The USC Cinematic Library (thanks, Ned Comstock) continues to supply us with copies of Warner Club News – with which we extract the monthly column written by the staff in the Cartoon Department. This year, sound effects editor Treg Brown does the writing chores. We don’t have columns for every month – we’re missing four months (January, February, March and September) in 1949 – but there’s plenty here to ponder.
Treg describes the noon-hour square dance parties… Lots of babies being born (this literally was “the baby boom”)… and all about animator Herman Cohen. Did Paul Julian ever publish a book called We Went To The Zoo?
Ruth Cavert become “Queen For A Day”… Bill Melendez leaves for UPA… Phil Monroe and George Grandpre provide illustrations…
Cool cover image related to My Bunny Lies Over The Sea, drawn by Abe Levitow… All about animation checker Paul Marron… and a report from Paris by “Queen” Ruth Cavert.
The baby boom continues… Mr. Selzer thinks Freleng’s forthcoming His Bitter Half is the best Daffy Duck cartoon ever made… The Looney Tunes softball team beats the UPA team to a pulp.
We learn here that Friz Freleng vacations in Detroit… and Mike Maltese apparently can assume the personality of any of the characters – except Inki!
A Chuck Jones cartoon called “A New Lease on Life” was screened… Methinks that was the original title for So Much For So Little. I don’t know what else it could be. They also watched A Fractured Leghorn (which was released a year from now).
A recipe for Cheesecake.