Oliver the Eighth (1934) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch

Oliver the Eighth [Laurel and Hardy]

Oliver the Eighth (1934) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch

Synopsis of Oliver the Eighth

In Oliver the Eighth, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are working as barbers.  Ollie responds to a newspaper ad and leaves to wed a wealthy widow.  Stan tags along later, upset since Oliver beat him to it! Mae Busch plays the diabolical widow, who has killed her first seven husbands, all named Oliver …

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Lupe Velez with Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel in Hollywood Party

Hollywood Party

Hollywood Party (1934) starring Jimmy Durante, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Mickey Mouse …

Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine as autograph hunters in Hollywood PartyHollywood Party is a collection of skits, parodies, and bits, strung together with a relatively thin plot.  Jimmy Durante makes fun of Tarzan as Schnarzan, whose public is tiring of him fighting fake lions.  So, in order to appease the public (and purchase live lions from the visiting Baron Munchausen), he throws an enormous “Hollywood Party”, inviting everybody in Hollywood€ – except Lupe Velez, who he intentionally is snubbing.  She’s not about to take that lying down, however, and crashes the party.  In an interesting note, she plays Jane to Durante’s Schnarzan in a movie preview shown in the movie.  In real life, she was the wife of Johnny Weissmuller – Tarzan – at the time). (more…)

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