Having just returned from France a week ago, I found this to be a great
piece of work. DB really has a great way with words. Being an Okie
from Lawton and being of a certain age, I found the part about the
schoolteachers from Tulsa very funny. I believe this was written during
prohibition which also made for the interesting comments. Thank you
Cadia for finding it and posting it.
Hello, all ...
I have finally obtained a copy of the second article that DB wrote
for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1924. It is headlined "Millions
for Headdress, But --- Blanding Goes to Paris to Study Costumes and
Finds Little Costume to Study" and was published on October 18,
nearly 2 months after he arrived back in the States.
Illustrating the article is a wonderful sketch of DB "done in the
Cafe of the Dead Rat in Paris by the famous artist C. G. C.
You will find my transcription and the sketch in
Files > Publications > Honolulu Star-Bulletin > 1924 Articles by Don
The photocopy provided by the library at the University of Hawaii is
marred throughout by striations, and of course they thoughtfully
stamped the copyright notice directly on the illustration. But
after more than a year in search of this article, I'll take what I
And, no, I could find no information about the artist known as C. G.
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