Historic Silver Lake Intersection Gets Signage Honoring Laurel and Hardy

Historic Silver Lake Intersection Gets Signage Honoring Laurel and Hardy

The City Council recently made a unanimous decision to officially name the intersection of Vendome Street and Del Monte Drive in Silver Lake as the “1932 site of the ‘The Music Box’ Starring Laurel and Hardy.” This intersection holds historical significance due to its connection with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s classic 1932 film, The Music Box. In this film, Laurel and Hardy won an Academy Award for short comedy for their comedic delivery of a piano to a house at the top of the Music Box Steps.

The Music Box Steps in Silver Lake have become a popular tourist attraction, drawing fans from around the world to visit the iconic filming location. The steps provide a glimpse into the rich cultural fabric of the community and serve as a reminder of the city’s film industry history. The steps are not just a set of stairs but a symbol of Hollywood’s golden age and the comedic genius of Laurel and Hardy.

L.A. City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martínez expressed pride in recognizing this “small but mighty landmark” in the city’s most important industry. Silver Lake boasts numerous historic outdoor staircases, each contributing to the unique character of the neighborhood. The intersection of Vendome Street and Del Monte Drive now stands as a tribute to the enduring legacy of Laurel and Hardy and their impact on the entertainment industry.

The Silver Lake Improvement Association is set to host its annual “Music Box Steps Day Festival” at Laurel and Hardy Park, located across the street from the Music Box Steps. This festival will celebrate the cultural significance of the filming location and honor the comedic prowess of Laurel and Hardy. Attendees can enjoy various activities and entertainment, paying homage to the beloved film that immortalized the Music Box Steps in cinematic history.

The designation of the historic intersection in Silver Lake is a fitting tribute to the enduring legacy of Laurel and Hardy and their iconic film, The Music Box. The signage will serve as a reminder of the neighborhood’s rich history and cultural significance within the entertainment industry. Visitors and residents alike can appreciate the lasting impact of Laurel and Hardy’s comedy, as well as the unique charm of Silver Lake’s outdoor staircases.

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