We would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly invite you to experience our forthcoming publication The Wax Apple. Over the years there have been numerous Laurel and Hardy publications of varying degrees of quality that have come and gone. Some of the better ones delved into meaningful research that have unveiled startling new depths in our studies of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The best of these publications are treasured among our collections and are stacked neatly beside our numerous books, just below a shelf full of statuary, positioned right next to our video and DVD racks.
Yes, in essence, we are all hooked on these vintage comedians. Not just Laurel and Hardy, although they are certainly the leaders, but on the other performers of the Hal Roach Studios as well: Our Gang, Charley Chase, Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts, The Boy Friends, and Harold Lloyd – just to chip away at the surface.
This brings us to our newest publication The Wax Apple. Simply, our purpose is to provide you and ourselves with an outlet to unleash our research, insights, collections, and observations about these classic comedies and comedians. Although the easiest way to understand our purpose is to just dive right into the material, perhaps our subheading describes us best: “The Premiere Research Journal Devoted to Laurel and Hardy and the Hal Roach All-Stars.”
And as our outlandish title indicates, we hope to have a hell of a lot of fun as well. Look for this publication to begin amazing you sometime in the near future. In the meantime, we have set up this website to give you a preview of the type of information you will see in our journal, as well as material exclusive to the website. We invite you to comment, praise, criticize, or just note your indifference to the articles herein. We thank you…