Yip Harburg at Fleischer

Yip Harburg

Jerry Beck has this fascinating item at Cartoon Research on Yip Harburg and his work at the Fleischer Studios in the early days of talking pictures.  Harburg, of course, was one of America’s finest lyricists, whose work includes the words for two of the most memorable songs  of the Great Depression—”Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” and “Over the Rainbow” (from The Wizard of Oz).

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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