Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stan and Ollie....One last time


Here is a picture from the last photo shoot that featured Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. The year was 1956. Stan was slowly improving from a minor stroke. Oliver Hardy was ordered by his Doctor to loose a LOT of weight. The Doctor ordered him on a severe crash diet. His heart could not take the strain, and shortly after this photo was taken, Ollie suffered a series of strokes, wasted away and left us. Completely different looking from the beloved comedian we all knew in this photo, he none the less had the same smile and Puckish glimmer in those eyes.

1 comment:

joseph said...

i would really love this photo as a poster. could you point me in the right direction please. been a fan thanks to me nan and grandad. saw this photo in ullswater and it is a happy pic. cheers me up