Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Foster Follett Week: Swen Swensen, Son of Sweden and Misfortune
Swen Swensen ran in the Sunday comics section of the Philadelphia Press from October 15 1905 to January 28 1906. In our second example above, there is also a bonus episode of Hugh Doyle's Lazy Lew - He Yawns, which we covered as an Obscurity of the Day back in 2009.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the scans!
Just a note on stereotypes: Wallace Beery started out playing a silly Swedish maid (!) in silent comedies. And yes, Wallace Beery in a dress looks exactly like Wallace Beery in a dress.Post a Comment