The winners of NUTS IN MAY: A LAUREL & HARDY BLOGATHON (WITH PRIZES!)

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First, let me thank all five participants in this blogathon. All of these entries are delightful to read, and they really capture the cheery, blithe spirit of Laurel & Hardy’s comedy.

I promised that I would post the first- , second- , and third-place winners’ entries here at my blog, and I will do so later today. In the meantime, here is a listing of all of the winners, as well as links to their blog entries. Click on each movie title to read each blogger’s entry.

If you are one of the winners, please email me at socialmediaspecialist61@gmail.com. (If you’re having trouble reading that, put these altogether as one word: social media specialist @ gmail.com) In your email, please include both the name of your blog, and the name and street address where you would like your prize to be sent.

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Fifth place –

Prize: A copy of John McCabe’s 1975 coffee-table book Laurel & Hardy

Awarded to: Realweegiemidget Reviews

Blog entry: A Chump at Oxford (1940)

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Fourth place –

Prize: A copy of Glenn Mitchell’s 1995 paperback book The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia

Awarded to: thoughtsallsorts

Blog entry: The Live Ghost (1934)

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Third place –

Prize: The Kino Video/Lobster Films 2004 DVD of Laurel & Hardy’s 1939 film The Flying Deuces

Awarded to: The Movie Rat

Blog entry: The Music Box (1932)

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Second place –

Prize: “70th anniversary” Laurel & Hardy dolls

Awarded to: Serendipitous Anachronisms

Blog entry:  Liberty (1929)

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First place –

Prize: A copy of Randy Skretvedt’s hardbound book Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies – The Ultimate Edition

Awarded to: Caftan Woman

Blog entry: Me and My Pal (1933)

 

Again, thanks to all participants, and please email me the requested info ASAP. I’ll do my best to get my prizes out to you in the next few days.

NUTS IN MAY: A LAUREL & HARDY BLOGATHON (WITH PRIZES!) is here!

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I’m still waiting on one final entry before I announce the prize winners. In the meantime, I encourage you to read the other blog entries that have been posted. All of them capture the spirit of their respective Laurel & Hardy movies quite nicely!

Serendipitous Anachronisms – Liberty (1929)

CaftanWoman – Me and My Pal (1933)

thoughtsallsorts – The Live Ghost (1934)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Addendum to NUTS IN MAY: A LAUREL & HARDY BLOGATHON (WITH PRIZES!) – More prizes!

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This blogathon just keeps getting better (at least for the entrants!). When I announced the blogathon last week, I expected entrants to be flocking in, based on the ‘thon’s first prize — the “Ultimate Edition” of Randy Skretvedt’s lavish book Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies.

To date, I’ve received notices from five, count ’em, 5 entrants.

So what the hey — if others are going to snub their noses at this blogathon, shouldn’t everybody who has entered get a prize? Therefore…

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Fifth prize will be a(n admittedly very used) hardbound copy of John McCabe’s 1975 coffee-table book Laurel & Hardy. In America’s pre-cable and -video days, this book was a real find (and expensive for its day). The book provides detailed synopses of every Laurel & Hardy team movie, with publicity stills and other related minutia from those movies, as well as short tributes to Stan and Ollie from long-gone celebrities including Lenny Bruce, Jack Benny, and Groucho Marx.

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Fourth prize is a (again, used) paperback copy of Glenn Mitchell’s The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia, a book that has truly earned its title. This is an exhaustively researched and lovingly written tome, with new news about familiar L&H movies and trivia, and even newer news about things you didn’t know about L&H.

So if nobody else enters the blogathon/contest at this point, you’ll definitely get something out of it (but which prize will it be?).

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(If you’re just reading about this blogathon for the first time and want to enter it, click here to read the original entry about the blogathon and its first, second, and third prizes. Entry deadline is 12 midnight Eastern time on Mon., May 1, 2017.)

 

Less than one week to NUTS IN MAY: A LAUREL & HARDY BLOGATHON (WITH PRIZES!)

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Next Monday is our Laurel & Hardy blogathon (With Prizes!). All you have to do is a well-written blog entry that critiques a Laurel & Hardy movie. First prize is a copy of Randy Skredvedt’s terrific “Ultimate Edition” of his Laurel & Hardy biography. What are you waiting for? Click here for all the details!