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  1. davidf42 commented on Benitin y Eneas about 6 hours ago

    Nah. Arkansas Sorghum

  2. davidf42 commented on Dick Tracy about 10 hours ago

    The question of Annie’s age has always intrigued me. I have read suggestions of various ages, with commentators usually suggesting 10 or 11. One commentator said she was a perpetual 10 years old. Well, here’s my take on the subject. At the beginning, I figured she was around 6 or 7. She was so small that Warbucks would often pick her up and lift her over his head. In that era of the 20’s she had a little stuffed dolly named Emily Marie. Over the next several years she seemed to grow and mature to about what I estimate to have been maybe 8 or 9 and was as tall as Warbucks’ chest. Then, in the early 30’s she got a doll for Christmas, which she named Ginny. She said she was too old to play with dolls, but played with it anyway. But her play was of a more mature nature, sewing clothes for it on a child’s sewing machine. She also owned a toy typewriter and read books much more mature than Dick and Jane. Her school subjects were reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography and grammar. So I would estimate her age in the 30’s as about 10 to 12, which I think she maintained through the remainder of the Harold Gray era.

    Another thing one must consider is her physical development. She never had any chest development in the early years. Nor did she have any well defined waistline, which would indicate that she had not yet reached puberty. However, in the Leonard Star era of the 80s and 90s, this was not true. She looks more like a pubescent girl, anywhere between 12 and 15. I would like to hear the comments of other readers who are more familiar with Leonard Starr’s Annie on this subject.

    In the Jay Maeder years, which began in 2000, she seems to have regressed to the pre-pubescent stage. She loses her curves, as well as her chest development, and loses a well defined waistline. She is short, about chest high to most adults. But in spite of her physical age, she shows the maturity of an adult, as would be expected of someone who lived so many years enduring such a hard-knock life.

    In one story she is old enough to drive and actually takes a jeep to do some sight seeing in the jungle. This stretches it a little but still leaves the possibility of her being around 12. In another story she had what seemed to have been a romantic interest in a 15 year old boy named John Drum, although John was a ghost. This would suggest that she was around 14 or 15 herself. However, it is not unusual for an 11 or 12 year old girl to feel romantic toward teen-aged boys. So I still maintain my theory that the Jay Maeder Annie was in the 10 to 12 age bracket.

    When asked this question, Curtis and Staton said that are shooting for age 12.

  3. davidf42 commented on FoxTrot en Español about 10 hours ago

    Rex Morgan – Back to the Sarah/Kelli/Mrs. Pierpont story.
    Mandrake – Better than an inflatable doll.

  4. davidf42 commented on Kid Beowulf about 10 hours ago

    Cue the “Jaws”music.

  5. davidf42 commented on Gasoline Alley about 10 hours ago

    So, they risked their lives for what?

  6. davidf42 commented on Benitin y Eneas about 10 hours ago

    Morning, Vagabonds.

    @Arye, always in moderation, my friend, always in moderation.

    @Woodworker, In the 50s, wow! What a difference

    Played golf yesterday. Did terrible, of course, but I think I’m improving.

  7. davidf42 commented on Alley Oop about 11 hours ago

    Morning, Oopsters.

    Good synopsis, Wootitoot. What’s really funny is that it took Carole this long to mention it. I think she was reminded of Ooola’s previous acting career by none other than the commenters here, and had to scramble to put it in her story.

  8. davidf42 commented on Annie about 11 hours ago

    Morning, Anniephans!

    The gun, the great equalizer.

  9. davidf42 commented on Annie about 11 hours ago

    Morning, Anniephans!

    Very dark and foreboding, although true.

    Here’s the link to the 2005 Annie story, ”El Tocororo.”

  10. davidf42 commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    until this drawn out painful slowly plodding nothing happening God where’s the train story comes to a more than welcome end!

    Don’t mince words, Tsull, tell us what you really think! :-)