Lisa Mitchell collection on Stan Laurel

Lisa Mitchell collection on Stan Laurel

Dates: 1953-1962

Includes letters, photographs, drawings, and a telegram related to Stan Laurel in his later years living in Hollywood. Communications are often between Laurel and Lisa Mitchell during their friendship. Drawings were created by Lisa Mitchell of Stan Laurel and his associate, Oliver Hardy. Dated 1953-1962.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft)
  • Creator: Mitchell, Lisa, 1940. -- Laurel, Stan
  • Call Number: MSS 9110
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Lisa Mitchell collection on Stan Laurel papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9110; Lisa Mitchell collection on Stan Laurel; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9110, LTPSC.
Custodial History
In the 1950s, Lisa Mitchell became friends with Stan Laurel and they exchanged letters and telegrams. Lisa donated them to Special Collections in 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lisa Mitchell; August 2017.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Laurel, Stan; Hardy, Oliver, 1892-1957
Genre / Form
Letters; Photographs; Telegrams; Drawings
Processing Information
Processed; Maddi Stanley; September 2017.
Appraisal Information
(Arts and Communications Collection Development Policy).
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Finding Aid Title
Mitchell (Lisa) collection on Stan Laurel
Finding Aid Author
Maddi Stanley
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-07-31 11:42:58 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Stan Laurel (1890-1965) was a comedian known for his work with Oliver Hardy.

Stan Laurel was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson on June 16, 1890 in Cumbria, England. He started acting at the age of 16, and became Charlie Chaplin's understudy in 1907. He moved to the United States in 1917, and changed his name to Stan Laurel. He first worked with Oliver Hardy in 1925, and they would continue to work on hundreds of films together. Stan Laurel died February 23, 1965 in Santa Monica, California.

Biographical History

Lisa Mitchell (1940-) is an actress and writer in California.

Lisa Mitchell was born in 1940 and began her career as an actress at age fifteen when she played a daughter of Jethro in The Ten Commandments. She acted in films and television over the next sixteen years while continuing her education. After graduating with honors from Immaculate Heart College, Mitchell started her professional writing career. Mitchell has written hundreds of book reviews for the Los Angeles Times column. Her articles range from celebrity interviews, social commentaries and literary essays, short stories, and poetry. She has written two award-winning movies: Divine Mercy, No Escape and Merlene of the Movies. Mitchell has written and produced hundreds of half-hour programs for the television series, Heart of the Nation. Mitchell has assisted in fiction classes at Immaculate Heart College and lectured in Hollywood. She has won prizes at three international film festivals.

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