The Press: Apology for Margaret

Last October Funnypaper Artist Al Capp turned his popular Li'l Abner, published in over 600 papers and top-flight among comic strips, into a three-week slapstick parody of Margaret Mitchell's famed best-seller Gone With The Wind (he called it Gone Wif the Wind). Said Capp: "I really went to town. It was swell."

Hundreds thought so too, readers back-patted him by mail. But one letter was of different ilk, from Advertising Executive John Marsh, Authoress Mitchell's husband and trouble shooter; it demanded an apology. Southern pride, suh, had been hurt.

Al Capp was bewildered. He had used Li'l Abner to burlesque many a...

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