Monday, April 19, 2010

Animator - #77 and #78

Here are the next two "ANIMATOR" newsletters from the Screen Cartoonists, Local 852.

Numbers 77 & 78 from April 28 and May 4, 1945.

The previous newsletter reprinted the Declaration of Independence, these publish the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The Constitution takes of seven pages.

Looking back, it would be interesting to know what exactly brought on this triple play of civics.  As it stands, a lot is left to our imagination.  WWII was wrapping up, a new Red Scare was on the rise, and tensions between the Hollywood studios and the guild were once again mounting.

Or maybe there just wasn't any news worth reporting.

Again, thanks to the great Ed Smith who gave us these West Coast newsletters and an even more interesting stack of Top Cel from the NY Guild.

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