The Inland Printer
(Next post on Monday: Photo-Lettering’s Decotypes)
The youngest of the [Marston] children, Olive, remembers Harry Peter’s kindness. “I was small. Harry was a very gentle man. He would put me on a stool and ask me to be quiet, and I could watch him draw,” she said. “I was a very good kid because I was so amazed. It was very impressive.” Olive was taken to the office by another member of “this Wonder Woman network,” Marjorie Wilkes. “She was one of Mom’s dearest friends, and she lost her husband to the influenza, and so she came to live with us also,” Olive explained. “I think that the gut work was done between Marjorie and Dad, because she was the one who helped name her Wonder Woman. She used to do a lot of the lettering, and when he wrote the scripts she would be the one to type them up. She was a good lady.”In The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Knopf, 2014), from chapter seven, “Machine Detects Liars, Traps Crooks”, Jill Lepore wrote:
“No one knows more about the production of Wonder Woman than Marjorie W. Huntley,” Holloway liked to say. In the 1940s, Huntley helped out with the inking and lettering of Wonder Woman, including panel after panel depicting women shackled, hands and feet. “How can she run with that ball and chains?” one of Wonder Woman’s captors cries out. Huntley was schooled in suffrage, but she believed, too, in what she called “love binding”; the importance of being tied and chained. She also believed in extra-body consciousness, vibrations, reincarnation, and the psychic nature of orgasm.A Leroy lettering guide was used for the lettering*.