Ich bin grade totally lost im Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive. Die Website Letters from Stan hat hunderte Briefe von Stan Laurel, sie analysiert seinen Schreibtisch und hat sogar Autogramm-Studien des vintage Comedy-Stars. Hier ein Snip von der Trauerrede von Dick Van Dyke vom 26. Februar 1965 im Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.
Stan was never really applauded for his art because he took too much care to hide it, to conceal the hours of hard creative work that went into his movies. He didn't want you to see that—he just wanted you to laugh, and you did!
He didn't want you to see that—he just wanted you to laugh, and you did!
You could never get him to pontificate about comedy. He was asked thousands of times, all through his life, to analyze comedy.
"What's funny?" he was always asked, and he always said: "How do I know? Can you analyze it? Can anybody? All I know is just how to make people laugh."
That's all he knew!