The Early To Bed Tent - Oasis #239

August and October 2015 Meetings

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Last Meeting - August 8, 2015

The Early To Bed Tent’s meeting of August 8, 2015 began with our good friend Bob Duncan leading everyone in the singing of the Sons Of The Desert song and the time-honored toasts to Stan, Babe and all of those amazing supporting artists from the Hal Roach Studios. After some announcements by Bob, we began our salute to Stan and Ollie’s most popular nemesis, James Finlayson. Our film program led off with Fin starring in the Hal Roach two-reel comedy “Dizzy Daddies” followed by Fin and the boys in “With Love And Hisses”. After a short intermission, we saw Fin going up against Clark and McCullough in “Jitters The Butler” followed by “A Hasty Marriage” with Charley Chase. During our next break, the proceeds from our 5th annual fund raising raffle were donated to the Laurel & Hardy Preservation Fund at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The raffle produced eleven happy members and guests who went home with quite an assortment of great prizes. Terry Shaw and Stan Taffel were winners of our Silent Auctions. Our closing tribute to Fin found him in the spotlight with Stan and Ollie in one of their best and most memorable features, “Way Out West” from 1937. A very sincere thank you to everyone who generously contributed to our raffle, both with prizes and raffle ticket purchases for the Laurel & Hardy Preservation Fund. To Stan Taffel, our gratitude to you for your help and amazing projection skills during our film program. Once again, Bob Duncan’s collection of “show and tell” photos and memorabilia was enjoyed by all. As always, we appreciate the attendance and support of our members and guests who travel from near and far to be with us. Last but not least, we are very grateful to our ever faithful “Night Owls” who stay after the meetings to help us pack up and clean up. 

Next Meeting - October 10, 2015

The Early To Bed Tent's next meeting will take place on Saturday evening, October 10, 2015. We'll be giving a salute to acknowledge three memorable anniversaries at this gathering. Our film program will start off with birthday salutes to Buster Keaton (October 4th) and to Charley Chase (October 20th). The program will conclude with a 50th anniversary tribute to the Sons Of The Desert organization. Plus our traditional raffle with great prizes and the ETB Tent refreshment stand will be up and running for you with hot dogs, sodas and more. As always, we will meet at the Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 9642 East Live Oak Avenue in Temple City, California. The doors open up at 6:00PM and the fun begins at 6:45PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

Film Program

The Triumph Of Lester Snapwell (1963) 

Whispering Whoopee  (1930) 

 Them Thar Hills  (1934) 

Sons Of The Desert  (1933)