POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 7th.'61.
Thanks Tom [Sefton] your card from Durango, Colorado - don't blame you for staying over for a week : 'THERE'S STILL GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS'!!!! Pick out a couple of nuggets for me (nobody'll be any the wiser)!!
    Am sure you're having a wonderful time.
    Again regards & bestest to you all.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.



OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 7th.'61
Dear Gerard Stigter:
                Thanks your nice letter.
Pleased to know the old Laurel & Hardy films afforded you so much pleasure & I appreciate your kind sentiments.
    The articles you read in the papers regarding my appearing again on Television. These new films of L&H will appear in the form of Animated Cartoons.
    Thank you for the enquiry, & kindly interest.
    My regards & best wishes.
                Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 10th.’61.
Hello Bobby [London].! WELCOME HOME.!!
    Recd. your letter, 8th.inst. Regarding your film “Mine your own Business” - my projector is 16mm sound - I presume your film is 8mm, so of course no use sending me a copy - thanks for the kind thought - much appreciated.
    Imagine you’re glad to be back home to continue your hobby.
    Thank you for your kind remembrance of Mr Hardy (Aug.7th.’57.) very thoughtful.
    Bye now. My regards & best to you all at home.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Note from the Editor

Bobby London (born June 29, 1950) is an American comics artist. He is best known for his “Dirty Duck” strip, which he created in 1971 and became a regular feature in National Lampoon, and for his work on “Popeye,” which he wrote and drew for King Features from 1986 to 1992.



Postcard from Stan Laurel to Bob and Marie Hatfield
POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 11th.'61.
Thanks your letter 10th.inst. Pleased to know you are feeling better Marie [Hatfield] & will be in condition to make the trip to L.A., shall look forward to hearing from you on arrival.
    We both here join in all the best to your Mother & selves.
    Wish you a pleasant trip.
    Cheerio.!
                As ever:
Stan Signature
THANKS FOR NEWS CLIPS!


POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 12th.'61.
Thanks Gary [Arnold] for the card - WELCOME HOME! I recd. your card en route your vacation, am sure you enjoyed your interesting trip. Everything here is as usual, so not much news to tell you. My regards & best to self & Family, wish you all continued good health & happiness.
    Bye Gary, good luck.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


SNAPSHOT OF STAN AND IDA TAKEN BY ISABEL BLACKBURN - 1961
Stan and Ida in Santa Monica, CA


OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 16th.'61.
Dear Antoinette Handler:
    Many many thanks for the souvenirs from Montreal - it is indeed very sweet of you - Mrs Laurel joins in thanks & appreciation for your kind gesture.
    Sorry to tell you the plate was broken - but the ash trays were not damaged, so it was'nt a total loss.
    Again our sincere thanks.
                Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 16th.‘61.
Dear Vic Campbell:
    Thanks yours, July 1st. just recd. Pleased to know you got the picture OK.
    Note you intend to marry later this year - wish you & your intended bride lots of happiness, Success & most importantly GOOD HEALTH.!
    Good luck Vic - God Bless.
                As ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 18th.'61
Dear Tom [Sefton]:
    Thanks yours, 17th.inst. with enclosure of addressed labels. As soon as the books arrive I will autograph & ship right away.
    Strange no news from Vanessa Brown - I'll check with Ben Shipman (my attorney) will advise you later - I think Ben has her home address.
    Incidently, speaking of Ben, please convey my regards & best to Ben Chadwell.
    Not much new to tell you - so bye for now.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 21'61.
Thanks Dean [Kaner] for your nice letter - glad you enjoyed the film "Laughs & Thrills of Yesterday".
    Your visit to the tallest Building in Minneapolis must have been very interesting to you.
    Not much to tell you, so bye for now.
    Again my best wishes to yourself & family.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 22nd.'61.
Dear Gary Alexander:
    Thanks your letter in regard to making copies of the L&H 'Still' pictures from our old films - as I understand the situation, those photos were the property of the Hal Roach studios & were not permitted to be copied for commercial purpose - in your case I do'nt feel you are involved in any way.
    Thanks for the kind enquiry - much appreciated.
    Again my kindest regards & every good wish.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

We weren’t happy with any of the films we made at that studio. We didn’t make them actually—that was the trouble—we just appeared in them and told what to do.

Stan Laurel

                AUGUST 25th.'61.
Dear Antoinette Handler:
                Thanks your nice letter, 22nd.inst.
Nice to hear from you again & to know alls well with you.
    Glad you enjoyed "Jitterbugs" film - frankly I never cared very much for that one - the circumstances under which it was made at the 20th.Century Fox Studio was not too pleasant for us, in fact we quite shortly after this film before our contract had fully expired, we were'nt happy with any of the films we made at that studio - we did'nt make them actually, that was the trouble, we just appeared in them & told what to do - the stories & material given to us was very inferior to our previous films we made for Hal Roach Studio - unfortunately we had no say in the matter, consequently we quit & continued our career on the Stage, we toured this Country for a while then went over to England & several Countries in Europe from '47 to '54.
    Again thanks for your kind wishes, & again my regards & best to Mr Handler & self.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


Letter from Stan Laurel to Bob and Marie Hatfield
OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 25th.'61.
Dear Bob & Marie [Hatfield]:
                Thanks yours,22nd.inst.
Pleased to know you arrived home safely - we too enjoyed seeing you both again - Glad to see you looking so well, especially you Bob, "You're Better Now".!!
    I imagine your Mother was happy to have you home again - please convey our regards & best to her.
    Eda joins in kind thoughts.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 25th.'61.
Dear Tom [Sefton]:
    Books arrived this AM. have just mailed them to the parties requested (autographed.) & of course the extra one for you. I mailed them 4th.class, so may be longer in transit.
    Again thanks Tom. Trust alls well.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 28th.'61.
My Dear Rita [Harrison]:
    Thanks your card from Douglas,I.O.M.
Am disturbed to note that your Grandpa Jackie is seriously ill - sincerely hope its not a critical situation - wish him speedy recovery - please convey my love & best to him.
    Glad you're enjoying your holiday on the I.O.M. & alls well & happy.
    My love & best to your dear self & family.
    Take care & God Bless.
                As ever:
                'Uncle'
Stan Signature                 x x
                STAN LAUREL.

Note from the Editor

I.O.M. refers to the Isle of Man, of which Douglas is its capital city. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea at the geographical centre of the British Isles.



OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST. 28th.'61.
Dear Randy Johnson:
    Thanks your nice letter. Mrs Hardy's address is 12416, Weddington Street, North Hollywood. She recently re-married, her name now is Mrs Ben Price.
    I too enjoyed the pleasure of meeting you & your Brother Glen.
    My regards & best to you both.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                AUGUST 30th.'61.
Dear Antoinette Handler:
    Thanks your letter, 26th.inst. & package which arrived this afternoon.
    Very sweet of you to go to all this trouble, your kindness & generosity is deeply valued - Mrs L too joins in thanks for the souvenirs.
    Again, regards & every good wish to Mr H & your kind self.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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