LAUREL & HARDY-FEST DAY 6: ‘HOLLYWOOD REVUE OF 1929’

Given that TCM is showing all the ‘That’s Entertainment’ movies today, I thought I’d post the L&H magician sequence from MGM’s all-star ‘Hollywood Revue of 1929’. The movie is as creaky and wonderful as its title and while this particular L&H routine isn’t one of their high points, it was made for MGM and thus fits with the afternoon’s theme. The general idea of ‘Hollywood Revue’ was to show-off all of MGMs major contract talent, though L&H’s movies weren’t technically made for MGM–Hal Roach was his own studio but distributed his films through MGM. Or something like that. I’ve never really untangled that part of the whole story and don’t intend on doing so now, as ‘That’s Entertainment Pt. 2’ is about to start.

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