Merry Christmas from Bill and Art

ArtBabbittBillTytlaXmasCardWhat 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?

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