COULD THIS BE THE VERY ELUSIVE
J. F. "DODI" KNAPP
March 2002 :I have recently found out about a personal scrapbook that exists.
It reportedly has several references
to Ft.. Lauderdale and Fishing in it and several unidentified
photos of which I have seen 4 so far. Of those this first one
could be "Dodi" Knapp, age 47 sitting in his backyard
(on Sunrise Lake) in Ft. Lauderdale circa 1939 and the second
one could be his home, as there were two separate address' for
him at 436 & 410 Isle Of Palms Blvd. from the 1930's to 1950's.
He certainly looks like he's enjoying life.
Whoever the guy in the chair is
, he fits Ernest Hemingway's description of "one Joe Knapp
about 6' tall and over 200 lbs " . I am sending this photo
out to several people who just might know. One being Nat Saunders,
who was an eye witness & wrote the song about the Hemingway
/ Knapp Fight in 1935.
DODI IS THAT YOU?
UPDATE JULY 2005 : NO IT'S NOT DODI KNAPP BUT MOST LIKEY PHOTO IS OF HIS BACKYARD IN FORT LAUDERDALE FOR A GOOD LOOK AT THE GENUINE JOSEPH F. KNAPP aka DODI KNAPP CLICK HERE
THIS GUY JUST MAY BE CLARENCE E. STOUCH WHO WAS A CEO FOR SEVERAL KNAPP COMPANIES INCLUDING SEA SLED & PUBLICATION CORP. HE ALSO WAS AN EXECUTOR FOR DODI'S ESTATE
Is This 410 or 436 Isle Of Palms
Blvd ? circa 1939
Dodi Lived at both address
These thoughts which are in the
handwriting that is NOT J. F . Knapp's appear in the book"My Interview on Life"
Life is not worth while with out a smile.
Smiling faces should never appear in public toward its living
(sic) condition (a man with out a smile never can run a business
Never reach down my brother. Always reach to keep your head free
from injurious accidents after all the head control all the below.
I am sorry some time makes a very good friend, I have to secure
the bread for my family at the age --- of 21 --- --- --- --- ---
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
My life ends here --- ?
Advise (sic) even from an infant should be considered
A gentleman (sic) is always known
Use more fore thought than not so much or no hind thought."
"Asheville Cities (sic)
population 50,200 people Wonderful Water I think My 1st visit
was in the year of 1938 very short visit aprox. (sic) 3 weeks.
in which I return to the nation (sic) fastest growing city Fort
Lauderdale, Florida to return early in the year of 1940 To Really
Began (sic) Life."
All Photos Here & Material : John Dawson Collection, Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library,
University of North Carolina
at Asheville 28804