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 1920’s and 1930’s. Staffed by volunteers who are fans of the comedy team’s films, the small museum features unique pieces of Hollywood by gone 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 swell the small town’s population upwards of forty thousand.
This is well worth a detour of the main road to visit to 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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