Presenting Felix the Cat: The Otto Messmer Classics, 1919-24
by James Newman
When Hollywood switched from silent to sound productions, many actors and actresses found their careers at a dead end. The same fate also befell a cartoon character, Felix the Cat. Throughout the 1920s, Felix was arguably the most popular of all silent-era cartoon characters. His image was mass-merchandised and used to sell dolls, baby oil, and many other products. He even had his own brand of cigars..
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