DRIVING MISS KRAZY

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This archive photo shows producer Charles Mintz (at left) and animation directors Ben Harrision and Manny Gould (on the right) standing with “Miss Krazy Kat” in 1928. One year later, this group would move from New York to Hollywood, switch distributors from Paramount to Columbia and start a series of lively musical KRAZY KAT cartoons which have drifted into complete obscurity.On May 20th, I will be hosting another ASIFA-Hollywood screening of 35mm restored KRAZY KAT cartoons from the 1930s – a new program of shorts containing several cartoons unseen in over 70 years! Mark your calendar now – Saturday May 20th at 3:00pm in the Ted Ashley Screening Room on the AFI Los Angeles campus. Our first screening of KRAZY KAT shorts, last fall, was completely packed. Admission is free for Asifa Hollywood members ($10. for non-members). And we will crown a new “Miss Krazy Kat” at the start of the show! (If anyone can identify the gent standing next to Mintz in the photo above, we’d love to know who he is)