Monday, November 21, 2011


Obscurity of the Day: Newsy Movie Notes

A popular sub-category of the 'weird facts' newspaper comics genre focuses on the world of movies and movie stars. One of the earlier examples of it is Newsy Movie Notes, a local feature of the Chicago Daily News. It ran in their Midweek feature section on Wednesdays, where it proffered news items from Hollywood accompanied by cartoons and photos. The writer/cartoonist was a fellow named MacArthur, of whom I know nothing.

The weekly feature began sometime in 1928 and ended on November 6 1929. I missed the 1928 start date in my microfilm indexing because it was a rush job at the Library of Congress, leaving me with yet another item on my seemingly endless to-do list.


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