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Salty Steve's

An on-line tribute to the Fleischer Studios cartoons of 1933-1942,
and other "spinach appetizers"

Created on Sept. 2, 2007 by Steve Bailey

Salty Steve and Bluto -- separated at birth? You make the call!

"Aesthetic theories don't always allow for the variety of what we enjoy; we may like a certain amount of caricature and grisliness, and I preferred Popeye and Mr. Magoo to most animal creatures in cartoons, because they were wittier." -- film critic Pauline Kael, 1968

Spinach Overture:

Introduction to This Website
Take the Popeye Pledge

Ruminakin's On:

Popeye's Pop Psykolojiky
The Popeye/Beatles Connection

Artistical Licorice-sure - Reviews Of:

Popeye the Sailor, Vol. 1 (1933-1938) DVD set
Popeye cartoons, 1933-1942 (with a couple of extra cartoons thrown in)
The book The Fleischer Story, by Leslie Cabarga
The book Popeye: An Illustrated History, by Fred M. Grandinetti
The book E. C. Segar's Popeye: "I Yam What I Yam!"
The book Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution, by Richard Fleischer


An E-mail from cartoon historian Jerry Beck

End Credits:

Popeye-Related Links and Blogs

No Brutus Allowed!
His name is Bluto. For the sake of future generations, let's get it right!
(Click here to clear up the Bluto/Brutus confusion once and for all.)

This website is based in Jacksonville, Florida and is respectfully dedicated to Skipper Ed (pictured below), host of WTLV-Ch. 12's "Popeye & Pals" in the 1950's and '60s.

TYPICAL BORING DISCLAIMER: This website is not at all connected with or endorsed by King Features Syndicate, or with/by any other person or group involved with the Popeye franchise (not even that stupid chicken restaurant). If any of the materials on this website are under copyright, E-mail the webmaster here and he will remove them immediately.

As befits its subject matter, this website is presented in glorious black-and-white. Death to colorization!

I likes E-mails and infinks!

About the creator of this site

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MovieMovie BlogBlog The webmaster's blog about some of his favorite movies.
Another Charlie Chaplin Website Reviews of Chaplin's classic movies.
The Love Nest - A Buster Keaton Appreciation Cult. Reviews of Keaton's great 1920-1928 comedies, and sundry other Keaton-related goodies.
Laurel & Hardy's Leave 'em Laughing Page Reviews of Laurel & Hardy movies and biographies, and interviews with L&H biographers.
The Marx Brothers in "A Day on the Internet" Reviews of the Marxes' movies.
So You Want a Joe McDoakes Website Reviews of the hilarious 1942-1956 Joe McDoakes short subjects.
Gilligan's Id The attempted Freudian explanation of "Gilligan's Island."
Sit On My Monty Python Website
Steve Bailey's Lost in America Page Synopses and minutia related to Albert Brooks' great 1985 comedy.
"Atomic Shakespeare" and other Moonlighting Minutia A tribute to the famed Shakespeare-parody episode of the 1980's TV series.
It's All Too Much A song-by-song analysis of The Beatles' recorded work.