Music Box Steps
May 19, 2013
When I married Jacob, I entered into a whole new world of media I never knew existed. He's slowly, but surely, helping me along my path to becoming cultured in the art of film. The 30s and 40s are continually drawn upon by producers and directors, as a guide to current movie making. As a result, that era as shown to be the prime, true masters of film.
One of the first films he showed me was a classic Laurel and Hardy short, The Music Box. It has since become a family favorite, even amongst our kids. Both Talmage and Emma love to watch Laurel and Hardy. They laugh and laugh. So naturally, we couldn't go to California without a visit to the original steps.
The Music Box is a Laurel and Hardy short film comedy, released in 1932. The film depicts the pair attempting to move a piano up a large flight of steps,. It won the first Academy Award for Live Action Short Film (Comedy) in 1932. In 1997, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Laurel and Hardy Park, across the street from the steps