STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN
Enjoyed talking with you on the phone the other evening & to know all was well with you.
We appreciate your kind thought in wanting to send us some fish Walter, but as I told you, we would'nt be able to use it, & they would be no sense in your going to all that trouble & shipping expense just for us to give away to somebody else. To tell you the truth, Eda does'nt do much cooking, most of our meals she buys are already fixed - barbequed chicken - Roast meats etc. so please do'nt bother with it - we get our fish dinner already cooked too.
We were happy to know that Mark was coming along so well & is able to talk a little. I had a letter from Harry Tozer this AM from Alaska, he told me that 'Shots' O'Brien was living with Mark & Beulah now - you probably knew this I guess. Not much to tell you, so all for now.
Eda joins in all the best & thanks again for your kind thought.
Take care of yourself.
Good luck & God Bless.
STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN EXCERPT
Dear Rick & Marie [Capra]:
I have another act which was recorded on 'Disc Record', it was made during our first performance in Copenhagen, Denmark. I'll have a copy of that made for you, its very interesting as we knew nothing about this at the time - did'nt know the show was being recorded.
Before we went to Denmark, we feared the language barrier, afraid they would'nt understand our English dialoge, so we eliminated as much talk as possible & replaced it with pantomime, but to our great surprise they understand everything we said & we had no trouble at all in that respect - this stadium was used as a Concert Hall, stars like Grace Moore would appear for one or two performances at the most - we played there five nights - we played a big stadium, over 7,000 people were present.
The shows were attended by members of the Royal Family who entertained us at their home during our visit a couple of times, Prince & Princess Harold of Denmark & their Son Prince Ulof, he came to the show several times & we became very good friends, it was a wonderful experience meeting all of the dignitaries of the Country, the party's lasted until the early hours of the AM, we were royally entertained.
Incidently the producers of the show got into some financial difficulty & to make a long story short, they still owe us $10,000. We heard later that they had gone bankrupt, so thats the end of that. The stadium was packed full every show, too bad we did'nt collect after each performance - unfortunately our manager was'nt with us, as he always handled our business affairs. Anyway, 'Come easy Go easy'.!!
Grace Moore (1898-1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film. She was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale” and is generally credited with helping popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience.