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

We have been contacted again to play the Sahara in Las Vegas, but don’t think we could manage with our scenery, etc. Stage isn’t big enough, but may take a trip there and look it over.

Stan Laurel

                Nov.17th.'52.
Dear Betty [Healy]-
    Finally got settled down. It's sure good to be home again to rest for a while after the hard trip. I played the record you sent me to England - got a big kick out of it - altho' surprised when Tonnage had the nerve to join in, after all the rotten things he said & did to me. However it was good to hear your voice & Wayne's nice wishes also Mrs. Martin's - she seems a nice girl. Thanks too for the Pictures - Thought you all looked well & happy. I was certainly surprised when you Phoned me just after I got back. It was good to talk to you again & hear all the news - glad to hear Wayne was feeling well & had got started in Bus. Hope he will have lots of success. You sounded in good spirits & like your old self.
    We have been contacted again to play the SAHARA in Las Vegas, but don't think we could manage with our scenery etc. Stage isn't big enough - but may take a trip there & look it over. Anyway I don't intend to do anything till after New Year.
    Well, all for now Betty. Best to Wayne & self.
                As ever-
Stan Signature

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

Just had an offer to go to the Malay States—Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. and Japan, which sounds interesting, but will have to do a pantomime act to avoid language difficulties.

Stan Laurel

                Nov.29th.'52.
Dear Betty [Healy]-
    Thanks for your nice long letter. Am not at all surprised re your experience with Tonnage - especially as you were aware of his treatment in my dealings with him. I hope you have the letter from him, asking you to come to L.A. & put over a deal for him. If you have, hang on to it (including the envelope, which has a government stamp on it - which is very important) If he doesn't answer your letters re a thorough understanding as to your participation - should the deal go through, you should advise the Orsatti office of the situation & have them handle the matter. Too bad you didn't insist on an arrangement with him from the start - However, I think you should keep after it before it's too late.
    Glad to hear Wayne has a new job & something he likes & also from a health standpoint. I went to las Vegas a week ago last Tuesday & came back next day. A quick trip to see the place & find out re size of stage etc. Too small & no facilities to hang scenery - so impossible for us to play there with this act. They want us to put on a new act - more suitable for night clubs where we wouldn't require a lot of scenery & props. Am not too enthusiastic about it - especially that type of audiences. Anyway, I can't be bothered right now. Just had an offer to go to the Malay States - Singapore - Hong Kong etc. & Japan & Bankok (Siam) which sounds interesting - but will have to do a pantomime act to avoid language difficulties. We have a terrific following in these places & they are anxious for us to open next March - we are checking now re getting Dollars out. Will let you know if anything develops.
    Had Thanksgiving Dinner with Eda's Brother & family, nice time. Hope you enjoyed yours in Bakersfield.
    All for now Betty. Best to Wayne & self.
                As ever-
Stan Signature

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