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

                May 2nd.'53.
My Dear Ed [Patterson]:-
    Just a line to send you the enclosed Newspaper re the Television advancement. Remember I told you, I thought they would have 3rd.Dimension before long, am afraid its going to do a lot of damage again to the cinema, even with their new medium. We have at present here, 13 different channels (Broadcasts) to choose from, & very soon, they will have even more, making Twenty Two shows in your home, daily from 8AM. till 2AM. all free. The Movie producers have at last offered to sell their old backlog of pictures to TV. which they had refused to do for several years. but now the TV outfits have decided they do'nt want them & are going to make their own Features in shorter length of running time & of course gain much more Sponser money. I thought all this might be interesting to you. I sent you a copy of the weekly "Variety" a couple of weeks ago, guess you have recd. it by now. Hope you are having nice weather again & feeling better.
    All for now Ed.
    Regards & best always,
                Sincerely:-
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STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                May 12th.'53.
My Dear Lawrie & Jeanette [Lorraine]:-
    Many thanks for your nice letter of the 2nd.inst. Please you recd. the package & Photo OK & that the cure is helping you & your toes are now laughing out loud! Note you played Newcastle & Leeds again, hope you had a better spot on the bill this time, which you certainly deserve. However, regardless, it's good to keep working, as you can't improve without an audience. I think your idea of a Caravan for the season at Worthing is swell, I think you would both enjoy it, especially if near the Sea. More fun than living in those seaside DIGS & you could smoke there Lawrie - remember PHYL? Eda & Me got a laugh out of the cartoon, very cute. Had a letter from the CINGALEE'S, told me they had seen you recently, also things had been slow in the Bus generally. Some news from MacKenzie Reid & Dorothy - only worked six weeks since we left. That's terrible. I imagine things will start to pick up after the Coronation, the public are probably saving up for the BIG DO. I also had a letter from the Rev. Tracey (The Bishop Of Barnes) you remember? my chief pain in the neck! what a guy. Geo.Lodge, (Managing Director, Opera House Belfast) was out here for a couple of weeks on Picture Bus. Looking at the new 3rd.Dimension medium & American ideas of Show Bus. etc. We saw him several times & he enjoyed his visit. We saw Serge Ganjou of the GANJOU BROS. & JUANITA last Sunday, quite a pleasant surprise. They have just arrived from Mexico City, Mexico & playing here at the Shrine Auditorium till May 20th. then they go to the Sahara Night Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. for a run. I read that Savine & Daisy May were now playing at the Palmer House in Chicago, I imagine he should do very well there. I think Lawrie, you should try & make an effort to get over here, am sure you would do very well in the Big Night Club & there's plenty of them all over the Country, but avoid if possible playing Vaudeville (Variety) it's four & Five shows a day & Seven days a week, which is killing, hard work & too much traveling. Why do'nt you see Foster Office & Lou Grade? you never know. No harm trying. Well Kids, all for now. Eda joins in kind thoughts & wish you lots of success at Worthing & more to follow.
    Trust alls well & Happy.
    Bye & God Bless.
                As ever:-
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