LAUREL & HARDY (STAN LAUREL) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/06/1954 - HFSID 30845
Sale Price $765.00
LAUREL AND HARDY: STAN LAUREL
Stan Laurel writes including a bill that needs to be forwarded to the insurance company.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Stan", 1p, 7x8. On personal stationary. Santa Monica, California, 1954 October 6. To: "My Dear Ben". In full: "Just reed. Encl. Bill from Whitney- Schafer Co. for repair work on fire damage. According to this amount, the insurance Co have overlooked the charge of $20. Which They instructed me to pay the Paper hanger after they agreed with him on price of the Job. I signed to clearance, thinking that I would receive $55. out of the amount quoted ($149-?). All for now Ben-" Stan Laurel (1890-1965), born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, England, toured the U.S. in 1910 and 1912 as Charlie Chaplin's understudy. He stayed in America to appear on vaudeville and in several comedy shorts, including one with an accidental pairing with Oliver Hardy (1892-1957), Lucky Dog, in 1918. In 1926, after separate careers, Laurel and Hardy worked together once more for director Hal Roach, who noticed their on-screen chemistry and persuaded them to join forces as a team to make comedies. From 1927-1950, Laurel and Hardy appeared in over 100 movies, including 27 feature films and the 1932 three-reeler, The Music Box, which won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the comedy legends also toured English music halls as well as continuing to make films. Laurel stopped performing after Hardy's death in 1957, although he appeared in archival appearances in a number of documentaries on comedy legends, including Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy. Fold creases through all of "S" of Stan. File holes at upper margin. Overall, fine condition.
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