STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN EXCERPT
Dear Ernie [Murphy]:-
Young Roach called me last week re going back to work, but of course it's out of the question right now - with the health situation of us both - altho' I am feeling good and greatly improved. I doubt I could take on anything strenuous for a while yet. We certainly have been unfortunate in the health dept. this year or so. Anyway we are lucky our old films have kept the name alive on TV otherwise we would have disappeared entirely.
We just had a deal offered to Tour Australia & New Zealand for a year - only eight shows a week - think I could manage that, but Babe does'nt like personal appearances or the Traveling, so I guess that's out.
LAUREL AND HARDY FEATURE PRODUCTIONS LETTERHEAD - TYPEWRITTEN
U.S.A. April 19th.'56.
Charles O. Clayton Esq.,
Dear Mr Clayton:-
Many thanks for your interesting letter of March 23rd last, with your idea & description of a comedy film regarding a voyage to Mars.
Due to the fact that we are not making short comedies anymore, am afraid this idea would be of no use or value to us. However, we greatly appreciate your kindly interest.
It is a funny idea & has a lot of comedy possibilities, maybe Jewel & Warriss might be interested for a film TV short - Just a thought.
Our kind regards & best wishes,
LAUREL & HARDY.
James Arthur Thomas J. Marsh, known as Jimmy Jewel, (1909-1995) was a British television and film actor. Jewel’s early career was as part of a double act with Ben Warriss (1909–1993), who together made regular television appearances in the 1950s after a popular radio comedy series Up the Pole in the post-war years. The pair were reputed to be Britain’s leading double-act in variety.