Lenore Ulrich 2
- Bought another Lenore Ulrich sheet music piece from 'Bird of Paradise'
tonight on ebay.
This one is entitled "One, Two, Three, Four", and has the same photos
of Ulrich on the cover as the "Aloha Oe" one.
I called the Kansas City public library on monday, and spoke to
someone at the reference desk. They checked the index to the local
papers and found no reference to Lenore Ulrich or Bird of Paradise
(not surprising...newspaper indexes are fairly unreliable).
He did give me the name and details of a local historian who
specializes in theatre. I contacted her, and she's going to search
microfilm for the three Kansas City newspapers for 1914-16. I sent
her a check for $37.50 this morning to cover her costs. I hope she
comes up with something...the true date of Don's arrival in Hawaii
has been nagging at me since the beginning of my research.
On another subject...I also spoke to a woman at the University of
Wyoming on monday. She said it would not be possible to obtain
negatives for the 24 Blanding/Jean London photos from their
collection. The issue is copyright law. The University holds
copyrights on these photos, and to give us negs would be a breach of
copyright law. Since it will cost us $300-400 to make negatives and
just one set of prints...I'm going back to the idea of getting scans
at $5.00 each, and then if someone wants a copy of a particular
photo, they can contact the University direct. High quality scans
will work fine for me, as I have a very high-tech printer at work
that prints out very nicely.
Tell me what you all think.
I guess scans are the way to go for now. Are you saying that if we
later wanted actual prints (enlargements or same size?) of specific
images, the University would be able to supply them?
As for Lenore Ulrich --
I searched the Kansas City Times for November-December 1915. Nothing.
Since the production that year took place October 24-30, I have
requested the microfilm for October 1915.
On March 15, I searched the Kansas City Journal (October, November
and December 1915), where I came up with ads/article for the 1915
production starring Carlotta Monterey. See my message #625.
What I'm saying is that once everyone has a set of the scans, that
individual can pick and choose what photo or photos they want copies
of and yes, the college can make a negative and then a print. If more
than one of us want the same print, we can split that negatives' cost.
Some of the photos are not even that great, and a few are common ones
that I think some of us already have prints of.
Yes, I have a print-out of your previous 'Bird of Paradise' searches
in the Kansas City newspapers...I just figured she could look in all
three KC papers in all years in question...and come what may. I want
to settle this once and for all.