Size: 47 x 63 inches
This fabulous oversized poster was issued in France for a Laurel and Hardy film called Compagnons de la Nouba (Sons of the Desert). Released in 1933 the plot line for this comedy is that Stanley (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) want to attend the yearly convention of the Sons of the Desert, a fraternal group to which they belong. When Ollie's wife, Lollie (Mae Busch), objects, he feigns sickness, and Stanley gets a doctor to prescribe a fake trip to Hawaii. After Stanley and Ollie revel with the Sons of the Desert, they return home to find out the ship they were supposedly on has sunk in a typhoon, and they're forced to cover their tracks.
It stars Laurel and Hardy, a comedy double act popular during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavyset American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.
This poster has recently come back from the linen backer and looks stupendous. It's original fold lines are still visible (we think that adds to its charm), but it is in excellent condition and will frame up beautifully. With its beautiful colors and fantastic style, it is a spectacular tribute to poster art, film, and the staying power of two classic comedians. We love it and just acquired it from France!