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Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
"Endowed with the power of voluntary invisibility, Scarlet O'Neil uses her precious gifts to help those whose need is the greatest. An untold number of unfortunate people wonder at their unexplainable turn of good luck, never realizing that the invisible Scarlet O'Neil has been at their side." (From the jacket copy)
Hardcover, Authorized Edition, 248 pages
Published 1943 by Whitman
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Mom read this in hardcover when expecting me in 1944. This story was so intriguing. I read it several times, beginning at about 10 years old. A wonderful, fanciful concept - just press your wrist and no one can see you. Clothing was a problem, but Scarlet was nothing if not inventive. As camp as this was, I was delighted with her sleuthing capabilities.
I found this book in my grandmother's attic one summer when I was about 12 and loved every word of it. Grandma let me take it home and I still have it today. I reread it as an adult and would have to agree with the person who called it camp, but Scarlet was in a class by herself back in the '40s.
Stamm discovered his artistic talent early. His uncle was Stanley Link, creator of the comic strip "Tiny Tim." Link took an active interest in the young cartoonist’s work and introduced him to Sidney Smith, creator of "The Gumps." In 1934, Russell went to work in the art department of the Chicago Tribune and served as an assistant to Link. The next year, he earned the coveted role of assisting Che ...moreMore about Russell Stamm...