Monday, June 13, 2016

Animation Guild Golden Award Interviews #28 -- Lavelle Haines Howard and Celine Miles Marcus

Lavelle Haines Howard and Celine Miles Marcus were among the "foot soldiers" of the early animation industry. They both performed important work on the back slopes of animation production; both were relatively unknown (although Celine had her own company and owned a wee bit more name recognition.)

Lavelle entered the business in the mid-thirties and for many years alternated between hoofing at Universal and working in various ink-and-paint departments at different cartoon studios.

After breaking in at Schlesinger's during the Depression, Celine worked at a variety of cartoon facilities not named Disney before opening her own ink-and-apint service, which she ran for almost a quarter century. Ms. Marcus retired in 1979.


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