July 1, 2016
Sad to hear of the recent demise of Judy Jetson, Penelope Pitstop and Corliss Archer. Three feisty females from the 50s/60s/70s. “Jetsons” and “Wacky Races” comics are still under copyright but the three Fox “Meet Corliss Archer” comics seem to be in the Public domain, along with a number of the comedy/teen/sitcom radio shows and even the short-lived TV show. Put your brain in neutral and then visit the “Internet Archive” to sample those if you’re brave enough.
PS: The name “Corliss” had a surge in popularity in the 1940s and 1950s in the States whist the Radio/TV shows were current and then faded right away. Throughout the C20th the Media and “famous” people from film and TV have influenced the names of babies. In the C21st it has got even sillier. I read recently that someone somewhere has just named their new sprog “Brexit” !?!