Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Famous Studios
On May 25, 1942, an agreement was signed transitioning the former Fleischer Studios into the new Famous Studios. Shown on the left is the original agreement between the three principals (click to enlarge).

It states: "THIS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, made and entered into this 21st day of May, 1942, between SEYMOUR KNEITEL, ISIDORE SPARBER and SAM BUCHWALD, for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars and other valuable considerations paid by each of the partners hereto to the other,..."

Item 1 states: "This partnership will hereafter be known and operated under the name of FAMOUS STUDIOS and its object and purpose is to produce motion picture cartoons under a management contract with Paramount Pictures, Inc."
Partnership Agreement- 4 pages- Collection of Virginia Mahoney

"Paramount News" 
March, 1951

This cover from “Paramount News,” an in-house Paramount publication shows Seymour Kneitel, in the foreground, and Izzy Sparber, examining a reel of film, surrounded by some of the studios famous characters. (click to enlarge image)

All character images are the copyright and trademarks of their respective owners.

1 comment:

  1. i love this cover. the characters are really well drawn. a classic piece of history from my favorite animation studio!