Letter from Stan Laurel to Lionel and Mark Braham - January 6, 1933
LAUREL AND HARDY LETTERHEAD - TYPEWRITTEN

                Hal E. Roach Studio,
                Culver City, Cal.
                January 6th, 1933.

Messrs. Lionel & Mark Braham,
42 Half Moon Lane,
Herne Hill,
London S.E. 24, Eng.

Dear boys:
    Many thanks for your letter of November last.
    We certainly enjoyed the post card of yourselves and many people thought it was us when we were little.
    We had an enlargement made of it and have sent you a couple.
    I am sorry to advise you that our producers have no connections in London, but we suggest that you fix up a little turn and that the one of you who looks like Hardy pads out the clothes, so he would look fatter. You may be able to get on at theaters [where] they are running a Laurel and Hardy comedy. I think it would go very good.
    We have many pictures sent in to us like yours, but we consider that you are the best yet.
    With all kinds of good wishes,
                Very truly yours,
Stan Laurel Signature                 Laurel and Hardy.



PHOTO ENCLOSURE - LIONEL & MARK BRAHAM AS STAN & BABE
Laurel and Hardy Impersonators


LAUREL AND HARDY LETTERHEAD - TYPEWRITTEN

                Hal E. Roach Studio,
                Culver City, Cal.
                January 10, 1933.

James Reed Esq.,
Manager "La Scala"
Sauchihall Street,
Glasgow, Scotland.

My dear Jimmy [Reed]:
    Many thanks for yours to hand.
    Was more than delighted to note your advancement and I am sure you will more than fulfil Mr. King's faith in you. He is a great fellow, Jimmy, and if he likes you, he would go to hell for you; so, stick in and do all in your power to make him proud of you.
    I will certainly send you a cablegram on the 16th, and anything further I can do to help you, don't forget to let me know.
    Sincerely trust you will do record business with "Pack Up Your Troubles".
    Needless to tell you how happy and delighted I was to see you again after all those years, and more so to know that you were standing on your own two feet.
    Give my kindest regards to all the cinema trade in Glasgow and tell them how much we deeply appreciated their kindness during our visit.
    When you see Ted Desmond again, tell him that I am at the same address and if he can ever stop hitting that drum and playing with his Tom-Toms, I would love to have a couple of lines.
    Will close now wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, jolly good luck always,
                Yours as ever,
Stan Signature

TELEGRAM - Culver City, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

JAMES REED
LA SCALA THEATRE GLASGOW

DELIGHTED OUR FEATURE WILL BE SHOWN AT LA SCALA. WE WILL NEVER FORGET MARVELOUS WELCOME GIVEN ON OUR VISIT LAST YEAR. TRUST THE FOLKS WILL ENJOY PICTURE. HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPOINTMENT AS MANAGER AND MERRIEST TIDINGS FOR NEW YEAR TO YE ALL.

STAN LAUREL AND OLIVER HARDY
Stan Signature                 Laurel and Hardy.

Note from the Editor

The feature opening at Glasgow’s La Scala was “Pack Up Your Troubles.”



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