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Part of the bronze sculpture of Laurel and Hardy (leaning against a lamppost) at Ulverston, Cumbria. The piece (unveiled in 2009) was produced by renowned artist and sculptor Graham Ibbeson. Ibbeson has created a number bronze sculptures of outstanding depth, quality and comedy in towns and cities across Britain, including Eric Morecambe (Morecambe), Cary Grant (Bristol), Benny Hill (Southampton), Les Dawson (Lytham St Annes), Fred Trueman (Skipton) and David Whitfield (Kingston upon Hull).

Why Ulverston? because Arthur Stanley "Stan" Jefferson (16 June 1890 23 February 1965), better known as Stan Laurel (of Laurel & Hardy fame), was born there.

Laurel began his career in the British music hall from where he took a number of his standard comic devices: the bowler hat, the deep comic gravity, and the nonsensical understatement. His film acting career stretched between 1917 and 1951 and included a starring role in the Academy Award winning film The Music Box (1932). In 1961, Laurel was given a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. In a 2005 UK poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, Laurel and Hardy ranked top among best double acts.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Shall I Take My Glasses Off?'

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2012 - 2:02 PM
Focal Length:17.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Leave 'Em Laughing
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:15 Oct 2012 - 5:54 PM
Tags:Bronze, Cumbria, Furness peninsula, Graham Ibbeson, Lake district, Laurel & hardy, Portraits / people, Public art, Sculpture, Stan laurel, Ulverston
Votes:22

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:06 PM

What a wonderful sculpture, Philip, would love to see those of the others you have mentioned (now there's a challenge for you Smile) Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:34 PM

"We're not us, we're two other fellows" Grin

Excellent statues of a wonderful comedy duo.

Dave

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:50 PM

Very nicely done, good to go in close - it looks as though they are sharing a private joke.
Moira

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 7:32 PM

Laughing and good for another one!

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NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 7:57 PM

"That's another fine photograph you have captured Phillip" GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

On the trail of the lonesome Pine

On a mountain in Virginia stands a lonesome pine

just below is the cabin home of a little girl of mine

her name is June and very , very soon ,She'll belong to me

for I know she's waiting there for me 'neath that lone pine tree

In the blue ridge mountains of Virginia on the trail of the lonesome pine

in the pale moonshine our hearts entwine

where she carved her name and I carved mine

O'h June , like the mountains I'm blue

like the pine I'm lonesome for you

In the blue ridge mountains of Virginia

on the trail of the lonesome pine

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:37 PM

Wonderful cpature of this excellent sculpture. A duo one can always recognise, even if not one of their fans as in my own case!

Ann

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

Unmistakable duoSmileSmile
Carole

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 9:49 AM

Impressive s sculptures and you have retained the detail very well.

Best Matt

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Oct 2012 - 10:27 PM

Love it my childhood daysGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin should be more figures like this, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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