Tag Archives: 1920s

Arthur’s Bar Mitzvah

……………………….Mazel Tov!……………………….In case you’re not fluent in Yiddish: You are invited to the Bar Mitzvah Party [“party” spelled phonetically] Saturday the 9th and also Sunday the 10th of October, 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Babitsky                                 822 West 7th Street [Sioux City] … Continue reading

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Friends with the Jewish Mafia

In 1975, John Canemaker asked Art Babbitt what made him want to draw in the first place. When I was in the second grade in public school [circa 1915], there was a kid who sat across the aisle from me.  … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt’s New York

Art Babbitt (neé Babitsky) and his family moved from Sioux City, Iowa to New York City in 1924, at the age of 16.  Art left for the Disney Studios in Hollywood in 1932, when he was 24. Not only is … Continue reading

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