Classic Era Actors as Cartoons

Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis

Voice actors for Top Cat



from the animated short “Hollywood Steps Out” (1941):

Bing Crosby

Jimmy Stewart and Dorothy Lamour

Oliver Hardy

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Peter Lorre

James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft

Cary Grant and Greta Garbo

The Three Stooges


from the animated short “The Coo-Coo Nut Grove” (1936)

Edward G. Robinson and George Raft

W.C. Fields and Katherine Hepburn

Hugh “Woo Woo” Herbert

Laurel and Hardy


from Disney’s animated short “Parade of the Award Nominees” (1932)

Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler


from  Merry Mutineers (1936)

Fred Astaire and Stan Laurel

Fred Astaire and Stan Laurel

George Arliss and Joe E. Brown

George Arliss and Joe E. Brown

The Three Stooges

Three Stooges

Wallace Beery



from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Jerry Colonna as March Hare

Verna Felton as Red Queen

Richard Hayden as Caterpillar


Sterling Holloway as Cheshire Cat

J. Pat O’Malley as Walrus / Carpenter / Dee / Dum


Ed Wynn as Mad Hatter


from the animated short “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” (1933):

Ed Wynn

Eddie Cantor

Maurice Chevalier

Joe E. Brown




from the animated short “Mickey’s Gala Premier” (1933)



Elvia Allman as the voice of Walt Disney’s Clarabelle Cow

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Hap Lee’s Movie Gags, cover and selected pages


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from the Disney animated short “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” (1938)

Mother Goose Goes Hollywood


Fields Bergen Laughton Tracy BartholemewHerbert Sparks PennerAstaire FetchitCantor BeeryBrown Raye

Waller Calloway…..  Arliss GableHepburn…..

…..Laurel HardyRobinson Garbo…..


The Honeymooners


Some movie stars were exploited for cheap thrills in the X-rated “Tijuana Bibles” of the 1930s and 1940s

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Vanity Fair caricature of Hollywood icons by Ralph Barton, from 1921



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