It’s a holiday in the States – and I thought it might be a good day to spend time rummaging through my Walter Lantz files. I don’t know if I’ve posted some of these stills here in Cartoon Research or on Facebook before – but here’s a potpourri of visual materials submitted for your approval – and for future reference. Enjoy!
Walter Lantz at his drawing board
This came from Ned Comstock at the USC Cinema Library – an obscure 1969 article about Walter and his hobby of painting, from the children’s Golden Magazine (from Western Publishing – who were conveniently publishing Lantz character comic books).
Walter and his characters
I’ll bet you were wondering how much money directors Alex Lovy and Paul Smith were paid in 1958? This piece answers that question:
And I’ll bet you were also wondering how much Christmas bonus they received at year’s end? And how much did the whole staff get? And who were the whole staff at Walter Lantz in 1958? This little document tells us that:
That’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of your MLK Day – now with MLK (“More Lantz Knowledge”).