On A Wing and a Circus Elephant
Wednesday Advertising Day.
Three more comic strip film ads.
Winged Victory was a popaganda movie Moss Hart made with real service men. Moss Hart was a very special guy. He wrote several great plays with George Kaufman in the thirties, which in my opinion set the tone and style for all comedy writing in America. In the forties he wrote a couple of less succesful plays on his own. In the fifties he wrote the Danny Kaye Movie Hans Christian Anderson as well as the celebrated Judy Garland version of A Star Is Born. After that he co-wrote and directed several influential plays, including the musicals My Fair Lady and Camelot. Having wrtten a play about comic book artists Simon and Kirby, I would love to do a play about Kaufman and Hart. The ad v=for the movie is a very early photo realistic effort by an unknown artist (although it does look familiar).
This is one of the better know later comic strip film ads, from 1959 when they had all but vanshed from the newspapers. The poses remind me of the work of Greig Flessel, but frankly it could be by anyone.
This even later effort, from 1962, was new to me when I found it.