Cartoon by animator, Bill Nolan
Today, we had a visit from John Denos, who is a collector of portrait photography and Hollywood memorabilia. He had a treasure with him… a scrapbook of gag drawings that belonged to publicist, "Scooper" Conlon. Conlon’s career spanned the history of the golden age of Hollywood, from the early silent era all the way through the fifties. He had many friends in the business, including many famous animators. John is looking for information on the artists behind these great cartoons. If you have any pertinent details, please leave a comment below.
Cartoon by Lantz animator, Bill Nolan in his retirement years
Gag by unknown cartoonist (Bill Nolan?)
Cartoon by Lantz director, Dick Lundy from the late 1930s
Cartoon by MGM animator, Irv Spence dealing with Conlon’s work on "Gunga Din" (1939)
Another by Irv Spence
Gag by Warner Bros animator, George Grandpre, soon after he left John Sutherland Productions, and before starting his long run at Warner Bros
Gag by unknown Disney animator
Caricatures of the cast of "Gunga Din" with Conlon by MGM animator, Carl Urbano
Gags by unknown magazine cartoonist
Gags by Warner Bros story man, Warren Foster
Thanks to John Denos for sharing these with us!
This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.