Popeye and Olive Oyl Sighting in Hong Kong

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…

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Now Who’s the Heavyweight, Bluto?

[caption id="attachment_13202" align="aligncenter" width="205"] Photo: Sotheby's[/caption] 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…

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Popeye and The Argonaut: An 85th Anniversary Story

[caption id="attachment_12222" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Popeye's first appearance in Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929[/caption] It’s rare that the reporter becomes the story but, as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Popeye’s first appearance on Jan. 17, 1929,  that’s exactly what has happened. A newspaper arts…

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