Santa Monica City Directory
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Laurel Stan (Ida) actor h1111 Franklin

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New York to Southampton Ship Manifest - February 10, 1947
R.M.S.: Queen Elizabeth
CLASS: First
FROM: Southampton 8 Oct., 1952
ARRIVING AT PORT OF: New York 13 Oct., 1952

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STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - HANDWRITTEN

Dear Lorri & Jeanette-
    Just a line - had lovely crossing on "Elizabeth" & arrived home (17th.inst.)
    Sure glad to be back for a good rest & the warm weather. Want to thank you again for the beautiful picture - came through OK undamaged - am hanging it in the living room & will remain a happy memory of our pleasant tour with you. It certainly was a pleasure to meet & work with you all & we miss you & the laughs we used to have together. However, it's a small world & possible we will meet again.
    Eda joins in kind thoughts & every good wish for continued success - Trust alls well & happy with you. Anytime you feel like it - shall always be pleased to hear from you.
    Bye now & God bless.
                As ever-
Stan Laurel Signature

STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - HANDWRITTEN

Had a wonderful crossing over on the Elizabeth—smooth sea all the way.

Stan Laurel

Dear Ed [Patterson]-
    Thanks for your nice letter of the 6th, recd. appreciate your kind thoughts. Had a wonderful crossing over on the "Elizabeth" - smooth sea all the way. Stayed overnight in New York & headed home the 17th inst. Good to be back for a rest in the warm climate.
    Billy Reeves didn't pass on till about 1933. Alf Reeves (his Brother) was our Co. manager & then was Chaplin's manager when he went into films. Alf also passed on a few years back.
    My Dad Arthur Jefferson passed on in 1949, at the age of 95. I saw him last during my trip to England in '47. I understand Chaplin's picture was a terrific success - heard thru correspondence - not much about it on the film here.
    Mr. Hardy sends his best to you & is happy to know you are enjoying the shoes. All for now Ed.
    Every good wish always.
                As ever-
Stan Laurel Signature

Note from the Editor

Chaplin’s “Limelight” was released in 1952.

Stan Watermark