Welcome to “The Chimp Tent”, Oasis #279 of The Sons of the Desert (The Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society) of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, where the Tent was foundered in December 2008.


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You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting

of the Chimp Tent featuring a salute to:


“Billy Gilbert Tribute!”





When: n: SATURDAY, August 13, 2016

Where: Seasons Retirement Community main auditorium, 7300 Dearwester Drive (Kenwood), Cincinnati, OH 45236.

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: “Billy Gilbert Tribute!”

What to bring: Snacks, chips, water, soft-drinks, appetizers, etc. to share with others in attendance.

Cost: $5 adults; free to paid members of “The Chimp Tent”, to all children 12 years and younger, and to all ‘out of town boys’ (and girls) who are members of other ‘Sons of the Desert’ Tents

Why: To preserve the legacy of Laurel and hardy and to have plenty of laughs!

The upcoming August 13 film evening will feature films showing off Mr. Gilbert in a variety of roles including:

Laurel and Hardy meet, greet, and ‘beat’ a poor Dr. Billy Gilbert in County Hospital (1932)
Thelma Todd & Patsy Kelly meet a ‘sneezy’ Billy Gilbert in Maid In Hollywood (1934)
Charley Chase also makes a very  unfortunate visit to Dr. Gilbert in Nurse To You (1935)
Laurel and Hardy hit the skids and Stan turns the tables in One Good Turn(1931)
Billy Gilbert and Ben Blue (uh oh) have some big, but bad, taxi ideas in Taxi Barons(1933)
Laurel & Hardy battle those many long stairs (and that piano!) in The Music Box(1932)
  PLUS the usual film surprises, cartoons, ingratiating company (?!) AND the “fabulous” raffle



Driving Directions to lead you to our August 13 meeting:

 

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Upcoming 2016 Meetings Schedule

(Saturdays at 6:45PM):


October 15: “Silly Simian Cinema” (Seasons) The Chimp Tent really goes ape over this program - our namesake Laurel and Hardy short “The Chimp” gets a screening along with Thelma Todd & ZaSu Pitts’ “Show Business”, some cartoons related to more monkey business, and topped off with Stan & Ollie (somehow) meeting up with a gorilla in “Swiss Miss”. Bring your prehensile friends along with bananas in tow for a swinging good time off our vine!


December 17: “The (Not So) Great Outdoors” (E.T. Carson) Enjoy a nostalgic reminder of what warm(ish) weather was like as we take a gander at outdoor activities we used to be able to do - like golf (Our Gang’s “Divot Diggers”, Charley Chase’s “All Teed Up”, and Laurel and Hardy’s “Should Married Men Go Home?”, hunting (Bugs Bunny’s “Duck! Rabbit! Duck!”, fishing (Our Gang’s “Goin’ Fishin’ “ and Stan and Ollie’s “Towed In A Hole”) and the injuries resulting from such strenuous actions (Laurel and Hardy’s “County Hospital”). Come join us then and feel the burn!


Time remaining until the next Chimp Tent meeting on August 13; I can hardly wait!