STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin St., Santa Monica, CA - HANDWRITTEN
My Dear Earl Shank:-
Very many thanks for your extremely kind thought in sending me such a generous amount of vitamin tablets. I certainly appreciated your nice gesture & was delighted to get them, they really do help me a great deal. Thanks again.
Pleased to tell you I have improved a great deal, Dr. thinks I shall be in shape to work again about next April. Needless to tell you I am looking forward to getting back in harness once more - it sure has been a long road back, but am out of the Woods now & things look brighter Thank God.
Hope you have a wonderful New Year Earl, lots of good luck, good health & happiness.
LAUREL AND HARDY FEATURE PRODUCTIONS LETTERHEAD - TYPEWRITTEN
Mr. Gary Alexander,
Dear Gary Alexander:-
Thanks yours of the 4th.inst.
Appreciate very much your kind thought - will forward your nice letter to Mr Hardy who lives out in San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks or rather Van Nuys, which is same section)
I know He will wish to join in wishing you & yours a wonderful New Year, lots of good luck, good health & happiness in '56.
RUBBER STAMP - 1111 Franklin St., Santa Monica, CA - HANDWRITTEN
I didn’t look at the Rose Parade—am allergic to roses!
Dear Betty [Healy]-
Thanks your nice letter 5th.inst.
Glad you and Wayne had a nice time - am sure you enjoyed it better than going to Bakersfield under those conditions - sounds awful - you always seem to be the victim of unlucky family affairs and situations. Anyway it's good that you didn't go this year & won't be so generous in the future.
We had dinner with Eda's Brother & Wife on Xmas - we took them to dinner New Year's Eve to "The Fox & Hound" (a restaurant near here) the food was wonderful - then we all came home and opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate the New Year's Eve, we tuned in (TV) on big crowd at the Ambassador Hotel - they were all singing "lang Syne" so we felt we were in the party too & helped us to get in the spirit of things - so a good time was had!
Pleased to hear you've finished your book & hope it will be a success for you - lots of good luck Betty.
All for now. Eda joins in kind regards & again - Happy & Prosperous New Year to Wayne & self. Hope too the deal for the house goes through.
Bye & God Bless-
I didn't look at the Rose Parade - am allergic to roses!!!
STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin St., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN EXCERPT
Thought for a while I’d never be able to walk again. It really was an awful experience.