Silverlake in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Music Box
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
— 1932 —
Erected by Hollywood Heritage Inc., The Society of Operating Cameramen, The Silent Society, The Hollywood Studio Museum, The Silverlake Improvement Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Notable Places.
Location. 34° 4.984′ N, 118° 16.511′ W. Marker is in Silverlake, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Vendome Street 0.1 miles south of Sunset Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 North Vendome Street, Los Angeles CA 90026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mack Sennett Studios (approx. 0.9 miles away); Aimee Semple McPherson (approx. one mile away); El Pueblo de Los Angeles (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mattachine Steps (approx. 1.2 miles away); Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hooray for Hollywood (approx. 1.2 miles away); Neutra Studio and Residences (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kaiser Permanente (approx. 1˝ miles away).
Regarding The Music Box. Laurel and Hardy immortalized this public stairway in their film The Music Box. Dressed in overalls, the duo struggles against gravity as they attempt to deliver a piano to a house at the top of the steps. Since the movie was shot, the stairway's surroundings have changed dramatically, with vacant hillside lots now filled with houses and trees, and a small park nearby, now called Laurel and Hardy Park.
In the film Hats Off, they carry a washing machine up the stairs. The film no longer exists.
Additional keywords. Music Box Steps
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.