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Rose O'Neill (1874–1944) was an illustrator who created a popular period cupid-like comic called Kewpie.In 1896 she became the first American women cartoonist with "The Old Subscriber" cartoon strip.She married Harry Leon Wilson in 1902.After a honeymoon in Colorado they moved to Bonniebrook where they lived for the next several winters.During the first three years Harry wrote a novel,for which Rose drew illustrations.One of Harry's later novels became popular and was made into
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several motion pictures,including a silent movie,a "talkie",and then a remake called Fancy Pants starring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. Harry and Rose divorced in 1907.After returning to Bonniebrook,Rose concentrated on her artwork.During that period,she created the whimsical Kewpie characters she became popular for.The cartoon was instantly famous.In 1912 a German porcelain manufacturer started making Kewpie dolls.She made a fortune of $1.4 million, (= $15 million).

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Nanny-G says:
Beautiful page,
Nov 25, 2012
Micheline 1 says:
Fantastic page!xx
Nov 25, 2012
sugarpops says:
Gorgeous page xxxxxxxx
Nov 24, 2012
hollandgirlnl says:
very interesting and a gorgeaous page
Nov 24, 2012
inkyD says:
Wonderful photos and a stunning page Rose-Marie, as always your information is fascinating, thank you x
Nov 24, 2012
Xguern66 says:
Oops sorry a fabulous page for her - love the elements you chose.
Nov 24, 2012
Xguern66 says:
I remember those Kewpie dolls thanks for the info. At least she made a fortune to compensate.
Nov 24, 2012
Cheryl C says:
Beautiful page, love it
Nov 23, 2012
JustBnSharon says:
Lovely page!
Nov 23, 2012
littlepixel says:
Sooooo STUNNING!! Straight into my favorites...I luv this to pieces..xx
Nov 23, 2012
   
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