In the late 1920s, cartoonist Ed. Wheelan came up with an amazing conceit: create his own fictional silent screen motion picture studio, with a galaxy of fictional film stars, and present his own made-up movies, riffing on the trends of the day, comedies, early animated shorts, crime noir and melodramas. His presentation was both cartoonish and straightforward, and his presentation seems remarkably contemporary when viewed from the 21st century. He called his strip, “Minute Movies”.
This week we introduce you to some of Wheelan’s most popular stars (in his imagination) and next week begin the first of six “soul-stirring episodes” of his “Romance of Rose” motion picture.
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