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(Studio) Joe Palooka comic strips reported ending today.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Strip's history reviewed; films shown. Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney mentioned. [Cartoonist Tony DiPRETA - recalls popularity of boxing; describes Palooka character.] Scenes from "Joe Palooka, Champ" shown courtesy Monogram Pictures; death of strip's creator Ham Fisher recalled. [DiPRETA - explains modeling one character after Cassius Clay.] Character's fading popularity discussed. ["Time Leader" editor James Lee - considers factors affecting Palooka's falling popularity.] [DiPRETA - agrees.]
REPORTER: Stone Phillips
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Phillips, Stone
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