Summary

John Connolly re-creates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists.
An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved and was loved in turn; who betrayed and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake...and whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe. he is Stan Laurel. But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.
With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy.
©2017 Bad Dog Books Ltd (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limit
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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Morris on 08-08-18

Crazy over use of First name Surname

Love L&H and this book is part fact part fiction. I liked the way it was structured; set at the tail end of Stan's life and flashing back. The author doesn't hold back in terms of expletives so expect an F for sex. And Stan did a lot of it. Always had to have a woman in his life and always had to marry them, often naively The majority of the story does revolve around his love life, so don't expect the minutae about their films. What shone through was his love for Babe. Enjoy

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason White on 04-04-18

beautifully written and read.

I absolutely loved every word, totaly unmissable if you're a fan of Laurel and Hardy!

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