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

                    APRIL 1st.1961.
Dear David Sherman:
          Thanks your nice letter.
With pleasure I autographed the slip of paper you enclosed, am also sending you a little picture to add to your collection.
          My kind regards & every good wish,
                    Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.
 

AUTOGRAPH ENCLOSURES - APRIL 1, 1961

Stan Laurel Enclosure
 

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

                    APRIL 8th.'61.

Dear Jennie & Jack [Racey]: Sorry delay in answering your last - no improvement on the eye as yet, know you will understand. You will be pleased I know to hear that I have been awarded an 'Oscar' - Danny Kaye will accept it for me on the Academy Awards show April 17th (TV.) needless to tell you I'm very thrilled - so unexpected. Trust alls going well with you. My kind thoughts to you all, in which of course Eda Joins. Bye and God Bless.
                     As ever:
Stan Signature

Danny Kaye accepted an Honorary Award for Stan Laurel at the 33rd Annual Academy Awards held on April 17, 1961 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California ("For his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy"). Since Laurel was ill and unable to attend, he wanted his friend Jerry Lewis to accept for him, but the Academy insisted on Kaye. —Editor

 

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

                    APRIL 10th.'61. Profile
Dear Bob & Marie [Hatfield]:
          Sorry delay in answering yours of March 30th. Had a hemorrhage in my left eye, so Dr advised no reading or writing for a while - You will understand my being brief in reply. Watch the Academy Awards on TV. April 17th. I am to be awarded a special Oscar - am not able to attend but Danny Kaye will accept the honor for me. Needless to tell you I'm very thrilled - so unexpected.!
          Trust you all enjoyed a Happy Easter. Eda joins in regards & best to your Mother & selves. Do'nt raise any more MOTHS!! try TERMITES.!!
          Bye.
                    As ever:
Stan Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.
 

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

                    APRIL 10th.'61.
Dear Allen Schottenfeld,
          Thanks yours, 6th.inst.
Note you will visit Los Angeles around the end of July. I shall be most pleased to meet you - give me a call, so we can arrange a convenient time & date.
          Wish you a very pleasant trip.
          Regards & best wishes.
                    Sincerely:
Stan Laurel Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.
 

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

                    APRIL 12th.'61.
Dear Bob Elliott:
          Thanks for your very nice letter. I appreciated very much your kind sentiments so graciously expressed. Am pleased to know you enjoyed the L&H book and found it interesting. I had a hemorrhage in my left eye recently, so the doctor advised me to avoid reading and writing for a while-so please pardon me for being brief. My kindest regards and good wishes to Ray and self.
                    Sincerely, always:
Stan Laurel Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.

On April 3, 1961, comedian Bob Elliott wrote a letter to Stan Laurel saying, "Dear Mr. Laurel: Have just finished the McCabe book, and couldn't resist writing to express how much enjoyment you and Ollie have given me over the years. I should say how much enjoyment you have given us, since I am half of the Bob and Ray team, and if our humor has ever come within a mile of yours, it's because of our life-long devotion to, and study of, Laurel and Hardy. You are, I understand, still deluged with fan mail - and I imagine the book has increased it - SO I won't dwell overlong on your time. Likewise, you have had accolades from just about every one of the greats in show business, so ours is but a wee small voice added to the rest. Perhaps, however, you do like to hear, now and then, from those who, apart from being just fans, truly appreciate the extent of perfection you achieved in your work, and who will always revere the greatness of Stan and Ollie. In one word, 'Thanks!'" —Editor

 

Timeline 1942
 

RECEIPT - Gearhart Bros. Plumbing Co., Santa Monica, California - TYPEWRITTEN

                    4/17/61
Name: THOMAS D. HANSCOME
Job at: 111 FRANKLIN S.M.
EX 34679
Bill to: STAN LAUREL
At: 848 OCEAN AVE. S.M.
EX 35656

Nature of work: CHECK WATER PRESSURE THROUGHOUT.

Checked W.P. 30# at present going up to 125#. Should have pressure relief valve.
          TOTAL: $93.91
Stan Signature
 

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

                    APRIL 29th.'61. Profile
Dear [Earl] Buck:
          Many thanks for the taped letter appreciated your kind sentiments so graciously expressed happy to know you saw thew Academy program - Danny Kayes acceptance speech was very touching charming & sincere.
          Eda enjoyed the songs you recorded very much as she speaks French fluently & can understand them. The "MY MAN" number is one of my favorites, brings back memories of Fanny Brice in the Ziegfeld Follies. Incidently, the sound on your machine is perfect so clear & professional.
 

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

                    APRIL 25th.'61.

Thanks Randy [Johnson] for your kind wishes. Much appreciated.
                    Sincerely always:
Stan Laurel Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.
 

STAN LAUREL POSES WITH HIS ACADEMY AWARD - APRIL 1961

Stan Laurel with his Oscar
 

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

                    APRIL 29th.'61. Profile

Thanks Glenn [Laxton] for your kind congratulations on my Oscar Award. Needless to tell you I'm very thrilled & happy to receive such a wonderful tribute - only wish my dear late partner had been here to share this great honor which he helped make possible. Babe made that film with John Wayne just as a favor (no experiment) No I never appeared without Babe during our career. Our retirement was due to ill health, otherwise we would have continued our activities. The book will cover most everything you are interested to know.
          Again my regards & best.
                    Sincerely as ever:
Stan Laurel Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.

Oliver Hardy appeared (without Stan) in "The Fighting Kentuckian" in 1949 with film legend John Wayne. The movie was written and directed by George Waggner and released by Republic Pictures. —Editor

 

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

                    APRIL 29th.'61. Profile
Dear [Earl] Buck:
          Thanks your kind comments on the L&H book - glad you found it interesting - appreciate your review in the Des Moines paper, am sure it was very helpful. Have no idea as to how the book is selling, but I understand (from many people around the Country) its difficult to get copies, stores are mostly sold out and awaiting new orders. Sounds pretty good. The book is to be distributed abroad in England & Foreign Countries (in each language) We still have great popularity Abroad, so I think it should do very well. I imagine outside of England, they will have Paper back edition which will be more in reach of the masses which we appealed to more THAN THE SOPHISTICATED Classes.
          Needless to tell you I'm very thrilled to receive such a wonderful tribute (OSCAR) only wish poor old Babe had been here to share this great honor which he helped make possible.
          Mrs L. joins in every good wish to Bonnie & self, trust alls well & happy.
          Cheerio & God Bless.
                    As ever:
Stan Laurel Signature
                    STAN LAUREL.
 

HOME MOVIE - STAN IN HIS SANTA MONICA APARTMENT WITH HIS OSCAR

Stan Laurel with his Oscar

 

 

 
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