Jan 25, 2006

Halloween 1941; the strike's settled--let's tie one on!



Pretty self explanatory. Somewhere out there, in someone's family album there are photos of grandma or great-grandpa cutting a rug at this party. I'll bet it was a blast.
This was tucked inside a folder I have marked "Disney strike 1941" in grease pencil; along with it were the photograph of the picket line posted here earlier, and dozens of the daily mimeographed updates given to the strikers in the park across from the studio(if I'm not mistaken, where St. Joseph's Hospital is now). If anyone's interested, I'll put up an example of one of them later. They're pretty crude, and the small single-panel cartoons(frequently showing Disney with his studio lawyer, the infamous Gunther Lessing) often have captions whose significance is lost on me but surely got a bitter laugh from the strikers.

6 comments:

jennster said...

cutest, old invitation ever!!!!!

Jeff Pidgeon said...

Where's Mr. Kovacs?

chris chua said...

Really informative blog! What movies have you worked on?

Jenny said...

Hi Chris--thanks for coming by! As for the resume--well, for DW: El Dorado, Shrek 2, Shark Tale, Flushed and now Bees. : )

What're you on?

Jenny said...

Jeff--damn good question! Don't touch that dial! ; )

Jon Cowles said...

Great blog!
Note the orchestra: Ozzie Nelson who had quite a good "sweet" band in the 30's and 40's, in his first career as band leader (before he gained his radio-then-TV show and additional fame as Ricky Nelson's Dad).

PS I love the stuff about the animator's strike.