230[aloha-donblanding] Re: Magic Carpet
- Feb 1, 2000
> Before the easy availability photocopiers, it was a commonI'm not sure, but I get the feeling this one is authentic. The photo
> practice to "copy out" recipes, poems, etc., from various sources.
shows lines crossed out and various editing notations. This would not
have been done with someone simply copying a poem. Also, I think it was
mentioned that it was written on the back of a phone pad. I can just
picture Don Blanding sitting in a hotel room somewhere jotting down an
inspiration on the most readily available scrap of paper... a phone
pad. As far as I know, this poem did not appear before 'Vagabond's
House', which would date it around 1928. He would have still been in
Hawaii, or in his Hollywood Vagabond House.
Maybe we should all pool our money together and buy it? Start a Don
Blanding museum with some of TJ's stuff as well.
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