Sunday, November 14, 2010
Title: The Amazing Recovery of Inbad the Ailer
Running time (of viewed version): -
Title Frame: A motion picture presented at the New york World's Fair by the makers of Saraka.
10 Girl frame: Da-da-da da-da! Three luscious nautch girls, slim and sinuous as the houris of Paradise, were swaying in a seductively Oriental dance.
13 "At Saambi's signal, a Nubian marched in. On a salver, he carried an orange colored tin bearing the mystic words "SARAKA for constipation.""
14 " "Saraka!" cried Inbdad. And the look on his face was like that of a thirsty traveler lost in the desert, who suddenly sights a cool, green oasis."
This has not been viewed by me. This came out for the 1939 New York World's Fair for the laxative Saraka. It looks great, ad is strangely clear for a '39 Lantz color cartoon, but maybe it's just been juiced for 4 color printing. There was reportedly a print on eBay in 2004. The images here come from the booklet put out based on it (essentially screenshots). I'd love to see this. I'd also love to have the booklet so I could scan in the entire thing. In time...
The other images are a promo button form the campaign (I have one), an ad from Life from 1937 in a different style (so Lantz had to adapt the storyline, I suppose), and a 1939ish ad from the Lantz based campaign. I should transcribe the '39 life ad, but I'm not going to right now. You should be able to read it if you like by clicking on the image.
August 21, 1939 Life magazine Saraka ad:
Time for Saraka (Inbad the Ailer)
Cartoon Brew's piece on it:
A print was apparently on ebay in 2004
'37 ad: http://dr-hermes.livejournal.com/581473.html