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Linda Jones Clough to Be Interviewed Tomorrow on Womensradio.com

Susan Brender of "V is for Vitality" a weekly program on WomensRadio.com will be posting her interview with Linda Jones Clough, Chuck Jones's daughter tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21st.  "V is for Vitality" features interviews with artists discussing how the arts play a vital role in maintaining youth and vitality. This show will discuss the fundamental importance of the arts in the mind-body-spirit relationship as a health strategy. 

Brender has 20 years experience as a television producer with diversified broadcasting experience in the Political, Entertainment, Legal, and Business arenas. She is the recipient of the ACE Award for (Best Program in an Educational Series):Teenagers: Drinking and Driving “A Killer.” She has recently directed her talents and energy working in communications and development for non-profits dedicated to arts and education and arts and health.

Linda Jones Clough, the Emmy Award-winning producer ("Peter and the Wolf", 1996, Best Prime Time Children's Program) is the founder of Linda Jones Enterprises, the art publishing and art gallery business she established in 1977 to distribute the art of her father, legendary animation pioneer, Chuck Jones. Today, Jones devotes much of her time to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the non-profit organization founded by Chuck Jones in 1999 to promote and encourage the creative spirit that resides in all of us through educational programs, art exhibits, film festivals that draw on the material in the Chuck Jones archive and Chuck Jones's unique teaching philosophy.  

Growing Up with Chuck Jones as Your Father

We spent a few minutes with Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones, the other day and we asked her what it was like to grow up with Chuck Jones as your father.  She had this to say:

"People have often asked me what it was like to grow up with Chuck Jones.  I wish I had taken notes so I would have more wonderful anecdotes to share, but I can tell you this:  We often went for drives with no destination in mind, just the two of us, and as we rolled along the boulevards and streets of Los Angeles we played word games, imagination games, and talked about all manner of things.  I can honestly say that no one has ever had a better, more wonderful father than I had. 

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Chuck Jones and his daughter, Linda, out for a drive in Hollywood, 1941.

"My father often said that they (at the studio) couldn’t possibly have realized that they were working in what would later be dubbed “The Golden Age of Animation.”  They did know, however, that they were making animated films that often amused themselves.  They agreed that was the great freedom of the times for them, and they all seem to have been grateful for it.  

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Dorothy, Margaret, Richard and Chuck Jones on Balboa beach, Newport Beach, 1916.

"My paternal grandparents encouraged creativity of mind, body and thought in their four children, which resulted in all four being artists in their own right: brother Richard a talented photographer and painter; sister Margaret a brilliant textile designer and weaver; and sister Dorothy, an excellent writer, illustrator, and sculptor.  It seems likely to me that that the same creative encouragement he provided for me at home, may have also contributed to his directorial excellence."