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Old 09-02-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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I would pass on the billion dollars for the autographs.....

.....and go back in time to buy Apple at $3 a share, Cisco shortly after their IPO, Berkshire Hathaway at $1,000 a share, and a few hundred acres in Manhattan.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I found John Keynes, Ho Chi Minh, and T E Lawrence all in Paris in 1919, at The Treaty of Versailles.

Having a little trouble getting Mel Ott to meet Marlene Dietrich, Theodore Geisel, and Mahatma Gahndi.........(?)
You have identified three more, good work.

I expected that the final three will be the most difficult...Marlene Dietrich, Mel Ott and Dr. Suess.

There is indeed a day when they all could be found in one area. Some hints:

They were not together but all within about twenty miles of one another.

The morning after that day, a famous event took place which caused all three to have to hurry to get out of where they were.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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I found John Keynes, Ho Chi Minh, and T E Lawrence all in Paris in 1919, at The Treaty of Versailles.

Having a little trouble getting Mel Ott to meet Marlene Dietrich, Theodore Geisel, and Mahatma Gahndi.........(?)
No Gandhi.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Mel Ott was manager of the Oakland Oaks, in the Pacific Coast League, in '51-52, and would have been in Hollywood on many road trips when the Oaks played the Hollywood Stars. Would have, at least once, probably been within a few miles of studios where Dietrich and Geisel were working. Dietrich starred in the film "Rancho Notorious" shot in Hollywood in 1952.

Geisel at the time was living in LaJolla CA, and doing a lot of work for animated film studios in Hollywood in the early 50s. In '52, he'd have been working on the screenplay and lyrics for "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.", which won an Oscar in 1953,

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:02 PM
 
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Mel Ott was manager of the Oakland Oaks, in the Pacific Coast League, in '51-52, and would have been in Hollywood on many road trips when the Oaks played the Hollywood Stars. Would have, at least once, probably been within a few miles of studios where Dietrich and Geisel were working. Dietrich appeared in the film "Rancho Notorious" shot in Hollywood in 1952.

Geisel at the time was living in LaJolla CA, and doing a lot of work for animated film studios in Hollywood in the early 50s. In '52, he'd have been working on the screenplay and lyrics for "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.", which won an Oscar in 1953,
Good guess, and maybe they all were together in LA at some point, but that is not the place I have in mind.

Another hint. Film director Frank Capra was also there.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:11 PM
 
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It is probably an irrelevant coincidence that Dietrick and Ott both celebrated their birthdays on March 2.

I would venture that it is almost certain that Ott, Dietrich and Geisel were all within 20 miles of each on at least one day, and you puzzler did not imply they needed to be "together" or even aware of each other's presence. But I will continue looking.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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It is probably an irrelevant coincidence that Dietrick and Ott both celebrated their birthdays on March 2.
Birthdays were not a factor in getting them where they were.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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Dietrich was in New Orleans in 1941 shooting the picture "Flame of New Orleans", and Ott lived in New Orleand in the offseason.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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Dietrich was in New Orleans in 1941 shooting the picture "Flame of New Orleans", and Ott lived in New Orleand in the offseason.
Was Dr. Seuss there with them?

Remember the hint....something big happened which forced all three to flee the area.

Another hint....all three were in the area on behalf of the same cause.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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No Gandhi.
How on earth did I get his name in there?
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