Category Archives: Christopher P. Lehman

Quincy Magoo Meets Jim Crow
Christopher P. Lehman
November 5, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

Quincy Magoo Meets Jim Crow

Steve Bosustow traveled to New Orleans to promote the premiere of UPA’s 1001 Arabian Knights. He spoke at Tulane University, which in 1959 had no African American students – ironic, considering UPA’s earlier work like Brotherhood of Man.

Cartoon Exhibition In The Segregated South
Christopher P. Lehman
July 16, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

Cartoon Exhibition In The Segregated South

Many theaters across the country, especially in the South, refused to admit African Americans. This month we take a look at how segregation shaped the cartoon-viewing experience in a typical southern city.

A Letter From Martha Sigall
Christopher P. Lehman
June 18, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

A Letter From Martha Sigall

With the Fourth of July upon us in a few weeks, I thought I would present correspondence about Any Bonds Today (1941) from the late, great, beloved Martha Sigall.

A Letter From Faith Hubley
Christopher P. Lehman
May 21, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

A Letter From Faith Hubley

It’s very touching that Faith still referred to John in the present tense, and she had glowing things to say about everyone she appreciated as a colleague.

A Letter From Jack Zander
Christopher P. Lehman
April 23, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

A Letter From Jack Zander

This month’s posting is about Jack Zander, who had plenty to say about the African American characters he animated. He responded to my questions about his opinions of Bosko and the Tom & Jerry maid.

A Letter From Bill Melendez
Christopher P. Lehman
March 26, 2016 posted by Christopher P. Lehman

A Letter From Bill Melendez

When I was working on my dissertation and future book The Colored Cartoon almost twenty years ago, I wrote to several animators to see what memories they would share about…