2356Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House
- May 8, 2001That'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!!!!>;^)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cadia Los" <duchess@...>
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!
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