Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Letter from Johnny Gent

In response to my hunt for all-things related to John Gentilella, arguably the greatest NY animator (and definitely overall) in animation's Golden Age, Paul Spector sent over a letter of his dad's, Irv Spector (another great NY talent), from Johnny!

The cartoon Gent is referring to in this letter is most definitely "Abner the Baseball" (1961). It looks like Joe Barbera (as per usual) knew talent when he saw it. This letter was written when Gent was working on the King Features Popeyes for TV.

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