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Anita Savino Fournier posts on 8/28/2014 6:20:47 PM You are correct BOB. and I agree that it makes no sense, for Disney to hold out as they are apparently doing. I look forward to reading your new book. Good luck to you, your novella endeavor.
Bob Huddleston posts on 8/28/2014 4:49:32 PM Anita, When I requested OSS records (held by the CiA) all referenced to Disney was blacked out. However, the blackout artist overlooked the name of Disney’s General Counsel who negotiated the agreement to employ Edmundo between the Disney Company and the OSS. Since Edmundo was known throughout Spain and Portugal as Disney’s European Representative it makes no sense. Also when I contacted the head of the Disney Archives I was informed that there was no employment record for an Edmundo Lassalle. Best wishes, Bob H. PS Since the truth is so hard to come by I’m now writing fiction. My novella is AN AMERICAN PILOT IN THE LUFTWAFFE.
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 8/23/2014 6:09:27 PM Robert, I have not heard of a book by Goetz. only the movie recently about Disney with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, which incidentally I have seen. I will start looking around, and see what I can find. Funny that Edmundo's history and credentials have not popped up from the Disney Corp., unless they still want it to remain a mystery. Anita

Bob Huddleston posts on 8/23/2014 10:06:42 AM Anita, thanks for mentioning my Edmundo book. You might be interested in learning that a Spanish writer contacted me to learn more about the relationship of Edmundo and the Disneys as he was writing a book about Walt Disney and knew nothing about Edmundo as the European Representative of the Disney Company during World War II. This far I'm unaware if the writer, Dieter Goetz, has published his Disney story. It could be very interesting. Best wishes, Bob Huddleston
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 8/5/2014 8:08:33 PM The Countess knows all about the Book, Edmundo. Huddleston is the son-in-law of Edmundo. Edmundo was "quite a character" as I have read the book.
Angela posts on 3/5/2014 6:05:13 PM Susan, I hope you find this post as it has been a couple of months since you inquired about Robert Huddleston's book. It is called Edmundo: From Chiapas, Mexico to Park Avenue. I am sure you can find it online at numerous sites, and I am guessing the Countess has already read it. I'm sure she at least knows of it.
Angela posts on 3/4/2014 6:12:04 PM Watching the movie Monuments Men made me think of the Countess' book, The Spy Went Dancing, when Aline and the Duchess of Windsor were uncovering artwork stolen by the Nazis. Talk about exciting detective work, uncovering a masterpiece! Thank God most items were found and rescued.
Anita Savino Fournier posts on 1/30/2014 4:35:23 PM I apologize as I am in error. I did get Pierre, and Top Hat mixed up. I wish the Countess would let us know more about her characters as I remember researching so many of them after reading her books 3 times.
Still a Fan posts on 1/24/2014 5:17:13 AM No, Anita. You are confusing Pierre with Top Hat, who was Edmundo Lassalle. Pierre, according to the Countess, was a composite character. In her book, she also said about Pierre, "but he did exist."
Tracy Hans posts on 1/24/2014 4:58:13 AM Hi! Lol Angela! Donna, I can relate. I want the countess to know the influence she had on my life. I've never met her, but I have always wanted to. I'm paying it forward. She inspired me when I was just 14. I had to do a report on a local author and I found her books. I was so intrigued and I wrote her. She wrote me back twice. I was so appreciative of these handwritten letters- she helped clarify concerns I didn't even know I had! "Do not worry. With your obvious love of life, you'll find adventure wherever you go and whatever you do". I still have one of her letters from, <gulp>, 27 years ago. At the end she had written "Please reach out to me if you're ever in Spain, or perhaps I will see you in Rockland". What a sweet, sincere, and kind lady! It was centering. She was indeed right- life is an adventure for those in love with life.
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