that Olive Oyl was the first female cartoon character featured as a balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? The year was 1982.
Just came across this awesome story in “The Southern Illinoisan.” Congratulations and best of luck to the newlyweds!
(Photo credit: Joel Hawksley)
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Olive Oyl to Make Her Debut as Digital Correspondent during Fashion Week
From the comics page to the big screen, beloved cartoon character and comics icon Olive Oyl has done it all! Now, she is taking on the role of digital correspondent and covering some of the hottest events that Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) has to offer in New York City on Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012.
In conjunction with Caravan Stylist Studio, Olive Oyl will be reporting on multiple events during Fashion Week in New York City. Caravan Stylist Studio is a full service studio for designers and celebrities seeking hair, makeup and wardrobe styling for parties, red carpet events, TV appearances and photo shoots. From Sept. 5 through Sept. 13, and all during Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6, Olive Oyl will be conversing with New York-based fashion designers via social media, encouraging the fashion community to register to vote and educating bloggers and influencers about the “Save The Garment Center” initiative, which is a project that is near and dear to Olive’s heart.
Olive Oyl will assist Caravan Stylist Studio with their model casting for several highly anticipated shows and report on everything from the lead up to events to the red carpet scene. She may even dress some celebrities. Olive Oyl will, of course, be checking out and reporting on the fabulous outfits she sees along the way! Fans can stay in touch with Olive Oyl in real time via Twitter, @OliveOylLoves and #FNO, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/oliveoylloves. She will also post updates on her official blog, www.oliveoylloves.com.
There is no other character in comics history more capable of handling this full-access, behind-the-scenes Fashion Week assignment than Olive Oyl! Her bold attitude has made her an irresistible cult favorite among comics and cartoon character enthusiasts. In fact, Olive has appeared in close to 30,000 comic strips, more than 500 animated cartoons and innumerable comic books.