Max Fleischer

Happy Birthday, Uncle Max!

Hi, Everyone, I’m sure all the animation buffs out there know my Uncle Max Fleischer as a pioneer, inventor and innovator in the film industry. He was responsible for many “firsts” during the Golden Age of Animation. Did you know… In 1921, Uncle Max and his brother Dave established their own company which became Fleischer […]

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Love Me, Love My Dogs

Hi, everybody, There’s an old saying: “A dog is a man’s best friend.” Well, it’s true. Dogs are loving and caring and oh-so loyal. They know if you’re sad and, because they love to play, they can always make you happy. Dogs are everything a good friend should be. I think a dog is a […]

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Betty Boop and the…First Woman Animator!

MAX and Me by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer It’s no coincidence that in 1933 Max Fleischer, the man who created the “liberated” Betty Boop, was also the person who hired the FIRST female animator. Max was often ahead of his time! Although hiring a woman animator may not seem like […]

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Betty Boop’s Famous…. Garter

MAX and Me by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer Betty came to life in 1930 when women, having won the right to vote just a decade earlier, were finally liberating themselves from tight, uncomfortable undergarments like girdles with attached metal clasps that held their stockings up.  For the modern, more liberated […]

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