Laurel & Hardy Centenary
Several members of the Sons of the Desert have just discussed an event
for the Laurel & Hardy Centenary in 2021...
There have been various years suggested for when Lucky Dog (their first
film together) was released. We trust the information supplied in Randy
Skretvedt's book 'The Magic Behind The Movies'.
The film was filmed in January 1921 and only released in December 1921.
We agree that we can make it a year of celebrating Stan & Ollie's
Tent meetings and other events can incorporate it if they choose to do
so (we hope everyone will.)
We have set a date of Saturday 7th August 2021, where we will get together
in Ulverston to celebrate 100 years of Laurel & Hardy.
The day will begin mid-afternoon. As well as the many traditional pubs,
the day will consist of walking tours, entrance to the Laurel & Hardy
museum, a matinee film show in the Roxy Cinema, which will feature the
screening of another new short documentary film about how The Boys got
together, Lucky Dog and the most favourite short of all time (as voted by the
Sons.) This will be followed by Jeffrey Holland's one man play "And this
is my friend Mr. Laurel."
In the evening we will meet in the Coronation Hall for a 3 course dinner
followed by live entertainment.
There will be 2 ticket options.
1) Matinee ticket: For those who just want the day's entertainment.
2) All Day Ticket: Which will include the day's events, evening meal and
a goody bag.
***Prices are to be confirmed soon***
Anyone wishing to stay over will need to make their own accommodation
early. Ulverston hotels fill up quickly!