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He’s in San Francisco to Aid the Red Cross

Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel, proclaimed “Honorary Acting Mayor” of San Francisco by Acting Mayor Warren Shannon, arrived early for Red Cross Day. The world-famous comedians Laurel and Oliver Hardy will appear in person on Federal Plaza stage, Treasure Island Thursday night, August 22, to top the all-day long Red Cross show. They will present a sketch said to be chock full of laughs.

—San Francisco Examiner
    August 21, 1940

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