Daily Sketch- 04.27.2011

So, the Montreal Canadiens forced a Game 7 against the Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarterfianls, so I still hold hope. If they loose tonight, well….

Anyway. I have gotten some comments about my Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman Sketch card and will now set the record straight.

There was an article published on several websites a couple of years back that said an autobiographer was doing some research on a book he was plannng to write about Mr. Orson “Rosebud” Welles. In this article it stated that the writer had found long lost documents showing Welles’ plan to make a movie based on Batman, way back in 1946. The papers said that Welles had asked and convinced several top name actors to take part in the film. They included Dietrich as Catwoman, Philip Rath as Two-Face, Jimmy Cagney as the Riddler, Welles as Batman and today’s sketch Basil Rathbone as the Joker.

If you gotta go. Go with a SMILE.

The article went on to say that several studios like the idea, but it was the casting of Welles as Batman that didn’t fly. Offers were made to Welles, but he refused to go ahead with the picture if he did not star as the Batman. This article sparked a flood of thoughts and speculations and a series of “What ifs…” popped up in the minds of comic fans everywhere.

To bad it was all a hoax. None of the story is apparently true, but still the idea is great.


the Kidd

Oh and don’t forget, this Saturday in Savannah, GA at Shane’s Rib Shack we are having our next Dine & Draw. Starting at 12:30pm. Maybe we’ll see ya there.


About Krayola Kidd

Creator, Illustrator and Colorist. Proud Uncle of many nieces and two nephews. And I am one of the founders of Retro Cowboy Productions.
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4 Responses to Daily Sketch- 04.27.2011

  1. Joseph says:

    Even though it was all a hoax, your Marlene Dietrich-as-Catwoman sketch was exquisite!

    For those interested, this appears to be the original hoax article, later debunked here.

  2. Craig says:

    I read that article and was taken with the idea… even after I read it was a hoax!

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