London: Bloomsbury Books, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
>From the cover: Here are the very greatest stars of the film and television screen from the birth of the cartoon over fifty years ago until the present. Featuring everyone from Felix the Cat to Fritz the Cat, from Tom and Jerry to Popeye and Olive Oyl.
Most characters are illustrated and Denis Gifford relates their life and times (and film appearances) in a concise and witty text.
Just when did Tom first chase Jerry? What is the Latin genus of Beep Beep the Road Runner? Whose voice first recorded the Popeye song? Which cartoon canary tweeted his way to the top of the Hit Parade? Who drew Felix? Woody Woodpecker? Sammy and Sausage? Which cartoon heroine had trouble with the censors in the 1930s? Who were Heckle and Jeckle? Pip, Squeek and Wilfred ?
The answers to these and to many other questions which have baffled the aficionados of animation will be found here in a volume as lively as the cartoon stars themselves!
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Just a hint of sunning to the spine of the dust wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.