Laurel and Hardy filming Perfect Day (1928) on Vera Avenue in Culver City, California
A pop culture historian and Laurel and Hardy fan in excelsis by the name of Piet Schreuders has undertaken to design and create a digital version of 1920s-era Culver City as it appeared in countless Laurel and Hardy classics and other films made by the Hal Roach Studios at the time. The video documents the project, an off-shoot of Schreuder’s exhaustive book The Shortest Main Street in the World, which is dedicated to those themselves dedicated to the history and cinematic antics of Mssrs. Stan and Ollie. Take a look.
(And thanks for the tip to Scott Hewitt, who passes along this link to further reading on the subject of what Los Angeles and Hollywood looked like during the era of Chaplin and Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy, of course.)
And this by way of friend and reader Sal Gomez, a tour of the Culver City locations for Laurel and Hardy's Big Business 75 years later: