Sunday, September 26, 2010

BoxOffice, September 23, 1939

BoxOffice, September 23, 1939

p. after 17: "Gulliver's

Pinnochio— Walt

Travels Feature length ducpd by Max Fleischer for Par Disney's second

cartoon for"

one page after 40-G: "Several S-W managers are slinging together a batch of Popeye cartoons as "Popeye Follies," and using them as a kiddy attraction "

p41?: "The board of directors of the Society of Motion Picture Film Editors has rejected requests by various independent producers that the established wage scales be reduced in certain instances. The oris preparing to open negotiawith Walt Disney on a working agreement for members of that craft working at the cartoon plant. Screen Cartoon Guild has called a mass meeting for October 2 to vote on a proposal that the group affiliate with a na-"

"Its executive tional labor organization. board has approved plans to apply for a charter in the international studio paint-

The ers local. prises some 350,


SCG membership com-

workers at the Leon Walter Lantz, Charles Katz

and M-G-M cartoon plants. Negotiations by the Screen Readers Guild for a producer bargaining agreement still are snagged over certain clauses in the suggested contract."

one after 47A: "Film notables are marshaling plans to a Children's Aid benefit, to be "Gardenia Gala," lohich tvill be staged at the Biltmore Boiul, September 30 with Mrs. John Nelson James in charge. Patrons and patronesses from the screen colony include the Mischa Auers, Bing and Dixie Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Walt Disney, Preston Foster, Wallace Ford, Al Green, Marjorie Gateson. Mr. and Mrs. Rowland V. Lee, Peter Milne, Robert Taylor and"

p66? "Miss Neagle is as fine as the character she depicts in "Nurse Edith Cavell" (Pronounced "Cavell" as in "cavalcade" not "Cavell" as in "Veil, Vot do you want?"). She was sweet to everyone, including Dick

Calkins, Buck Rogers cartoonist who had crashed the party and wasn't too sober."

p86? "Perhaps it was because he had dictated so many 'steen thousands of words about "Gulliver's Travels." or perhaps became he has not yet been acclimated to Miami's cool nights, or perhaps from the sheer excitement attendant upon the whirl of activities at the Max Fleischer studios where that full-length Technicolor animated cartoon

being rushed for holiday release it was, Walter E. Bradfield,

who has been sent on to the studios here from Paramount offices in Hollywood to supervise the publicity and exploitation for Gulliver, has been confined to his home with a rather painful throat affliction. He

back at his desk, this week, however."

"Eldon Peak, M-G-M office manager, never misses a screening of his company's



p105; Shorts in review is a Lantz fest:

Begins for Andy Panda

(Lantz Cartune)

8^2 Mins.


The Pandas have a son and they name him Andy. Andy is cute, but unfortunately the cartoon fails to project its main

character with any degree of originality of humor. Most of the action concerns itself with Andy's attempts to learn what goes on in the outside world and his adventures with the panda himters."

"Snuffy's Party


(Lantz Cartune)




This cartoon depicting Snuffy Skunk's birthday party, gas masks and all, is below average. Snuffy saves his guests when the dam breaks and then is welcomed to

his own


"Silly Superstition

7 Mins. (Lantz Cartune) Little Blackball tries to convince his dog that it is foolish to be superstitious even though it is Friday the thirteenth. What


meagre program"
(total guess on what to include near the end)

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