Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mercer-Hines marriage

Popeye married Olive Oyl, at least in voice, and this press photo relating to that was sold on eBay for $107.50 in September.

See the thread on it at Cartoon Brew:

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"International News Photo
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The "voice" of Popeye weds the "voice" of Olive Oyl
New York .... "I yam what I yam, cause I yam," those beautifully gravel-toned words of Popeye, the famous sailor man of the comic strip and animated cartoon, came over the movie recording machines via Jack Mercer, and if Jack was the voice of Popeye, Margie Hines was the voice of other the famous character, Olive Oyl. What could be more natural then, then that the two should be married in real life, which is what actually happened at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, last Friday. The event was followed by a wedding breakfast of spinach. Here we see the bride and groom back at the Fleischer Studio in Long Island City, ready to begin work on a new release. (E-3-7-39)-12"

1 comment:

  1. What's interesting for me is it's accompanied by a piece of copy from a teletype. It must have come from some dead newspaper's archives.