The Titanic Commutator Issue 237


Titanic Historical Society Commutator 237

THS Commutator No. 237, Spring 2nd Quarter
Membership Year 2022


“Telling Titanic’s ‘Thrilling’ Tale” The story behind The New York Times’ exclusive interview with Harold Bride
Isaac K. Russell found himself at the helm of one of the most sought after accounts of the disaster, one which remained “one of his brightest, glowing memories” of his time as a reporter in New York.
By David B. Nonini

THS Convention Itinerary and Registration Form

Titanic’s Story and The Shipping News
Jack Lawrence was a ship’s news reporter for the New York Evening Mail and, in the heyday of the great liners, it was an exciting business.
By Jack Lawrence

Titanic: Building a Quarter Scale Model
When I was a student reading architecture, I built architectural models to supplement my pocket money. At that time I also started to draw my own set of plans of the Titanic in 1/200th scale which I hoped to publish in book form. It took me two years to draw the side profile alone. When I graduated, the plans weren’t completed and the book project was shelved for the time being. Years later, the model was built and one of the highlights of the THS convention in September will be a visit to the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson.
By Peter Davies-Garner

Joseph Bruce Ismay and his ordeal
Negative stereotypes of the ruthless businessman can be tracked back to William Randolph Hearst, an Anglophobe [a person with a strong dislike of England or Britain] and one of the most powerful and influential publishers in America who could make or break people––and he did––a number of people were his victims including J. Bruce Ismay.
By William Randolph Hearst

Front cover:Peter Davies-Garner’s quarter scale Titanic model displayed in the entrance of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Missouri.
Photos: Paul Burns

Back Cover:A selection of various editions of the 1912 “Sinking of the Titanic” books. Hearst newspapers were the first in the United States to syndicate, consequently, a monopoly in many areas. His newspaper campaign against Ismay and the assorted editions of the books containing Hearst’s versions of fact sold door-to-door by the hundreds of thousands resulting in myths that persist to this day.