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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Minnie Mouse: Our Gal In Hollywood

For a few years early in the run of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1941-1944, issues 12-41) there was a text piece (one of the "Stories" mentioned in the publication's titles?) entitled "Hollywood Chatter"—and the byline belonged to none other than Minnie Mouse. This radio show-like report mostly covered news and tantalizing tidbits about Tinseltown's younger set, such as Mickey Rooney, Roddy McDowell (both of whom appeared in Disney live-action productions as adults) and the Our Gang kids, as well as the children of grown-up stars such as the sons of Don Ameche. Interesting that in the 1940s and then in the 1970s, the Disney comics cast Miss Minnie as a Hollywood reporter. The example below is from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (issue 25, October 25); the header art is attributed to prolific Western Publishing artist Roger Armstrong. 

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