Clap Hands, Here Comes Scrappy

Another wonder from the Film Daily (the July 1st, 1931 issue): a Scrappy ad spread. (This is from’s 1400-page volume, so it’s understandable that the middle didn’t quite make it into the scan.)

As with other early marketing of Scrappy, Mintz and/or Columbia genially presented their young star as…pretty much a total jerk. Here, he takes pleasure in pulling a girl’s braids until she weeps.

Speaking of jerkiness, note that Charles Mintz claims to have created Krazy Kat. I wonder if George Herriman ever saw this?

Film Daily Ad, July 1st, 1931

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