Celebrate National Cat Day with MGHL

By MGHL Staff on October 29, 2013

October 29 is National Cat Day.  The cats have been anxiously waiting since the dogs got their day back in August. You could celebrate this special day by offering your cat a tasty treat. by Earl Blossom, for Ambassador of Love, in Colliers, October 20, 1945. It’s probably best to stay away...

Halloween Costume Ideas From MGHL

By MGHL Staff on October 23, 2013

Halloween is fast approaching.  Do you have your costume yet?  Do you want a Halloween-themed costume that isn’t the typical costume and will make you stand apart from the crowd? Why not be a Pumpkin Girl? If you’re looking for something completely original that will definitely get yo...

Honoring Mary Wickes, WU alum and actress

By Sonya Rooney on October 22, 2013

Mary Wickes was born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser in St. Louis, Missouri on June 13, 1910.  She grew up in St. Louis and attended Washington University in St. Louis where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930.  During her college years she performed in student theatre productions and wit...

Happy Birthday Fannie Hurst

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate student worker on October 18, 2013

American novelist Fannie Hurst, born in Ohio on October 19, 1889, grew up in St. Louis and attended WU.  She graduated with her B.A. in 1909.  During her time at the University, Hurst was heavily involved with theatrical life on campus.  After the beginning of the dramatic club Thyrsus in 1907, H...

Al Parker’s Ever-Changing Style

By MGHL Staff on October 16, 2013

107 years ago today, Al Parker was born in St. Louis, MO.  He would later go on to graduate from the St. Louis School of Fine Arts at Washington University and eventually lead the change in the style of magazine illustration in the mid-20th century. When you think of Al Parker’s illustratio...

Join the Monster Mash at MGHL

By MGHL Staff on October 10, 2013

Beware — there are lots of spooky-looking creatures lurking around Modern Graphic History Library for a Halloween gathering. Cover art by Frank Frazetta, Creepy #144, January 1983 Since Halloween is still three weeks away, these scary guests appear to be staying for a while.  We’ve go...

Oodles of Poodles

By MGHL Staff on October 3, 2013

Saturday, October 5th is Poodle Day … by Harry Beckhoff, from an unidentified story, Today’s Woman, date unknown if you happen to live in Carmel, California.  It’s an annual event, including a big parade with poodles and their owners marching in the streets. For everyone else ou...