DB & Leatrice Joy, 1926
- Happy Easter, everyone!
In reading microfilm from the January-April 1926 Star-Bulletin, I've
come across a few items. Two DB bylined articles appeared on April
10 and 24, both with photos of actress Leatrice Joy.
The April 10 article mentions that DB had been in Hollywood 2-1/2
months, which means he left Honolulu sometime around the end of
January. Though I've read both January and most of February 1926, I
could find no specific confirmation of the date.
The bonus of the April 10 article is that the photo includes both
Leatrice Joy and DB, "who is shown explaining to the actress how to
get milk out of a coconut." See Files: Photos: Don Blanding:
I'll try to transcribe both articles in the coming week.
By the way, on April 10, 1926, Mauna Loa erupted, and the Star-
Bulletin in subsequent days is filled with stories and photos about
the volcano. I am not copying these -- there are just too many! --
but it does make fascinating reading! People were actually praying
to Madame Pele to spare their homes and property, in vain for the
- Hi Cadia,
I was beginning to think you had disappeared off the face of the
earth. Good to hear from you.
I assume this photo was taken while Blanding was in
Hollywood...or was Leatrice visiting Honolulu?
He dedicated the poem LEIS...FOR REMEMBRANCE to Leatrice
Joy in 'Vagabond's House'...but the poem also appears (sans
dedication) in the book 'Leaves from a Grass-House' as early as
I wonder if Don knew Leatrice before 1926?