Comics historian Tom Spurgeon described Jaimes as funny and talented, with an approach to the character that both breaks with and pays homage to Bushmiller's version. The simplicity of his style brought praise from Art Spiegelman and other artists. Wikipedia Citation. As Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden noted in their essay, "How to Read Nancy": Ernie Bushmiller had the hand of an architect, the mind of a silent film comedian, and the soul of an accountant. I've got a trade secret - whenever I'm really stuck for a gag, I look through a Sears Roebuck catalog. [3] Bushmiller had already been producing a comic strip for the New York Evening Graphic titled Mac the Manager. [7], Phil Fumble made a reappearance in the November 27, 2012, strip,[8] and became a regular character as of early January 2013, with the intention of furthering his relationship with Aunt Fritzi. [13], Following a two-month hiatus, the strip resumed on April 9 with "21st-century female perspective" from a person using the pen name Olivia Jaimes, the strip's first-ever female author. In a 1988 essay, "How to Read Nancy", Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik offered a probing analysis of Bushmiller's strip: To say that Nancy is a simple gag strip about a simple-minded slot-nosed kid is to miss the point completely. (Letterman's writers were apparently unaware that Plastino was known for his superheroes.). Because two rocks wouldn't be "some rocks." Bushmiller then took over, his name first appearing on the May 18th strip. Nancy is a pudgy little girl whose friends include poor boy Sluggo, rich kid Rollo, bully and troublemaker Spike, girlfriend Irma, and a dog named Poochie. "[19], Bushmiller won the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award for 1961 and the Society's Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist of the Year in 1976.[57]. Ernie Bushmiller drew THE tree, THE house, THE car.’ Art Spiegelman is also a fan. Walls, floors, rocks, trees, ice-cream cones, motion lines, midgets and principals are carefully positioned with no need for further embellishment. [9], Fritzi Ritz continued as a Sunday feature until 1968. On January 2, 2018, Gilchrist announced that after 22 years, his last Nancy strip would be February 18, 2018, which involved the marriage between the characters of Fritzi Ritz and Phil Fumble. Despite the small size of the reproduction, both the art and the gag are clear, and an eye-tracking survey once determined that Nancywas so conspicuous that it was the first strip most people looked at on a newspaper comics page. Ernest Paul "Ernie" Bushmiller, Jr. (August 23, 1905 – August 15, 1982) was an American cartoonist, best known for creating the daily comic strip Nancy, which premiered in 1938 and features the title character who has remained in print for over 85 years. In 1978, she was also featured in several segments of Filmation's animated show Fabulous Funnies, a repackaging of Archie's TV Funnies material minus the Archie characters wraparounds.[60]. Ernie Bushmiller is best known for 'Nancy', one of the classic American children's comics. Heidi MacDonald says: I have a post you may enjoy, from the ever wonderful Life Mag/Google Archives. Nancy only appears to be simple at a casual glance. He usually began a strip with the last panel and then worked back toward the first panel. This is a low grade item. The Best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy [Brian Walker, Ernie Bushmiller, Mark Newgarden, Paul Karasik, Mad Magazine, Bill Griffith, John Carlin] on Amazon.com. Nancy is a daily comic strip originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller. For those of you who aren't, here are the rules. You Might Also Like Peanuts Charles Schulz. Structuralist? A Nancy panel is an irreduceable concept, an atom, and the comic strip is a molecule.[13]. Dell published Fitzi Ritz #56–59 (1957–1958). Mark Lasky briefly handled the daily strip in 1982/1983 until his death from cancer at age 29. Ernie Bushmiller drew the tree, the house, the car. Nancy is an American comic strip, originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. [6], Once he began to move away from Whittington's depiction of Fritzi, Bushmiller began to model her after his fiance, Abby Bohnet, the daughter of a train conductor. Bushmiller choreographed his familiar formal elements inside the tightest frame of any major strip, and that helped make it the most beautiful, as a whole, of any in the papers.[11]. Movies. It was always three. Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Oh, no. [61] In French, Nancy is called Philomène in Canada, and Zoé in France, where the strip is called Arthur et Zoé (Arthur being the French name of Sluggo). Bushmiller, Ernie. [18], Cartoonist Wally Wood described Nancy's design more succinctly: "By the time you decided not to read it, you already had. A year later, they returned to the Bronx. To look at Bushmiller as an architect is entirely appropriate, for Nancy is, in a sense, a blueprint for a comic strip. The strip was handed to Jerry Scott in 1983, who gradually started to draw the strip in a much different, more modern style than other incarnations. He lived in Stamford, Connecticut, where he died in 1982. [59], In 1971, several newly created Nancy and Sluggo cartoons appeared on the Saturday morning cartoon series Archie's TV Funnies, which starred the Archie Comic Series characters running a television station. Ernest Paul "Ernie" Bushmiller, Jr. (1905 - 1982) was an American cartoonist, best known for creating the long-running daily comic strip Nancy.Bushmiller's work has been repeatedly addressed by other artists: Andy Warhol made a 1961 painting based on "Nancy"; the artist and poet Joe Brainard made numerous works based on Nancy; and many cartoonists have produced work directly inspired by or On January 2, 1933, Bushmiller introduced Fritzi's niece, Nancy. [7] Nancy and Sluggo also appeared in stories in Tip Top Comics published by United Feature (#1–188), St. Johns (#189–210), and Dell (#211–225), Sparkler #1–120 (1941–1954) and Sparkle #1–33 (1953–1954) published by United Feature. Comic Strip Artists in American Newspapers: 1945 - 1980, Newgarden, Mark and Paul Karasik. Bushmiller's art work has inspired other artists: A spin-off titled Random Acts of Nancy began March 19, 2014, consisting of sampled single panels of Nancy comics drawn by Ernie Bushmiller. In Mexico, the character, shown in the comic strips, become so popular that a socks company used her image and name in Spanish (Periquita) for a brand of girl's anklets very popular in Guadalajara, to the point it has her own song and commercials. BY R.C. Nancy Loves Christmas Series: Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy And four rocks was unacceptable because four rocks would indicate "some rocks" but it would be one rock more than was necessary to convey the idea of "some rocks." Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller. Nancy creator Ernie Bushmiller sure looks happy! Tom Smucker, writing in The Village Voice, observed: Bushmiller's strong point was never the content of his comic strip's jokey plots—a friend once described him as "a moron on an acid trip." found: His Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy, 1990- : v. 4, CIP t.p. [1], The character of Nancy, a precocious eight-year-old, first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character. Menu. Nancy is Happy Series: Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy Fantagraphics, Reprint 2012 336 pages, softcover List Price: $24.99 ISBN-13: 978-1606993606 . [14][15][16], In the process, Jaimes updated the strip's technology, including Nancy frequently using her smartphone and attending robotics classes. Minimalist? 1 (1948), 3–7 (1949), #27–36 (1953–1954); United Comics #8–36 (1950–1953); Tip Topper Comics #1–28 (1949–1954); St John published Fritzi Ritz #37–55 (1955–1957). Ernest (Ernie) Paul Bushmiller (23. elokuuta 1905 New York – 15. elokuuta 1982 Stamford, Connecticut) oli yhdysvaltalainen sarjakuvapiirtäjä, joka piirsi vuodesta 1925 alkaen strippisarjakuvaa Ulla (Nancy, alun perin Fritzi Ritz).. New Yorkin Bronxista kotoisin ollut Bushmiller työskenteli koulun jälkeen apulaisena New York World-lehdessä ja suoritti kursseja National Academy of Designissa. See more ideas about Nancy, Nancy comic, Vintage comics. Popular with newspaper readers, true but definitely not a strip embraced by comic-strip connoisseurs, like Krazy Kat, Dick Tracy or Terry and the Pirates. By Ernie Bushmiller. Nancy lives with her unmarried aunt, Fritzi Ritz. In 1931, they headed for Hollywood, where Bushmiller wrote gags for Harold Lloyd's Movie Crazy,[7] continuing to draw Fritzi Ritz at the same time. The series lasted one season. Usually my eye hits on some article, like an ironing board, for example, and my mind starts to play around with what can be done with an ironing board, and finally I've got my gag.[10]. Australian/Harvard Citation. The couple, who married July 9, 1930, had no children. Ernie Bushmiller didn't draw A tree, A house, A car. Nancy Classics By Ernie Bushmiller. Nancy may well be the best known little girl in 20th century American art. Fritzi Ritz was expanded to a Sunday strip on October 6, 1929. Available now at AbeBooks.co.uk - 1990 - Book Condition: New - HENA77792 Nancy, Dreams & Schemes, Ernie Bushmiller, Introduction by Roy Blount, Jr., Kitchen Sink Press, Princeton, WI, 1990, ISBN 0 07816 087 6 And they are laid out with one purpose in mind—to get the gag across. Nancy was reprinted in the British comic paper The Topper, between the 1950s and the 1970s. Updated Today. [3][8], Bushmiller claimed in 1948 that "All my characters are conceived in desperation. Looking for books by Ernie Bushmiller? There is a long tradition of comics continuing after the death of their creator. Fritzi Ritz and Nancy appeared in several Comics on Parade (#32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 60–104) published by United Feature. Graphic Novels, Books. Jaimes said, "Nancy has been my favorite sassy grouch for a long time. In fact, the gags were even simpler than was necessary for a "children's" strip. These include Fritzi Ritz No. [citation needed]. He was 76 years old and had lived in … See more ideas about Nancy comic, Nancy, Comic panels. The September 3, 2018 strip spawned an Internet meme, depicting Nancy riding a hoverboard using two phones, one of which was attached to a selfie stick, and proclaiming that "Sluggo is lit." Comics theorist Scott McCloud described the essence of Nancy: Ernie Bushmiller's comic strip Nancy is a landmark achievement: A comic so simply drawn it can be reduced to the size of a postage stamp and still be legible; an approach so formulaic as to become the very definition of the "gag-strip"; a sense of humor so obscure, so mute, so without malice as to allow faithful readers to march through whole decades of art and story without ever once cracking a smile. Comics historian Don Markstein ascribed the strip's success to Bushmiller's "bold, clear art style, combined with his ability to construct a type of gag that appealed to a very broad audience. "[16][15], Bushmiller refined and simplified his drawing style over the years to create a uniquely stylized comic world. He briefly attended Theodore Roosevelt High School[2] before leaving at 14 to work as a copy boy at the New York World newspaper, while attending evening art classes at the National Academy of Design. Altogether they make a serious argument for Bushmiller and his creation. Nancy remains a recognised and popular character, drawn by other artists since Bushmiller's death, most recently by the pseudonymous 'Olivia Jaimes'. Ernie Bushmiller, Writer: School Daze. In 1960 he told a reporter: I try to find a sight gag and draw the last panel of the strip first, then work back from that to find out how it came about. Rest easy, Ernie Bushmiller: Nancy & Sluggo live again; Out of the blue, the best comic strip ever has emerged from a decade of embarrassment. It's a fun (if somewhat silly) game and I thought it would make a great time-waster for slow days at work. A Nancy panel is an irreduceable concept, an atom, and the comic strip is a molecule. In 1976, he received the Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society for his work on Nancy. It was always three. The popular strip was translated into various languages, including Italian, German, Swedish and Norwegian. Two rocks would be a pair of rocks. The American Heritage Dictionary uses a Bushmiller Nancy strip to illustrate its entry on "comic strip. Ernie Bushmiller drew the tree, the house, the car. ", "'Nancy' took Ernie Bushmiller into big time of comic strips' Owensboro, Kentucky Inquirer, 30 June 1948 p. 3, Creators of the Comics: Nancy Daily Oklahoman 22 May 1960, p. 96. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language illustrates its entry on comic strip with a Nancy cartoon. "[4] Nancy became the focus of the daily strip, which was renamed for her in 1938 after Lawrence W. Hager, editor of the Owensboro, Kentucky Inquirer-Messenger (now the Messenger-Inquirer), lobbied for the change;[5][6] Sluggo Smith, Nancy's friend from the "wrong side of the tracks" had been introduced earlier that year, and the strip's popularity rose. Ernie Bushmiller Nancy Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-23-47 (United Feature Syndicate, 1947). The Best of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy Henry Holt / Comicana, 1st edition 1988 236 pages, softcover List Price: $10.95 ISBN-13: 978-0805009255 . In consequence, Fritzi Ritz gained in popularity, adding a Sunday page on October 6, 1929, “a sure sign that the strip had become a solid success,” notes Brian Walker in his seminal tome, The Best of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy (Comicana,1988). Created the comic strip "Nancy" from the strip "Fritzi Ritz", which he was assigned to after its creator left it, while a staff cartoonist for the New York World newspaper. Saved by.. 16. Why? Oh, no. Discover (and save!) Despite the small size of the reproduction, both the art and the gag are clear, and an eye-tracking survey once determined that Nancy was so conspicuous that it was the first strip most people viewed on a newspaper comics page. McLoud recalls how the Maus creator memorably explained the huge significance Bushmiller put on seemingly insignificant details, the ‘drawing of three rocks in a background scene was Ernie’s way of showing us there were some rocks in the background. Many cartoonists have produced work directly inspired by or commenting on Bushmiller's art, including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, Chris Ware and Zippy cartoonist Bill Griffith, who has also written an essay on Bushmiller. Much has been made of the "three rocks." [58] Gold Key published #188–192 (1962–1963). Formalist? The little chubby girl made her first appearance in 1933, received her own comic in 1938 and is still in global syndication today. [73] Creator John Lotshaw described the process: Following Guy Gilchrist's departure from Nancy, this strip was discontinued. Nancy is Plato's playground. The American Heritage Dictionary illustrates its entry on comic strip with a Nancy cartoon. The Lawrence Welk of Cartoonists: Ernie, Nancy, and the Bushmiller Society. But the little dickens was soon stealing the show and Bushmiller, the ingrate, was taking all the bows. [4][14] In 2011, Bushmiller was listed as a Judges' Choice for The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.[15]. Jul 11, 2018 - Explore Jennifer Belt's board "Ernie Bushmiller" on Pinterest. During that period, David Letterman showed on TV a Nancy panel with Plastino's signature and made a joke about Plastino as a superhero name. Jaimes described her aim with that strip to "most upset the person who likes me the least ... somebody who's like, 'Nancy sucks now' ... what I imagine my greatest hater would despise most is Nancy interacting with every piece of technology using words you don't understand. (Hy Eisman produced some of Dell's Nancy stories in 1960-61. Introduction by Roy Blount, Jr. m, 96 pages, B&W. This page was last edited on 16 November 2020, at 15:26. In May of 1925, cartoonist Larry Whittington, creator of the comic strip Fritzi Ritz, left to produce another strip, Mazie the Model. That's because they were just a vehicle for the controlled and brilliant manipulation of repetition and variety that gave the strip its unique visual rhythm and composition. Fans of Scott McCloud may already be familiar with the Dadaist card game known as 5-Card Nancy. An item could be assigned this grade due to either an accumulation of minor/moderate defects or one or two major defects. His formulaic approach to humor beautifully revealed the essence of what a perfect gag is all about – balance, symmetry, economy. His gags have the abstract feel of math and Nancy was, in fact, a mini-algebra equation masquerading as a comic strip for close to 50 years.[12]. Fritzi Ritz was expanded to a Sunday strip on October 6, 1929. As Aunt Fritzi was seen less frequently, the strip was eventually retitled Nancy in 1938. At its peak in the 1970s, Nancy ran in more than 880 newspapers, before falling to 79 shortly before Guy Gilchrist's departure from the strip in 2018. Nancy also appeared on the back cover of the popular Arabic children magazine Majid during the 80s, she was known as Moza while Sluggo was portrayed as her brother Rashoud. Larry Whittington began Fritzi Ritz in 1922,[2] and it was assumed by Bushmiller three years later. Two rocks would be a pair of rocks. Like architect Mies van der Rohe, the simplicity is a carefully designed function of a complex amalgam of formal rules laid out by the designer. Sep 18, 2020 - Explore Keiko Komada's board "Nancy / Ernie Bushmiller" on Pinterest. 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Ernie Bushmiller, the creator of the comic strip ''Nancy,'' died at his home in Stamford, Conn., on Sunday after a long illness. [1] His work is noted for its simple graphic style. Art Spiegelman explains how a drawing of three rocks in a background scene was Ernie's way of showing us there were some rocks in the background. The series is a striking example of a comic far more popular with the general public than critics. Nancy is an American comic strip, originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. At the time of the announcement, 75 newspapers still ran the strip. Nancy is Plato's playground. Griffith revealed in the August 19, 2020 Zippy strip[16] that he is writing and drawing a graphic biography of Bushmiller, to be published in Fall 2021. Ernie Bushmiller drew Nancy from 1933 to 1982, and other artists have continued the strip after Bushmiller died. Nancy also had its own monthly comic book magazine of newspaper reprints in Norway (where the strip is known as Trulte) during 1956–1959. Follow Advertisement Overview; Comics; About; Today's Comic from Nancy Classics Read Now. Bushmiller started working each day about 2pm, and he often sat at his drawing table well into the early morning hours of the next day. Founding member of the National Cartoonists Society. Cartoonist![17]. (Ernie Bushmiller) data sheet (Ernie Paul Bushmiller; b. Bushmiller, Ernie. Bushmiller's work has been repeatedly addressed by other artists: Andy Warhol made a 1961 painting based on Nancy, and Joe Brainard made numerous works based on Nancy. In 1995, the strip was selected as one of the 20 in the "Comic Strip Classics" series of commemorative U.S. postage stamps. Bushmiller had already been producing a comic strip for the New York Evening Graphic titled Mac the Manager. Harvey Apr 10, 2012. The strip was originally called Fritzi Ritz, but over several years, the focus changed from ditzy Fritzi to her niece Nancy, who got her own Sunday topper strip starting October 3, 1938. 1954, Nancy / by Ernie Bushmiller. Titled Nancy and Sluggo, United Feature published #16–23 (1949–1954), St. John published #121–145 (1955–1957). The strip was originally called Fritzi Ritz, but over several years, the focus changed from ditzy Fritzi to her niece Nancy, who got her own Sunday topper strip starting October 3, 1938. Much has been made of the "three rocks." Ernie Bushmiller was an American cartoonist, best known for creating the long-running daily comic strip Nancy. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Comics Read Nancy Classics from the Beginning. "[9] He introduced Nancy, Fritzi's niece, to the strip on January 2, 1933. [3][4], In May of 1925, cartoonist Larry Whittington, creator of the comic strip Fritzi Ritz,[5] left to produce another strip, Mazie the Model. 45 and "Traveltime"), and a Four Color #1034. See all books authored by Ernie Bushmiller, including The Best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy, and How Sluggo Survives /Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy Series/ (Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy), and more on ThriftBooks.com. Nancy appeared in comic books—initially in a 1940s comic strip reprint title from United Feature, later St. John Publications and later in a Dell comic written by John Stanley. Nancy joins Peanuts and Popeye at Fantagraphics!Nancy Volume 1, the first in an ongoing series, collects every daily strip of Ernie Bushmiller's hyper-stylized, nearly abstract comic from 1942-1945 in a fat, square format (designed by the award-winning Jacob Covey).It includes a biography of Bushmiller and many more extras. Harvey, R. C. "The Lawrence Welk of Cartoonists: Ernie, Nancy, and the Bushmiller Society". It will be complete and readable, but will show significant wear. They originally made this case in an essay included in Brian Walker’s ground-breaking 1988 volume, The Best of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy. The character proved popular, so she appeared more often. Titled Nancy, until retitled Nancy and Sluggo with issue #174, Dell published #146–187 (1957–1962). He ran errands for the staff cartoonists and was given occasional illustration assignments, including a Sunday feature by Harry Houdini. "How to Read Nancy", 1988, The 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees, http://zippythepinhead.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/2020/images/081920.gif, "Charting the Known: The Geography of Ernie Bushmiller", The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Art Database, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ernie_Bushmiller&oldid=983132453, American people of Northern Ireland descent, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 12:42. Nancy / by Ernie Bushmiller 1954. It is this lasting popularity of Nancy that makes me believe that it should be recognized in Pigtails. Dell also published Dell Giants devoted to Nancy (#35, No. Named Phil Fumble, he is the title character in the "topper" strip that appeared at the top of the Fritzi Ritz Sunday page. Fritzi Ritz became a secondary character, although her solo strip continued as a Sunday-only strip, and her relationship with Phil Fumble was an ongoing presence until his departure in 1968. In Mexico she is known as Periquita, while Sluggo is called Tito. Phil Fumble is a Bushmiller strip which ran from 1932 through 1938.[4][8]. The strip they chose to scrutinize, from Aug. 8, 1959, is not exceptional, but that’s the point. Nancy was featured in two animated shorts by the Terrytoons studio in 1942–1943: School Daze and Doing Their Bit. Sylvain Et Sylvette Nancy Comic Comic Book Characters Comic Books Beste Comics I Love Games Comic Panels Cute Images Bing Images. The Best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy In Sweden, the strip is called Lisa och Sluggo. [12] In 1995, Guy and Brad Gilchrist were given control of the strip; Guy Gilchrist subsequently became the sole author and illustrator. Ernie Bushmiller didn't draw A tree, A house, A car. Art Spiegelman explains how a drawing of three rocks in a background scene was Ernie's way of showing us there were some rocks in the background. Nancy appeared along with seven other comic strip characters: Emmy Lou, Broom-Hilda, Dick Tracy, The Dropouts, Moon Mullins, the Captain and the Kids and Smokey Stover. Comics theorist Scott McCloud described the essence of Bushmiller and his creation: Ernie Bushmiller's comic strip Nancy is a landmark achievement: A comic so simply drawn it can be reduced to the size of a postage stamp and still be legible; an approach so formulaic as to become the very definition of the "gag-strip"; a sense of humor so obscure, so mute, so without malice as to allow faithful readers to march through whole decades of art and story without ever once cracking a smile. Bushmiller, one of the founding members of the National Cartoonists Society, received its Humor Comic Strip Award and its Reuben Award in 1976 for his work on Nancy. Bushmiller created an autobiographical character who looks like his creator. In 1994, the syndicate began seeking a replacement for Scott; applicants included Ivan Brunetti[11] and Gary Hallgren. The strip has continued to the present day by different writers and artists. Bushmiller then took over, his name first appearing on the May 18th strip. Oh, no. The spirit of Ernie Bushmiller has returned to Nancy. For many years, Ernie Bushmiller s Nancy, with its odd-looking, squat heroine, nearly abstract art, and often super-corny gags, was perceived as the stodgiest, squarest comic strip in the world. Jun 16, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Talley Paul. And four rocks was unacceptable because four rocks would indicate "some rocks" but it would be one rock more than was necessary to convey the idea of "some rocks." In a 1988 essay, “How to Read Nancy”, Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasikoff… In 1979, Bushmiller was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but he continued to produce the strip with the help of assistants Will Johnson and Al Plastino. Virginia Irwin, 'Nancy: Ernie Bushmiller Rates High as Comic Artist, but He Wasn't Doing So Good Until Little Girl With Bangs Popped Out of an Ink Bottle', St Louis Post-Dispatch, 13 February 1949 p. 63, "'Nancy' took Ernie Bushmiller into big time of comic strips' Owensboro, Kentucky Inquirer, 30 June 1948 p. 3, Rod Mickleburgh, 'Carry On, Nancy' Vancouver Sun 28 April 1976 p. 4, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, "Fritzi Ritz Before Bushmiller: She's Come a Long Way, Baby! Why? His father was an artist, vaudevillian and bartender. 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