3440Re: Ed Sawtelle info?
- Oct 4, 2003Hello, Bob ...
In reading the Star-Bulletin microfilm I come across Ed Sawtelle's
name frequently. Please look in Files: Publications: Honolulu Star-
Bulletin for whatever material I have posted. Also, you can search
the group messages by keyword to locate any that contain a mention of
I do know that Ed's sons are deceased; not sure about any
grandchildren. Ed was organist at the Hawaii and possibly the
Princess theaters; he had a nightly radio program beginning in 1927
and also was involved in many of DB's musical extravaganzas between
1925 and 1928, probably earlier.
I've just finished reading 1925 microfilm and and wrapping up 1953.
One of DB's 1953 S-B columns (in the Hawaiian Life magazine section
under the general heading, "Vagabond's House") is about Ed and
Carmen's dogs, Baron and Duchess. The column I read the other night
is about Baron's obedience training; another from later in the 1950s
mourns Baron's passing.
As many of the regulars here know, I have collected a great deal of
material about DB and his friends from the S-B but have not yet had a
chance to index all of it. While I am reading the 1954-1955 columns
this winter, I'm going to try getting the earlier material indexed
and properly filed.
If you would like to get an idea of how often Ed Sawtelle is
mentioned in the S-B or Advertiser, I suggest you get hold of the
Hawaii Newspaper Index (1929+) via the University of Hawaii or one of
the community colleges. Using the citations as a guide, you can
provide me with specific dates and I'll be glad to dig through my
My working guide for 1929-1982 has been the citations for Don
Blanding, but I have usually copied material related to the Sawtelles
as well. Prior to 1929, the newspapers are not indexed so I have
read virtually every column inch between 1925 and 1928. I'll tackle
1923 and 1924 after I've caught up with the 1953-1957 S-B columns
written weekly by DB.
In reading the November-December 1953 S-B's I've discovered that even
the newspaper index is not complete. I knew that the Saturday
columns do not appear in the index, but I am also finding a few
mentions of DB that are not in the index either.
Sigh. I may have a good deal more microfilm in my future than I
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