Hollywood Steps Out – 1930s celebrity charicature cartoon

“Hollywood Steps Out” is the first old film I’m featuring in this ephemera blog. I found a discussion about 1930s Old Hollywood celebrity caricatures on FaceBook a month ago, and decided to research this old cartoon further.

Below are screenshots that I made of this classic cartoon after enlarging the original digitalized old film that I found…

Can you identify the 1930s celebrities? I can’t, and had to turn to the internet for help, and I’ve cited my references at the end.

According to IMDB stars (in order) include: ‘Cary Grant’, Greta Garbo ‘Edward G. Robinson’ and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft, Harpo Marx, ‘Clark Gable’, Bing Crosby, Leopold Stokowski, James Stewart and Dorothy Lamour, ‘Tyrone Power (I)’ and Sonja Henie, The Frankenstein Monster, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Oliver Hardy, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, ‘Judy Garland (I)’ and Lewis Stone, Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Henry Fonda, J. Edgar Hoover, Ned Sparks, Jerry Colonna, and Groucho Marx; many more just get sight gags, such as ‘Claudette Colbert’, Norma Shearer, William Powell, Don Ameche, Wallace Beery, C. Aubrey Smith, Boris Karloff, Arthur Treacher, Buster Keaton and Mischa Auer.

 

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About The Author

Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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