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Restore Laurel and Hardy!

$51,914
115%
Raised toward our $45,000 Goal
317 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 16, at 05:00 PM PDT
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We did it!

April 13, 2018

We’re incredibly thrilled to announce that we’ve reached our crowdfunding goal!  Not only that – the donations are still rolling in!

A huge THANK YOU to the hundreds of Laurel and Hardy fans who made a contribution!  The outpouring of support is proof that Stan and Ollie are still cherished after all these years – and that their films are national treasures to be preserved, studied and enjoyed.  As a result of your generosity, we can now make PERFECT DAY (1929) look and sound as good as it did 89 years ago, and ensure that it’s saved for generations to come.

Until the campaign ends on Monday, April 16, the UCLA Spark site will continue to accept donations.  Any additional funds we raise will be used toward Laurel and Hardy preservation projects, so keep spreading the word!  Details regarding THAT'S THAT (1937) and other donor perks will be sent at the end of the campaign.

Thank you from all of us at UCLA Film & Television Archive!

 

Final Week!

April 06, 2018

More than 220 Laurel and Hardy fans around the world have given to our crowdfunding campaign!  Thank you for your contributions, big and small!

 

With just one week left, there's still a $7K hurdle before we reach our goal.  Help us by spreading the word!

 

Here's a newly uploaded clip of Laurel and Hardy in Washington, D.C. from our Hearst Metrotone News collection.  The boys join a parade of Hollywood stars to show their support for the Army-Navy Relief Fund.  Additional Laurel and Hardy videos can be found on our website: ucla.in/2GDJXpH

19 days left!

March 26, 2018

Thanks to your generous donation, we've raised an impressive $30K for our Laurel and Hardy restoration project!

 

We still need $15K to reach our campaign goal, so please help spread the word!  Every contribution counts!

 

We interviewed Scott MacQueen, Head of Preservation, about PERFECT DAY (1929) and why we need to save the duo's legacy: "The Laurel and Hardy films were so popular worldwide that the original negatives were overprinted tremendously... they wore out in many cases, many don't even survive."

 

Watch and share our interview:

Project update + Laurel and Hardy newsreel clip

March 19, 2018

Thanks to the support of Laurel and Hardy fans near and far, we've met 61% of our goal to restore Perfect Day (1929)!

 

As a perk, be one of the first to see our video of Stan and Ollie aboard the Queen Mary in 1952, from our Hearst Metrotone News collection:

 

We've reached 43% of our goal!

March 07, 2018

With your support, our Laurel and Hardy preservation campaign has reached 43% of its goal in just two days!  Please share our new campaign video with your family and friends to help us reach 100%. Thank you!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$50

Babes in Toyland

Thank you for supporting our project! You will receive a shout out on the UCLA Film & Television Archive Facebook, and will be among the first to see the rarely seen gag reel of That's That. (fully tax deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: August 2018

$100

Be Big!

We will give you a shout out on Facebook and you'll be among the first to see a rarely seen gag reel of That's That. Plus, your generosity earns you an invitation to the opening night screening of the restored film Perfect Day at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. (a tax deductible donation of $90)

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$500

Helpmates

You are an incredible partner to the Archive! We will give you a shout out on Facebook and you'll be among the first to see a rarely seen gag reel of That's That. Plus, your generosity earns you reserved seating at the opening night screening of the restored film Perfect Day at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. (a tax deductible donation of $490)

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$1,000

The Finishing Touch

In addition the aforementioned perks, you will be able to own a piece of Laurel & Hardy history! We will send you authentic frames from a 35mm work print of the Laurel & Hardy film Brats. You'll also be invited to join our team on a private tour of the Archive's facility in Santa Clarita, CA. (a tax deductible donation of $973)

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Estimated Delivery: August 2018

$5,000

Double Whoopee

In addition to the aforementioned perks, we will recognize your commitment by flashing your name in lights! You will receive acknowledgement in the film credits on the restoration of Perfect Day, and will be invited to a special dinner with the Director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. (tax deductible donation of $4933)

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