Oliver Besner has posted a short video on the internet with a look at the streets of New York City in 1945. It features the headquarters for NBC and Mutual Broadcasting, some theatres, a neat little cartoon on a big screen at the end . . . and this guy.
Yes, that’s Warner Bros. cartoon director Bob Clampett. Oliver’s note says it was shot MOS on Clampett’s 16mm home movie camera. What was Clampett doing in New York? Beats me. A TV-cartoon venture fizzled in 1944; it was too early. He left Warners by May 1945 and worked out a deal with Republic about a year later.
Oliver didn’t indicate where the video came from, but you can view it below.
P.S.: Mention has been made in the comments about the Beany and Cecil website run by the Clampett family. You can visit it HERE.