Oliver Hardy was born 114 years ago today

Oliver Hardy was born 114 years ago today

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Oliver Hardy a Stan és Pan duóból ma 114 éve született - cikk egy nemrégiben előkerült fotóról feladattal és szószedettel.  

Oliver "Ollie" (Norvell) Hardy, the American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy (“Stan és Pan” in Hungarian), the classic double act, was born 114 years ago today, on January 18, 1892.

Recently, a long-lost photo depicting the comedic duo, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Rome has delighted film buffs after coming to light and getting thousands of shares online. The picture shows Stan Laurel, played by British actor Arthur Stanley Jefferson and his American sidekick Oliver Hardy, played by Norvell Hardy, being mobbed by fans at Rome's Termini station in July 1950.

Stan Laurel was hoisted up onto the shoulders of his fans who are carrying him along the platform in a 'king's chair', as his comedy sidekick walks ahead of the group grinning broadly, while an amused Italian police officer looks on.

The snap was found by 65-year-old book seller Giuseppe Casetti, who collects old photos as a hobby and discovered the picture among negatives that once belonged to a defunct Roman newspaper. “I managed to get hold of the picture archives of an old Rome-based paper,” Casetti told Corriere della Sera. “I've been developing some negatives and there are incredible stories from 50 or even 70 years ago, I try to upload some of them online when I get the chance.”

Casetti admits that he didn't expect the old snap to be seen by so many people after being put online. “Then it became viral? I don't know what that means,” he joked. “But if it makes people feel good I'm happy!”

source: www.thelocal.it

Match the words and the definitions.

1 incredible

a no longer existing

2 recently

b informal photo

3 defunct

c finds something funny

4 snap

d flat raised area

5 amused

e unbelievable

6 platform

f not long ago

key: 1-e, 2-f, 3-a, 4-b, 5-c, 6-d


double act




to depict


film buff



társ, segéd

to hoist up










to develop negatives

negatívokat előhívni



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