Meeting Report - May 20, 2003

The Hollywood Section presented, for the third consecutive year, a program of preserved short subjects.

Gene Autry Museum - Los Angeles

This month’s selections ranged from 1933 to 1941, and included the first Popeye cartoon filmed in Techicolor, entitled POPEYE MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR. This was a 15 minute subject, printed from the original sequential separation negative by Crest National Film Lab.

The other color short was CARNIVAL OF RHYTHM, made by Warner Bros. in 1941, filmed in 3-strip Technicolor, with lab work by Cinetech.

The black and white shorts were copied from the nitrate original negatives by the Library of Congress laboratory in Dayton, OH. They were:

CLYDE McCOY AND HIS SUGAR BLUES ORCHESTRA
DOUBLE TALK with EDGAR BERGEN AND CHARLIE McCARTHY
DAVE APOLLON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
HERE COMES FLOSSIE with Shemp Howard and Ben Blue.

The audience of about 70 people thoroughly enjoyed the 80 minute program.

Richard P. May
Chair – Hollywood Section