Silver Lake Steps Get a Musical Makeover with Laurel and Hardy!

  • Historic Silver Lake intersection to get new sign for connection to Laurel and Hardy’s 1932 film
  • City Council names Vendome Street and Del Monte Drive intersection after “The Music Box” film location
  • Annual Music Box Steps Day Festival to be held at Laurel and Hardy Park by Silver Lake Improvement Association


Hey there, folks! So, have you heard the news about the iconic intersection in Silver Lake getting its own sign? It’s all because of Laurel and Hardy’s classic film, ‘The Music Box’ from 1932.

The City Council recently decided to name the intersection of Vendome Street and Del Monte Drive as the “1932 site of the ‘The Music Box’ Starring Laurel and Hardy.” And why, you may ask? Well, because Laurel and Hardy won an Academy Award for their hilarious short comedy that was filmed right there on the Music Box Steps in Silver Lake.

In the film, the boys have to deliver a ginormous piano to a house at the top of the steps. Trust me, hilarity ensues, and there’s a surprise ending that you just have to see for yourself. Fans from all over the world flock to these steps just to relive the magic of Laurel and Hardy’s on-screen shenanigans.

Councilman Hugo Soto-Martínez proudly stated, “Silver Lake is home to so many historic outdoor staircases, contributing to the rich cultural fabric of our community. We are proud to recognize this small but mighty landmark in the history of our city’s most important industry.”

And that’s not all, folks! The Music Box Steps already have a plaque from the Hollywood Heritage Museum, The Society of Operating Cameramen, and The Silver Lake Improvement Association. Plus, the Silver Lake Improvement Association is gearing up for its annual “Music Box Steps Day Festival” at Laurel and Hardy Park, right across the street from the steps.

So, if you’re ever in Silver Lake, be sure to swing by the intersection of Vendome Street and Del Monte Drive to pay homage to Laurel and Hardy and witness a piece of cinematic history in person. And hey, don’t forget to share this fun tidbit with your friends – the more, the merrier! Cheers to Laurel and Hardy and their enduring legacy in the heart of Silver Lake.

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