Saturday, August 06, 2011
Woods made his success with unpretentious melodramas, like "Nellie the Beautiful Cloak Model" and "Bowery After Dark", that appealed to common people. His modus operandi was to come up with a catchy title and an eye-catching poster, then have a writer pen the play to fit. Woods had a stable of favorite playwrights, including Theodore Kremer, Owen Davis and Hal Reid. Woods earned the sobriquet 'King of Melodramania'.
Evidently later on Woods made a name for himself in the 'legitimate' theatre
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
I bought a Mutt and Jeff hand drawn framed illistration dated Feb. 26th 1917 and it is signed Dick Didit?
I would like to find out more about this drawing if possible.
Thanks for any help you can give.