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3946Re: [aloha-donblanding] Erle Stanley Gardner (ESG) & DB

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  • Karen Cotter
    Mar 15, 2006
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      I have to clarify that both our aunt and my sister are named Emily! My
      sister was named after our aunt.
      It was my sister who stuck her finger in the wind to see what the 2st
      editions, personally inscribed, mint condition w/DJ's would bring.
      Virtually nothing. K

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "THOMAS MARKLE" <tjmarkle@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 6:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [aloha-donblanding] Erle Stanley Gardner (ESG) & DB


      > Thanks, and I had forgot that conversation about your
      > aunt. I think I have a lead on a local Butte County
      > Historical group who has an annual ESG event in his
      > honor. I would assume that someone in this group
      > might know something about DB/ESG but who knows. At
      > least it might be a starting place for me as I would
      > assume they have all the written historical stuff
      > around. tj
      >
      > --- Karen Cotter <doggydan@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > ---------------------------------
      > Hi tj - Way back in the beginning of the DB chatting,
      > I mentioned that my
      > (infamous) aunt was Erle Stanley Gardner's secretary
      > whilst he lived in
      > Hawaii. I'm not exactly sure of the dates but I will
      > state it definitely it
      > was the middle 1930's as she was still married to the
      > "beachboy" John
      > Kauha, as all the books were inscribed to Emily and
      > John Kauha and he died
      > in 1939.
      >
      > Therefore, I have no doubt that Gardner met DB (if
      > indeed he did not know
      > him before) and spent time with him in Hawaii.
      > My aunt did not mention Blanding in her many letters
      > to my mother but of
      > course she did mention ESG in passing from time to
      > time and my sister has
      > all the books he wrote from the early 1930's up
      > through the middle of the
      > 1950's all inscribed to her. Emily attempted to sell
      > them but they are of
      > little interest to collectors, even with mint DJ's and
      > all that. He is just
      > too dated. She's hanging on to them in case lightning
      > strikes and they
      > somehow regain desireability!
      > (ha ha)
      >
      > If I ever run across anything that might be of use to
      > you, tj, of course I
      > will pass it along. KC
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Tom Markle" <tjmarkle@...>
      > To: <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 9:59 AM
      > Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Erle Stanley Gardner
      > (ESG) & DB
      >
      >
      > > I'm looking for more info on this friendship.
      > There was a letter in
      > the Don
      > > Blanding Special Edition 1937 Carmel Pine Cone from
      > ESG extolling the
      > > virtues of DB and his love of Turkey (kind of tongue
      > in cheek stuff).
      > > ESG used to reside in my little communty of
      > Paradise/Magalia Ca., and
      > > even owned a home here. I've located the address of
      > his former home but
      > > haven't gone by it yet. Never know if DB was there
      > or around these parts
      > > knowing him.
      > > What I am doing is presenting a lecture/mini
      > show for the Paradise
      > Library
      > > on April 4th, 7pm (National Library Week) and I get
      > to use two of the
      > window
      > > boxes in the entryway for a mini-display of my
      > collection. During the
      > lecture I
      > > will mention ESG and DB and read the ESG Pine Cone
      > letter he wrote in
      > > honor of DB. Never know what will turn up in this
      > situations. They will
      > > advertise for me and so its just a no brainer, show
      > up and talk which I
      > like.
      > > If anyone has anymore info on ESG/DB than I do,
      > please speak up, I'd
      > like
      > > to know. If I find out anything more about it, I'll
      > keep y'all informed.
      > By the
      > > way, for those who don't know ESG, he was a prolific
      > mystery book writer
      > who
      > > was quite famous in his time. He was first a Trial
      > Lawyer from which he
      > drew
      > > knowledge/info for his mystery books. He loved
      > camping and the outdoors
      > > and he/DB might have camped out together among other
      > things. I still
      > don't
      > > know if ESG was married/single or what. So, thats
      > the story so
      > far......tj
      > >
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