Postcard from Stan Laurel to Richard Sloan
POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                SEPT.5th.'63.
Thanks Richard [Sloan] for tape: Sammy Davis,Jr. & Senor Joe Franklin. recd. your card too, re L&H placque & color negative. Some gentleman on the "Chicago Sun-Times" (TV guide sunday supplement) reported I was very ill - suggested the L&H fans to drop me a get-well card, so far have recd. over 300.!!
    Have requested the paper to acknowledge in their daily TV.column my thanks to all - impossible for me otherwise. Many very nice letters among the cards of course I shall have to acknowledge -
    In haste Richard -
                as always:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

                SEPT. 6th.'63.
My Dear Booth [Colman]:
    Thanks yours, 5th.inst. with enclosure of my letter to you from Dublin in '53.
    I got a kick reading it again - sure brought back memories.!!
    Happy to know you're feeling so much better & will soon be back in circulation (he thanks I'm a bloody newspaper.!!) sure looking forward to seeing you again-
    Love & bestest from us both here.
    In haste -
                As always:
Stan Signature
P.S. Have just recd. several hundred cards & letters from Fan in the Chicago area, some stupid columnist reported I was ill & suggested all L&H fans should drop me a card or letter - have written the Guy to convey my thanks to all in his next issue - impossible to acknowledge so much mail.!


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

                SEPT.11th.'63.
Dear Richard [Sloan]:
                Thanks yours, 9th.inst.
I too enjoyed talking with you again - re the "This is your Life" Kinescope - as I told you before the audio copy is of no value, Hardy & I barely said a word, occasional yes or no & the rest of the chatter by the guests MEA'nt nothing - just a waste of time as is the film. FORGET IT.!
    Re the broom dept. that is just an expression - meaning to start right from the ground floor.
    I heard that one about Keeler where they found her lying beneath the Docks.! SHOCKING was'nt it?.
    Mail still corning in from Chicago area, over 900 to date.
    Weather here terribly hot in the 90's & 100's, & of course having lots of brush fires to make things JOLLY.!
    Bestest from us both here.
    In haste -
                As always -
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

                SEPT.11th.'63.
Dear James Green, Jr.
    Thanks your nice letter 4th.ins. - appreciate very much your kind sentiments so warmly expressed.
    Pleased to know the old L&H films are still affording you so much pleasure.
    My regards & bestest -
                as always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

                SEPT.13th.'63.
Thanks [Bob Stowell] your Card,11th.inst. Thanks for the info - appreciate your kindly interest.
    Trust alls well with you & yours - I can imagine you are suffering during this heat wave - glad I live so close to the ocean.
    My regards & bestest to you all.
                As always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

Some disc jockey in Chicago recently made mention—why I’ll never know—that I was very ill and suggested to all Laurel and Hardy fans to drop me a ‘Get Well’ card or letter. Consequently to date I have received over eleven hundred and are still coming in!

Stan Laurel

                SEPT.19th.'63.
Dear Tom [Sefton]:
    Thanks yours 17th.inst with enclosure of 'STILLS' which I have identified & returning herewith. Sorry I missed talking with you & Ben [Chadwell] - I happened to be down at the desk to pick up my mail - incidentally talking of mail - some disc jockey in Chicago recently made mention (WHY I'll never know) that I was very ill & suggested to all L&H Fans to drop me a get well card or letter etc. consequently to date I have recd. over Eleven Hundred & are still coming in - I immediately wrote the guy and asked him to convey my thanks etc. on his next program & to explain my inability to acknowledge personally. This Guy no doubt meant well, but did'nt stop to think - anyway, its certainly very gratifying to know I still have so many Friends, Fans & well-wishers.
    By the way, Thanks for the cards you sent on your last trip - appreciated your kind thought & remembrance.
    Am enclosing a couple of stills I happened to find. My kindest & bestest to yourself & Family.
                As always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

P.S. BEST TO BEN & FAMILY!


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

                SEPT.20th.'63.
Thanks yours [Ron Maher], 15th.inst. Your handcuff idea is very good - suggest you are a Federal Officer taking a prisoner to 'Sing-Sing' (that's the reason you are handcuffed to him (or vice-versa) Note you are writing an article on L&H for Mr Rubin's "8mm Collector" publication - he wrote me recently about this. Sorry I have no pictures other than the one I sent you previously. Jimmy Finlayson died in 1953.
    Thanks for snapshot of yourself (a bit out of focus.!!) Again my regards & best -
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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

                SEPT.21st.'63.
Dear Irene [Heffernan]:
                Just a few more stamps -
Hope you're feeling much better - love & bestest from us both here to Jim & your sweet self -
                As always:
Stan Signature

Postcard from Stan Laurel to Richard Sloan
POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

                SEPT.23rd.'63.
Thanks Richard [Sloan] yours, 20th.inst. Interesting to get some information re the L&H film situation - sounds a bit phoney - we have no knowledge of this whatsoever - have seen Larry Harmon several times recently - he never made mention of such a deal - as you know, he has exclusive RIGHTS to the use of the L&H names & the characters we created - where is the agent Charlie Rapp located - Hollywood or N.Y. (is it Rapp or Raph??.) Hope you're enjoying your vacation & weather is good - saw Chuck McCann on the Jimmy Dean Show - did'nt know who he was till he had finished & was announced.!!! did'nt expect to see him in character make-up.
    Thanks again Richard - bestest from us both here -
                as always:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


Postcard from Stan Laurel - September 24, 1963
POSTCARD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN

The difference in stars of today and those of the ’20s and ’30s? Those of the ’20s are older!

Stan Laurel

                SEPT.24th.'63.
Thanks yours, 21st.inst. The voices of Dick Van Dyke & Henry Calvin will not be used in the animated cartoon. Yes Mr Hardy & I played in Ohio during our last vaudeville tour (Cleveland, Ackron, Cincinnati etc.) the only difference tween "Our Gang" & "Little Rascals" is the name - M.G.M. changed the name when they assumed production of this series. Yes, we used Stunt Men whenever necessary. The difference in Stars of today & those of the 20's - 30's those of the 20's are OLDER.!! There is a book published by Doubleday Co. written by John McCabe titled "Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy" I think you would find informative regarding our career. Check your local book dealer.
    My regards & best -
                As always:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.


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