One of these I can ID, one I can't.
The first still is from a Fox film, circa 1929-30; I 'm not 100% who any of the gentlemen are in the picture, but I do recognize Felix the Cat on the drawing board. Is the guy we see drawing here Brad Bird's favorite actor, El Brendel? Is the fedora-wearer the third husband of Mary Pickford, Buddy Rogers?
Is this a scene still, or is this a semi-candid taken to commemorate the visit of the producer of the Felix cartoons, or is this a newspaper artist of same? Someone out there knows, I'm sure. I love as always the presentation of "how cartoonists[and it might as well be animators]do it": on a life drawing board with newsprint, using a piece of charcoal or a crayon--complete with background!
Also note the amazing, life-sized deco statue our friend on the left is resting his smoking arm on.
As for the other, of course it's Ken Anderson, surrounded by "101 Dalmations" art, apparently making a presentation to this woman in a formal kimono(whether she's Japanese or perhaps Korean I don't know). What a great drawing Ken's made--I can't read the caption, unfortunately...and I wonder why Ken has a slightly tense look on his face. Who knows? Wasn't he a bit of a famous hothead at the studio, along with Peet and Kahl? Be sure and correct me if I'm wrong!
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Correction and addendum:: Jerry Beck writes in the comments that the film shown is "The Golden Calf":, a "lost" musical feature from 1930, and so this is indeed a scene still, not a candid. Actors Richard Keene and Jack Mulhall flank El Brendel(famous for playing mostly "comic swede" parts). I originally wrote that the cartoon cat was "Krazy" cat, when it's obviously "Felix" on the drawing board...I knew that, but in one of those weird moments where you know one thing and write/say another, I wrote the wrong character down as an ID. Many thanks to Jerry for sharing his expertise!