STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN
Dear Irene [Heffernan]:
Just a few more Stamps - hope you're feeling well - nothing much to tell you, everything is as usual here -
Love & bestest to Jim & Self from us both here.
As always -
OCEANA LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN
Dear Richard Handova:
Thanks yours, 20th.inst.
With pleasure I just mailed to your friend Bill Ramsey.
Regarding the tattoo on Mr Hardys right arm - yes that was an actual marking made when he was a kid - he always regretted having this done.
The short fellow you refer to that played in many of our films, his name was Charlie Hall - sorry to say, he died several years ago.
Think thats about all -
My regards & best -
as always -
Oliver Hardy reportedly had an “Acadia Leaf” tattooed on his forearm when he was around 25 years old to signify his ascension to a third degree Mason as part of Solomon Lodge No. 20 in Jacksonville, Florida.
OLIVER HARDY'S "ACADIA LEAF" TATTOO
NO LETTERHEAD - 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN EXCERPT
MARCH. 23rd. 1964
My Dear Vic & Gladys [Silver]:
Sorry long delay acknowledging your letter,28th.ult. enclosed with tape recording "Does the Team Think" TV program, I got quite a kick out of it, very funny - should be a very popular show.
I have seen Trinder, Edwards & Ted Ray also Jack Train he was on the Palladium show with us in '47 - the other Boys are new to me - anyway, enjoyed it very much - Thanks again.
I just mailed you a Tape too, hope this will interest you both - mostly musical nature, a Gypsy Violin player from Roumania visited with us recently & brought me a couple of his recording albums, just a young chap - a great fan of L&H since he was a kid in Roumania - he's very talented - works in local Night Clubs - I think he should be doing concert appearance, instead of entertaining a bunch of Drunks in a booze joint - anyway - hope this tape will appeal to you being a musician yourself - frankly I can't take too much of this violin business - if I don't get a laugh in the first eight Bars its not my cup o' tea.!
Congratulations Gladys on your Football Pool win - that should be encouraging for you - who knows that two Bob may be the stepping stone to a fortune.! incidently, I just read about a bloke who is very unhappy with his Pool Win - over 600,000 Dollars says he does't need that much dough - I imagine he'll have no trouble cutting that amount down to his size, he'd have plenty of customers to relieve him of his sorrow - what a weird mind some people have. Pleased to note your weather has been nice, we've started to have some rain now, it would come now after the brush fires have been contained & 80 odd big homes destroyed.
The Blackburn Rovers Football (Soccer) team are playing some international teams here next month, the first is versus Brazil - I was invited to attend as guest of honor at the opening game at the Sports Arena - am unable to go of course, but a couple of the Blackburn team are coming to visit with me, so I shall have to "Brush Up" on my Lancashire accent. Glad to note Bus. is picking up Vic, let's hope it will continue. Not much else Lad. Eda joins in love & bestest to you both.
Take care - God Bless.
yer old China.!
Does The Team Think? was a radio panel game broadcast on the BBC from 1957 to 1976. Regulars on the program included Tommy Trinder (1909-1989), Jimmy Edwards (1920-1988), Ted Ray (1905-1977) and Jack Train (1902-1966).
Blackburn Rovers Football Club is based in Ewood, Blackburn in the county of Lancashire, England.