Benedict and Frank Coghlan, Jr
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
Costello Interview 1992
by Steve Wichrowski, Jr.
Dorothy DeBorba 1990
with Scott MacGillivray
Rosina Lawrence 1983
Interview with Hal Stanton
Lawrence 1984 Interview
with Steve Wichrowski, Jr.
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.
Felix Knight Interview
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
'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison Interview
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.
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.
Laurel and Hardy Audio -
Interview Ulverston 1984
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
Before concluding, Ronnie reveals his official title with BBC
The two interviews were taped in 1984 and 1990 by the Nutty Nut News
Network Show's roving reporter, Steve Wichrowski, Jr.
Jean Rickert Interview
Cipriani and Mike David
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.
listen to this informative interview and read more about Shirley
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
To listen to this
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
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
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.
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".
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.
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.
roving reporter, Steve Wichrowski, Jr., conducts an entertaining
interview with comic actor and voice artist Chuck McCann and
his "Stan" partner, Jim MacGeorge.
of a two part interview with Laurel and Hardy co-stars Henry
Brandon and Anita Garvin.
Patterson, (Mother Goose in 1934’s “Babes in Toyland”).
interview with Jean Darling (Babe's in Toyland)
An online exclusive from The Nutty Nut
MacGillivray interviews Tommy 'Butch' Bond.
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.