Laurel, Stan

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Biography / Administrative History

Thomas W. Sefton (1917-2006) was president of a major San Diego, California, bank (San Diego Trust) and a leading San Diego philanthropist, who had a life-long devotion to Laurel and Hardy. This interest in Laurel and Hardy led to a friendship with Stan Laurel before the latter's death in 1965. Sefton developed a correlative relationship with Hal Roach, the great producer of the 1920s and 1930s of, among other movie properties, the Laurel and Hardy films. His friendship with Stan Laurel meant that Thomas W. Sefton was able to accumulate from Laurel himself invaluable materials related to the career of the comedian, and, to a lesser extent, that of Oliver Hardy.

From the guide to the Thomas W. Sefton Laurel and Hardy Collection, 1933-1994, (Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn [Laurel and Hardy revisited] [motion picture] / [production company unknown] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Clarence Hennecke papers, 1913-2000 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn [An evening with Laurel and Hardy] [motion picture] / [production company unknown] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ponick, David Anthony,. Ponick Laurel and Hardy collection, 1924-1987. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Sound Recordings Relating to "Studio One" Broadcasts. 1955 - 2003. Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy
referencedIn Chatterton, Robert W. Film chats, 1967-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hennecke, Clarence, 1894-1969. Clarence Hennecke papers, 1913-2000. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
creatorOf Thomas W. Sefton Laurel and Hardy Collection, 1933-1994 Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
referencedIn Dodd, Jimmie A., 1917-1984. Dodd, Jimmie A., photograph collection, 1937-1966. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf London, Jean, 1901-1980. Papers, ca. 1870-1979 (bulk 1920-1979). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Chatterton, Robert W. person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Dodd, Jimmie A., 1917-1984. person
associatedWith Hardy, Oliver, 1892-1957 person
associatedWith Hennecke, Clarence, 1894-1969. person
associatedWith London, Babe person
associatedWith London, Jean, 1901-1980. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Ponick, David Anthony, person
associatedWith Roach, Hal, 1892-1992 person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Sefton, Thomas W., 1917-1906 person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Collectors and collecting
Comedy films
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1890-06-16

Death 1965-02-23

Britons

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cr640r

Ark ID: w6cr640r

SNAC ID: 56493552