BoxOffice August 28, 1943
Two shift Puppetoon production
"cartoons for local placement follow. These are by "Popeye" and "Snuffy Smith." They can be placed locally, as King Features Syndicate has given permission. Two full pages are devoted to accessories. National Screen will have four"
"At the Bridgeport house four Disney Technicolor shorts were labeled the "Walt Disney Laff Revue" and were put on instead of a second feature. Comment cards were issued to patrons. The Bridgeport Post carried a two-column story on it. Out of several thousand comments only 48 favored a return to a second feature. "Tlie idea of combining four Disney shorts this way undoubtedly caught on," said Hariy Michalson, RKO short subject sales manager. Since the Bridgeport test it has been tried at the Poll, Hartford; Palace, Meriden: Poll, New Haven; Poll, Waterbury; Poll, Worcester; Valentine, Toledo; Loew's, Indianapolis; Loew's, Louisville; Midland,"
"New York Jorge Delano Frederic, pubof and cartoonist for Topase, leading weekly at Santiago, Chile, also a pioneer motion picture producer, in this country as a guest of the coordinator of interAmerican affairs, feels that American producers can assure themselves a continuation of their Latin-American market by using more story themes from these countries and by having them handled by South
"Puppetoon Studios Work
work, he has now found it possible to make a sextette of his short subjects in conjunction with his war work. Signing of the pact marks Nesbitt's seventh year with Metro.
rush of work has caused George Pal Puppetoon Studios to go on two eighthour shifts, with the studio open from 9 Most of the night work a. m. to 2 a. m.
training picture for the navy.
"learning to drive a car Bill Clark, former PRC salesman, decided he didii't ivant to boss the Theatre in Muskegon after all and bought the Richard, former Doc Eiseman house in Flint, from David Klein instead Seaman Peter Kavel, former Detroit manager, postcards from Norfolk, Va.. that he's recovering from an operation and soon hopes to be home on furlough Marguerite Chapman, star of "Destroyer," was in town for a personal appearance at the Fox Also Walt Disney, ivho's working out a soybean short at Dearborn in conjunction with Henry Ford."
rjHARLIE DOCTOR, manager
At Quebec Meeting
aging director of the United Amusement Corp., was host at his Empire Theatre here to the general staffs attending the Roosevelt-ChurchUl conference. There was a big turnout of important officials of the United Nations. Montreal distributors were called on by the National Film Board to send films here for the entertainment of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, Premier Mackenzie King and their staffs. Among the films were "Stage Door Canteen," "Victory Through Air Power," two of Walt Disney's cartoons and the short, "Pala." story of the President's dog. While "Victory Through Air Power" was being screened for high staff officers a rumor spread that the officers were attending a .special meeting of urgent importance and that the theatre was being used because there was no room available Chateau Frontenac, conference at the A large crowd gathered headquarters. around City Hall Square and the Empire Theatre to await developments, and military police were called to control traffic."
"Jasper Goes Fishing
Paramount (George Pal Puppetoons) 8I/2 Mins. Tops. One of the finer of the George Pal series is this latest in which Jasper meets temptation on the way to Sunday school when he confronts Scarecrow and his blackbird. The height of imaginative fantasy is reached when Jasper and the Scarecrow cast their lines