I have the uppermost appreciation for your dad's talent. He was indeed a gifted man. My question for you is, during the filming of "Blotto" do you know what made your dad laugh so hard at the table he shared with Oliver? I have often wondered if someone on the set reminded him of a particular funny incident or a joke that existed between your dad and Oliver. Your dad seemingly was extra tickled over something in order to make that scene so special. I never cease to laugh whenever I see your dad laughing to hard. That scene alone made "Blotto" one of my favorites.
Thank you and God bless you.
Lois wonders if this is Randy Skretvedt asking, and says, "I am sorry, but I couldn't tell you. We never discussed this, and I was too young to know what was going on in BLOTTO."
my wife is from Walney Isaland in Cumbria just down the road from Ulverston, (your father's birthplace), I wondered if you have ever visited Ulverston, and what you thought of the place?
Alan (Londin, England)
Lois says the experience "was overwhelming. To get off that train in Ulverston, and realize where I was, it was overwhelming. I went and visited the house where my father was born, and I went into the very bedroom. I couldn't believe I was there and will never forget it."
Good morning, Mrs. Lois
My name is Eva I am 35 years old, from a young age I always loved Laurel and Hardy, always love them as if they were my uncles.
It 's true that Charles Chaplin has wronged your father? How were the relations between the two?
thank you very much
Eva (Chioggia of Venice)
"Oh, no, that was not true. They had a special friendship. You have to understand Chaplin was an odd person, he came from poverty and a mentally unstable mother. My dad and Chaplin were close, but not close. They didn't see much of each other, but whenever they were together, time stood still as though they were long lost brothers. I saw them together plenty of times, so I know this from personal experience. My dad idolized Chaplin above all others. Chaplin was self-centered though, and it might explain why he doesn't say anything about my father in his book. That was always a wonderment of mine."
Hi Lois hope all is well! My question for you is when you would be at the Hal Roach Studios with your dad and Uncle Babe did you ever make friends with any if the Our Gang Kids and if so who do you remember most
I thank you for your time your dad was an extraordinary man and I truly thank him Mr. Hardy for everything they have done and I thank you for sharing all of your memories
My highest regards
Sal P (New York City)
Lois answers, "Oh yes, I did play with the Our Gang kids, and Darla Hood was a close friend, and Dorothy DeBorba became a lifelong dear friend."