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Popeye: An Illustrated History of E.C. Segar's Character in Print, Radio, Television, and Film Appearances, 1929-1993 Paperback – May, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0899509822 ISBN-10: 0899509827

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub (May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899509827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899509822
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Popeye remains immediately recognizable throughout the world, and it's his status as a pop culture icon that makes this guide to the one-eyed sailor's exploits a good purchase. Grandinetti, cofounder of the International Popeye Fanclub, chronicles the spinach-eater's career in nearly all media; details the histories of Olive Oyl, Bluto, and the rest of his sidekicks; and provides episode guides to his hundreds of screen appearances. Popeye's been in a long slump since his 1930s heyday, when he starred in E. C. Segar's imaginative newspaper comic strip and lush theatrical cartoons. His strip now appears in only a handful of papers, his 1980 live-action movie was a flop, and in animated cartoons, he's been reduced to cheaply animated made-for-TV fare (in his most recent incarnation, he and Olive are the married parents of a blond, spinach-hating child named Junior). Aficionados might wish for less on Popeye's later versions, but the book yam what it yam. Gordon Flagg

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"a good purchase" -- Booklist/RBB

"for the most thorough examination of Popeye, no other book comes close" -- Big Reel

"the ultimate pop-culture resource" -- Model and Toy Collector

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