Friday, January 23, 2015

The Smiling Lieutenant

The Miriam Hopkins Blogathon is an event devoted to the actress, hosted by Silver Screenings and A Small Press Life. For a complete list of participating bloggers, visit the links at either site.

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A bit of explanation for the newbies: City Mouse is a cartoon character I created in 2008 when I was living in Ohio and have since brought over to WSW more or less intact. Click on the label "cartoons" over in the sidebar if you wanna see more. 

I wasn't planning on taking this approach for this post, but the truth is that I wasn't able to get a hold of The Smiling Lieutenant. Someone on Netflix had checked it out (I know, right?) and I couldn't wait for it to return, so I put this together two days ago, based on the one scene from the movie available on YouTube. 

Donna and Sophie are supporting characters in the strip who like old movies too. This is their solo debut.



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Other Miriam Hopkins movies:
Trouble in Paradise
The Story of Temple Drake
Design for Living
The Heiress
The Children's Hour

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS! I love that you did this post as a cartoon, and I love your illustration style. So creative!

    I was unaware of your cartoon savoir-faire, so I'll have to check out more of your work. Fabulous! Thanks so much for participating in the blogathon in such a wonderful way.

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  2. Thanks! 8 years of art school was good for something after all, I guess! By all means, search through the 'cartoons' label for more stuff like this. I recommend the Oscar-related material. You'll find City Mouse is a quite versatile character.

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  3. This is great!! Great to see a classic rendered in illustration, I will have a look at the rest of your work. Hope you enjoy the movie once you get round to watching it (Netflix eh!) it's one of my favourite Hopkins!

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  4. Good to know. I had been on a Lubitsch kick for awhile but I haven't seen all his sound movies yet.

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