Stan Laurel at home

Laurel & Hardy are comedy heroes of mine and this tale of the day Dick Cavett got to meet Stan Laurel is wonderful. Laurel comes across as a true gent of a human being.

A note to Mr. Laurel had gotten an immediate response, self-typed, beginning with an almost courtly, “Dear Dick Cavett, Thank you for your letter, containing such kind sentiments, so graciously expressed.” Also within was a postcard-size photo of Laurel & Hardy (beside his smiling face he had penned, “Hi, Dick!”) — and an invitation to visit him in Santa Monica. (Where, unbelievably, he was in the phone book!)

Source: The Fine Mess-Maker at Home.

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