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Re: Stan laurel

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:48 pm

Stan Laurel always took the time to answer his fan mail. He was a kind and gentle man.
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Re: Stan laurel

Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:27 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Stan Laurel was a comic genius who brought -- and continues to bring -- great joy to this world.

God bless Stan Laurel.

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Re: Stan laurel

Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:27 am

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:Stan Laurel always took the time to answer his fan mail. He was a kind and gentle man.



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Re: Stan laurel

Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:06 pm

See more letters from Stan Laurel here:

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project
http://www.lettersfromstan.com/

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project collects and catalogs letters from Stan to better understand his life and celebrate his comedic genius.


The site is beautifully laid out, and the letters are marvelous. You feel like you are visiting with Stan.

Re: Stan laurel

Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:56 pm

Stan loved his fans very, very much.

Re: Stan laurel

Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:46 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:See more letters from Stan Laurel here:

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project
http://www.lettersfromstan.com/

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project collects and catalogs letters from Stan to better understand his life and celebrate his comedic genius.


The site is beautifully laid out, and the letters are marvelous. You feel like you are visiting with Stan.


Cool site, Thanks.

Interestingly enough James Finlayson -who appeared in many of their shorts and films- was born and grew up in Larbert which is around 20 miles or so from where Stan stayed in Glasgow. He emigrated to the US in 1911.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Finlayson_(actor)

Re: Stan laurel

Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:40 am

daylon wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:See more letters from Stan Laurel here:

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project
http://www.lettersfromstan.com/

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project collects and catalogs letters from Stan to better understand his life and celebrate his comedic genius.


The site is beautifully laid out, and the letters are marvelous. You feel like you are visiting with Stan.


Cool site, Thanks.

Interestingly enough James Finlayson -who appeared in many of their shorts and films- was born and grew up in Larbert which is around 20 miles or so from where Stan stayed in Glasgow. He emigrated to the US in 1911.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Finlayson_(actor)

You are most welcome. I'm always happy to share information with others here.

Re: Stan laurel

Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:39 am

Laurel was one of those rare talents who could have an audience in stitches without saying a word. Time isn't always kind to performers, but his act ages wonderfully. Even when you know what's coming, it's always funny.

Re: Stan laurel

Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:19 am

Stan's telephone number was also listed in the directory right up until he died. Classy guy who was a genius. Having said that, and probably going against the grain Ollie makes me laugh more.

The letters from Stan site is marvellous.

Re: Stan laurel

Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:25 am

TJ wrote:Laurel was one of those rare talents who could have an audience in stitches without saying a word. Time isn't always kind to performers, but his act ages wonderfully. Even when you know what's coming, it's always funny.


The anticipation when you see it coming is part of the fun. Sometimes makes me laugh as much as the incident, for example when Ollie slips on the skate down the strairs on Brats. :D

Re: Stan laurel

Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:34 pm

My biggest idol when I was about under 10 years old. Then I found Elvis...

I've never been much keen on Laurel & Hardy's long movies, I prefer short ones.