Brushwood Gulch Gazette

March-April 2005

Volume 38, Number 2

NOTE: This is an old issue of the Brushwood Gulch Gazette, which has been archived for reference purposes. Although some links have been updated, the text of this archived newsletter remains unchanged. Please keep in mind that these articles have NOT been updated to reflect changes that may have occurred since they were originally printed. Return to the index of archived issues.


3 New Locations Found - Tour on April 24th
Laurel & Hardy Marathon on TCM April 1st
Discovering the Tour Locations

January 2005 Meeting Notes
Jolson Tribute

3 New Locations Found - Reserve Your Place for April 24th Tour

On Sunday, April 24th, the Way Out West Tent will conduct a tour of locations seen in Laurel & Hardy films. This will include visits to three newly discovered locations used in Another Fine Mess, Me and My Pal, and Love 'em and Weep. This is your chance to be one of the first fans to see these places in person!

Other highlights will include: a climb up the same flight of stairs that the Boys carried a piano crate in the film The Music Box; a close look at the perfectly preserved "Pottsville" train station from the film Berth-Marks; visits to the locations of two streetcar mishaps from the finales of Hog Wild and County Hospital; and a glimpse at the estate where the Boys bring the horse in Wrong Again. The tour will include lunch, which will be eaten in the park where the canoe battle took place in Men 'O War. We will also see some related locations in Hollywood and visit the graves of both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Advance reservations are required and space is limited. Buses will depart promptly at 9:00 AM from the Mayflower Club, located at 11110 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood. Members will receive the discounted price of $35; non-members are $45. The tour will last approximately six hours, and will include lunch and a tour booklet with photos. Be sure to arrive on time and to bring your camera!

Click here for more information and for photos

Click here to dowload a reservation form

Click here for a map to the Mayflower Club...

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New Laurel & Hardy DVD

The Laurel & Hardy Collection Vol. II contains three of the Boys' best films: Way Out West, Block-Heads, and Chickens Come Home. This DVD is available now in North America.

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Laurel & Hardy Marathon on TCM April 1st

Turner Classic Movies will air a twenty-hour long marathon of Laurel and Hardy films on April 1st. This will include some of the Boy's best films, for the first time on television in nearly a decade. The film schedule will be:


Pacific Time

Eastern Time

MGM's Big Parade of Comedy

3:00 AM

6:00 AM

Pack Up Your Troubles

4:30 AM

7:30 AM

The Devil's Brother

5:45 AM

8:45 AM

Beau Hunks

7:15 AM

10:15 AM

The Bohemian Girl

7:45 AM

10:45 AM

Them Thar Hills

9:00 AM


Tit for Tat

9:30 AM

12:30 PM

Pick a Star

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

Chickens Come Home

11:30 AM

2:30 PM

Nothing But Trouble


3:00 PM

Air Raid Wardens

1:15 PM

4:15 PM

A Chump at Oxford

2:30 PM

5:30 PM

Swiss Miss

3:45 PM

6:45 PM

Way Out West

5:00 PM

8:00 PM

Sons of the Desert

6:15 PM

9:15 PM

The Music Box

7:30 PM

10:30 PM


8:15 PM

11:15 PM

Pardon Us

9:30 PM

12:30 AM


10:30 PM

1:30 AM

On April 4th, TCM will also air a marathon of Charley Chase shorts, some of which feature Oliver Hardy.

Click here to visit the Turner Classic Movies web site..

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Discovering the Tour Locations

Members of the Way Out West Tent have been instrumental in uncovering most of the known locations used by Laurel & Hardy in their films. Grand Sheik Bob Satterfield and his many friends at the Way Out West Tent located a tremendous amount of locations during the 1970s.

The first tour of these locations took place in 1979, when a small group of fans came to L.A. in preparation for the Second International Sons of the Desert Convention, to be held in Los Angeles the following Summer. In 1980, five hundred convention delegates traveled to the locations by the bus load.

In the years that have followed, members of the tent have uncovered additional sites. The newly discovered locations from Another Fine Mess, Love 'em and Weep, and Me and My Pal were found by father and son team Jimmy and Jimmy Wiley on February 4th, in preparation for our upcoming tour.

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January 2005 Meeting Notes

The first meeting of the Way Out West Tent for 2005 took place on Oliver Hardy's 113th birthday. We celebrated with a birthday cake and a screening of Ollie without Stan in the film, Fluttering Hearts.

Attending a Way Out West meeting for the first time was Marjorie Campbell, who appeared as the baby in Their First Mistake. We screened this film and presented her with an honorary tent membership.

Three additional L&H films were screened that evening, all of which included Billy Gilbert as a co-star. Billy Gilbert was an early member of the Way Out West Tent, and after his passing his ashes were scattered at the Odd Fellow Cemetery without a marker. Our January fund raiser helped to raise money to buy a marker, which will be placed later this year. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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Jolson Tribute in April

Longtime Sons member Dave Greim will stage a tribute to Al Jolson, in conjunction with the Southern California Al Jolson Society. The show will take place April 16th at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. For more information, visit or contact Dave at (818) 753-8148.

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Lona Andre

Our Relations


Charlotte Henry

Babes in Toyland


Jean Harlow

Double Whoopee


Walter Long

Pardon Us, Any Old Port


Lou Costello

Battle of the Century


Peggy Ahern

Our Gang


Baldwin Cooke

Perfect Day


Bill "Buckwheat" Thomas

Our Gang


Fred Knoth

Roach Studios Prop Department


Frank "Junior" Coghlan

Our Gang


Florence Roberts

Babes in Toyland


"Broncho Billy" Anderson

Producer of The Lucky Dog


Tony Hawes

Stan's Son-In-Law


Venice Lloyd

Mrs. Art Lloyd


Jackie Condon

Our Gang


Philbrook Lyons

Our Gang


Dorothy Deborba

Our Gang


Robert "Wheezer" Hutchins

Our Gang


Eddie Quillan

Hollywood Party



T. Marvin Hatley



Grady Sutton

Pack Up Your Troubles


Anthony Caruso



Sharon Lynne

Way Out West


Jay Dare

20th Century Fox Costumer


Billy Benedict

Great Guns


Charlie Chaplin

In Fred Karno Troupe, with Stan


Otto Lederer

You're Darn Tootin'


Harold Lloyd


Lucille Hardy Price

Mrs. Oliver Hardy


Edgar Kennedy

Perfect Day, Night Owls


Sidney Toler

Our Relations


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Updated March 30, 2005

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