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NFT: From this Popeye the Sailor Man was based on a real person.

Ira : 5/23/2020 6:56 pm
Popeye the Sailor Man really existed.....
His real name was Frank "Rocky" Fiegel. He was born in 1868 in Poland. He was a retired sailor contracted by Wiebusch's tavern in the city of Chester, Illinois, to clean and maintain order. He had a reputation to be always involved in fighting, so he had a deformed eye ("Pop-eye"). He always smoked his pipe, so he spoke only with one side of his mouth. He loved to be around children. There is no accounting of his imaginary adventures which boasts about the exploits of his physical strength, ensuring he never lost a fight. The author of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, born in Chester, met Frank when where the young man was to listen to their stories and years later honored him with the character Popeye the Sailor Man. Olive Oil also existed, she was Dora Paskel, owner of a grocery store in Chester. She is also described to dress just like Olive Oil. Segar kept in touch with Frank and had always helped him with money. Frank and Popeye also carried some inherent features like courage, chivalry and virility.

I'll try again.  
Ira : 5/23/2020 7:37 pm : link
Ira : 5/23/2020 7:38 pm : link
Best part of today.  
section125 : 5/23/2020 7:53 pm : link
I always loved Popeye...still love spinach.
Story is true, picture is not  
Jim in Fairfax : 5/23/2020 8:11 pm : link
The photo above often accompanies this story but is not Fiegel. This is the real Frank Fiegel:

eh - either pics of Olive Oyl  
Del Shofner : 5/23/2020 9:29 pm : link
or GTFO.
RE: eh - either pics of Olive Oyl  
Jim in Fairfax : 5/23/2020 10:10 pm : link
In comment 14909672 Del Shofner said:
or GTFO.


I loved Popeye  
markky : 5/24/2020 5:41 am : link
i had no idea the character was based on a real person.
ain't that some shit....  
BCD : 5/24/2020 11:12 am : link
Popeye is real...
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