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Little Orphant Annie

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~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - snowman
Lost track of the thread where we were discussing this
and still unable to locate Albert spoof scenes in POGO;
but someone has found and sent me this very interesting
link to the very origins of the Orphant Annie prior
to her comic strip incarnation.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Orphant_Annie

smiley - bigeyes

And here's a link to a lot of POGO pages:
http://whirledofkelly.blogspot.ca/search?updated-max=2014-11-30T00:20:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Cheers
~jwf~


Little Orphant Annie

Post 2

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Here's a link to the poem itself:

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/little-orphant-annie

I've loved it for a long time. smiley - smiley

Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip inspired another strip called "Little Annie Rooney."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Annie_Rooney

As late as the 1960s some newspapers were carrying the strip. Annie's dog was called Zero, and her catch-phrase was "Gloriosky, Zero," just as "Leapin' Lizards was Little Orphan Annie's. Gloriosky found its way into the "Sergeant Krupke" song in "West Side Story."

smiley - smiley


Little Orphant Annie

Post 3

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - bigeyes
Egads! Yes, I had seen Annie Rooney. I don't recall any conflict
or conscious comparison with the better known Annie - but both must
have been carried in our local papers. Annie Rooney seems so stylish
now in a skinny thinny 60s Twiggy kinda way (compared to the Betty
Boop/Little Lulu/Rubenesque cuddly-baby-fat style).
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/enlightenment-gary-hernandez.jpg

And thanks for the poem. That it has been among your favourites
so many years is quite impressive. And I confess, even as well
as I think I may have come to know and understand you, not just
a little surprising.
smiley - book

smiley - ok
~jwf~


Little Orphant Annie

Post 4

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

It's what comes of growing up in a small town that still had a functioning farm in the center of town when we moved there. I could
relate to the farm chores that little orphant Annie had to do. My mother's parents had a cow that had to be milked. How many people nowadays have their own cows to milk? Not many, I wager.


Little Orphant Annie

Post 5

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - laugh
I think I know that cow. She was featured in POGO.
Think her name was Moo Cow. And there was a three-legged stool...
It was a cover image on one of the books I think.

BTW:
This is as close to Albert as an Orphan as I have found.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A5ivI5oY9j4/VJcNJCIrXiI/AAAAAAAAJx8/t7CuG4KPh3M/s1600/4c025440.jpg
I suspect this page was the opening premise to the scenes
of Albert's blunked-out eyebones but there is no link to
any following pages.
smiley - cheers
~jwf~


Little Orphant Annie

Post 6

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I keep forgetting to look up those strips in my collection of "Pogo" books. Sorry.


Little Orphant Annie

Post 7

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - ok
No prob. I really should go find the whole series
at a book sale or online somewhere. I used to have
them all back in the once-upon-a-times.
smiley - book
~jwf~


Little Orphant Annie

Post 8

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I still have most of them, but I am a master at procrastination.


Little Orphant Annie

Post 9

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I looked through six Pogo books yesterday, but with no success. smiley - sadface I think the relevant strips were done in the early to mid 1960s, if that helps.


Little Orphant Annie

Post 10

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I've just nailed it! Lulu Arfin Nanny was in "G. O. Fizzickle Pogo."

http://www.amazon.com/G-O-Fizzickle-Pogo-Walt-Kelly/product-reviews/B0007DF7EO


Little Orphant Annie

Post 11

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - bigeyes
Thanks. That was the 18 month long "year" declared by the UN
as the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) when our species
got its first photo glimpses of the planet from an orbital POV
and decided to learn more about it in a peaceful cooperative
way - in spite of the shock of realising it was pear shaped
and them damn Rooskies was up there first.
smiley - rocket
I was 12/13 and had caught a glimpse of Sputnik beeping by. The
POGO was my first exposure to puns and double entendres and to
the overall concept of a whirled spinning round and round in space.
smiley - aliensmile
~jwf~


Little Orphant Annie

Post 12

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Do you suppose we will someday discover a distant planet where the inhabitants are Pogo characters? smiley - smiley


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