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2359Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House

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  • Michael Brookman
    May 9, 2001
      Cadia, Thanks so much for the info. Glad I asked the question. I've been
      wondering for years but didn't think to take it to the experts! Thanks for
      all you do, michael

      ----- 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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