Category Archives: Sound Shorts

Music Cue Sheet: Me and My Pal

img678.jpgInvariably when one watches Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, or any other classic film made at the Hal Roach Studios, they are usually overcome with the uncontrollable urge to tap their feet along to the contagious rhythms playing in the background. Most of the songs can be attributed to Leroy Shield (although T. Marvin Hatley also contributed heavily, especially to the later pictures).

We at The Wax Apple have sought to uncover the names of (and, where relevant, the composers of) all of the Laurel and Hardy film scores. (more…)

The Music Box Landings

Music Box StepsEvery Laurel and Hardy fan that visits Los Angeles wants to climb to the top of the Music Box Steps. They aren’t the best-preserved filming location, but they’re probably the most memorable and instantly recognizable single location used in any of the boys’ films, mostly because they were so integral to the film’s plot. (more…)