Availability of Films Narrated by Don Blanding
- I don't know if anyone is interested and you may already know the
There are four films made in the early thirties where DB provided the
Three of these are: The Island of Kauai; The Island of Maui; and
Alohaland: the island of Oahu. These are ten-minute films, which are
mostly travelogues. The fourth film is "Song of the Islands, about a
38 minute 1934 motion picture. From the following email, there may be
a fifth tape narrated by DB, but I do not know anything about it.
If anyone is interested in getting copies of them, VHS videocassettes
of these films are available from the Bishop Museum for $50 each. The
following is an email I received from the Museum on how to obtain
"Your question to the Bishop Museum Shop was passed on to the Archives
Department, where the videotapes you wanted can be ordered. These are
not kept in stock but are copied when they're requested.
Each tape is $50. There will be a postage charge additionally which
will depend on the total cost of your order.
There is another tape of the series you're interested in, which is
"The Island of Hawaii". It's the same length; produced by the same
people at the same time, but of course is just about Hawaii.
If you do want to order, it'll take 7 to 10 working days to process
from the day we receive your full payment or a credit card number."
DeSoto Brown <desotob@...>
I ordered a copy of "Song of the Islands" from DeSoto about a week or
two ago...can't wait for it to arrive!
I will let everyone know what it's like. It will be strange to
actually see Don 'alive' on screen. The others are just his voice, so
I will probably pass on them.