“Some of the cartoons below may reflect the period in which they were made, when racial stereotypes and prejudices were commonplace. These were wrong then and wrong now, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints at Cartoon Research.”
Did that come through okay? You’d be amazed how many losers get infuriated when a 45-second disclaimer gets onto their unedited classic cartoon collections. Actually, only one panel today, March 17th’s, might cause you to get uncomfortable, but we did promise to run all of them!
March-April 1937 (click to enlarge)
Here are a few samples of what cartoon shorts the Paramount salesmen were pushing to theaters at the time these promotional pieces appeared in print.
Whiffle Piffle and Betty Boop in THE HOT AIR SALESMAN (March 12th 1937)
Popeye in HOSPITALIKY (April 16th 1937)