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2356Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House

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  • JoAnna Blanding-Koskinen
    May 8, 2001
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      That's right, Cadia! I remember being told that years ago(Mr. Blandings
      Builds His Castle). I actually prefer this title as the other one tends to
      tie up the tongue a bit. The name "Blandings" is kinda hard to get used to
      as well, but I'll take that over Tom Hanks, "The Money Pit" Anytime!!!!>;^)

      JoAnna Blanding-Koskinen

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Cadia Los" <duchess@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 8:19 PM
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House

      > "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," by Eric Hodgins, was
      > published in September 1946 by Simon & Schuster. The book (and the
      > later movie) began life as an article titled "Mr. Blandings Builds
      > His Castle" in the April 1946 issue of Fortune magazine.
      > Illustrations were by William Steig (whose cartoon style also graced
      > some wonderful magazine ads).
      > Eric Hodgins was an executive with Fortune and decided to go back to
      > writing for awhile.
      > Hodgins' work has absolutely nothing to do with Don Blanding, but the
      > names and the book/movie title always confuse people. I, too, have
      > often wondered if DB and Dodd, Mead raised any objections to the
      > similarities. If anyone wants to pursue the idea ... start digging!
      > ~~Cadia
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