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Hal Roach's film legacy explored in Hollywood Museum exhibition - LA Times

The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building is celebrating the centennial of the movie pioneer and the "lot of fun" with the new exhibition "100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang and Harold Lloyd."

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Hal Roach reads from a paper with members of Our Gang, the kids comedy troupe he created. (File photo)
"He was at the right place and the right time when the industry was being invented," said film historian Richard Bann, who knew Roach the last 25 years of his life and co-wrote such books as "Laurel & Hardy" and "Our Gang: The Life and Times of the Little Rascals."