STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

Our films in a projection room looked very unfunny, but in front of an audience the reaction was amazing. Really incredible.

Stan Laurel

                OCTOBER 3rd.1960.
Dear Frank [Buxton]:
                Thanks your nice letter 3Oth.ult.
Pleased to know you've had a busy & successful summer season - hope your prospects for future commitments are encouraging.
    I heard that Jack McCabe had recd. the galley proofs of the L&H book - incidently, I want to thank you for your kind assistance, am sure Jack appreciates your interest & help on the film listing.
    Note you saw "Way Out West" at the Film Society screening, I've only seen this once since it was first previewed, but of course being on TV, a great deal of it was missing, so I was very disappointed. A funny thing, our films in a projection room looked very unfunny, but in front of an audience the reaction was amazing - really incredible - I get the same effect on TV as I did in the projection room & moreso due to the eliminations.
    I shall look forward to seeing your G.M. Commercials Frank, it will be interesting to see the new approach.
    It was nice to hear from you again Frank - thanks again for the kind remembrance, pleased to know alls well & happy with [you].
    Kindest regards every good wish.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Frank Buxton Adds

I kept Stan apprised of my acting career and especially alerted him to things he might see on TV in Santa Monica.



STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                OCTOBER 17th.1960.
Dear Louisette Williams:
                Thank you for your very nice letter.
I appreciated very much your kind thoughts & sentiments.
    With pleasure I am enclosing you a little picture - thank you for the request.
    Interesting to note you are studying the dramatic art - wish you lots of luck & success.
    My kindest regards,
                Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


ESTIMATE - ANCHOR ROOF & PAINT, LOS ANGELES, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                October 18, 1960
Benjamin W. Shipman
511 Pacific Mutual Bldg.
523 West Sixth St.
Los Angeles 14, Calif.

Job: 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica
Owner: Stan Laurel

To paint house and garage per Contract: $678.00
Extra labor to change trim color: $96.00
Extra material: $15.50
    THE CHARGE FOR EXTRA LABOR & MATERIAL, BY AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REDUCED 50%.
    TOTAL NOW IS: $733.75. OK SL

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM

                OCT 21 61
MRS BOB [MARIE] HATFIELD
    MANY HAPPY RETURNS MARIE KIND THOUGHTS TO YOU BOTH.
                EDA AND STAN LAUREL


OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

What’s your choice for President? I’m pulling for Kennedy.

Stan Laurel

                OCTOBER 25th.1960.
Dear Edmund [Tester]:
                Thanks yours, 15th.inst.
Nice to hear from you again. Glad to know alls going well. Interesting to hear about your project "JAZZBOLAND" sounds like a good idea - I presume its basically a Kiddie attraction & wo'nt be an elaborate affair - what I mean is, hope you're not taking to much of a financial gamble, you know how unpredictable this business is - wish you lots of good luck & success in your venture.
    Weather here is quite warm (in the 90's) but gets very cool at nights, I guess its getting pretty Wintery back East - do'nt think I could take that climate anymore after living so long in Southern Calif.
    Thanks for the film 'Ads' from the 'Blackhawk' catalogue - I did'nt realise these home use prints cost so much. The titles mentioned in this listing are all the original ones, none have been changed, I think they only change them when a portion of a feature length film is issued or sold.
    Regarding the L&H cartoon series - this has been talked about for some time, but nothing as yet has developed.
    Yes, I have a tape recorder, a 'WOLLENSAK', but since my stroke, the after effects slightly affected my speech, so I feel a bit conscious when I talk over a 'mike', so seldom use the machine anymore, except to make recordings from records etc.
    Whats your choice for President Edmund? I'm pulling for Kennedy.
    Not much exciting to tell you, so bye for now.
    Kindest regards & every good wish to you all.
    Cheerio & God Bless.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Note from the Editor

In 1961, the “Kiddieland Park” area of the famed Coney Island amusement park was taken over by Edmund “Jazzbo” Tester, a professional clown who operated it until 1965. It was renamed “JazzboLand,” and Jazzbo appeared there regularly.



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