Another reason why I love Laurel & Hardy is the fact that for some reason their movie “March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland)” (1934) became an annual Thanksgiving tradition for my family. My brothers and I had to watch it every year after our mom’s delicious lasagna and of course turkey too. It was our own Italian-American Thanksgiving.
Here’s the trailer
Here’s the last time Laurel and Hardy were filmed together in 1956 in a home movie. The big guy had lost 150 pounds after a heart attach and sadly would pass away soon after this footage was shot. He was 65 when he died. Laurel died in 1965 at age 75.
Here’s a fabulous episode of “This is Your Life” featuring Laurel & Hardy together (3 parts)