Friday, March 26, 2010

Animator for the Week (April 7 #75)

Here's the Screen Cartoonist's Local 852 Newsletter from the week of April 7, 1945

The first page reprints language in the proposed contract regarding service men.

The second has a few war-tinged announcements: Mazie Debney, "Disney's torch-singer", entertaining at hospitals.

A show of British and American war cartoons to be shown in the upcoming week.

And the ever present Red Cross drive.

Sam Cobean -home on furlough. Cobean would go on to be a great New Yorker cartoonist, he had been hired by Disney a few years prior as an inbetweener on Snow White. He was one of the artists shunned by the studio after the strike.

Cobean worked for the Signal Corp during the war on training films. There he met Charles Addams who became a lifelong friend.

Also noted is Norm McCabe suffering a sprained ankle.

The third and fourth pages are principally occupied with "The Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals".

These sorts of loyalty oaths were common during the Red Scare of the 1920s and would surface again during the McCarthy Era.

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