LAUREL & HARDY (STAN LAUREL) - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 04/17/1961 - HFSID 30850
Sale Price $510.00
Stan Laurel signs a document agreeing to pay for repair work at 1111 Franklin Street in Santa Monica, California for $93.91.
Document double signed: "OK. S.L-" and "Ok./S.L.", 2 page, 8½x11¼ yellow job ticket and 5¾x3½ white piece of paper. 1961 April 17. This is a statement from Bearhart Bros. Plumbing Co. for repair work at 1111 Franklin Street Santa Monica, California in the amount of $93.91. Laurel (1890-1965, born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Lancashire, 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 not near signature. Staple holes at upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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