Remembering The Other Joe Grant

The talented Zach Trenholm writes in with a fascinating note about Joe Grant’s early pre-Disney career. He says:

Many people aren’t aware that before Disney (as long ago as that was!) Joe made his way professionally as a caricaturist, specifically for the long-defunct Los Angeles Record newspaper. Even fewer know that he was the old Lindy’s as well as Sardi’s West resident or house caricaturist. Here’s a few promo postcards from those restaurants that utilized his caricatures:

Jackie Cooper by Joe Grant

Joan Crawford by Joe Grant

Joan Crawford (again) by Joe Grant

Eddie Cantor by Joe Grant

Bela Lugosi by Joe Grant

Will Rogers by Joe Grant

Sardi's West