Thursday, July 4, 2019

It's the Hard-Knock Route for Us?

As I'm rehearsing Daddy Warbucks in the musical "Annie", I was interested to find this panel from Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip of 11/22/24, within the strip's first year of existence. Martin Charnin and/or Thomas Meehan must have seen this particular strip during their research for the musical, and derived the famous lyric "It's the hard-knock life for us" almost verbatim from it.