Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Somebody's Stenog was a comic strip that ran from 1918 through 1941. Before World War I most stenographers were men. Because of the manpower shortage created by the war, women had to take over the work typically performed by men. One such woman was Cam O'Flage, the heroine of Somebody's Stenog. Cam was pretty and smart, and worked as a girl Friday in a nut-and-bolt factory. This newspaper paper doll of Cam is from the Sunday comics of September 03, 1933.
Children, 12-years of age and younger, could enter the newspaper coloring contest to win tickets to see Harold Lloyd in the movie "The Kid Brother". This contest is from February 1927. According to my Leonard Maltin Movie & Video Guide this movie is one of Harold Lloyd's all-time best and received 4 out of 4 stars.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
"Polly's Paper Playmates" was a newspaper paper doll series. The series included Polly, her family members and her friends. This is her cousin, Cornelia, and she want to be a movie star. The Cornelia paper doll appeared in this Iowa newspaper on March 28, 1940.
Friday, September 25, 2009
This newspaper coloring contest for "The Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze" appeared in various newspapers on September 22, 1963. My brother Bobby and I would eat our breakfast while watching "The Three Stooges" on television every morning before our long trek to Harvard Elementary School - which was one block from our house. I still like the Three Stooges. I do not remember ever seeing this movie.
CUT-OUTS FOR CHILDREN appeared in the Sunday Washington Post newspaper from 1909 through 1910. This Marching Band Cut-Out is from August 01, 1909. Bobby played the tuba in the Reagan High School Marching Band in the late 1970's, so pretend the tuba player without the beard is named Bobby.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This newspaper coloring/maze contest for "To Kill A Mockingbird" appeared in a Chicago newspaper on March 06, 1963. Children twelve and under were to color the images and solve the maze to win a pair of tickets to see the movie based on the novel by Harper Lee.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Mrs. Wurgler paper doll appeared in a weekday newspaper on April 24, 1935. Lee Stanley was the creator of the comic panel "The Old Home Town". Mrs. Wurgler was always chasing after her husband with a frying pan or rolling pin. Mr. Wurgler will be posted tomorrow.
This famous scene was the first in a series of six pictures from a coloring contest promoting the movie "King Kong". It appeared in newspapers on April 23, 1933.
The second in the series of six pictures appeared in newspapers on April 24, 1933. Notice Fay Wray up in the tree.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This newspaper contest was to promote the New 1938 Automatic Tuning PHILCO Radio. The dress worn by the lady in the above picture was composed entirely of numerals. The contest was to add together all the numerals in her dress - numbers 1 to 9 - and submit the total.
I used to have a clothes line and I loved the smell of clothes that had been dried by the sun. This BOOTS paper doll is from the Sunday comics of April 05, 1953.
I thought that Pug was sister to Boots but I now know that Pug was "adopted" into the family. Here is Pug in her bedroom. This paper doll is from the Sunday comics of November 04, 1951.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I enjoy searching through newspaper archives and finding fun items such as this "Count the Dots" contest. This newspaper offered a Webster Player Piano as the prize in their count the dots contest. I have come across many different versions of these contests, most appearing in the early 1900's. This one is from October 1909 - almost 100 years ago.
What a great newspaper paper doll series this was for little girls in the mid-1920's. I have never seen an original Annabelle paper doll from this series. I colored it to the best of my ability - which is quite limited. "ANNABELLE Plays The Three Little Pigs" appeared in the Sunday comics section of various newspapers on November 13, 1926.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
HERBIE joins the mad race in Walt Disney Production " The Love Bug". The script for the screw-ball racing picture was written by producer Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi. The movie was released in 1969 and starred Dean Jones, Michelle Lee, Buddy Hackett and David Tomlison. This newspaper coloring contest appeared on July 01, 1969.
Friday, September 4, 2009
"The Aristocats" was a Walt Disney Production released on Christmas Day 1970. This animated movie featured the voices of Eva Gabor, Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers and many more. This newspaper coloring contest appeared on December 15, 1970.
"The Barefoot Executive" was released by Walt Disney Productions in 1971. The movie starred Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Harry Morgan, Wally Cox and Heather North. This newspaper coloring contest appeared on April 01, 1971.