LAUREL & HARDY (STAN LAUREL) - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/18/1961 - HFSID 30860
LAUREL AND HARDY: STAN LAUREL Stan Laurel writes a letter to his accountant the deposit for damages to the Franklin Street house. Typed Letter Signed: "Stan", 1p, 5½x8½. On stationery of The Oceana Apartment Hotel, Santa Monica, California, 1961 December 18. To: "My Dear Ben:"
Sale Price $360.00
LAUREL AND HARDY: STAN LAUREL
Stan Laurel writes a letter to his accountant the deposit for damages to the Franklin Street house.
Typed Letter Signed: "Stan", 1p, 5½x8½. On stationery of The Oceana Apartment Hotel, Santa Monica, California, 1961 December 18. To: "My Dear Ben:". In full: "Enclosed [not present], from our friend Mr Hanscome re the damage deposit on Franklin St. house. As I told you previously, there was no evidence of damage, so I guess we are obliged to refund the amount of $50. Hope you had a nice time in Washington. Will be talking with you soon, so bye for now. Thanks Ben. As ever:" 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 crease not near signature. File holes at upper blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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