the 1940s, Julian Wehr animated a number of movable books for several American
publishers. His designs were all operated by tabs, which moved various parts
of the illustration. While most tabs in early movables were located at the
bottom of the pages and operated by pulling down, Wehr's designs were more
flexible than traditional "pull-the-tab" books. In Wehr's books,
the tabs are located at the bottom and the sides of the images, and are
operable by moving the tabs back and forth along slits in the pages. Some
tabs could be moved both back and forth, and up and down, to provide a variety
Finnie the Fiddler tells the story of a musical youth who accidentally stows away on a ship and becomes the crew's fiddler. Later, he is shipwrecked and plays his fiddle for friendly natives in an unknown land.
Wehr, Julian. The Exciting Adventures of Finnie the Fiddler. New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1942. Story, pictures, and animation by Julian Wehr.
Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1944. Animated by Julian Wehr.
Segar, Elzie Crisler. Popeye and the Pirates. New York: Duenwald Pring Corp., 1945. Animated by Julian Wehr, illustrated by Sagendorf.
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