Once a month, every month, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont screens an afternoon’s worth of Laurel and Hardy films. This month’s matinee, chosen from early in the comic duo’s long career, is something unusual.

After making names for themselves in the 1910s, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy teamed up in the mid-1920s and soon found a following; like other stars, they saw their silent movies translated into various languages for worldwide distribution.

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Laurel and Hardy speak

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May is set to be an eclectic and even electric month at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont. In addition to three more installments of the famous serial, The Perils of Pauline, the venerable East Bay silent film museum is set to screen one of the big hits of the era, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, starring legendary Rudolph Valentino, as well as Laughing at Danger, an early thriller with plenty of pulp fiction trappings. And that’s not all.

alice terry

Alice Terry will be starring in
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with Rudolph Valentino

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