Death of Newspapers #20: Jimmy Murphy
Here's how King Features introduced Jimmy Murphy's Toots and Casper
in July 1919 to newspaper editors in Editor & Publisher
. The strip began seven months earlier in Hearst's New York American
The Sunday strip began July 1920.
August 17, 1930
(l to r) Jimmy Murphy, William Randolph Hearst,
Rube Goldberg and George McManus lunch at
Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel in the late 1930s.
June 22, 1930
Bud Duncan as Casper in Smile, Buttercup, Smile (1929)
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