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Four Brothers Named Mills
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April 2, 2017 posted by James Parten

Four Brothers Named Mills

A number of artists appeared in the Fleischer Screen Songs cartoons. One act not only did three Screen Songs cartoons, but had good-natured fun with caricature. That act was the Mills Brothers.

Pondering “Go Get The Ax”
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January 16, 2017 posted by James Parten

Pondering “Go Get The Ax”

No one knows much about this song – featured in Oswald’s “Alaska” and strummed by Bugs Bunny in “Hare Trigger”. But I have my own theory as to the origins of this number.

Paul Whiteman Take-Offs
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December 26, 2016 posted by James Parten

Paul Whiteman Take-Offs

Paul Whiteman was such a well-known personality that cartoons – topical creatures that they were – would waste no opportunity to have a little fun with him.