A daily syndicated comic strip created by Chic Young
first strip appeared on September 8, 1930.
Blondie started out as a flapper in the 1920's named Blondie
Boopadoop, a flightly lass who was being wooed by the all
the eligable bachelors in town. Amongst them was Dagwood
Bumstead, the son of billionaire, J. Boiling Bumstead. Dagwood
was a bit of a loser, but nothing could stop true love and
on February 17, 1933, Dagwood and Blondie were married.
Over the years things have changed. The Bumsteads now live in
a middle class neighborhood with two children: a son named Alexander
and a daughter named Cookie. Constantly with them is their
dog Daisy. Dagwood works for Julius Dithers and we occasionally
see his wife Cora.
In recent years, Blondie has moved with the times, with Blondie
and her neighbor Tootsie starting their own catering business.
Blondie was one of the first comic strips to inspire a movie.
In this case not just one, but a series of twenty-eight movies,
starring Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake as Dagwood.
Singleton later went on to be the voice for Jane Jetson on The
Jetsons. Lake starred as Dagwood in a short lived Blondie