Art Linkletter passes

Various news sources are reporting the death of Art Linkletter, an entertaining man who passed at age 97.

The relevancy to the AAUGH Blog is that Linkletter is the author of two books which Schulz illustrated: Kids Say the Darndest Things and Kids Still Say the Darndest Things, featuring tales culled from a popular segment of the show Art Linkletter’s House Party. The first book has been reissued a number of times, occasionally edited or retitled, as I discussed in this old AAUGH.com newsletter (before the blog was in blog form.) These books are fun finds for the Schulz aficionado, filled with little illustrations, often Peanutsesque without actually being Peanuts.

My apologies to anyone who got emailed a blog entry with an incomplete title and no text; my main blogging computer is in the shop getting smartened up, and I’m having to blog from a quirky netbook.

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