First the bad news – USC only has three months of Warner Club News for us in ’46. The good news: there’s lots of odd stuff for us to decipher among these few pages.
According to Warren Foster, Mike Maltese had a back operation that has kept him away from the studio; Treg Brown is writing magazine articles on the side; Bill Scott and Lloyd Turner joined the staff; Bob McKimson became a Shriner; …and Tedd Pierce was in the vending machine business?
With the staff on vacation, production manager John Burton takes over and reports on what the staff did during their time off. He also mentions that Jack Warner screened Rhapsody Rabbit; that Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn completed their 350th cartoon score; and Jean Blanchard is organizing a bowling team.
Maltese returns to tell tales of Lloyd Vaughn cutting his eyeball (“yike!”) with a sheet of animation paper; that Pete Burness and Maurice Noble are joining Chuck’s unit; and that Treg Brown played guitar with Red Nichols, Jack Teagarden and Gene Krupa.
NEXT WEEK: 1947