From their separate careers as comic actors in the early years of silent filmmaking, to the formation of the comedy duo that saw them conquer the globe, this is the true story of Arthur Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Babe Hardy, the world s greatest comedy double act better known to us all as LAUREL & HARDY! Stan and Ollie were true showbiz legends who featured in hundreds of films before teaming up together. Straddling the worlds of silent cinema, talkies, shorts, feature films and even cartoons, their talent is undeniable. With an appeal that transcends time, age and language, they enjoy a universal popularity that has never been topped. This lavishly illustrated book, packed with rare photographs and trivia, is the perfect complement to the accompanying six DVDs which feature an incredible selection of Laurel & Hardy material. From their earliest screen appearances to later gems such as The Flying Deuces and even home movies, this is the ideal collection for all lovers of classic comedy!