STAN LAUREL ARRIVES IN GREAT BRITAIN - 1932
LAUREL AND HARDY LETTERHEAD - HANDWRITTEN
Dear Henry [Ginsberg]:-
Sorry have not had a chance to drop you a line till now, will tell you all details of the Trip on my return. Sam Eckman is a grand fellow & has done everything in the world for us. If not for him I would never have got through with the Terrific Situation we have had. Many thanks for your wire to the Boat - your thoughtfulness - greatly appreciated. Quimby cabled me re playing Capital on our way back - Just had to turn it down - (dog tired) Returning to London tomorrow to discuss Phonograph Record. Am anxiously hoping the Feature will get here before we leave - know we can give it a great send off & do a lot of good for all concerned. We are leaving for home Aug. 24th from Plymouth instead of Havre (S.S. Paris) arrived N.Y. Aug. 30th (Warwick Hotel.) Would greatly appreciate it, if you could arrange to have some one from the N.Y. office meet us & help us through the Customs, it would save us a lot of time.
Trust all is well and happy with you. Kindest regards to Mrs. & Baby & Self.
Till we meet again.
P.S. Give our very Best to Hal & Mrs R.
LAUREL AND HARDY COLUMBIA RECORD
This 12-inch 78rpm was recorded by Laurel And Hardy during their visit to the U.K. on August 18, 1932. Side One featured a comedy skit performed by the duo, while and Side Two featured a recording of their theme song, “The Dance Of The Cuckoo’s”—both made available here.
THE S.S. PARIS
PLYMOUTH TO NEW YORK SHIP MANIFEST
PASSENGERS SAILING FROM: Plymouth (England), August 24, 1932
ARRIVING AT PORT OF: New York, August 30, 1932
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ONBOARD THE S.S. PARIS
Here we see the well-known screen comedians, Oliver Hardy (doing the balancing act) and Stan Laurel (holding up the ladder), aboard the S.S. Paris on their arrival in New York, August 30. These gentlemen are demonstrating in mute dialect that the depression will soon be over.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy play a friendly game of shuffleboard onboard the S.S. Paris en route from England to New York.
To Waldenar - Our best wishes always, Dick!