STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - HANDWRITTEN
My Dear Booth [Colman]-
Just a quick line to let you know I arrive in N.Y. Thursday a.m. April 6th. sailing "Queen Mary" the 7th. Expect to be at the Essex House. If not will wire you where I am.
Eda joins me in love & kind thoughts,
All news when we see you-
RENTAL AGREEMENT - TYPEWRITTEN
AGREEMENT OF RENTAL.
We the undersigned, Al & Elsie Loukinen, desire to rent the property known as 1111,Franklin Street, Santa Monica. Calif. on a month to month basis, & agree to pay the owners - Stan & Ida Laurel, the sum of $75.00. (Seventy Five Dollars) in advance of each month, commencing on the date of occupancy.
We agree to pay the costs of Gas - Electric & Telephone. The Water Bill to be paid by Mr.Laurel.
It is also agreed that We will vacate the above property, One Month (Thirty Days) after receipt of formal notice to do so.
We also fully understand that any undue damage to the Furnishings or the property its self , inside or out, will be repaired or replaced by us, to the satisfaction of the owners.
It is too understood, that the monthly payments be sent to Mr. Ben W. Shipman, 511,Pacific Mutual Building, Los Angeles. 14. Calif. (Phone Michigan 4047.)
Signed this day of APRIL 3rd, 1950.
MRS. ELSIE LOUKINEN
IDA K. LAUREL
It’s evident from the way this lease is typed (spelling, punctuation, etc.) that Stan drafted this copy himself at his home typewriter. It's unclear why he chose to do it himself rather than enlist lawyer Ben Shipman's help, but Stan probably copied the language from his current lease at the Oceana apartments or another in his files.