Cartoonist Marat “Chic” Young had already produced several comic strips when “Blondie” debuted in 1930. Like the others, “Blondie” had modest success until 1933, when she married Dagwood Bumstead. Readers loved the young couple, and “Blondie” became one of the country’s most popular comic strips. Columbia Pictures boss Harry Cohn was persuaded that the characters had potential for a series of second-feature films, and Columbia cut a deal with Young. This resulted in 28 Blondie films between 1938 and 1950, all starring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake. This book chronicles those films as well as the short-lived television series and the more popular radio program that aired from 1938 to 1950. Old time radio fans will remember the announcer saying, “Uh, uh, uh! Don’t touch that dial. It’s time for…” followed by Dagwood plaintively calling out:"Bloooooondie !!!"
Softcover, 6 x 9, 293 pgs.
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