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Re: Minas Tirith Evening-Star
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Sad to say I let my subscription lapse. You could ask directly:

http://www.americantolkiensociety.org/contact_us

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Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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Thanks Trotter. I am following up this idea further with a few investigative threads elsewhere to see what this new discovery might shake out. More to come, hopefully!

Posted on: 2/27 11:15:15
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Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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Trotter - are you saying the illustrator read the review before drawing the cartoon?

Thanks for the second reference to "beaks and feathers", there was something in the back of my mind but I couldn't find anything. That second mention seems like too close to the mark to be completely coincidence, in my mind. I don't feel like a book review in Newsweek would have such a large impact years later, though it is certainly possible. Perhaps there is something deeper going on that bears investigating further.

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Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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Trotter - There is a full review of The Fellowship of the Ring in this edition (1954) of Newsweek. It actually calls out "the terrible feathered orcs (see cut)" [referring to the cartoon reproduced in this thread]. So someone misread something, or the first impression of FOTR refers to "feathered orcs" and this is the first I am hearing of it. I don't have a first impression copy, sad to say.

There is a tiny second cartoon with the review as well, that is unattributed (same style as the main cartoon, so presumably still M. Simont).

No indication of who wrote the review, or further details on the cartoonist. The book section editor is Kermit Lansner.

Posted on: 2/25 17:16:49
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Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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I have a copy (actually a lot, I am sending a stack to someone in Germany to distribute to people there as well).

It reads like a collection of wikipedia articles (none are attributed to authors), but has a lot of nice photographs in it (about 30% from the movies or other media properties, the rest of locations, Tolkien himself, some other family, WWI, etc.). It has some of Emil's work from lotrproject.com included in it as well (hopefully with permission).

It is 99 pages, $10.99

Posted on: 2/20 12:40:45
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