combination of book and CD will allow fans to (re)discover what Laurel & Hardy were like on tour. It's the next best thing to actually having been there!
Please note that I do not have a financial interest in the project. I'm just a fan who really wants this to get released, that's why Michael and I put a lot of time and effort in it. You won't be disappointed!
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Thanks in advance for your support, and... keep on spotting Laurel & Hardy!