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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Comic Strip ~ Apartment 3-G

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About Apartment 3-G

Apartment 3-G is an American newspaper comic strip about a trio of career women (though the strip's title perhaps refers to them as "3-Girls") who share Apartment 3-G in Manhattan. Created by Nicholas P. Dallis with art by Alex Kotzky, the strip began May 8, 1961, initially distributed by the short-lived Publishers Syndicate, which soon merged with King Features Syndicate.

The strip's situations and characters were influenced by the pioneering soap opera strip Mary Worth and Rona Jaffe's bestselling 1958 novel The Best of Everything.[1] The three main characters are Margo Magee, a brunette secretary, actors' agent,publicist and event planner; Abigail "Tommie" Thompson, aredheaded nurse; and Lu Ann Powers née Wright, a blonde art teacher and widow of a U.S. Air Force pilot. Kindly neighborProfessor Aristotle Papagoras serves as a father figure. Lu Ann, originally single, met her husband and married in the 1960s, after which she moved out of the apartment to be replaced by another blonde, Beth. Lu Ann's husband was killed in Vietnam, and she eventually moved back into the apartment.

The depictions of the three main characters are loosely based on real actors. Tommie is based on Lucille Ball, Margo on Joan Collins and Lu Ann on Tuesday Weld.[2]


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