Saturday, August 16, 2008

Snapshot! - Min and Bill

Here is a Snapshot! follow-up to our recent post that highlighted the celebrity caricatures that appeared in 1933 cartoon Mickey's Gala Premier. Min and Bill's Dockside Diner at Disney's Hollywood Studios was inspired by the 1930 film Min and Bill which starred Marie Dressler and Wallace Berry. The sign for the counter service restaurant bears caricatures of the two stars, who were both quite famous during the early 1930s. In fact, Dressler, far from a Hollywood glamor queen and well into her sixties, was the number one box office draw at the time. Disney artists created similar caricatures of the pair in Mickey's Gala Premier.


Anonymous said...

Should be Wallace Beery, not Wallace Berry. There were three Beery brothers, Wallace, William, and Noah, all of whom were actors, I believe.

Otherwise, love your blog. Thanks for putting it up for everyone to enjoy! (I know blogging is a lot of work.)

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