Friday, December 22, 2017
BROKEN TOYS ( Silly Symphony )
Several movie stars are caricatured as toys in this 1935 cartoon, including Ned Sparks, W.C. Fields, and Zasu Pitts. Again we have an association of Zasu Pitts with Mae West as the Zasu Pitts character does a Mae West impersonation after receiving a sawdust transplant. The cartoonists liked to caricature Mae West and Zasu Pitts and it was a recurring thing that they were shown together. I have sometimes wondered if this was related to the teaming of Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts by Hal Roach.