The Sons of the Desert describes itself as a society with scholarly overtones and heavily social undertones. We are dedicated to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and their films. There are groups worldwide, each group called a tent, and each tent derives its name from one of Stan and Ollie’s movies.

When Stan Laurel learned that the Sons of the Desert would have celebration as its essential theme, he thoroughly approved. He said, “The only thing I really insist is that everybody have a hell of a lot of fun.” His wish has been keenly honoured!


We have regular screenings of Laurel and Hardy films. Our meetings are always filled with laughter and friendship. In addition, the Sons of the Desert have national and international conventions, special events, magazines, newsletters and various collectables.

We do hope that you will join us.

Willie McIntyre