LAUREL & HARDY (STAN LAUREL) - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1924 - HFSID 274999
Sale Price $2,380.00
Youthful photo before he became a regular film partner of Oliver Hardy
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mr. Carl Kimball,with thanks & best wishes/truly yours,1924 Stan Laurel". Sepia, 8x10. Lightly soiled. Minor nicks at upper corners. Lightly silvered in lower portion of image. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by handprinted autograph envelope signed: "Photograph only/from - Stan Laurel,/5740 Franklin Ave./Hollywood. Calif.", irregularly cut 3x1½ brown paper. Fine condition. 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. Two items.
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