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3951Re: [aloha-donblanding] Fred Genee' poem

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  • Karen Cotter
    Mar 21, 2006
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      tj - as I recall Keith sent me on a wild goose chase back about 3 years ago.
      He thought he'd discovered that Edith Hope Genee lived not too far from me
      in what is now old North Hollywood and a Mexican slum. I belive the time
      frame was the 1940's. I found the address but don't think it was still the
      same house,etc. It is now two lots combined into one, surrounded by pink
      cinder block 8 feet high with an ornamental iron gate such as they fancy in
      Tijuana and several small, newer (looks like late 1950's) homes scattered on
      the property. No one at home that I could see and the neighborhood was
      scattered with little latin ragamuffins. I'm sure an inquiry about the
      history of that property would have been met with blank stares and "no
      sabe". K

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "THOMAS MARKLE" <tjmarkle@...>
      To: "cadia" <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:14 PM
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Fred Genee' poem


      > Hand written poem from Edithe's husband. A card
      > (dated Oct 11, 1946) in the book Today is Here suggest
      > they were at a party held in their honor as they
      > traveled. The poem makes me wonder if famous Fan
      > Dancer, Sally Rand was not there.....Fred's poem:
      >
      > What a wonderful girl is
      > Sally Rand,
      > The why I never could understand
      > Till she went through the stubble
      > Which burst her bubble,
      > But that wasn't the end of all
      > Of her trouble,
      > For as she ran, she drop't her fan
      > Then I knew the Why about Sally Rand
      >
      > This book was signed by DB to, Daisy Lee who evidently
      > through the party and hosted them for the night.
      >
      > Just thought y'all might get a kick outa this poem.....tj
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