Her Majesty cheered herself up during Christmas illness by watching old Laurel and Hardy films. Her Majesty did not attend the traditional Christmas Day service at Sandringham. The 90-year-old was too ill and was told by doctors to rest up and relax at home. She decided to watch old Laurel and Hardy films and Keeping Up Appearances.
The Queen (pictured) did not attend the traditional church service at Sandringham because she was too ill. The Queen cheered herself up as she battled her illness over the Christmas period by watching old Laurel and Hardy films, it was revealed today. Her Majesty missed the traditional church service at the Sandringham Estate on Christmas Day because she was suffering from a heavy cold. She was told by doctors to rest up and relax at home. And it has now been reported that the 90-year-old monarch nursed herself back to health after watching old black and white films.
According to Camilla Tominey at the Sunday Express, the Queen sat down and watched films featuring the famous comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy. A source told the newspaper that the television at the country house estate in Norfolk was switched to Talking Pictures TV. The channel plays reruns of old television shows and films and the Queen took a particular liking to the duo's films. They were active from 1927 to 1950 and were known for their slapstick comedy.
A source said: 'The Queen has really been enjoying some of the channel's output, especially Laurel and Hardy and films starring Sid James and Dora Bryan. She normally doesn't have much time to watch television but obviously when she was told to rest up by doctors, she was able to convalesce by watching some of the films she would have first enjoyed as a girl.'
The Queen was said to also have enjoyed Keeping Up Appearances, Midsomer Murders, The Last Detective and Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee.
Spotted in the Daily Mail (05.02.17.) by Eric Woods
Exhibition in Milan
I wish to inform you of this beautiful initiative of the Museum of Cinema in Milan. It dedicates an exhibition to our heroes.
From 3 to 26 February 2017, the national Cinema Museum of Milan has 90 YEARS OF LAUGHTER: Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy.
Silent films, rarities and classics, a tribute to the comic duo's most famous films in eight programmes, including screenings with live music, meetings and special events. For the exhibition, the corridor of the Museum will be set up with a selection of film - silent and sound - of the pair of Laurel and Hardy that viewers will see before entering the cinema hall.
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