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Oliver Hardy --- Exhibitor
Here is today's bold pronouncement that I invite anyone to correct: Oliver Hardy was the first major film star to have come out of exhibition, and was in fact, the only major film star to have ever come out of exhibition. By exhibition, I mean, of course, operating a theatre, projection, ownership of a venue ... any of these. The notion came to me after reading a splendid article by Robert J. Wilson III that appeared in The Georgia Historical Quarterly in its Fall/Winter 2003 issue. Mr. Wilson is a professor of history at
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Major tips of the derby to Scott MacGillivray and Jeff Missinne, longtime Sons Of The Desert and experts in all things Laurel and Hardy. Jeff shared with Greenbriar the wonderfully rare image of Stan and Babe at the UK film rental facility, and Scott provided the fine quality still of Babe demonstrating home 35mm projection for Stan.