Dawes, Warden Lewis

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    Note: Some sources refer to him as Lawes, not Dawes.

    A well-known law enforcement figure of the 1930s, Dawes was the author of 20,000 Years In Sing Sing, a book that drew extensively on his career as warden of the infamous Sing Sing prison in New York State. The book itself is referred to at the end of Speaking of the Weather (Tashlin, 1937), when it is used to trap the villain.

    Warden Paws in Bars and Stripes Forever (Hardaway/Dalton, 1939) is a parody of both Dawes and Hugh Herbert.

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