Thursday, February 14, 2008

Another Fearless Fosdick Wildroot Ad


Here is L'IL ABNER's "ideel," Fearless Fosdick, once again shilling for Wildroot Cream Oil hair tonic, a job he took over from Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade after Hammett got caught up in the communist witch hunts of the late forties/early fifties. Nice art here by Al Capp...and/or somebody else most likely. (Bob Kane, perhaps??) (Kidding on that last comment by the way).

2 comments:

Doc Lehman said...

Great to see your blog back Steve!
I linked yours to mine: www.doclehman.wordpress.com You can find popular culture there, too (comics, rock n roll, Ohio concerts, fanzines, etc...)

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Do you know if the Wildroot ads were ever collected? I think I am going to do a run of them. They appeared once a week for a long time.