Watching a “Woody Woodpecker” cartoon from the early 1970s is a bittersweet experience. My column for this month is about how the press covered the last years of theatrical cartoon shorts.
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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.
Movie theaters for African American audiences were of second-run status. This was mandatory–not an option.
Studies of the Max Fleischer Studio’s years in Miami make note of the city’s strong ethnic segregation. For example, most of the staff lived in exclusive parts of the city.