Pam’s Pictorama Photo Post: Two choice photos from my collection – folks taking advantage of the Felix appeal! From the top – a press photo dated August 19, 1924, (yep, exactly 90 years ago tomorrow!) which reads:
“Felix” expected to bring his luck to British. “Bubble”, the crack polo pony owned by Lord Wimborne, financial backed of the British Polo team, gives “Felix”, cartoon cat of the movies and official mascot of the English team an exercise. Having been “rawther” unsuccessful in winning sporting events from Uncle Sam on pure merit, out [sic] British friends will not try a bit of mascot luck – hence Felix. United Newspictures Incorporated, 461 Eighth Avenue, New York City.
Next, Dolores Costello takes him up, “DOLORES COSTELLO is now a full fledged start and will again play opposite John Barrymore in an adaptation of the opera “Manon Lescaut” now being made at Warner Bros. Hollywood studio, but she still loves her dolls and makes toy animals her chief hobby.
He looks a bit like he has a toothache in this one – they can say what they want, but I question if Dolores is a real Felix fan – for that we’ll have to wait until I devote a post to German film star Lilian Harvey!
A late addition, this photo below purchased in ’12 from German eBay. Don’t know who it is but Felix having a mighty fine time! It belongs with the other two.