Friday 9 December 2011

Cagney the Cartoon Gent

Type Mae Clarke’s name into an internet search engine and it will likely add the word “grapefruit” before you’re finished. She’ll be forever known as the woman who had one crunched into her face by James Cagney in ‘The Public Enemy’ (1931).

Warner Bros. took advantage of the movie moment in advertising for other films with Cagney. Here’s one with some glorious (and, unfortunately, anonymous) caricature art for his 1934 comedy drama ‘Jimmy the Gent.’

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