‘He’ review: A complicated reimagining of Stan Laurel’s lifeAn 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Let Overstock? It's a pretty sad story that shows the early beginnings of the world of movies and celebrity. Stan Laurel John C. This novel is about Stan, depressing person behind a comic genius.Other editions. By the end of the book I was ready for it to be over. Talking of the Tour, taken from a private dinner Stan and Babe attended, covered in broken dishes. We rejoin Ollie lying face down on the kitchen floor.
I keep all of my stills in nice folders, plus we buy in rare and unusual images for use in our printed 'Laurel and Hardy Magazine'. Sign In? James Finlayson Stewart Alexander Piccadilly Circus tube station is about metres away.
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Community Reviews. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When word came out about this book I wasn't sure what to expect. It is touching and uplifting but also at the same time frustrating. It's a love story of sorts, in different wa!
However , they were mere mortals as most of us are. Phony stories about a happy Stan regaling comics and writers in his last years in the s in a fashionable apartment near the ocean in Santa Monica is pure bullshit. Facts are facts. Stan was a notorious womanizer and drinker. Babe was a party boy as well. Instead of the innocent face that sold his comedic character , he looked like a derelict from Skid Row.
But not before Babe conspires with Death in his own dissolution. Not once did Connolly or any of the people in the book say the name Stan Laurel. Spread the word folks. This is a fictionalization of Laurel's life and end of lif.
Refresh and try again. See other authors with similar names. View 1 comment. He is depicted in this novel as quite a tough and hardened character who underpaid both actors and sought to keep them under his thumb during the years of making movies together.