HENRY H. LINKE PLUMBING & HEATING - 1224 Washington Blvd., Venice, Calif. - TYPEWRITTEN


Job No.: 6697
Date: 4/1/62

Stan Laurel
849 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California

Job Date: 3/29/62
Job Address: 1111 Franklin Street, Santa Monica

Total Amount Due: $79.00 OK SL Signature

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                APRIL 2nd.1962.
Dear Fred Jeffery:
    Thanks your nice letter of March 26th.ulto Pleased to know you were finally able to get a copy of the L&H book - so glad to know you enjoyed & found it interesting.
    I had a letter from Georgie Wood recently, told me the "Show Pictorial" was going out of circulation - too bad, I thought it was a very interesting theatrical journel, contained very good coverage of the whole profession - I was a subscriber to it, shall miss it very much.
    The animated cartoon series are now in production - I understand they will be distributed in England & many of the Foreign Countries too - they are half hour films, but several can be converted to feature length, if the exhibitors so desire - frankly I feel that would be a mistake, a half hour of cartoon is long enough.
    Note you saw our street Musician film recently, that was titled "Below Zero" - strange, it was shown on Tv here just last week.
    Thanks again Fred for your kind sentiments, your gracious expressions are deeply valued.
    Trust alls well & happy.
    God Bless.
                As ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Postcard from Stan Laurel to Marie Hatfield
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                APRIL 9th.'62.

Thanks Marie [Hatfield] for letter,6th.inst. so sorry to hear your Mother is ill in bed - please convey our regrets & wishes for a speedy recovery - trust her ailment is'nt too serious.
    I have'nt been feeling too good myself lately, I get occasional spells of weakness, Dr. says it's a conditon of fluctuating blood pressure - enough to make a man burst out crying - I get so weak at times, I feel like a FORTNIGHT.!! (Thats one for you Bob.!!)
    Trust alls well with you two.
    Eda joins in al the best.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.                 The Banjo Kid.

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                APRIL 11th.'62.
Dear Bill Brown:
    Thanks yours, 5th.inst. with enclosure of news photo of Jack Earle - I remember him well now in the old silent days - has'nt changed a bit has he? but how he has AL'fERED.!
    Sorry to hear your Mother is diabetic, that's remarkable she did'nt take insulin shots for so long, was it because of having to use an injection needle? if so, maybe she'd prefer the Pill type formula, I tried that out a few months ago, but unfortunately they did'nt work for me, so had to continue wilth the insulin shots every day.
    I've recently been having spells of weakness, Dr. says its due to fluctuating blood pressure, he gave me some pills which has helped me a lot.
    Note you picked Sophia Loren for an award - I saw the show, thought it was in all a pretty dull affair no glamor or excitement in evidence, Bob, Hope was the bright spot of the evening as usual, otherwise it was most uninteresting. I'd liked to have seen Buster Keaton throwing that pie at the announcer.! Enclosed is a snapshot of Mrs L & myself taken aboard the H.M.S. "Queen Mary" in 1948, en route from Southampton to New York.
    All for now Bill - nice to hear from you again - trust alls well & hnppy.
                Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

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I, too, saw the ‘The Fighting Kentuckian’ film a few months ago for the first time. I thought ‘Babe’ gave a very pleasing performance.

Stan Laurel

                APRIL 14th.'62.
Dear Dick Sloan:
                Thanks yours,10th.inst.
Yes 'MR CLEAN' celebrated his 1st Birthday last Monday (9th.) by viewing the Academy Award Show.!
    I too saw "The Fighting Kentuckian" film a few months ago for the first time, I thought 'Babe' gave a very pleasing performance - as you say his part was'nt very important, but he more than accomplished the purpose of that character.
    Note the "Oh Suzanna" episide concerning Lake L&H has little value - "THE QUEEN SHALL HEAR OF THIS"!!!!
    I shall be please to have a copy of the picture with Danny Kay accepting the Award - thanks Dick for your kind thought to order one for me.
    I was under the impression you HAD met Charlie Althoff (NERO - THE NUTLEY FIDDLER), too bad he's one of those 'POPPER-INNERS' - I know you'd enjoy meeting Charlie, a very nice person & he can hand you a lot of laughs.
    Shall be delighted to autograph the pictures you mention - just mail 'em out to me Dick & I'll flurish my mighty SHEAFFER with unerring accracy.!!
    Regarding Fischer-body Taylor - my name's Laurel not Burton.!
    Bye Dick.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

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                APRIL 19th.'62.

Thanks Jennie & Jack [Racey] for your letter,13th.inst.
    Wish you all a very Happy Easter & THREE CHEERS FOR THE 4th. OF JULY.!!
    Cheerio & God Bless.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

Postcard from Stan Laurel to Rita Harrison
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                APRIL 19th.'62.

Thanks Rita [Harrison] for your nice letter - congratulations on the news of your wedding, wish you both lots of happiness, good health & a long successful future. Good luck & God Bless you.
    Not much new to tell you dear, so bye for now. My love & kind thoughts to you all.
    Trust everybodys well.
                As ever:
Stan Signature                 xx

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                APRIL 21st.'62.
Dear Bill Brown:
                Thanks yours, 17th.inst.
Have no idea whether that was Mrs L or not in the picture you refer to (with Hardy & I during our tours) if I ever see that picture I'll let you know - its very possible.
    Note your Mother is now taking pills instead of insulin - hope it will prove adequate for her, in many cases its not effective & have to continue with injections - as in my case.
    I first discovered I was diabetic in 1948, but do'nt know actually when I developed this ailment some people have it for years without knowing it.
    Re the telephone interview (Winnipeg Channel 7.) I would'nt care for this for many reasons, firstly you're on the 'Spot' not knowing what questions etc they will ask you - could be difficult to answer & consequently embarrassing - its alright if the particular celebrity is still active in the business & is looking for publicity, but in my case, it does'nt mean a thing. I surmise, this is your idea & not the TV station's, otherwise they would have contacted me direct.
    Re the cast in "Pick a Star" film - have no idea just who was in it - as I think I told you we only worked a couple of days in it & never did see the picture when released, not even the preview showing. Do'nt know if the title was ever changed or not.
    Not much else to tell you Bill, so bye for now. Trust alls well & happy.
                In haste.
Stan Laurel Signature                 STAN LAUREL.

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