Lau­rel and Hardy come to Ayr

Ayrshire Post - - TROON NEWS - Michael Reynolds

The story of two of com­edy’s most leg­endary fig­ures came to life in Ayr.

Ayr Ro­tary Club heard about iconic duo Lau­rel and Hardy’s links with Scot­land at their most re­cent meet­ing, as Sons of the Desert mem­ber Dou­glas Brown paid a visit.

Sons of the Desert are a Lau­rel and Hardy ap­pre­ci­a­tion so­ci­ety with many mem­bers in Scot­land, and Ro­tar­i­ans were taken through the laugh- a- minute pair’s his­tory.

Dou­glas re­galed them with tales from Stan Lau­rel’s early days in Glas­gow to his first jour­ney to the US to work as an un­der­study to Char­lie Chap­lin where he met Oliver Hardy.

And to fin­ish the evening, he showed one of their great film shorts Our Wife - which, de­spite the evening run­ning longer than ex­pected, had ev­ery­one chuck­ling mer­rily.

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