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Kenneth Turan's critic's pick of the week: Music Box Steps Day Film Festival

October 21, 2010 |  8:45 am

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There are numerous iconic film locations in Los Angeles, places like the Griffith Park Observatory,  beloved by fans of  "Rebel Without A Cause." But for sheer joy, it's hard to top a certain 133 steps in the Silver Lake area.

As all fans of Laurel & Hardy know, those stairs were the site of the classic short "The Music Box," a one-of-a-kind opus showing the hard time these two had moving a piano on that unforgiving terrain.

Celebrate that film and those guys at the 16th annual Music Box Steps Day Film Festival on Oct. 23 between noon and 3 p.m. The location is just across the street from those stairs at Laurel & Hardy Park, between 923 and 935 Vendome St. in Silver Lake.

In addition to showings of the film, there will be a raffle, crafts, free refreshments and Laurel & Hardy lookalikes. In other words, fun for the entire family.

-- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic

Photo: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in a scene from the 1932 film "The Music Box." Credit: file photo

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