Letter from Stan Laurel to Marie Hatfield
STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

Well, here we are—finally moved in. Like it very much here, especially the good TV reception.

Stan Laurel

                July.2nd.'58.
Dear Mrs [Marie] Hatfield:-
                Thanks yours of June 16th.
Well here we are - finally moved in. Like it very much here, especially the good TV reception we get here, (all 7 channels), what a relief after the Malibu situation.
    Was pleased to note your Mother was making good recovery & fortunately no bones broken.
    Mrs L does'nt care much for Pool swimming - prefers the ocean, the beach is only a couple of blocks from here, so not far to go.
    Am still taking the Xray treatments (18 to date), the Dr is pleased with the progress, but its still a bit painful & uncomfortable when I eat. Anyway am glad its not serious.
    They are running the L&H films here again but I do'nt bother to see them as they do'nt start till midnight, the Late late show. I think "Chumps At Oxford" is being shown next Friday night.
    Think thats about all for now. Mrs L. joins in every good wish to Bob & self & take tare of yourselves.
    Bye & God bless.
                Sincerely:-
Stan Laurel Signature                 Stan Laurel.



THE OCEANA APARTMENTS TODAY - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA
The Oceana
Note from the Editor

Stan and Ida Laurel moved into the Oceana apartments in 1958. It was his final home. Stan’s apartment (#203—circled) faced Ocean Avenue and boasted a beautiful scenic view of the Pacific. Stan would often step out onto his small balcony and wave to departing guests.



STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                July.2nd.'58.
Dear Ernie [Murphy]:-
    Sorry delay in acknowledging yours of June.10th. due of course to the moving business from Malibu. Yes Frankie Fouce has grown up, married, & I think [has] four kids. Like his father, he turned out quite a successful business man with projects of his own - how time flies.!
    Thanks for the Italian boy's address, will send him an 8x10 picture - you should be good for a free spaghetti dinner next time you go there.
    Note you did'nt start on your trip yet, imagine you are anxious to get that deal straightened out.
    We like the new place very much - more activity around here so not so lonesome. Am taking a series of X-Ray treatments - had a sore spot inside my lower jaw, caused by irritation of my denture & became infected - had a malignancy test made, but thank goodness no trace of anything. These treatments are to clear it up, the Dr. is pleased with the progress, but its still pretty painful & can't wear my dentures yet - I've sure had my share of sickness these last years.
    Bye Ernie, take care of yourself.
    Love & best from us both here.
                As ever:-
Stan Signature                 Stan Laurel.


STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                July 3rd.'58.
Dear Gary [Arnold]:-
    Thanks your letter of June 28th. & post card of the 1st.inst. Pleased to know you recd. the TV guides OK.
    Am afraid my writing to your local TV stations would'nt be of any influence in the running of the L&H films - I think it would be a waste of time trying.
    Regarding your trip down here, it depends on which route you take, you can go direct to Los Angeles, or to Hollywood or right to Santa Monica. If you wish to visit Santa Monica first you take the Coast Highway 101. If you check with the Auto Club they will give you maps & information.
    My phone number is EXbrook 3-5656. This place is easy to find, as the Avenue faces the Ocean front - three blocks North of Wilshire Blvd. You can't miss it.
    All for now Gary. Wish you a pleasant trip down here. Regards & best,
                Sincerely:-
Stan Laurel Signature                 Stan Laurel.


STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

We also appeared at a Royal Command performance before the King and Queen of England at the London Palladium Theatre in 1947—a thrilling experience.

Stan Laurel

                July.5th.'58.
Dear Glenn [Laxton]:-
                Thanks yours June 30th.
Glad to note you enjoyed your week at the Camp - sounds like you had a lot of fun on 'SKIT NIGHT', I would certainly have liked to have been there & seen the bucket of water routine, it must have been very funny.
    Yes I am married, & my wife's name is Ida. Mr Hardy & I made several trips Abroad, from 1947.to '54. making personal appearances, we also appeared at a Royal Command performance before the King & Queen of England at the London Palladium Theatre in '47 - a thrilling experience.
    All for now. Take care of yourself.
    Regards & best.
                Sincerely:-
Stan Laurel Signature                 Stan Laurel.


STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                July 14th.'58.
Dear Mrs [Marie] Capra:
    Sorry delay in acknowledging your kind letter of June 23rd & also to thank you for the phone call which was certainly a pleasant surprise, so unexpected.
    I too enjoyed talking to you all, but hope the call was'nt too expensive, as I know on those long distance calls how the time flies & you do'nt realise it when in conversation.
    Am still taking the Xray treatments (26 to date) I'm sure having a session of it, its still quite painful & I have to take pills several times a day for relief. Anyway, the Dr is very encouraging - says, it wo'nt be long now.
    We like the new place very much - hope I'll soon be well enough to enjoy it.
    Again my sincere thanks to you all for your sweet thoughts & expressions, trust someday we shall have the opportunity to meet * I can thank you personally for creating such a wonderful friendship.
    My love & kind thoughts to you all
                Sincerely always:-
Stan Signature                 Stan Laurel.


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