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Sidney Smith signed a one million dollar deal for his then popular comic strip THE GUMPS.
Don Markstein writes :
In 1922, Smith signed a highly publicized million-dollar contract — $100,000 per year for ten years, a vast sum in those days and a pretty good hunk of change even today. And it only went up from there — in '35, he signed a new contract, giving him $150,000 a year. It was on the way home from signing the latter that he wrecked his brand-new Rolls-Royce, killing himself in the process.


  1. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    Thank You Bellin! Its the little singing bird on mountain top that I liked, I had never heard of Sidney Smith or THE GUMPS cartoon before, I just looked him up online, sort of an interesting bit of trivia. This was from my Granny's attic!

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