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    Oliver Hardy Draft Scripts. A blueprint of the comic genius of Laurel and Hardy -- in their own handwriting! This lot offers Stan Laurel's personal and heavily annotated scripts for stage skits performed (of course) with Oliver Hardy -- A Spot of Trouble, On the Spot (a revision of the previous title) and Birds of a Feather. Laurel and Hardy performed these skits in personal appearance tours, to enormous audience response. Stan Laurel wrote the skits, and refers to Hardy's character in many of the pages as "Babe," which, of course, was Oliver's nickname. There are sixty pages, and the extensive annotation shows how meticulously the team fine-tuned their comedy material. Some of the notations appear in shorthand; these were most likely written by Lucille Hardy (Oliver's wife). We believe none of the handwriting belongs to Hardy.The scripts are enclosed in a 9" x 11.5" binder with "Babe Hardy" printed by hand on the cover, and this was his traveling script copy as the team played these skits internationally. A wonderful Laurel and Hardy artifact, in Very Good condition.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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