Friday, April 3

sartorial hero -mr magoo

Been looking for some great Magoo images and recently found these at CelfCentered (as in animation cells). Mr. Magoo is an old time fave of mine, due to the physical humor, the lockjaw voicing of Jim Backus (Gilligan's Island millionaire Thurston Howell) and especially for the sartorial choices for Magoo. Smoking jacket, check. Terrycloth pool clothes and hat, check. Car coat, check. Maybe a fez?? Plus anyone that has a grandfather type at home that dodders around enjoys all the mistaken identities etc...

Mr. Magoo's creator Millard Kaufman died just last March (obit from LA Times) but from this NY Magazine interview in 2007 seemed quite a character himself.