Monthly Archives: April 2012

“All right… but Mickey, why a limey?”

Her and Charles Boxer hadn’t made any announcement, but the the whole world must have noticed, because in the summer of 1941, Mickey’s condition was obvious. However, nobody had the gumption to mention the situation to her face. Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway and China’s Wings

As noted in yesterday’s “Boxer Uprising” post featuring Mickey Hahn, Hugh Woods, and Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway spent time with CNAC in late 1940 and early 1941, and he was so impressed with what the airline accomplished that he gave … Continue reading

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Stephen Alvarez’s photos from our adventures in Iran last summer — climbing and otherwise

Stephen Alvarez’s photos from our adventures in Iran last summer, featuring Mark Wilford, Jim Donini, Mary Ann Dornfeld, Mohammad Norouzi, Mohammad Bahrevar, Shaima Shadman, Mahsa, Jenn Flemming, Chris Weidner, and others. That was an intense trip.

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Emily Hahn, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, China’s Wings, and The Boxer Uprising

Another hilarious Emily “Mikey” Hahn flavored outtake from the China’s Wings rough draft featuring Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, and some of the CNAC piilots in Hong Kong, 1941 Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part III

This is the third part of this story, and they ought to be read in order. Here’s Part I and Part II. The putrid ape smell didn’t fade from the apartment for weeks. Long before that happened, Woody learned Mickey … Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part II

(Continued from yesterday…) On the ground, Mickey Hahn crossed the harbor and took a room at the Gloucester Hotel on Peddar Street in Central Hong Kong, bought two new dresses, and reveled in the abundant hot water steaming in her … Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part I

My favorite outtake from the China’s Wings manuscript Continue reading

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One of the things that makes it all worthwhile…

This note just came in the mail today from CNAC Association President Peggy Maher.                       Needless to say, I’m feeling pretty fine right now… Here’s a great picture of her … Continue reading

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The end of an Era: China’s Wings goes to the garage…

I’m re-organizing the office this week, moving out all the files related to the creation of China’s Wings in the hopes of making room for an (as-yet) unknown story to move in. This process makes me feel pretty sad — … Continue reading

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The official winery of China’s Wings

I hereby anoint Cartograph Wines as the official winery of China’s Wings. Founded by Alan Baker and my dear friend Serena Lourie, Cartograph is a micro winery devoted to crafting “balanced, nuanced, and complex” pinot noirs and a “dry, crisp, … Continue reading

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