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Mr. Ben Shipman

Attorney

Stan Laurel

HQ Phone:

Email: b***@***.com

Stan Laurel

2207 Washington Ave.

Huntington, West Virginia 25704

United States

Company Description

The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project collects and catalogs letters from Stan to better understand his life and celebrate his comedic genius. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Business Manager
Hal Roach Studios

Manager and Lawyer
Laurel and Hardy

Web References (17 Total References)


Stan Laurel Letters | March 1963

www.lettersfromstan.com, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]

Mr Ben Shipman, my attorney, was kind enough to send me a copy of your recent letter to him in which you requested I drop you a note - hence these few lines.

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I never expected to make any great amount of revenue from it, so am not disappointed - the small percentage we do get is split three ways, Mrs Hardy, our attorney Ben Shipman & myself, the Author & Doubleday take the balance which does'nt amount to very much - I had hoped that Doubleday would have issued it in Paperback type at cheaper price, I think it would have done much better in the sales dept. it would have been in the reach of the L&H Fans - (The masses).


The Tree in a Test Tube

www.laurel-and-hardy.com, 1 Jan 2001 [cached]

Years previously the attorney Benjamin Shipman left his position as business manager with Hal Roach Studios to manage certain affairs for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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Shipman served as business manager, but did not represent the corporation or its artists in negotiations with the studios or for other important engagements.


When their manager, Ben ...

www.chicagoreader.com, 18 Dec 2011 [cached]

When their manager, Ben Shipman, appeared with them on the TV show This Is Your Life in the 1950s, he remarked, "The most enjoyable and most wonderful part about working with them has been to observe that extreme loyalty to one another, and the desire to please one another, and the desire to make each other successful.

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Tags: Movie Review, Laural and Hardy, DVD collection, Hal Roach Studios, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, Leo McCarey, Ben Shipman, Lona Andre, Harry Langdon, Madelyn Saloshin, Myrtle Reeves, Lucille Jones, Mae Dahlberg, Lois Neilson, Virginia Ruth Rogers, Vera Ivanova Shuvalova, Ida Kitaeva


Ben Shipman

www.lettersfromstan.com, 27 Mar 2008 [cached]

Ben Shipman began his career in the 1920s working for Hal Roach as studio business manager.

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Choosing sides, Ben eventually began working solely for Laurel and Hardy as their manager and lawyer, negotiating contracts and representing the pair in various court cases, usually involving former wives looking for more money. Speaking of them in 1966, he said, "Such sweet men. But oh, the problems they could get into! Particularly Stan, but Babe too. And most of it was women trouble." Ben Shipman


Benjamin W. Shipman Wrote ...

www.lettersfromstan.com, $reference.date [cached]

Benjamin W. Shipman Wrote

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