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Billy Benedict and Frank Coghlan, Jr

Interviews 1990

to listen to our very own roving reporter Steve Wichrowski, Jr. conduct entertaining and informative interviews with Billy Benedict who appeared with Stan and Ollie in Great Guns and prolific actor Frank Coghlan, Jr. who starred in some of the early Our Gang films.  

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Jacquie Lyn Interview 1992

by Scott MacGillivray

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Diosa Costello Interview 1992

by Scott MacGillivray

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Bill Cubin Interview 1990

by Steve Wichrowski, Jr.

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Trudy Marshall Interview 1990

by Scott MacGillivray

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Dorothy DeBorba 1990 Interview

with Scott MacGillivray

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Rosina Lawrence Interviews

Rosina Lawrence 1983 Interview with Hal Stanton

Rosina Lawrence 1984 Interview with Steve Wichrowski, Jr.

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Henry Brandon Interview 1984

with Graham McKenna

Graham McKenna, Grand Sheik of the UK's Laughing Gravy Tent, conducts a noisy but interesting interview with Henry Brandon who relates an anecdote about Stan Laurel's input and direction on the set of 1934's "Babes in Toyland".  This interview was conducted at the 1984 Sons International Convention held in the UK.

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Felix Knight Interview

By  Scott MacGillivray

When first released, this 1990 interview caused somewhat of a stir due to Mr. Knight's comments on difficulties he experienced working with Oliver Hardy in this 1934 production.  The interview also covers Mr. Knight's recollections of the atmosphere on the "Babes in Toyland" set.  In addition Mr Knight speaks of the "genius" of Stan Laurel and discusses his own work in other films and his connection with the Sons of the Desert.

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Ernie 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison Interview

By  Steve Wichrowski

Sunshine Sammy Morrison, one of the earliest stars in the Our Gang series, talks with Nutty Nut News Network reporter Steve Wichrowski in a 1989 audio interview.

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Tony Caruso Interview

By  Scott MacGillivray

Prolific character actor Tony Caruso, who appeared with Stan and Ollie in Jitterbugs, is interviewed by Laurel and Hardy author and Boston Brats Grand Sheik Scott MacGillivray at the Sons 1992 convention in Las Vegas.

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Laurel and Hardy Audio - Paris 1947

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Jimmy Murphy Interview Ulverston 1984

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Ronnie Hazlehurst Interview

By  Steve Wichrowski, Jr.

Here are two brief but insightful audio interviews with the popular composer and conductor, the late Ronnie Hazlehurst. Well known for his theme tunes for numerous British sitcoms, these interviews concentrate on Ronnie's Laurel and Hardy connection.

We'll hear Ronnie talk about how he met with Hal Roach Studio's musical director Marvin Hatley to straighten out copyright issues related to Laurel and Hardy background music. He also discusses how he worked on the then recent "Laurel and Hardy Music Box, Volume Two".

Before concluding, Ronnie reveals his official title with BBC Television.  The two interviews were taped in 1984 and 1990 by the Nutty Nut News Network Show's roving reporter, Steve Wichrowski, Jr.

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Shirley Jean Rickert Interview

By  Guido Cipriani and Mike David

We thought it would be timely to now release this 1984 audio interview with Our Gang star Shirley Jean Rickert as she passed away earlier this year and also since she talks about celebrating Christmas at the Hal Roach Studios.

To listen to this informative interview and read more about Shirley please

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Bill Cassera Interview

The author of "Edgar Kennedy: Master of the Slow Burn", Bill Cassera, gives a brief but informative interview on how the book started off as a hobby and was changed to a labor of love after a poignant contact with one of Edgar Kennedy's family members. Hear the details directly from the author of this very popular book in this 2007 exclusive interview.  For more details of the book please visit www.edgarkennedy.org

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The Nutty Nut News Network presents a new, enthusiastic and informative interview with Laurel and Hardy author and longtime member of the Sons of the Desert, Randy Skretvedt. This presentation is filled with background information on how Randy interviewed scores of Laurel and Hardy related celebrities for his very popular book "Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies".

We hear how he began doing interviews in the early 1970s and in particular about his successful encounters with studio boss Hal Roach. Randy also reveals which celebrity he was the closest to and with whom he produced a record album. (Randy gives details on how to order a CD copy of this.) The commentary on the 20th Century Fox DVD release of "The Big Noise" is discussed and Randy reappraises his evaluation of that film.

This interview is loaded with behind the scenes information and fascinating details concerning a number of Laurel and Hardy co-stars, including Bob Bailey ("Jitterbugs", "The Dancing Masters"). In addition, Randy tells us how he came to acquire personal snapshots and written material belonging to Babe Hardy.

And finally, we hear from Randy about some new projects including an upcoming revised and expanded version of his book. This 20 minute plus interview is accompanied with a photo of Randy holding the sizeable Hardy scrapbook album.

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The Nutty Nut News Network is proud to present this exclusive interview with author Randy Skretvedt talking with roving reporter Steve Wichrowski in 1989. Randy discusses how he worked on his very popular book "Laurel and Hardy - The Magic Behind the Movies" and reveals the contents of a letter he received from Exhausted Ruler Jack McCabe.

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In March 2009, Mike David and our roving reporter Steve Wichrowski met up at the Williamsburg, VA, Film Festival. There they were very fortunate and honored to meet MGM and RKO star Jacqueline White who graciously agreed to do an audio interview with us.  Our talk with her is filled with interesting stories including Miss White's recollection of working with Stan and Ollie in 1943's "Air Raid Wardens".

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Our roving reporter, Steve Wichrowski, Jr., conducts a brief but entertaining interview with Dick Jones who appeared in March of the Wooden Soldiers and provided the voice of Pinocchio.

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Our Gang star Dick Jones squeezed in a few minutes to sit down with Mike David and roving reporter Steve Wichrowski at the recent Williamsburg Film Festival in March 2009.  In this interview you'll hear him talk about a specific scene in the Our Gang short "The Pigskin Palooka" which was filmed from September 18 - 25, 1937. He also tells us about going to school with the other Our Gang members at the Roach Studio.  The timing of this new interview was significant since it occurred during the week when Walt Disney released the 70th Anniversary DVD edition of the 1940 classic "Pinocchio", and it was a youthful Dick Jones who provided the voice for the title character.

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Our roving reporter, Steve Wichrowski, Jr., conducts an entertaining interview with comic actor and voice artist Chuck McCann and his "Stan" partner, Jim MacGeorge.

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Highlights of a two part interview with Laurel and Hardy co-stars Henry Brandon and Anita Garvin.  To listen 

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Virginia Karns Patterson, (Mother Goose in 1934’s “Babes in Toyland”). To listen 

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A  interview with Jean Darling (Babe's in Toyland)

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An online exclusive from The Nutty Nut News Network, Scott MacGillivray interviews Tommy 'Butch' Bond.

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Mike David conducts a lively interview in the Sheraton Valley Forge lobby with Mae Questel, actress and voice of Olive Oyl , Betty Boop and many other animation characters.

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