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

                Jan.3rd.'56.
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.
                Sincerely always:-
Stan Laurel Signature                 Stan Laurel.


Letter from Stan Laurel to Gary Alexander
LAUREL AND HARDY FEATURE PRODUCTIONS LETTERHEAD - TYPEWRITTEN

                1111,Franklin St.,
                SANTA MONICA.CALIF.
                Jan.7th.'56.

Mr. Gary Alexander,
1015,Oakdale Ave.,
WEST ST.PAUL.MINN.

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.
    Kind regards,
                Sincerely always:-
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


RUBBER STAMP - 1111 Franklin St., Santa Monica, CA - HANDWRITTEN

I didn’t look at the Rose Parade—am allergic to roses!

Stan Laurel

                Jan.9th.'56.
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-
                Sincerely always,
Stan Signature
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.

Stan Laurel

                Jan.26th.'56.
Dear Ellina Turner:-
    I have been on the sick list since last April, had a slight stroke which paralyzed my left arm and leg, but happy to tell you I made a wonderful recovery, & soon be in good shape to return to work.
    We have a new series of films to make at our old studio (Hal Roach) so am looking forward to being back in harness once more. I have certainly been very fortunate Thank God - thought for a while I'd never be able to walk again, it really was an awful experience to go through.
Stan Signature

Letter from Stan Laurel to Harry Wilkerson
LAUREL AND HARDY FEATURE PRODUCTIONS LETTERHEAD - TYPEWRITTEN

                1111,Franklin St.,
                SANTA MONICA.CALIF.
                Jan.27th.'56.

Mr. Harry Wilkerson,
22,Darling St.,
MARBLEHEAD.MASS.

Dear Mr. Wilkerson:-
    Thanks your interesting letter 23rd.inst.
    I shall be most pleased to autograph the stills you enclosed & return to you, but as you did'nt mention about Mr Hardy, I am wondering if you wanted his signature on them too. Will you please let me know.
    Kind regards & best wishes,
                Sincerely:-
Stan Laurel Signature                 Stan Laurel.


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