Laurel and Hardy Walk the Streets of Culver City



Reminding us that all movies are, on some level, documentaries, this video does an great job of identifying the locations around Main Street in downtown Culver City where Laurel and Hardy did their thing. Their "thing" being, in this case, involving things like inexpertly stealing a bicycle and being persistently pursued by a goat. That's a clip from "Angora Love," which contains what is doubtlessly the greatest goat performances of the silent era.

 

For an extra layer of nostalgia, note that the tracking shot of "modern day" Main Street that begins the video contains footage of La Ballona Mexican Restaurant, which closed its doors in December of 2010 after 25 years.

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Comment by Enhager on April 24, 2011 at 9:48am
Have you seen the wall-sized photo in Roll N Rye? It's a birds eye view looking over the Culver Hotel toward the west. Even though things change, you can see that the structure, and many of the fine buildings, are still the same after so many decades.

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