Sunday, May 29, 2011

BoxOffice May 29, 1943

BoxOffice May 29, 1943

"Home Ofjice Family Club, held in the grand ballroom of Hotel Astor in Nete York, had among the guests some 600 employes, including company officials, screen stars. Broadway stage celebrities, etc. Among executives identified in the top panel are William Clark, short subjects sales manager: William Weiss and Harvey Day. Terrytoon representatives: W. C. Michel, executive vice-president: Felix Jenkiiis. secretary and head of the legal department: A. W. Smith jr.. eastern sales manager: Ray Moon. New York exchange branch manager: Morris Sanders. New York exchange sales manager, and Paul Terry, producer of Terrytoons. Identifiable in the middle panel, left to right, are: William J. Kupper. assistant to Connors: Hal Home, advertising and publicity director: Connors: William C. Gehring. western sales manager, and Martin Moskowitz. Kupper's assistant. Ainong those at the table in the bottom panel are Mrs. Annette Downs. Jack Goldstein. Mrs. Charles Schlaifcr. Charles Schlaifer. advertising manager: Peggy Young. Kay Schancer. Joe Shea. Helen Kramer. Nicky Grauer. Home, and Mrs. Jeanette Saicyer."

"Paul Worth Made Head Of Columbia Cartoons

Paul Worth, formerly musical director for Dave Fleischer's Columbia Screen Gems, has been promoted to general manager of the cartoon organization.

"new feature series: "Paramount Musical Parade," a two-reeler; "Little Lulu" and "Noveltoons," the latter an open series introducing new cartoon characters."

"Topping everything were three pages, two of them in color, on the new subjects which Walt Disney developed on his recent South American tour which resulted in the production of "Saludos Amigos." This was in the Pictorial Review section of the Journal Ayncrican. One of these pages was on "El Gaucho Goofy. Twelve inches of type gave high praise to "Saludos Amigos" and described the picture as a "sincere effort on the part of Walt Disney to convey with a feeling of true neighborliness the folklore, romance. art and color of our friendly republics to

the south.""

""Snow White" Voice

In Suit



Against Disney


New York —Adriana

was used


in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." testified in N. Y. supreme court in her suit for $200,000 against Walt

Disney Productions. Mfg. Co.


and the


She said the agreement was that she would receive $1,000 for the time required



making of the film. It covered three She testified it was her understanding that she would be allowed to make personal appearances and records after the

in the


completion of the film. Attorneys for the defense say the contract was oral and that Miss Caselotti signed 30 pay vouchers giving the companies the right to reproduce her voice.

Visits Disney's When Kate Smith visited the Walt


she joas particularly interested in the viusical numbers high-lighting the second Disney Latin- American feature temporarily called "Surprise Package."

Disney studios at Burbank,

The above photo of Kate and Walt Disney was taken at the studio."

"Meny Melodie"




Reissues Chosen by Schlesinger

1943-44 production schedule, recently reduced from 39 to 26 pictures. Leon Schlesinger has annovmced plans to rei.ssue 13 of his most popular "Merrie Melodies." Those selected for rerelease include "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt.""

"Mopping Up

(Technicolor Terrytoon)


7 Mins.

The Underground World


7 Mins. (Superman) So-So. Lois Lane and Superman (Clark Kent) are assigned by the editor of the "Daily Planet" to probe the mysteries of a vast, unchartered, underground world. Drawings and

Candy and Sergeant Cat

solved when they learn the place is headquarters for a gang of bond counterfeiters, who have hired a giant goon to terrorize people and make the house appear haunted. The police arrive in time to capture the racketeers.

stage some target practice, with the sergeant shooting a cannon at an apple on Candy's head. A shell sends him through a forest A dud blows up, they fly through of trees.








the short might generally appeal primarily to adolescents.




Adolf is making a speech to Benito. The gags from there on are riotous.


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