A friend and I were headed back home on I-20 in south Georgia and we happened across the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem. Oliver Hardy was born in Harlem in 1892 and the town is proud of its native son.
The Museum pays tribute to the comedy duo of the 1920s and 1930s. Staffed by volunteers who are fans of the comedy team’s films, the small museum features unique pieces of Hollywood bygone days. Stan and Ollie made only 107 films during their careers, but the fan base is strong. In fact, each October fans descend upon Harlem for a film festival that swells the small town’s population upwards of forty thousand.
This is well worth a detour of the main road to visit this piece of Hollywood history. Be sure to check at the new movie about the two titans of comedy. https://www.crescenttheater.com/2018/stan-ollie/
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