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A little faded, but this is a color photo originally owned by Stan Laurel. He signed and sent out several copies of this shot to a few select friends following his 1954 appearance on the THIS IS YOUR LIFE television program and subsequent, related dedication of the studio water tank as "Lake Laurel & Hardy" at the Hal Roach home of humor in Culver City. Pictured are Stan and Ida Laurel, Lucille and Babe Hardy. Imagine receiving such a treasure in the mail. Imagine punching in for work at the studio in 1954 the day this celebrated foursome was ushered onto the lot for such a ceremony. Photo courtesy Richard Sloan. ;