The Charlie Hall Picture Archive is a unique book for all fans of Charlie Hall and Laurel and Hardy.  The book features over two hundred and ten images, many of which have never been published and has sections covering Charlie Hall,  his family and the places they visited, his cars, the studio set up in Hollywood (with a section dedicated to Hal Roach) and the stars of the time (including Mary Pickford and Mabel Normand).  There are numerous mini biographies of Charlie's co-stars and the book closes with a sixty five page chapter relating to Charlie Hall's film stills with in depth synopsis of some of his films.  Where possible Charlie's own words have been used.


The book is slightly smaller than A4, has 178 pages in total and close to 17,000 words.  The book was written by Dean McKeown and edited by Maria Cairney, the foreword was written by Willie McIntyre.


Foreword xi

1.    Introduction page 1

2   Charlie Hall page 4

3.    Meet The Family page 15

4.    A Man And His Cars page 37

5.    Out On Location page 44

6.    Studios And Stars page 71

7.    Charlie’s Film Stills page 95

8.    Filmography page 161

9.    Appendix page 165


The Charlie Hall Picture Archive 2009 © Dean McKeown.  All rights reserved


Book cover designed by Dean McKeown


No part of The Charlie Hall Picture Archive book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Dean McKeown.


The Charlie Hall Picture Archive was printed in the United Kingdom.