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An Audiovisual Account of Laurel & Hardy's 1952 British Tour. 
With CD containing a complete recording of their sketch 'On The Spot'!
An Audiovisual Account of Laurel & Hardy's 1952 British Tour. 
With CD containing a complete recording of their sketch 'On The Spot' ... plus an additional unreleased recording!
An Audiovisual Account of Laurel & Hardy's 1952 British Tour. With CD containing a complete recording of their sketch 'On The Spot' ... plus an additional unreleased recording!
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Laurel & Hardy: Spot On! (Book & CD)

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To All Laurel & Hardy Fans: Spot This!

  • Filled with many rare and previously unpublished full-page photographs, Spot On! recounts Laurel & Hardy’s 1952 British stage tour step by step using original letters, photographs, press releases, and much, much more. 
  • Featuring new essays written by well-known Laurel & Hardy scholars and collectors. 
  • Furthermore, this book reproduces, for the very first time, all surviving script versions of their 1952 stage sketch On the Spot, including extracts from Oliver Hardy’s own copies. These allow the reader to discover the many changes Stan Laurel made in the course of the tour.
  • The icing on the cake is the world premiere of the only known audio recording of Laurel & Hardy performing On the Spot live, illustrated with pictures showing the boys onstage and backstage! Needless to say that this book fills an important gap in Laurel & Hardy history.  

The book has been written, the recording has been restored, now we need your help to make this happen.  

Our aim is to produce a hardcover, full-colour book with over 130 glossy pages plus a CD containing the recording. If you would like one or more copies, please let us know by pledging €40 (= £36 or $44) plus shipping. No tiddlywinks or Bovanian francs, sorry.

Please don't forget to include the shipping fee in your pledge. Thank you.

 

This presale campaign will tell us how many copies we need to produce and allow you to make sure you get yours. For this project to be a go, we need to raise at least €7.500, which will cover Kickstarter’s cut, taxes, shipping and the majority of our bill to print the minimum number of copies. We anticipate printing between 200 and 400 copies. We aim to have everything ready to ship by January 18, 2017 to commemorate Oliver Hardy's 125th birthday.

If we succeed in raising over €11.000 between now and December 15, 2016, we can offer all supporters an exclusive special bonus:

Book with CD plus an additional unreleased audio recording! This will only be available to our Kickstarter supporters, and will not be sold separately afterwards. *

* Please note it is only possible to back this project on level 1, but if we raise over €11,000, all backers will automatically be upgraded to level 2 and receive the additional recording. 

This book fills an important gap in Laurel & Hardy history. So let's pull together and turn this project into reality. Purchase your copies on Kickstarter before midnight, December 15, 2016. Do yourself a big favour and do your Christmas shopping early! Join our journey back in time now!

1 book + CD:
€40 + €18 shipping (international) = €58
€40 + €10 shipping (Germany) = €50

If you or your Tent would like to order multiple copies, please replace the standard amount with the total amounts below in the 'Pledge Amount' box after clicking the green 'Back This Project' button.

2 books + CDs:
€75 + €26 shipping (international)  = €101
€75 + €14 shipping (Germany) = €89

3 books + CDs:
€111 + €36 shipping (international) = €147
€111 + €18 shipping (Germany) = €129

4 books + CDs:
€145 + €45 shipping (international) = €190
€145 + €22 shipping (Germany) = €167

5 books + CDs:
€175 + €52 shipping (international) = €227
€175 + €25 shipping (Germany) = €200

If you or your Tent would like to order more than 5 copies, please contact us first for pricing.

Please don't forget to include the shipping fee in your pledge!

 

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We aim to have everything ready to ship by January 18, 2017 to commemorate Oliver Hardy's 125th birthday.

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    Laurel & Hardy: Spot On! (Book & CD)

    LEVEL ONE: €7.500

    Hardcover, full-colour book with over 130 glossy pages plus a CD containing the recording of 'On the Spot'.

    LEVEL TWO: €11.000

    Hardcover, full-colour book with over 130 glossy pages plus a CD containing the recording of 'On the Spot'... plus an additional unreleased Stan Laurel audio recording! This will only be available to our Kickstarter supporters, and will not be sold separately afterwards.

    Your book will be signed by the author if requested.

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