Candid Photos from “The Flying Deuces”

fly.jpgIn the Summer of 1939, a Nebraska college group took a field trip to Hollywood to visit the great motion picture empire of the West. One of the most memorable stops they made was at the General Studios in Hollywood, where Laurel and Hardy’s newest feature The Flying Deuces was being filmed. Student Bob Lichty had the foresight to have his camera at the ready, and snapped a few great shots of Stan and Babe – as well as one of the evil Commandant Charles Middleton. He took the opportunity to get a photo with an old friend of the boys who was visiting the set, too – former Roach employee Harold Lloyd.

In 1984, Mr. Lichty was kind enough to pass these candid photos to the current Sons of the Desert Corresponding Secretary Dwain Smith, by whose courtesy we are seeing them today. Now, isn’t that thoughful.

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4 Responses to Candid Photos from “The Flying Deuces”

  1. On March 13, 2007 at 2:35 pm Miss Levity COMMENTED:

    These truly are fantastic photographs, we really must thank Mr Lichty for preserving these pics in top condition too. They are a treasure, Also we must respect Mr Dwain Smith for sharing them with us. Thanks guys !!

  2. On April 10, 2007 at 9:08 am Dean COMMENTED:

    A big thank you to Mr Lichty and everyone at this site, you guys do a fantastic job. Its always nice to share rare photos of our heros with the world.

  3. On May 14, 2007 at 12:26 am Dwain Smith COMMENTED:

    By golly! that Dwain Smith is one great guy. And modest, too.

  4. On June 20, 2008 at 11:57 am Ross COMMENTED:

    Excellent images, Hats off to Mr Smith for sharing and gratitude must go to Mr Lichty for being smart enough to capture these magnificent photos…

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