Shrine of The Vampires (1919)
Theda Bara , 1910s
In a world where there is no lack of urban time-lapse videos online displaying the mundane in the most frenzying way possible, Empire is refreshing—assuming you have the willpower and free time to watch it properly.
[Graphic: Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964/The Andy Warhol Museum]
Andy Warhol - Empire (1964).
The photos include voice recording sessions with Mel Blanc (Barney) and Alan Reed (Fred), photos of Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera with their families, photos of the both of them working with writers, artists, and lots candids of all the various people who worked at the studio at the time. This is an amazing and unprecedented look into what it was like making cartoons in this time in history, really the find of the year for animation enthusiasts.
Above are only a couple. We see an female inker working on a cel of Fred, another photo of an inker working on a cel (at her home!), animator Carlo Vinci animating a scene, Bill Hanna having a barbecue with his family, and a few of the studio workers who had formed their own bowling league, “the Yogi Bears”.
they all look really little and cute.
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