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Sons of the Desert at 50

6 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT

The founding “tent” of the international Laurel and Hardy organization Sons of the Desert is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a banquet in New York City on August 8th—but only if enough people sign up to attend. That’s the message that Grand Sheik Jack Roth has asked me to spread. You can learn more at www.sonsofthedesertnyc.org. I’m sorry I can’t travel back East that weekend, but the mere thought of this event makes me nostalgic, as I did attend the 2nd banquet forty-nine years ago; it was one of the greatest nights of my life. I still have some snapshots,  overflashed with my parents’ Brownie camera, but they do provide some memories of having met Stan Laurel’s...

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