Mandrake in Hollywood

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Mandrake in Hollywood
Start date: January 31st, 1938
End date: April 2nd, 1938
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Mandrake in America"
Followed by: "Sonny the Child Movie Star"

"Mandrake in Hollywood" is the 11th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake has arrived Hollywood and and found work at the Granite Studios.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. Snork, co-owner of the Flitch & Snork Studios.
  • Mr. Flitch, co-owner of the Flitch & Snork Studios.
  • Mr. Fleming, owner of Granite Studios.
  • Marilyn Dawn, the biggest star of Granite Studios.
  • Nettie, Miss Dawn's double.
  • Farrell, Miss Dawn's manager.
  • Liza, Miss Dawn's housekeeper.
  • Dough, Nettie's sweetheart. Mentioned only.
  • "Kiss, but don't Tell" a movie by Hotsy Totsie.
  • David, "uncle of Miss Dawn".


  • U.S.A.
    • Hollywood
      • The Flitch & Snork Studios
      • Granite Studios

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of January 29 1938 (Starting Next Week Mandrake in Hollywood).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Mandrake a Hollywood", Mandrake #7 (Comics Stars in the World 1976) note: Italian text.

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  • "Mandrake u Hollywoodu", Jutarnji list May 2, 1938 – June 5, 1938 (the first strip and half of the second one missing)
  • "У Холивуду" (romanized as "U Holivudu"), Politikin Zabavnik #1961#1962 (1989)