What luck that Art Babbitt saved this terrific Christmas card that he and Bill Tytla devised.
The two were living together in a sprawling bachelor pad on Tuxedo Terrace. They were also working together as top animators at the Walt Disney studio. This is one example of the wise-cracking and creative personalities that dominated the space. As with Les Clark’s card, these young guys can’t let their hands lay idle for too long. Here we see a re-purposed movie ad in which Art literally cut and pasted photographs of himself and Bill onto the image, lampooning Hollywood melodrama.
This card can be dated sometime in the mid- to late-’30s, but identifying the movie image used in the card would be a clue. Anyone?