Saturday 1 December 2012

Mickey Trade Ads, 1935

Here’s a collection of ads from The Film Daily marking Mickey Mouse’s birthday in 1935. Much like how Boxing Day has been stretched out to a whole week, Mickey’s birthday is more than a day.

The caricatures in the first ad are terrific. Beery, Keaton, Garbo, Brown, Chaplin, Cantor, Arliss, Groucho, Hardy and Durante; other than Beery, I think they were all caricatured in animated cartoons about this time.

Interestingly, Walt Disney’s name isn’t on all the ads. I suspect the Disney studio wouldn’t omit its name from publicity material today.

1 comment:

  1. Yowp, the celebrity caricatures image was lifted directly from "Mickey's Gala Premiere" (1933).