Lebrun's mastery of mimicry runs a gamut from the simplicity of Ziggy and Dilbert to the more elaborately rendered Herman and, even, Flash Gordon. Today, Blondie head artist John Marshall and his assistant, Frank Cummings, are carrying on in the tradition of their predecessors and doing a most wonderful job. Singleton and Lake reprised their film roles for radio; the Blondie radio program had a long run spanning several networks. Blondie's right, of course. Blondie was created by my father, Chic Young, in This cross-over promotion began July 10, and continued until September 4,
Retrieved from " http: While the distinctive look and running gags of Blondie have been carefully preserved through the decades, a number of details have been altered to keep up with changing times. The Bumstead family has grown, with the addition of a son named Alexander originally "Baby Dumpling" on April 15, , a daughter named Cookie on April 11, , a dog, Daisy, and her litter of five unnamed pups. Hale left the series in and was succeeded by Jerome Cowan as George M. Connolly, King's energetic and imaginative general manager, who was not inclined in the direction of salary increases. In recent years, he has attempted to bring the strip into contemporary suburban America by giving Blondie a catering business to run, but the focus of the strip remains pretty much what it has always been:
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Thus the Bumstead children grew from toddlers to young adults onscreen. In the dailies, Blondie displays more constancy. Dagwood has created a typical Dagwood sandwich in this April 17, strip. Telephones have changed from candlestick style to more modern dial phones, to Touch-Tone , and on to cellphones. Rounding out the regular supporting cast, character actor Jonathan Hale played Dagwood's irascible boss, J.
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Description: Did they just morph out of the small ovals that he originally had? Thanks for yet another great retrospective. We can scarcely fault Young for this coyness: In fact, Blondie's bills itself as "Home of the Dagwood Sandwich. The festivities began in July , orchestrated for a September crescendo.