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The short life & happy times of the shmoo

Author: Al Capp
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than 50 years ago, America was taken by storm when Al Capp introduced the Shmoo in his comic strip Li'l Abner - where Sadie Hawkins Day also first appeared. In the words of Life magazine, the nation was "Shmoo-struck." The adorable squash-shaped character was so popular that it immediately spawned a massive merchandising craze: there were Shmoo dolls, Shmoo watches - even Shmoo ashtrays and Shmoo fishing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Capp
ISBN: 1585672165 9781585672165
OCLC Number: 48661652
Notes: Previously published as two separate works: The life and times of the shmoo. 1948; and, The return of the shmoo. 1959.
Based on the author's comic strip: Li'l Abner.
Description: xvi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Shmoo goes there --
The shmoo : 1948 --
The shmoo : 1959.
Other Titles: Life and times of the shmoo
Short life and happy times of the shmoo
Shmoo
Responsibility: Al Capp ; with an introduction by Harlan Ellison.
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"More than 50 years ago, America was taken by storm when Al Capp introduced the Shmoo in his comic strip Li'l Abner - where Sadie Hawkins Day also first appeared. In the words of Life magazine, the nation was "Shmoo-struck." The adorable squash-shaped character was so popular that it immediately spawned a massive merchandising craze: there were Shmoo dolls, Shmoo watches - even Shmoo ashtrays and Shmoo fishing lures. Shmoo clubs sprang up around the country - including a "Society for the Advancement of the Shmoo"--And inflatable Shmoos managed to reach German soil as part of the Berlin Air Lift. It was, as a reviewer in The New York Times commented, "a cultural event of enormous significance.""--Jacket.

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