Woolcott, Alexander

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 24, 2004

    Writer and member of the Algonquin Round Table who hosted the Town Crier radio program on CBS in the 1930s. Woolcott is caricatured as the bell-ringing owl in The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Tashlin, 1937). Woolcott was also caricatured in Have You Got Any Castles? (Tashlin, 1938). However, as noted by Beck and Friedwald, Woolcott objected to the caricature, and it was subsequently removed from reissue prints, including those shown on television. Just before the deleted portion, one can hear the bell, and see the shadow of the caricature against the books in the library.

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