I just learned from Alexandra Hildebrandt Hoy, Fred Hildebrandt's daughter, that her father did not write a diary account of this Canadian camping trip with Norman Rockwell in 1934. By this account, the diary that Deborah Solomon refers to in her biography of my grandfather does not exist; it never did.
At just 20-years-old, Brynn has several serious chronic health conditions, one of which requires her to be one of the only people in the world to have a 24/7 Benadryl intravenous drip. But even though I've never met Brynn in real life, from miles and miles away I can feel the warmth, brilliance and hope that she is giving the world.
In Big Sur, Emil White helped Henry Miller with his extensive correspondence and the daily chores of survival. In return, Miller encouraged Emil to become a painter, which he did, producing works of startling beauty executed in a detailed primitive style. Emil remained in Big Sur for the rest of his life and bequeathed his home on Highway One to become the Henry Miller Memorial Library.