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- DescriptionStan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are classic icons of film comedy. Jimmy Murphy was Stan Laurel's valet and close friend. His life is w documented in Stan Laurel's Valet - The Jimmy Murphy Story. Photos from archives and other private collections, including Jimmy's own are used throughout the book. Having worked for Morton Downey, Tom Mix, Al Steele (husband to Joan Crawford) Burt Wheeler (of Wheeler and Woolsey) and Stan Laurel, Jimmy's life reads like a Hollywood publicity tale. His friends included President Ronald Reagan and King Edward VIII, and many other politicians, royalty, and stars. Special attention has been paid to the two major American theater tours of Laurel and Hardy. Complete dates and locations are published here for the first time. Amazing interviews with Jimmy Murphy, the crew, musicians and stars that worked with the team recreate these shows as if you were present.
- Author BiographyI. Joseph Hyatt is an entertainment archaeologist who started researching vaudeville and theaters over 40 years ago. He was one of Jimmy Murphy's close friends. A member of the Sons of the Desert, the Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, Hyatt's articles have been printed internationally.
- Author(s)MR I Joseph Hyatt
- Date of Publication20/04/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight268 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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