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  • tjmarkle@earthlink.net
    A few weeks ago I mentioned to the group that I had acquired a photo of DB in his early years wearing a loin cloth of sorts, kneeling in a shallow
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 14, 2004
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      A few weeks ago I mentioned to the group that I had acquired a photo of DB in his early years wearing a loin cloth of sorts, kneeling in a shallow lagoon....so, that photo is in Hula Moons on the preface page. The photo was taken by Max Long, Honolulu. I knew I had seen it before. I believe this to be an original photo and it is inscribed, "To Harold, Aloha, Don Blanding (no bird). So, I'm still curious as to who Harold could be. I'm thumbing though all I own looking for any references to a Harold. Any idea who this might be???? thanks.....tj
    • keith2draw
      tj That photo has an interesting story associated with it. Even though it appeared in the 1930 book Hula Moons, I believe it was taken in 1925 when Max Long
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 14, 2004
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        tj

        That photo has an interesting story associated with it. Even though
        it appeared in the 1930 book Hula Moons, I believe it was taken in
        1925 when Max Long had a photo shoot with Don. Another photo from
        the same series appeared in the magazine Paradise of the Pacific in
        December of 1925.

        The photographer, Max Freedom Long, later became famous for being a
        spiritual leader of the Huna religion - he had a large following in
        California, and was a cult leader of sorts - he wrote many books on
        the subject.

        He also wrote three Hawaiian murder mysteries, which are somewhat
        collectible these days.

        I don't know who Harold is.

        Keith
      • tjmarkle@earthlink.net
        Thanks for the interesting info on Max Long. I had figured the photo might have come from the Pan photography of DB about that same time. As to
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 15, 2004
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          Thanks for the interesting info on Max Long. I had figured the photo might have come from the Pan photography of DB about that same time. As to Harold....I've uncovered him in my collection of paper that I own. Funny how tidbits stick in your mind. I have some other communications from Harold K Joy, South Berwick, Maine on a Drifters Gold Promo card that I dug out of my vaults. I have another 'post' from DB to Harold and the final paragraph says," Dorothy and I are leaving for Yucatan today for two weeks"...yatta yatta...dated October 30, 1940. I have one other communication addressed to Harold Keith Joey that is on a frontpiece for Joy is an Inside Job with Db's signature on it, obviously from the 50's. No other writing on it. So, the question is: How long did DB know Harold and who is he? Did he know him in the 1920's and then had a life long friendship with him? The photo inscription from the 1920's would suggest so, unless DB just gave him that photo at a later date. Along with this collection I have two other original letters from 'Private Donald B. Blanding with poems, "A Soldier asks...", "Veteran Heart" with DB's note on the bottom that he has 'just enlisted again', no inscription on it, no date but from the same package I bought. The second letter has a type heading relating to DB originating a poem for his buddy Jim Rosa's baby daughter, Gail....this then became the poem...'For Gail'. DB's handwriting is again on the bottom and again signed by Private, Donald B. Blanding. Somehow this seems to be connected to Harold Joy. In on post, DB writes, Harold K. Joy, in the other it appears to by Harold K. Joey, but DB tends to loop his y's so I think it is Joy.
          Any ideas out there????? tj

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          tj<BR>
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          That photo has an interesting story associated with it. Even though <BR>
          it appeared in the 1930 book Hula Moons, I believe it was taken in <BR>
          1925 when Max Long had a photo shoot with Don. Another photo from <BR>
          the same series appeared in the magazine Paradise of the Pacific in <BR>
          December of 1925. <BR>
          <BR>
          The photographer, Max Freedom Long, later became famous for being a <BR>
          spiritual leader of the Huna religion - he had a large following in <BR>
          California, and was a cult leader of sorts - he wrote many books on <BR>
          the subject.<BR>
          <BR>
          He also wrote three Hawaiian murder mysteries, which are somewhat <BR>
          collectible these days.<BR>
          <BR>
          I don't know who Harold is.<BR>
          <BR>
          Keith<BR>
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