Adventures in Hollywood
Thursday Story Day.
When Leonard Starr offered sveral ideas to the syndicate and they picked Mary Perkins, he had his doubts. There had been several strip in the years before that about girls trying to make it in showbusiness and they all had failed. One of those was Jeanie, which I have been showing here. Another was Dawn O-Day which I would show more if I had any. There also was Dilly, which I will be showing. Yesterday I got a noew batch of papers, with yet another strip with a similar theme.
For most of it's life Patsy in Hollywood was called The Adventures of Patsy. It is mostly famous for having been started by Caniff's assistant Mell Graff. When Graff left the strip, it was talen over by another Caniffprotege, Charles Raab.It is rumored that in 1942 Noel Sickles worked on this version of the strip. By then the namesake of the strip, a litle girl having adventures (as some sort of mix between Little Orphan Annie and Dicky Dare, had taken up her stuff and moved to Hollywood. Child stgarts were pretty back in the thirties, so there was a lot of ground to cover. In 1946 the strip was taken over by Bil Dyer, who drew it for another ten years. This last version (which fo a short period in the late forties was called Patsy in Hollywood) is rarely seen. And probably justly so, but ten years is a long time, so here is some to see for yourself.