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ABOUT THE NUTTY NUT NEWS
Nutty Nut News Network Show was a long running audiotape series of
Laurel and Hardy related material conceived by the late Guido
Cipriani, Grand Sheik of the From Soup to Nuts Tent in Norwich,
Steve Wichrowski, Jr with Guido Cipriani
The show was established as a way for all members of the
Sons of the
Desert to keep in touch since, when the series began in 1983, there
was no worldwide web as we know it today.
It provided tents and Sons the opportunity to record messages on
audiocassette tapes which were then mailed to Guido. He edited the
incoming messages, added music and narration, compiling the contents
into a master tape. All participating tents and individuals also
included a blank tape and money to cover postage costs. This allowed
Guido, his family and From Soup to Nut Tent members to make copies
of the master tape and mail them to Sons around the world.
This was done three to four times a year. The programs included
updates from various tents on their members and activities. Guido
added humorous songs and skits to the mix.
Significantly, a number of the shows included valuable celebrity
interviews and highlights from many of the Sons international
conventions. Steve Wichrowski, Jr., Grand Sheik of the USA's Air
Raid Wardens Tent, traveled to conventions in the States and
overseas, audiotaping much material for the show. He was later
joined by Guido himself and Mike David, Vice-Sheik of the From Soup
to Nuts Tent, when they all attended the renowned Valley Forge
Convention in July 1986. This event produced fascinating interviews
with numerous celebrities and also with many Sons as well. Guido
became ill temporarily after the convention and the audio was edited
and narrated by Mike David. This entire show, over 100 minutes long
and with rare bonus material, is posted right here at our site.
Later in the series, Laurel and Hardy author and Boston Brats Grand
Sheik Scott MacGillivray joined Steve in conducting interviews at
several other conventions.
Guido Cipriani passed away in the mid 1990's but the Nutty Nut News
Network Show was resurrected in 2005 when the 1986 convention audio
was remastered and posted on the Laurel and Hardy Forum website.
In 2006, Steve Wichrowski, Jr., took his tape recorders to the Sons
15th International Convention in Harlem and Augusta, Georgia. A new
Nutty Nut New Network Show was compiled by Mike David and that 77
minute presentation is also posted here.
There are more celebrity interviews and other interesting audio bits
from the series, and these will be gradually added to this website.
All of this is done freely, in keeping with Guido's desire for Sons
everywhere to have the opportunity to keep in touch and enjoy the
sharing of material related to Stan and Ollie.
MEET THE NUTTERS
have to stress that you should not directly link to any file on this
website. All Nutty Nut News Network Show audios and interviews
are the exclusive right of The Nutty Nut News Network and must not
be used, copied, or duplicated in any manner without prior
All archive material presented here on a non-profit basis is
presented as originally compiled. All interviews are copyright Mike
David. Additional material is either believed to be public domain or
used under the terms of copyright fair use. If you believe your
copyright has been violated by this website please get in touch with
the webmasters and we will be happy to discuss your concerns.