Randy Skretvedt is an entertainment historian who has been a Laurel and Hardy buff since the age of five. He is co-author of Steve Martin: The Unauthorized Biography (St. Martin’s Press), The Nostalgia Entertainment Sourcebook (Past Times Publishing), and Laurel and Hardy on Stage!(Tefteller Publishing). He has contributed to many books, and has written articles for the Library of Congress, UCLA and Encyclopaedia Britannica. From 2000 through 2004 he taught film history at the Long Beach School for Adults. Skretvedt has written the booklet notes for 30 compact discs containing music of the 1920s and ’30s. Since 1982 he has hosted and produced Forward into the Past, a weekly three-hour radio show culled from his collection of more than 35,000 vintage records; it is heard each Sunday afternoon over KSPC-FM 88.7 in the Los Angeles area (www.kspc.org), as is The Sunset Review, a comedy program on which he provides dozens of character voices and co-hosts with Roger Allen.