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Critic’s Choice: Laurel & Hardy brave ‘The Music Box’ steps once again

‘The Music Box’
Lilyan Irene, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the short film “The Music Box” (1932).
(Los Angeles Times file photo)

Numerous iconic film locations exist in Los Angeles, places like the Griffith Park Observatory beloved of fans of “Rebel Without A Cause.” But for sheer joy it’s hard to top a certain 133 steps in the Silver Lake area.                                            

As all fans of Laurel & Hardy know, those stairs were the site of the classic 1932 Oscar-winning short “The Music Box,” a one-of-a-kind effort showcasing the hard time these two had moving a piano on that unforgiving terrain.

Celebrate that film and those guys at the 22nd annual Music Box Steps Day on Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. The location is just across the street from those stairs at Laurel & Hardy Park, 900 Vendome Street in Silver Lake. In addition to showings of the film in question, there will be free food, live music, a magic show, a raffle and even Laurel & Hardy lookalikes. In other words, fun for all. For more information call (323) 663-7641.

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