Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rainy Day Sunshine Fun-Time Sunday Low-Res Cartoon Show #24

I thought I'd show old cartoons like I play old records, but can't find a host. The rights are even more complicated here so I've gotten around it by only embedding things that have already been posted by someone else, absolving me altogether.

I take no responsibility for anything removed by the rightholders, watermarks from previous second-generation sources, editing, cropping, or other ways links that have been broken by parties other than me. Once in a while you'll come across offensive racial stereotypes. Remember the cartoon is about the story and not about them.

Walter Lantz Studios, 1934 YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS
Burt Rosen Company, 1974
Hill and Banoe Bonds Inc., 1951 BROKEN TOYS
Walt Disney Corporation, 1935
dir: Ben Sharpsteen Popeye: SEASON'S GREETINKS!
Fleischer Studios, 1933 THE CANDLEMAKER
Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films, 1957
dirs: John Halas & Joy Batchelor Hoppity Hooper: CHRISTMAS
Jay Ward Productions, 1965 THE INSECT'S CHRISTMAS
Khanzhonkov Studios, 1913
dir: Wladyslaw Starewicz PEACE ON EARTH
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939
dir: Hugh Harman
Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Short Subject ONE HAM'S FAMILY
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943
National Film Board of Canada, 1959
Soyuzmultfilm, 1966
dir: Vladimir Degtyarev Little Audrey: SANTA'S SURPRISE
Famous Studios, 1947
dir: Seymour Kneitel Tweety and Sylvester: GIFT WRAPPED
Warner Bros. Studios, 1952
dir: I. Freleng And Krazy Kat in KRAZY'S KRISTMAS, which for some reason I'm not allowed to embed

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 156

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? The time's next to each song in case you don't like something or it's icky or if you don't want your kids to hear it. Don't let offense at one song cloud your impression of the curation as a whole Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to July 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

0:00 LES PAUL & MARY FORD- Tiger Rag (1952)
2:04 MARVIN MILLER- Grumpy Shark (1947)
7:41 TONY RANDALL & JACK KLUGMAN- Applause, Applause
   from LP The Odd Couple Sings, 1973

10:15 HECTOR- Alligator (1964)
13:55 BOBBY WAYNE- TV Dream (1963)
15:49 BUDDY MERRILL- Holiday For Guitars (1965)
17:33 VIC DANA- Hello Roommate (1961)
19:55 HUGO & LUIGI- Rockabilly Party (1960)
22:19 WANDA JACKSON- Yakkety-Yak (1964)
24:24 THE BEAU HUNKS ORCHESTRA- If It Only Were True
   from CD The Beau Hunks Play the Original Laurel and Hardy Music

26:37 SPIKE JONES & HIS CITY SLICKERS- William Tell Overture (1948)
29:52 TOM LEHRER- It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier
   from LP More of Tom Lehrer, 1959

32:30 WYNONIE HARRIS- Sittin' On It All the Time (1949)
35:10 JIM E. CARTER- Jailor, Jailor
37:32 PINKY LEE- Zap-a-Zoo (1955)
39:45 BILLY WARD & THE DOMINOES- Jennie Lee (1958)
41:42 PAUL PETERSEN- My Dad (1963)
44:06 JIM COPP & ED BROWN- Mr. and Mrs. Destitute
   from LP Gumdrop Follies, 1964

50:44 TOMMY BRUCE & THE BRUISERS- Ain't Misbehavin' (1960)
52:51 JOE HAYNES- I'm the Life of the Party
55:43 BOB DAVIS ORCHESTRA & SINGERS- Meet Me Under the Money Tree
   from LP American Express: Under the Money Tree, 1964
57:32 LOUIS JORDAN & HIS TYMPANI FIVE- Jordan For President (1952)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cartoons I don't get #26

New Yorker December 13, 1952
Bernard Wiseman
New Yorker December 14, 1957
Frank Modell
Playboy, December 1962
John Dempsey
I know it's about his penis. But since it's at a nudist colony I'd think everyone would recognize his penis, not just those two women. The real question, though. is why some people wear flip-flops and some don't.
Playboy, December 1965
Eldon Dedini
The punchline is that what he does is have sex, but I only know that because the cartoon is from Playboy. I'd have no idea what they were talking about otherwise.
New Yorker December 16, 1961
James Stevenson
This only makes sense in some states. There's been a gift counselor gag in almost every batch of cartoons I've posted, so it's been established that was once a mainstay at most stores, but in some states wine and liquors only at their own store is something completely unknown.
New Yorker December 4, 1954
Hello Buddies, Winter 1950
New Yorker December 5, 1953
New Yorker December 6, 1952
Robert Day
New Yorker December 6, 1958
New Yorker December 10, 1955
Claude Smith
New Yorker December 12, 1959
Saul Steinberg is one of those cartoonists you don't get because there's nothing you're supposed to get. Just cool drawings. I'll be devoting a couple posts exclusively to his cartoons after I'm done with this holiday stuff.
New Yorker December 16, 1961

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bugs Bunny's Merry Christmas, 1 of 2

Dell's Four Color Comics, their one-shot and tryout series, had Christmas comics. Here's issue 1064 from 1959.

According to Grand Comics Database, this cover is by Ralph Heimdahl.
The art is by Tony Strobl and Steve Steere, story by Don R. Christensen
Pencils are attributed to John Carey.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Playboy Christmas 60s

More from Christmas issues of Playboy from the 1960s.

From the January 1961 issue by Claude Smith
From the December 1962
Lovely lady of sweet eighteen? Ewww. I have friends whose daughters are in college now. The art by John Dempsey, Erich Sokol, Phil Interlandi, Don Madden, and Gahan Wilson is still nice though.
Eldon Dedini
Also from that issue, written by Ernie Kovacs
One of the first episodes of Little Annie Fanny by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder