The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis #239

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Last Meeting - March 15, 2014

After some announcements, The Early To Bed Tent meeting of March 15, 2014 began with Bob Duncan leading everyone in the singing of the Sons Of The Desert song along with the traditional toasts to Stan, Babe and the supporting legends of laughter from the Hal Roach Studios. Our film program began with a 1940 Looney Tunes cartoon titled “You Ought To Be In Pictures” combining “live” action with the animated stars Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. This was followed by Our Gang in “Mama’s Little Pirate” with Spanky and the kids in search of a hidden pirate treasure chest. After a short break, Stan and Ollie took over supplying the laughs as we gave a salute to the boys’ most feared nemesis, Walter Long in two of their classic short comedies, “The Live Ghost” and “Going Bye-Bye”. During our next break, our raffle produced six winners going home with some nice prizes. The evening concluded with Walter Long going up against Laurel & Hardy one more time in their 1931 feature film, “Pardon Us”. A special thank you to ETB Tent member Alan Aperlo for his donation from sales of his books and DVDs that will be added to our annual donation to the UCLA Film and Television Archive - Laurel & Hardy Preservation Fund.  Our raffle for this fundraiser will take place at our August meeting. To the students from Temple City High School who arrived early to help us set up for our meeting, a very sincere thank you. Our gratitude goes to our members and guests who traveled from far and near to be with us. Last but not least, to our ever faithful “Night Owls” who stayed after our meeting for the packing up and cleaning up, you have our appreciation in more than words can say.

 Next Meeting - June 14, 2014
The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis 239 will be back at it once again in time for the start of summer as our next meeting will be taking place on Saturday evening, June 14, 2014. We will be celebrating the 124th anniversary of Stan Laurel’s birth with a classic comedy film program, birthday cake and our traditional raffle.  Plus, the ETB Tent refreshment bar will be ready for you with hot dogs, beverages and more.  As always, our gathering will take place at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Temple City, California.  The doors open up at 6:00PM and the meeting will begin at 6:45PM.  We hope that you will be able to join us and we will look forward to seeing you there.

Film Program

Hollywood Steps Out  (1941)

Eve's Love Letters  (1927)

Come Clean  (1931)

Thicker Than Water  (1935)

Block-Heads  (1938)

Stan and Ollie do battle with Mae Busch in Come Clean (1931)