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Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Date Issued: 1991-08-28
Postage Value: 29 cents

Commemorative issue
Comedians
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

After teaming up in 1927 to make the film Putting Pants on Philip, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy never worked apart. The two relied on an ad-libbing technique and did not rely on scripts. They would put their film together, editing it as they progressed. Stan Laurel did most of the editing. Hardy was the larger, dominant member of the duet. His character was easily irritated and blamed Laurel for all the problems they had in their various films. Even if Laurel were the hero of the situation, Hardy would take the credit. Off-screen, Laurel dominated the affairs. Their best works were during the 1920s and 1930s.

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