Another round of posts from the Warner Club News, the Warner Bros. in-house studio newsletter, written by and distributed essentially to Warner employees on the Burbank lot. Each week we post as many as we can find (courtesy of Ned Comstock at the USC Cinematic Library) of the column devoted to the Cartoon Division.
Here we are in the latter half of 1956, a period that saw the release of several strong cartoons – including Freleng’s A Star Is Bored, Jones’ Deduce You Say and Mckimson’s The Honey-Mousers.
Cheryl Stoner, winner of newspaper syndicator NEA’s Bugs Bunny comic strip coloring contest, takes a tour of the Looney Tunes studio and gets her picture with Mr. Selzer; many pics of the ink & paint women…
Cute pics Roberta and Judy Levitow – I’ve met them! Art Davis’ son catches a fish! And rare photo of animator Ray Young.
Ed Selzer notes that this was the completion of their first year in their new building; Milt Franklyn celebrates his 20th year with Warner Bros. cartoon – with a great photo of a celebratory garden party;
The annual round-up of where everyone went on vacation; and nice drawing of Daffy done for the company golf tournament.
This column is great if only for the photo of the studio bowling team – and that pic of Harry Love!
Apparently Art Leonardi recorded all his conversations with his fellow work-mates… I’ll have to ask him if he still has all those recordings!
NEXT WEEK: 1957 – part 1