Felix: the twisted tale of the world's most famous cat
Felix the Cat was the first cartoon to exhibit an individual "personality" in moving pictures, preceding Mickey Mouse by a decade. From 1919 to 1933 Felix was as popular throughout the world as Charlie Chapman and Buster Keaton. Here is an engrossing account of the scandal and intrigue behind Felix's success. 8 pages of full-color illustrations; black-and-white illustrations throughout.
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