You Asked For It–Here It Is!

We've been asked, "Please share some of the interesting things that'll be a part of the Chuck Jones exhibit…" at the new and exciting Chuck Jones Experience at Circus Circus–Las Vegas.  So as not to disappoint our many friends and fans, here's an original photograph taken sometime after April 7, 1933, but probably before December 5, 1933. The Cullen-Harrison law allowing breweries to make and distribute 3.2 beer during Prohibition went into effect on that day in April and Prohibition was lifted on December 5, 1933.  Based on the anecdotes about Schlesinger's penury, it's hard to imagine that he would throw a party just because beer was now available (of course, we could be wrong), so this is probably a photo at the annual Christmas party of 1933.  

Can you find Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng and Leon Schlesinger?  As President Roosevelt (Franklin D.) famously said on the day he signed the act allowing 3.2 beer, "I think this would be a good day for a beer."

Photograph courtesy the Chuck Jones Archive.  

3 thoughts on “You Asked For It–Here It Is!

  1. Larry Levine

    Incredible photo!!! Friz is kneeling in the front, Chuck is the dapper gent in the dark suit standing towards the front/right), McKimson is wearing the bow tie further back on the right, Clampett right of McKimson and that looks like good ol’ Leon all the way in the back (next to the sign).


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