Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105Although Snelling’s first exposure to Hollywood lasted less than six months, he parlayed his lucky brushes with stardom into three years of intense self–publicity back in New Zealand. Within days of his return in March 1938, he was hosting a weekly film gossip segment on the national ZB radio network and writing splashy features in leading entertainment magazines. Within a few months, he was a national celebrity. Two family–held scrapbooks of late 1930s press clippings record the adventures between his departure from Auckland on 5 October 1937 and his return to New Zealand on 7 March 1938. In The Mirror’s August 1938 edition, he wrote: By profession I am an artist and on the persistence of friends, who seem to take my welfare more to heart than I do myself, I sent some of my artistic endeavours to Walt Disney in Hollywood. After receiving a very favourable reply from Disney, I kissed New Zealand good–bye to become a grain of sand on America’s mountain of commercial artists. All was well until I reached Vancouver and sought to cross the Great Divide. The immigration authorities stated quite frankly that I was inadmissible under Section 72A, Clause 13 of the Immigration Regulations, ceded at Washington in the year 1841 AD. They did admit that an artist was admissible, but not a commercial artist. After two weeks A L L U R E O F H O L LY WO O D 1937– 1940 DOUGLAS SNELLING 21 1937–1940