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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Frank King, film producer

As noted in this earlier blog post, the new Walt & Skeezix comes with a special added bonus: a DVD insert featuring numerous clips from Frank King's home movies.



Kudos to John ("The Guru") Kuramoto for putting this together and also for retrofitting Archer Prewitt's D+Q logo for the full 1920s experience.

This clip dates from about 1923 and shows King on the rooftop of the Chicago Tribune building with fellow cartoonists Gaar Williams, Carey Orr, Frank Willard, Sals Bostwick and possibly Walter Berndt. What exactly are these men doing?!

And yet another bonus: the music on this clip was recorded recently by classical pianist Reiko Uchida. The song is called "Skeezix" and was originally written in 1923 by the ragtime composer Egbert Van Alstyne, with collaboration with Haven Gillespie and Louise Field.

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