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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.

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)
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December 12, 2016 posted by James Parten

“Organ Grinder’s Swing” (1937)

One wonders if Fleischer’s Organ Grinders Swing could be interpreted as a protest against Mayor La Guardia’s then-recent decree that organ grinders be outlawed in the City of New York.

Max Fleischer and Novelty Records
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October 10, 2016 posted by James Parten

Max Fleischer and Novelty Records

One type of record that companies hoped would sell were called “novelty records”, for lack of a better term. Max Fleischer used three such “novelties” in some of his 1930’s cartoons.