The Sons of the Desert is the International Laurel & Hardy Society
Welcome to the Way Out West Tent home page! The name of our tent is taken from the
1937 feature staring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Since the film was set in the
fictional town of Brushwood Gulch, we have tried to recreate that place here in cyberspace.
The Way Out West Tent was founded in 1967 as the fifth chapter of the Sons of the Desert. Today, we are among one of the largest and most active tents
around. We meet in North Hollywood about six times a year, plus we have an annual
celebrity banquet. Because of our proximity to the stars, many of the great L&H celebrities have graced us with their presence at our meetings or
banquets. In 1980, we hosted the 2nd International Convention. Our members have
also been responsible for locating many of the original L&H film locations. For
more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page. Here's what our site has to offer:
Gazette: Check out online editions of our newsletter, the Brushwood Gulch Gazette
, and articles from past issues of our magazine, Pratfall
General Store: We offer a variety of still photos and publications. Be sure to check out our then-and-now
guide to the L&H film locations. We also have new 1997 calendars.
Town Hall: This is where we keep all of our records, such as lists of L&H films, books, and
publications. There is a complete filmography, including a list of what films are
available on video. We also have answers to many frequently asked questions in this
Telegraph Office: Look here for links to other L&H sites, as well as information on how to contact
Saloon: For a complete listing of upcoming meetings, banquets, tours, and other events at
the Way Out West Tent. You'll also find contests, trivia games, and surveys here.