The most interesting tid-bit to be gleaned here its that Elsa Hubbell points out her pic from the Warner Club News is used in McKimson’s Dog Tales. Now we know!
Also included here is the usual round up of vacation plans – Hawley Pratt visits New York, Friz goes to Phoenix Arizona, Art Davis hangs out in Studio City, etc.
More vacation doings among the staffers – and a wild luau tiki party at Bob Bransford’s place.
This one has a nice concise bio of Friz Freleng – and mentions some of the commercials he’s worked on, including “Mrs. Baird’s Bread”. There is also a likewise bio for Robert McKimson here. Mentions that McK created Foghorn Leghorn and Speedy Gonzales – but no mention of The Tasmanian Devil. Little did they know how popular that character would become in decades to come. The latest cartoon releases are screened for the staff – the John Seely scored films, Hook Line and Stinker, Pre-Hysterical Hare, A Bird In A Bonnet – Hoo-boy!
Apparently the studio created commercials that aired as part of the World Series telecasts. I wonder if they mean regular sponsored spots – or some special interstitials??
The staff attends a screening of GATEWAYS TO THE MIND, the Bell Science film… and the bowling team meets at the new bowling alley on Ventura. I wonder if that’s the one still there, attached to Jerry’s Deli, near Coldwater Canyon?
I’m afraid the Bugs Bunny Lari-Loop Larriette was no hula-hoop or coon-skin cap… but nice try!
NEXT WEEK: 1959 Part 1