1920 GRIM NATWICK MOVIE ADS

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Our friend Leslie Cabarga purchased several bound volumes of old newspapers from San Francisco years ago, and was going through them this weekend for inspiration when he came across several movie ads signed by “Natwick”. Yes, these vintage movie ads (click on image above for large version of them) were drawn by future Betty Boop/Snow White/UPA master animator Grim Natwick. They are from 1920 when Natwick was 30 years old. Grim most likely did the distinctive hand lettering in the ads as well. Note his harum girl for the Virgin of Stamboul, demonstrating his reputation for drawing beautiful girls. Grim passed away at age 101 in 1990, having applied his talents to many classic animated films and sharing his wisdom to several generations of animators.