Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Jean Harlow And Daisy Mae
A little bit about LI'L ABNER, the classic comic strip by Al Capp.
In the beginning, Daisy Mae looked like Jean Harlow.
And Mammy Yokum looked like Popeye.
The characters in LI'L ABNER were influenced by the popular culture of the period in which they were made. The look of the comics changed somewhat over the years, at least partly because Al Capp hired assistants to help him with the strip. The influence of Jean Harlow on the character of Daisy Mae ceased when Jean Harlow herself passed from the scene in 1938.