In 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.