LAUREL & HARDY (STAN LAUREL) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/03/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: IDA (MRS. STAN) LAUREL - HFSID 30903
LAUREL & HARDY: STAN LAUREL and IDA K. LAUREL Stan and Ida Laurel sign a Individual Tax Return for 1958. Partly Printed DS: "Stan Laurel" and "Ida K. Laurel", 5p, 8x11. Los Angeles, California, circa April 1959. Headed: "U.S. Individual Income Tax Return-1958".
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LAUREL & HARDY: STAN LAUREL and IDA K. LAUREL
Stan and Ida Laurel sign a Individual Tax Return for 1958.
Partly Printed DS: "Stan Laurel" and "Ida K. Laurel", 5p, 8x11. Los Angeles, California, circa April 1959. Headed: "U.S. Individual Income Tax Return-1958". Filled in by typewriter, the form lists Laurel's occupation as an actor. No wages are listed; other income of $3,351.39 typed in. Typed sheet of medical and dental expenses affixed between printed pages. Lightly creased. Paper clip stain at mid-left blank margin, pencil "x" at signature line. Staple holes at upper left corners. Last page slightly soiled. Accompanied by carbon typed letter, unsigned, ¾p, 8½x11. No place, 1959 April 3. Letter, likely from Laurel's accountant, to Laurel at a Santa Monica, California address regarding the 1958 Federal income tax return. In full: "I enclose herewith the Federal income tax return, the State return, and the declaration of estimated tax for 1959. Please look them over carefully, and, if satisfactory, you and Ida will sign each of the returns and the declaration and return them for filing." Federal income tax return and declaration of estimated tax present. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner, usual black marks from photocopying. Pencil note (unknown hand) at lower margin. With partly printed document, unsigned, 1p, 8x6¾. Headed: "Tax Computation Schedule-For Taxpayers No Using Tax Table". Form 1040-ES for Laurel's estimated income tax for 1959. Typed name and address. "None" typed on line for 1958 income tax and estimate of 1999 income tax, estimated tax and amount to be paid with declaration. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner. Fine condition. STAN LAUREL (1890-1965) had stopped performing after the death of his comedy partner, Oliver Hardy, who had died on August 7, 1957, accounting for no wages being listed on this form. Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, England, Laurel 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 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. IDA KITAEVA LAUREL was Laurel's fifth wife. The couple was married from May 6, 1946 until Laurel's death on February 23, 1965. Ida, a former actress, died in 1980. Information blacked out only on scans, not on documents. Three items.
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