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Monday, January 26, 2009

Betty Gossin, Secretary

A little break to look at a picture of the founder of our feast: Woolie Reitherman's secretary Betty Gossin, who typed all the pages of the Sword in the Stone draft. The picture has been seen more often in articles highlighting John Sibley, but here the article is about Woolie and the film. Yes, Dick Lucas' name is spelled wrong.
This article of February 1964....
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In the early 60's, Woolie occupied room 2C-3 while Betty Gossin was in 2C-2. Dick Lucas and John Sibley in 2C-1, Basil Davidovich in 2C-4.



Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

A short but interesting article.

Frank Thomas says in it: 'Our selection is more difficult because in the features we use sincere voices. Television cartoons can get by with trick voices because they're aimed strictly for comedy.'

Too bad that's not always the case in features today.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:36:00 AM PST  
Anonymous PaulBunyan says...

It would be interesting to compare the 1957 and 1961 occupants of 2C. In addition to Rietherman , Davidovich, and Gossin; in 1957 2C also included directors Jim Hannah and Jack Kinney, storyman Al Bertino, layout artist Lance Nolley and background artist Ray Huffine. All of these were gone from Disney by 1961.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:13:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Floyd Norman says...

I moved up to 2C in 1966 to work on "The Jungle Book." I always felt it was an honor to be there since I was well aware of who had preceded me.

I still visit the old building even today. It continues to hold wonderful memories for me.

Monday, February 9, 2009 at 2:11:00 PM PST  

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