"tall, dark, and hansome" whence?

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Thu Feb 12 05:17:30 UTC 2004

>From the Straightdope, as usual.

I can find a hit on newspaperarchive for 1941, "dark and hansome."

But when does the full treatment (tall, dark and hansome) start?  And what
is meant by "dark?"

Sam Clements

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