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And the Winner Is…

At the Chuck Jones Experience (coming to Circus Circus–Las Vegas in October) there's going to be an entire display case devoted to all things OscarĀ® and Chuck Jones.  There'll be all sorts of memorabilia, including congratulatory telegrams, letters and official Academay Award nominations.  One letter that caught our eye (and interest) was this one from Walt Disney.  He's responding to a letter from Chuck Jones (which we hope to find) and he has some interesting things to say:  

  OSCAR LETTER DISNEY 3-29-1950 5 x 7 300 dpi

It’s Oscar Season! Charley Goes to the Oscars!


Cj at oscars 1996  

Chuck Jones backstage at the Academy Awards after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at the 1996 awards ceremony.

In 1996, Chuck Jones was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony held in Hollywood.  Robin Williams, with whom Jones had worked with on "Mrs. Doubtfire" made the presentation in his inimitable style.

Linda Jones Clough, Chuck's daughter (and only child,) is also an Academy member and as tradition has it, every year attends the awards show with a different family member.  This year, it's going to be Charley, her grandson (and son of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's chairman, Craig Kausen.) 

The big news is that Charley will be wearing Chuck's tuxedo from 1996!  So tune in to the red carpet extravaganza and keep an eye out for this handsome young man accompanied by the beautiful Linda Jones Clough.

Charley Kausen, great-grandson of animation pioneer and legend, Chuck Jones, pre-Oscar ceremony.


Charley (left) and his older brother, Alex, with their great-grandfather, Chuck Jones at his home in southern California, circa late 1990s.