Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Toot's Shor's Bar by Willard Mullin

In the 1940's, The New York World-Telegram and Sun sports cartoonist Willard Mullin painted this beautiful tribute to his regular hang-out, the legendary Toot's Shor's circular bar. He featured many of the regulars including Joe E. Lewis and Joe DiMaggio, the giant saloon keeper Toots himself (in the foreground) with his tiny wife "Baby" and various newspaper journalists, columnists, sportswriters and fellow cartoonists:

                                thanks to Mike Lynch, Tom Stemmle & K. Bidus

1 comment:

  1. Mullin was a genius; I've been an admirer forever. A monograph of his sports cartoons is long overdue. Fortunately, there's a book coming out in May from Fantagraphics: Willard Mullin's Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972. It's already listed on Amazon as a preorder:

    I have four original Mullin drawings framed in my home, including one "Brooklyn Bum." In case of fire, they go out the door with me -- along with my copy of Mullin's 1958 biography, A Life in Sport. Now if only someone would publish a book about Karl Hubenthal...