[aloha-donblanding] Re: Hawaii 1915
Maybe the "three days before Christmas" was mentioned in Hula Moons,
which I haven't had a chance to read yet. Anyone have a copy they are
trying to sell? I don't remember the Current Biography article
mentioning a date of arrival... I will have to check again.
Yes Cadia, I'm developing a who's who in DB's life... it's been very
useful to me in connecting the dots, so to speak. Just today I received
a small bio and photo of Charles Russell Frazier, the founder of the
advertising agency where DB worked. The list must have over 150 people
on it so far, and constantly growing. I will upload it into the vault
sometime before I leave next week.
I won a bid on ebay today (for just $3.26) which is rather interesting.
It's the sheet music to the theatrical production of 'Bird of
Paradise', dated 1915. It has a wonderful Hawaiian illustration on the
cover which I plan to frame. I will also upload a scan of that when I
receive it. Also won the bid on the 1932 movie version on video... only
to find out after that I could have gotten it at Amazon.com for less.
If anyone wants a copy, it sells for $5.99 plus shipping at Amazon.
Found out more about 'Bird of Paradise' in a book about Hawaiian music.
"The play opened January 8, 1912, at Daly's Theater in New York
starring Laurette Taylor, Lewis S. Stone, and Theodore Roberts. After
it's successful debut in New York, th play went on the road to various
American and Canadian cities with a different cast and different
Hawaiian players. On tour Lenore Ulrich replaced Laurette Taylor. It
played before packed houses in almost every city from Boston to
Also on sale right now on ebay is a theater brochure on the movie
"Hawaii Calls" starring Bobby Breen, which was based on 'Stowaways in
Paradise.' It's selling for $25 so far... too steep for me. I emailed
the seller, and he says he has others.