Stan Laurel: A letter containing some frank opinions of Charlie Chaplin,  1957,
Lot 8
Stan Laurel: A letter containing some frank opinions of Charlie Chaplin,
1957,
£800 - 1,000
US$ 1,100 - 1,300

Lot Details
Stan Laurel: A letter containing some frank opinions of Charlie Chaplin,  1957,
Stan Laurel: A letter containing some frank opinions of Charlie Chaplin,
1957,
the typewritten Air Mail letter stamped with Stan's address and sent to an Ed Paterson in Hove, Sussex, reading, '...I have to agree with you re Chaplin being mean & cheap...he was a very eccentric character, composed of many moods, at times signs of insanity, which I think developed further when he gained Fame & Fortune...I really think he is to be pitied more than censored - to my mind, he is still the greatest artiste in his field...whatever he thinks, says or does, is water on a duck's back to me...' and remarking '...TV is doing a lot of damage to the theatre business...its certainly a shocking situation for all those Variety artistes who are thrown out of work...', postmarked Malibu OCT 15 1PM 1957 Calif. and signed Stan in blue ink, 12in x 8 1/2in (30.5cm x 21.5cm) open
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It has come to our attention that Lot 133 of the Entertainment Memorabilia auction contained a number of photographs taken and owned by David Bailey. One of these photographs featuring Mick Jagger taken through a fish eye lens was reproduced on the cover of the auction catalogue and on our website. We have removed those photographs from the Lot and changed the catalogue cover and our website

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