Rosenbloom, Maxie (“Slapsie Maxie”)

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(d. 1976)

    A former light-heavyweight champ, Rosenbloom was a familiar figure in Hollywood, owning a number of popular restaurants. Caricatures and/or references to him can be seen in the following cartoons:

        The Timid Toreador (Clampett/McCabe, 1940) features “Slapsie Maxie Rosenbull”
        Pied Piper Porky (Clampett, 1939) has a “Slapsy Catsy” character
        Africa Squeaks (Clampett, 1940) -- the gorilla with a Brooklyn accent may be intended as a Rosenbloom caricature.

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