is a collection of comic Penrod sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre- World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to . The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [1 ] In [2 ] Penrod, Tarkington established characters who appeared in two further books, (1916) and Penrod and Sam (1929). The three books were published together in one volume, Penrod Jashber Penrod: His Complete Story, in 1931.
Adaptations [ edit ]
Penrod, its sequels, and characters occurring therein were adapted in numerous stage and film versions.
Penrod (1918), play adapted by Edward E. Rose and first staged at the Apollo Theatre in Atlantic City. [3 ]
Penrod (1922), silent film, with Wesley Barry as Penrod. [4 ]
(1923), silent film, based on the first sequel to Penrod and Sam Penrod, with Ben Alexander as Penrod. [5 ]
(1931), with Penrod and Sam Leon Janney as Penrod. [4 ] A series of
comedy shorts from Vitaphone featuring Tarkington's characters with Billy Hayes as Penrod, including [6 ] Snakes Alive (1931), One Good Deed (1931), Batter Up! (1931), Detectuvs (1932), His Honor, Penrod (1932), Hot Dog (1932), Penrod's Bull Pen (1932).
(1937), with Penrod and Sam Billy Mauch as Penrod, the first of three Penrod films starring the Mauch twins. [4 ]
Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938), with Billy and Bobby Mauch as the leads. [4 ]
Penrod's Double Trouble (1938), with Billy and Bobby Mauch as the leads. [4 ]
(1951), a On Moonlight Bay musical with Billy Gray as Wesley Winfield (Penrod), Doris Day as his sister Marjorie (the lead), and Gordon MacRae as her love interest. [4 ]
(1953), the musical sequel to By the Light of the Silvery Moon On Moonlight Bay, with the same cast. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Robert Cortes Holliday, "Booth Tarkington", BiblioLife (June 4, 2009)
^ Frederic I. Carpenter, "The Adolescent in American Fiction", The English Journal, Vol. 46, No. 6 (Sep., 1957), pp. 313–319
^ "Audience liked 'Penrod. '" Variety L (13): 14. May 24, 1918 . Retrieved – via 2015-03-21 Internet Archive.
^ a b c d e f g Drew, Bernard A. (2013). . Taylor & Francis. p. 252. Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide ISBN 978-1-317-92893-5.
^ "Penrod and Sam". Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute . Retrieved . 2015-03-21
^ "Three Shorts a Week Vitaphone Studio Plan". The Film Daily LVI (58): 24. September 6, 1931 . Retrieved – via Internet Archive. 2015-03-21
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