Popeye visited Massillon, Ohio to join the line of march for the Annual Christmas Parade. sponsored by Historic Massillon Main Street, a nonprofit organization. To the delight of the crowds, the World’s Most Famous Sailor Man rode in a classic 1946 Navy Jeep, greeting fans on every side.
The “Summer Marine Discovery,” a Popeye-themed promotion, kicked off on July 7 and runs through the end of August in Hong Kong. Coordinated by LF Asia, this event is located at Gold Coast Piazza, a scenic waterfront area along the beautiful Castle Peak Bay. Featuring character sculpts and colorful backdrops for picture taking and character meet and greets, this venue provides visitors and fans with the chance to marvel at a collection of Popeye memorabilia.
Today, let’s call him Popeye the $28.2 Million Man. That was the sale price against the estimate of about $25 million for Jeff Koons’s stainless steel sculpture, “Popeye.” Beautifully finished in colorful, jewel-like glazes, the statue was part of a $364.4 million sale of contemporary art at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14.