NO LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN EXCERPT

                January 2nd.'53.
Dear Teddy and Gertie Desmond:-
    We have an offer to play Singapore - Bangkok, Hongkong & Japan starting in April. Will have to do a dumb act of some kind, which too would be useful for all Foreign Countries. Might be an idea to form a pantomime troupe, headed by us, a la Karno.
    Love & kind thoughts from Eda & me to you all.
                As ever:-
Stan Signature                 strictly for the girls -- xx

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

My Dear Trixie [Wyatt]-
    First - Mrs L. joins in every good wish to you & yours for a very Happy & prosperous new Year - with lots of good Health. Sorry so long in answer to your nice letter & Xmas Card for which many, many thanks, but the holidays put me behind in my correspondence & am now just catching up with it. glad to tell you I am feeling much better - gained a lot of weight - the rest has done me a world of good & am in good shape to get going again.
    Read about the bad weather you are having - its wonderful here - just like summer - has been since we got back in Oct. Hard to get into the Xmas & New Year spirit - walking around in shorts! Had a letter last week from Jackie Harrison - said he had been sick. Yes, wish you had been with us in Manchester, it was quite a reunion.
    All for now Dear - drop me a line any old time - always nice to hear from you.
    Kind thoughts & love to all.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Signature

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