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Tribute to Stan and Others?
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From Michael Weiler on Facebook.

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#2
Thanks for that. It's good to see Stan as the central and most prominent member of this bunch of comedians. Dick Van Dyke (bottom right) was Stan's closest Hollywood friend, certainly after Babe died, and Danny Kaye collected Stan's 1961 Lifetime Achievement Oscar for him as he wasn't too well at the time. Buster Keaton was a great admirer of Stan's creativity, but I don't see Jerry Lewis, who was a frequent visitor to Stan in Santa Monica. Caricatures are wonderful, aren't they? Potentially so cruel and yet so amusing....a real artistic skill.
 
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#3
This looks like the stars that were on the CBS special titled "A Salute to Stan Laurel" in 1965

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euUslWqNH5Q
 
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(08-10-2016, 05:18 PM)George Martin Wrote: This looks like the stars that were on the CBS special titled "A Salute to Stan Laurel" in 1965

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euUslWqNH5Q

By George, I think you're right!
 
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(08-10-2016, 09:16 PM)judgefoozle Wrote:
(08-10-2016, 05:18 PM)George Martin Wrote: This looks like the stars that were on the CBS special titled "A Salute to Stan Laurel" in 1965

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euUslWqNH5Q

By George, I think you're right!

I downloaded that a week ago or so.. I haven't watch the 2nd half yet. The first half was hardly a tribute if you ask me.. Dick Van Dyke did mention Stan and how comedy was done back then... then went on to say comedy today is more sophisticated... then gets into the slapstick :Smile at least that mentioned Stan a little.

A real tribute should have talked about Stan and showed clips etc..
 
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#6
Yes, it's always rightly dismissed as a travesty of a tribute. Apart from the few seconds of Dick Van Dyke at the start, it's really a showcase for the other artistes and there's no real reference to Stan. Anyone with enough time to watch this should go for Cuckoo or A Tribute To The Boys (the Dom Deluise docu).
 
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