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The Charlie Hall Picture Archive


The Charlie Hall Picture Archive is a unique book for all fans of Charlie Hall and Laurel and Hardy.   The book features over two hundred and ten images, many of which have never been published and has sections covering Charlie Hall,  his family and the places they visited, his cars, the studio set up in Hollywood (with a section dedicated to Hal Roach) and the stars of the time (including Mary Pickford and Mabel Normand).  There are numerous mini biographies of Charlie's co-stars and the book closes with a sixty five page chapter relating to Charlie Hall's film stills with in depth synopsis of some of his films.  Where possible Charlie's own words have been used.

The book is softback, slightly smaller than A4 (292x205mm), has 178 pages in total, close to 17,000 words and features over two hundred and ten images, many of which have never before been published.  The book was written by Dean McKeown and edited by Maria Cairney, the foreword was written by Willie McIntyre.

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- From May 2012 Royal Mail hiked up their postage prices (overseas postage has gone up an average of £3) thus I have had to make a small increase in postage rates.  Overseas orders will still have reduced postage.

- I have managed to secure a limited number of copies of Laurel and Hardy by Tom McGrath, please click on the SHOP tab above for more information.

- Thanks to 'Vonbork' an eagle eyed member of The Laurel and Hardy Forum it appears we can now add Madame Mystery (1926) to Charlie's filmography.  CLICK HERE to see a film still which appears to show Charlie.

- Charlie Hall Picture Archive author, Dean McKeown, recently visited America and toured some of the sites featured in The Charlie Hall Picture Archive.  For the first installment of images I have chosen to share some of Charlie and Wilda's graves.  Please CLICK HERE.

- A new Facebook group has been created dedicated to Charlie Hall, to join just search for The Little Nemesis Charlie Hall.

- To see some pictures of The Laurel and Hardy Statue unveiling then click here


'Laurel and Hardy fans will devour and enjoy The Charlie Hall Picture Archive. It is the next best thing to having known the diminutive chap from Birmingham, England, the one who advertised himself in casting directories as "(Little) Charles Hall." He did so in order to distinguish himself from the similarly British-born art director and production designer Charles D Hall. Evidently the two men were even born the same year.

Besides the illustrations in Dean McKeown's book, and Charlie Hall's own captions for them, I enjoyed the text. I learned some things I did not know, giving a better sense of who this man really was.

And right when so many of us believe there are no more Laurel and Hardy still photos yet to be unearthed, more surface. It seems there are always more to discover - a good thing!'

Richard Bann on the Official Laurel and Hardy Website read the whole review HERE

Dean McKeown's "The Charlie Hall Picture Archive" is a well written visual masterpiece. I can't imagine any admirer of Laurel and Hardy being without this work....The book makes the reader feel close to Charlie's career and illustrates the expression "pictures are worth a thousand words."

Part of Roger Gordon's excellent review in the Intra-Tent Journal, issue 133, Summer 2009.  For subscription details for the ITJ please CLICK HERE.


Charlie Hall Postcard sets

Postcards are A6 size (148mm x 105mm) and professionally printed in black and white on 350gsm card (one side only).  The thirteen designs are strictly limited edition so don't miss out on your chance to own this collectors set.  Limited edition, collectors item, hurry while stocks last.

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Charlie Hall Postcard Set

Laurel and Hardy by Tom McGrath

'Charlie left a legacy and a story through these pictures and now for the first time his personal archive will be presented in full using, where possible, Charlie’s own words.  The Charlie Hall Picture Archive offers a rare glimpse into Charlie’s professional and private life.  My only hope is that you as the reader will get as much enjoyment from this book as I have had compiling it.'





The Charlie Hall Picture Archive 2009 copyright, Dean McKeown.  All rights reserved.

Click the above for the most up to date list of Charlie's filmography