Jean Harlow started the stereotype with her film Bombshell. Young might have stumbled much earlier upon Dagwood Bumstead and fatigue — and consequent fortune — had he not chanced to develop as a cartoonist during the jazz age. The driver swerved to try to stop her escaping, but that gave her the momentum to throw herself out of the moving car. Another of the ideas Young considers among his better ones came while he was puttering around at cabinetmaking, which he does for spare-time diversion. In Rock and Pop Features.
Young is a canny businessman.
How Blondie Has Stayed Funny for 86 Years
The couple moved to Joplin, Missouri, where their personalities underwent a major change. And she has that ingredient which makes so many otherwise undistinguished marriages tick along pleasantly — a detached appreciation of her husband as a cross between the archangel Michael and a semi-enlightened clown. He dropped Beautiful Baba forthwith and accepted. Blondie readers seem to know by heart the floor plan of the mythical Bumstead house and the position of each article of furniture in each room. Besides those inherent in the restricted scope of the Bumstead scene, there are innumerable ones in the form of taboos.