Here’s the second edition of the Fleischer Studio in-house newsletter, from January 1935.
In his editorial, Max suggests that the newsletter is part of the company’s health plan, and explains how the proceeds of the last issue ($15.), matched by an additional $15 from company funds, were used to aid ailing inker Dan Glass (Glass’s fate would become a catalyst of the Fleischer Strike in 1936).
The rest of the issue is filled with interesting info, humor and poetry (what else would one expect from the Fleischer Studio in its prime)? There’s a nice list of how long key personnel have been with the studio (Doc Crandall, 15 years; Izzy Sparber 13 years!), and a zany gossip column with items like: “Ask Jack Mercer to give you his ‘Popeye voice’” and “Tony Di Paola is a sissy”. Did you know: “Seymour Kneitel was one of the gag-men for MGM?”, “That Izzy Sparber was once Max’s office boy?” (I knew that one) or “That Tom Moore designed some of the fixtures in the Paramount Theatre?”
Lots of gold to be mined here. Click thumbnails below to enlarge each page – and enjoy!