Sunday, October 13 1907 — George visits the opera today, a performance of Tosca starring Madame Padovani. This was a huge event in L.A. meriting vast coverage in the Examiner’s Sunday issue. The bottom cartoon was a printed at almost full page size in the Examiner’s magazine section, accompanying an interview with the diva.
Note also that Herriman was referred to as ‘George the Greek’ in the headline accompanying the top cartoon. Unfortunately the article didn’t make it into my photocopies so I don’t know what else might have been said about Herriman therein.