Rosenbloom, Maxie (“Slapsie Maxie”)
Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004
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.