Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm Just Here For The Movies

Wednesday Advertising Day.

In the late forties some movie company (I believe RKO) started doing newspaper comic strip ads for some of their movies. I don't now if they were initiated by a publicity department or by a specific producer but there wete quite a few of them and I have tried to show as many of them as I could find, bith in color (selfscanned) and in black and white (from microfche). Recentl I came across two more that were done in 1959 and 1962, which I thought I'd share as well. To round out today's movie theme I am including some scattered dalies from a strip which seems to have been based on the very funy vaudeville movie Helzapoppin, or at least on the succesful stage version that preceded the movie. It is signed by the big names behind Hellzapoppin' and drawn by the cartoonist George Swanson, who did the family strip The Flop Family form 1943 until his death in 1981 in this same oldfashioned style.

Oct 29 1959;

Jan 6 1962:

June 17 1942:

June 24 1942:

Nov 10 1942;

NOV 27 1942:


chuchutu said...

I have never seen this strip bwfore but it is nice-thanks for sharing-charlie

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I believe it was in a very small paper, too. Maybe even a weekly.