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

                JUNE 7th.'61
My Dear Tom [Sefton]:
    Just to thank you for the enjoyable visit & the pleasure of meeting you personally & also thanks for the nice sweater - appreciated very much your kind gesture.
    Mr L. joins in kindest regards to Self & family.
    Take care & God Bless.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Note from the Editor

On June 8, 1961, after visiting Stan for the first time, Thomas Sefton wrote to him saying, “You and Mrs. Laurel were so kind to receive us as graciously as you did and I want you to know how much we enjoyed our visit with you both. Ben [Chadwell] and I have written to Black Hawk Films in Davenport, Iowa and to Professor McCabe as you suggested. Our children were simply delighted with the Bohemian Girl 8x10’s and clapped with joy when I mentioned that we might have some Laurel and Hardy films of our very own. My very best wishes always to you and Mrs. Laurel.”



POSTCARD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                JUNE 7th.'61.
Dear Freddie Richards:
    Thanks your letter with enclosure of picture. Re the musical numbers in the L&H films, I doubt if there are any recordings of these, can only suggest you Tape record them when they are being run on TV. Pleased to note you liked the L&H book & found it interesting.
    Thanks again Freddie for your kind sentiments - much appreciated.
    Again my regards & best wishes,
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

                JUNE 12th.1961.
My Dear Patty Johnson:
    Just read your article in a recent issue of 'Family Weekly'.
    I deeply appreciate your kind sentiments so graciously expressed.
    My sincere thanks.
                As ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


POSTCARD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                JUNE.14th.'61.
Thanks Dick [Sloan] for the nice Birthday greeting card. appreciate very much your kind remembrance.
    Funny thing - I do'nt feel a day older than 71.!!
    Trust alls well & happy with you.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Note from the Editor

On June 16, 1961, Stan turned 71.



POSTCARD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                JUNE 15th.'61.
Thanks Jim & Irene [Heffernan] for the nice B'day greeting card - appreciate your kind remembrance. Funny thing, I do'nt feel a day older than 71.!! Eda joins in kind thoughts & every good wish.
    Trust alls well & happy with you.
    Hope to see you soon.
    Cheerio & God Bless.
                As ever:
Stan Signature

POSTCARD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                JUNE 16th.'61.
Thanks Ernie [Murphy] for kind remembrance - funny, I do'nt feel a day older than 71.!! have'nt changed a bit, but you should see how I've altered.! Roach Sr. is going to make comedy shorts for M.G.M. in England.!!-
    Now hold on - BEN SHIPMAN WAS MARRIED RECENTLY.!! (Miss Virden). Think I told you I had a hemorrhage in my left eye few weeks ago, Dr. says no reading & writing for a while, hence my being brief.
    Eda joins in all the best.
    Trust alls well with you.
                As ever:
Stan Signature

POSTCARD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                JUNE 16th.'61.
Thanks [Randy Johnson] for the nice B'day greeting card - appreciate very much your kind remembrance.
    Kindest regards.
                As ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


Postcard from Stan Laurel to Marie Hatfield
POSTCARD - 849 OCEAN AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

There is no improvement in my vision. Doctor says it may get a little better in time but will never fully recover.

Stan Laurel

                JUNE 19th.'61.
Dear Bob & Marie [Hatfield]:
    Thanks for the nice B'Day greeting card - appreciate the kind remembrance.
    Note you're having a heat wave, its pretty rough down this way too, altho' Santa Monica is the coolest spot. The hotel management were kind enough to have the windows cleaned last week, so I discovered my eye was OK - I can see swell now.!! kidding aside there is no improvement in my vision, Dr. says it may get a little better in time but will never fully recover. Anyway am not too distressed about it, as long as I'm not suffering any pain or great discomfort.
    Eda joins in all the best to yourselves & Mother.
    Wish you all lots of happy Barbeque's.
    That's real good DIET.!!!
                Cheerio:
Stan Signature

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

                JUNE 20th.'61.
Dear Tom [Sefton]:
    Thanks for the package of Book envelopes with Birthday Greetings from Ben Chadwell & self. Is there any special reason? am a bit confused as to the purpose?
    LOOKS LIKE A GAG!!
    Anyway, Thanks Tom.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

                JUNE 22nd.'61.
Dear Thys Ockersen:
    Thank you very much for your nice letter expressing Birthday greetings, I appreciate your kind remembrance & good wishes.
    My kindest regards & every good wish to yourself & family. Trust alls well & happy with you.
                Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


SIGNED COPY OF “MR. LAUREL & MR. HARDY” FOR ISABEL BLACKBURN - 1961
Autographed Al Kilgore Drawing


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

                JUNE 26th.'61.
Dear Isabel [Blackburn]:
    Sorry long delay in acknowledging your very nice letter, 1st.inst. Since seeing you, I had a hemorrhage in my left eye, Dr. advised me to avoid reading & writing as much as possible, so of course have'nt been able to attend to my correspondence - I answer a few occasionally but they are generally brief - so know you will fully understand the situation.
    Pleased to know you read the L&H book & found it interesting.
    We here too enjoyed so much the pleasure of meeting you, a very enjoyable evening. I see Babe London once in a while, Irene visited us once since you were here.
    Must close now. Eda joins in kindest regards & every good wish, trust alls well & happy with you.
    Cheerio & God Bless.
                Sincerely always:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


GRAHAM DALE - POPULAR MECHANICS - SEPTEMBER 1950
Graham Dale


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

                JUNE 28th.'61.
Dear Graham Dale:
                Thanks yours,25th.inst.
Interesting to hear about your art media - portraits on eggs & to know L&H are included in your collection.
    Regarding an egg recipe for your book - frankly my knowledge of food preparation is very elementary, but I have thought of trying to prepare "SCRAMBLED RAW EGGS", a simple & speedy method would be to throw four fresh eggs into an ELECTRIC FAN.! (from then on the chef would use his own jodgement.)
    Wish you lots of success with your book.
                Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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