June 8, 1925 - June 13, 1925

The Worm Turns!June 8, 1925



What a Knight!June 9, 1925



The Morning AfterJune 10, 1925


Get Ready, Hollywood!June 11, 1925



Romance Still LivesJune 12, 1925



Found at Last!June 13, 1925


Transcripts

The Worm Turns!June 8, 1925

Panel 1

Waite: Gee Ella, the Ice Men’s Ball only comes once a year. This is a fine time to t’row me down after tellin’ me you’d go!

Ella: NO! If you took me to the Ball people would want to know where you got the Armenian refugee.

Panel 2

Ella: I don’t have any more fun than an orphan with the mumps at a pickle eating contest. If I was a boy I’d run away and be a pirate or a taxi driver or something!

Panel 3

Ella: Well it’s a long worm that has no turning and right here is where I loop the loop. Mrs. Cinders and the girls are out – and Little Ella’s on her way!

Panel 4

Ella: In Prissie’s dress and coat, Lotta’s hat, and the Old Lady’s shoes, I feel like a rummage sale. I only go out once in a blue moon, and the MOON IS OUT TONIGHT!

What a Knight!June 9, 1925

Panel 1

Ella, on her stolen night off, in her borrowed clothes, has just finished eating an expensive meal when she makes an alarming discovery.

Ella: If brains were water I wouldn’t have enough to fill an undersized eye-dropper. Oh me, – Oh my! My night of nights and I forget my coin!

Panel 2

Mr. Neek: Pardon this intrusion, but you appear to be in distress. If I can be of any assistance I shall be happy to serve you.

Ella: Oh boy, – I mean thanks awfully! I must have left my purse in the limousine, and I’ve dismissed my chauffeur for the evening!

Panel 3

So the handsome stranger paid Ella’s check and took her to her corner in a taxi…

Mr. Neek: Won’t you tell me about yourself, Miss -

Ella: Gwendolyn – er – Beverly , and I’m an orphan. I was educated abroad and recently came to America to settle the estate. Society bores me and I spend most of my time studying art.

Panel 4

Mr. Neek: You have my card, Miss Beverly and I believe I shall have something important to ask you in a few days.

Ella: How can I ever thank you for your kindness, Mr. Neek.

The Morning AfterJune 10, 1925

Panel 1

Ella: Maybe I shouldn’t have told that man those dreadful whoppers about my name being Gwendolyn Beverly and all, but he was so swell, – what else could I do? It’s lucky I didn’t give him my address.

Panel 2

Ella: I suppose I should have said, – “My name is Ella Cinders! I’m a kitchen mechanic and I don’t know any more about art than a canary bird knows about building bridges. My face is my fortune, which makes me just four dollars poorer than a bankrupt. Drop in some evening and I’ll let you dry the dishes.”

Panel 3

Ella: And he was so romantic looking! As though he had been disappointed in love or acute indigestion or something! He reminded me of the hero in “His Wife’s Husband.” He looked sorta like Rudy Vaselino around the eyes and his moustache was more like Adolphe Banjo‘s.

Panel 4

Postman: Here you are, Ella. Here’s a nice fat letter for you! Maybe it’s from your long lost father with a check for you.

Ella: You think you’re well educated because you read all the post cards before you deliver them, but you are as dumb as a jaywalker in Venice! Why, that’s an invitation from the Prince of Wales asking me to dine with him on his next visit to America!

Is the letter from the handsome stranger, or from Ella’s missing dad? We’ll tell you a secret! It’s – (to be continued tomorrow)

Get Ready, Hollywood!June 11, 1925

Panel 1

Lotta: Ella’s been acting mighty queer today. I told her to clean my white shoes and she gave me the funniest look.

Prissie: Maybe she’s in love with that hick iceman!

Mytie: I noticed it too. Just making her work is making a wreck out of me.

Panel 2

Prissie: I’ll tell you what, Ma – I’ll sneak upstairs and see what she’s doing.

Lotta: I’ll go with you, sis.

Mytie: If she’s getting goofy I’ll take it out of her!!! I’m afraid she inherits her father’s queer traits.

Panel 3

Lotta: What’s the sap up to?

Prissie: Sh-hh-h – She’s all togged up and is standing in front of the mirror making the awfullest faces at herself.

Panel 4

Ella: “One of the most valuable movie expressions is haughtiness. To express this, elevate the eyebrows, half close the eyes, draw down one side of the mouth, and lift the chin. This expression is in the repertoire of all the big stars, such as Nita Swanson, Gloria La Marr, and Barbara Naldi.”

There! The secret is out! The letter Ella got yesterday was the Movie Acting Course she sent away for. No wonder her mind wasn’t on her housework!

Romance Still LivesJune 12, 1925

Panel 1

In a far-off city, in the gilded offices of a magnate, this telegram had been received.

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM

J. Wallington Whiffle

Believe I have found the girl you want. Will talk to her today.

O. Watters Neek

Panel 2

Mr. Neeks: What a fool I was not to get that girl’s address, especially after wiring the chief. I inquired at thirty houses and after that I quit counting.

Panel 3

Mr. Neeks: Say, boy, do you know a girl in this neighborhood named Gwendolyn Beverly? I’ve quizzed everybody around here unless it’s you. She’s young, a society girl and an art student.

Blackie: You must be on the wrong street, Mister. I never heard of nobody by that name.

Panel 4

Blackie: Some He-flapper with a little moustache was around here lookin’ for a girl named Gwendolyn Beverly. Ever hear of her?

Ella: Yes, – no – that is – Oh Blackie, wasn’t he handsome? I mean, of course er – I don’t know –

What can this smooth gentleman with the polished manners want of our Ella? Something’s afoot, you may be sure of that.

Found at Last!June 13, 1925

Panel 1

Ella: Flies are just like some men. They buzz around, eat all the time and are always pestering somebody. Shoo! Get out of my kitchen!

Panel 2

Mr. Neeks: I’ve been to almost every house on this street, and no one knows Gwendolyn Beverly. I begin to believe she was spoofing me. Hello! By Jove! Who’s that waving at me?

Panel 3

Ella: Ohmygosh! It’s my hero! What’ll I do – make a quick fade-out, or see him and admit what a bluffer I am? What’ll I do? What’ll I do?

Panel 4

Mr. Neeks: Right here is where I solve the mystery of Gwendolyn Beverly! I’m sure that was she who waved at me. After wiring the chief, I’ve simply got to find her.


Notes


1. My Wife’s HusbandA 1922 British silent movie about a rich man who forces his wife’s blackmailing ex-husband into a suicide pact.
2. Rudy VaselinoRudolf Valentino, an actor whose image inspired the term “Vaselino,” for a guy with perfectly slicked-back hair.

Rudolf Valentino

3. Adolphe BanjoAdolphe Menjou, an actor.

Adolphe Menjou

4. Nita Swanson, Gloria La Marr, and Barbara NaldiRefers to Gloria Swanson, Barbara La Marr, and Nita Naldi, famous American silent film actresses.

Gloria Swanson, Barbara La Marr, and Nita Naldi