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Life on the PressThe Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks$
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Robert L. Gambone

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732221

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.001.0001

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The Gilded Age from the Other Side of the Tracks

The Gilded Age from the Other Side of the Tracks

Hogan’s Alley

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(p.130) Chapter Four The Gilded Age from the Other Side of the Tracks
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Life on the Press
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Robert L. Gambone

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0004

This chapter talks about George Luks securing work at Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, wherein five and a half months later he would illustrate the paper’s most popular comic strip, Hogan’s Alley. The comic strip depicts one of its more loveable characters, Mickey Dugan, a barefoot street urchin who was always covered in a yellow nightshirt. Dugan was a creation of Richard Felton Outcault, and debuted in Pulitzer’s newspaper in February of 1895. The chapter narrates how Outcault was seduced by William Randolph Hearst, editor of the rival New York Journal, and how Pulitzer then hired Luks to continue drawing the Yellow Kid. Hogan’s Alley, however, was quite different from Luks’s other drawings for the news items appearing in the World. With Hogan’s Alley, the picture itself became “news.” The rest of the chapter talks mostly about the success and the influence that Hogan’s Alley created for Luks.

Keywords:   George Luks, Joseph Pulitzer, New York World, Hogan’s Alley, comic strip, Mickey Dugan, Richard Felton Outcault, William Randolph Hearst, New York Journal

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