This Is More Than I Can Stand: A Biography of Charlie Hall
- Price: £14.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584836
- Availability: In Stock
This Is More Than I Can Stand is a detailed
biography of Charlie Hall, a little known man from Birmingham who worked with
some of the biggest stars of the silver screen.
Charlie was born into a working class
family in the Ward End district of Birmingham, in 1899. In 1920 he left England
to start a new life in New York. Incredibly, within a few years he had moved to
Hollywood, and was appearing in films with some of the greatest silent comedy
stars of all time. How did this come about? And why did Charlie find himself
working back in a factory in Birmingham in 1938? These and many other questions
will be answered in this new book about the life of Charlie Hall.
The book contains interviews with family
and friends who knew him and remember meeting him when he returned to
Birmingham in the late ’30s. Plus some of Charlie’s personal letters, written
at this time, giving a unique insight into his thoughts, his memories and what
it was like to work with Laurel and Hardy.
From humble beginnings, Charlie experienced
the early movie industry, the birth of the talkies, and the advent of
television. Not bad for a lad from Ward End.
About the Author
John Ullah was born in Birmingham just a
few miles from where Charlie Hall was born. He has long been a fan of early
film comedies. In 1993 he started the Birmingham branch of the Laurel &
Hardy Appreciation Society, which he still runs today. John’s other passion is
Aston Villa Football Club. He is a life long supporter and a season ticket
Writing this book has been a labour of
love, but after three years of research, he realised that this was more than he
John works as a forklift truck driver, he lives in Erdington with his partner Mandy Finney.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||74 black & white|