Here’s an interesting curio from my files, accumulated years ago from somewhere. It’s an in-house list of addresses for the staff of the MGM Cartoon Department, circa 1956 (click thumbnails below to enlarge). I can date it because Tex Avery isn’t on the list – and Jack Nicholson is.
If you know (or live in) L.A. it’s especially fascinating to read where some of our favorite names lived, what streets they trod. Scott Bradley lived in Chatsworth! Ben Shenkman lived in Van Nuys! Edith Vernick lived in Culver City – I don’t even recall if I knew Vernick worked at MGM – how about that? Fred Quimby, of course lived on a tony street in Beverly Hills (map above, Google street view below).
Below is the famed caricature of (most of) the MGM staff in 1956 (click to enlarge). For more information on where the Golden Age animators lived, see the blog by my friend Joe Campana.