2359Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House
- May 9, 2001Cadia, 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
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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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