First Issue:  2nd November 1951

Last Issue:  3rd October 1964

Copyright:   Hulton / Longacre

 

Sister Paper to The Eagle

'The New Super-Colour Weekly for Every Girl' headlined the front cover of the first issue of Girl, sister paper to the Eagle, dated 2nd November 1951. With the emphasis on all girl action, Girl introduced a number of memorable heroines including 'Kitty Hawke and her All Girl Aircrew'. Girl ran from 1951 1964.

'Wendy and Jinx' were best friends at 'Manor School' and took over the front cover spot from 'Kitty Hawke and her all girl air crew'. With the aid of their form mistress Miss Brumble AKA Bumble-Bee and and friend Nasrullah known as Dusky, 'Wendy and Jinx' by Ray Bailey graced the front cover of 'Girl' from 1952 until 1958 when they moved to the interior pages.

'Kitty Hawke'

'Kitty Hawke' by Ray Bailey was the story of the all girl aircrew led by the daughter of the owner of Hawke Airlines.  With second officer Winifred 'Windfall' White, Radio Officer Jean Stuart and Navigator Patricia D'Arcy Kitty Hawke's mission was to prove to her dad that she and her pals could operate the planes as efficiently as the men.

Help us find a missing film

One of our readers, Madeline Haslewood, wrote in to say that her family appeared in the Girl Comic of August 6th 1952 entitled 'Jacky visits a house-boat family'. She also said that a short film was made after the visit and she doesn't know what happened to it. If anyone knows what happened to the film or where she might find it, please use the contact form at the top of the page to let us know.

 

 

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