On this date in 1892 our friend Oliver Hardy was born in Harlem Georgia. Happy Birthday Oliver!!
From today's "The Writer's Almanac" by Garrison Keillor:
Itís the birthday of Oliver Hardy, born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia (1892). He studied law and sang professionally before he met Stan Laurel; they were one of the few teams to move smoothly from the vaudeville hall to full-length film comedies. They were most famous during the í30s, and they won an Oscar for a short film called The Music Box, in which they attempted to get a piano up a steep staircase. The staircase wasnít on a back lot; it was a real staircase that still stands in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles. Ray Bradbury wrote a short story about a couple of Laurel and Hardy fans who fell in love there, and who signaled each other by leaving bottles of champagne on the steps.
Great subject, but a little OT, note the very straight side of that touring car. This is a detail that is often overlooked by restorers. The driver's side should be in a straight line. Notice also the amount of "roll" on the front seat back.
Although the windshield is earlier, the back door hinges look like the equal-length '25 hinges?
Sorry, I guess I should have put the OT symbol on this thread I just thought that they were such a part of our Model T world I didn't even consider it OT
Hi Dennis, NO, I meant MY posting was a bit OT to yours, I agree, this subject is very T oriented. Sorry for the misunderstanding!
Very ON topic! Fantastic pic and topic Dennis!
Another fine mess!
Cripes, I almost typed "I really need a touring."