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Laurel & Hardy Music Box Stairs

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between 923 and 935 Vendome St.
Los Angeles, CA  
Website: Laurel & Hardy Music Box Stairs

Preposterously tall flight of stairs from The Music Box where Laurel and Hardy struggle as they try to deliver a piano to a house at the top of the stairs.

About the Laurel & Hardy Music Box Stairs : between 923 and 935 Vendome St. Los Angeles CA

Produced by Hal Roach, The Music Box (1932) is an iconic short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In the film, Stan and Ollie must deliver a piano to "1127 Walnut Avenue" -- the house "right on top of the stoop." But, as luck would have it, the "top of the stoop" is all the way up a seemingly endless flight of stairs, and the duo must contend with some comic mishaps along the way...

The Music Box Steps are still intact and are marked by commemorative street signs, as well as a plaque (dedicated in the 1990's) which is set in the cement of the 3rd step. They are located in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles at 923-935 Vendome Street, connecting Vendome Street (at the bottom of the stairs) with Descanso Drive (at the top).

The steps can also be seen in the Laurel and Hardy 1927 silent short, "Hats Off," as well as the 1925 Charley Chase silent comedy, Isn't Life Terrible during a scene in which Chase tries to sell fountain pens to Fay Wray.

You can read about my visit to The Music Box Steps here.

All photos below: (c) 2016 Classic Movie Hub

Laurel and Hardy Music Box Steps from bottom of steps

Laurel and Hardy Music Box street sign on Vendome St

Laurel and Hardy Music Box Steps from top of steps

Laurel and Hardy Music Box street sign on Descanso Drive

Laurel and Hardy The Music Box Steps Plaque

Laurel & Hardy Music Box Stairs: between 923 and 935 Vendome St., Los Angeles, CA