Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown!

well...not Charlie Brown exactly, but Monday the 26th would have been Charles Schulz's 90th birthday if he was still alive...and since one of my favorite movies- not just holiday, but movies in general...A Charlie Brown Christmas was on...for the first of many watchings between now and December 25th, I thought I'd write a little bit about him :)

All info and photos were found in this article on the Huffington Post online :)

Did you know...

Schulz was drafted into the Army during WWI?

The original name for the Peanuts gang was Lil' Folks?  I like Peanuts a LOT better
although...Schulz did not ever like the name!

Some of the characters, like Linus and Shermy were named after friends of Schulz...and the "little red haired girl" was real!  She was someone he dated, but she turned down his proposal...silly girl!

Network execs wanted the cartoon to have a laugh track...that would have just ruined it!  so glad that never happened!

In his lifetime, Schulz created 17,897 Peanuts comic strips...impressive!

so there ya go!  a few days belated birthday to one of my favorite people!

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