Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Friday, February 24, 2006

Who's That Guy? - "Hollywood Steps Out"

Cartoons from the 30s and 40s often contain caricatures of celebrities of those times. While some of the caricatured stars are easily recognizable still today, other may look rather obscure.
The series of posts that I start today will help you identify all the caricatured people from various cartoons.
The first cartoon will be Tex Avery's "Hollywood Steps Out", so let's begin!

Cary Grant


Edward G. Robinson and Ann Sheridan


Henry Binder and Leon Schlesinger



Johnny Weissmuller



James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft



Greta Garbo and Harpo Marx



Bing Crosby



Leopold Stokowski



James Stewart and Dorothy Lamour



Tyrone Power and Sonja Henie



The Three Stooges (Curly Howard, Larry Fine and Moe Howard)



Oliver Hardy



The man is Cesar Romero. I don't know who the girl is.



Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland



Lewis Stone and Mickey Rooney



Sally Rand



Kay Kyser



Standing: William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn.
Sitting: Wallace Beery and C. Aubrey Smith



Peter Lorre



Henry Fonda



John Edgar Hoover



Boris Karloff, Arthur Treacher and Buster Keaton



Mischa Auer and Ned Sparks



Jerry Colonna



Groucho Marx and Clark Gable

Yours truly,

mmm...donuts (the other guy...)

16 Comments:

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Glad that someone makes the blog being alive!

I will be too busy for such posts...I'm happy you liked my idea, I hope you will soon post about other cartoons like this one....

8:27 pm

 
Anonymous Nic Kramer said...

I like how they but a reference to Leon in that cartoon with the Loonry Tunes theme plays a bit.

9:27 pm

 
Blogger Chris Wyatt said...

I would love to see a side-by-side comparison between these characteurs and real-life photos. I don't know the most of these stars so I can't really appreciate them.

1:42 pm

 
Blogger Joe said...

Ah! Fantastic stuff! Really enjoyed seeing these frames. I remember seeing this toon when I was a kid and not knowing who anyone was but still laughing!

Celebrities were so much classier back in the day.

10:56 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can help you id one more person - Cesar Romero is dancing with Rita Hayworth.

12:15 am

 
Blogger Parsa said...

The girl and the cloakroom, as well as the girl dancing with Cesar Romera, is Rita Hayworth.

4:40 pm

 
Blogger Parsa said...

Yes, Rita Hayworth is dancing with Cesar. She is also in the cloakroom.

4:43 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 1:07, just before Cary Grant starts speaking -- you see Adolphe Menjou at a table with a woman in a yellow dress. I can't place her, though.

12:57 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl in the cloakroom is a completely different person from the one dancing with Cesar. The one dancing with Cesar is definitely Rita Hayworth but the one in the cloak room is not her.

8:54 pm

 
Blogger Joseph Blackburn said...

I believe the woman with Adolphe Menjou is Norma Shearer. And I believe the i.d. of Douglas Fairbanks is incorrect. I believe that to be Ronald Colman.

12:27 am

 
Blogger Seriesdetv@live.com said...

anyone know the name of the conga track?

8:24 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paulette Goddard is the hat check girl working the cloak room

8:23 pm

 
Blogger beachkrp said...

Greta Garbo is the cigarette girl.

6:56 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Bogart and Fonda's ancestry came from the Netherlands. It has been before Netherlands broke away from Spain!

9:24 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cesar Romero danced with Rita Hayworth!

9:28 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Cesar Romero, it's Rita Hayworth...
Friendly!

8:28 pm

 

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