Cinema: Popeye Boycott

As any inquiring reporter from Mars would soon discover, the Earth's most popular entertainers are not made of flesh & blood. They are a number of two-dimensional creatures whose native haunts are the animated cartoons. As every cinemaddict knows, the thousands of hand- drawn pictures that go to make up one of these cartoons are the work of many hands. Last May, at Manhattan's Max Fleischer Studios (Popeye, Betty Boop, Screen Songs, Color Classics) 76 members of the Commercial Artists & Designers

Union threw in their hands, went on strike. Said one of their picketing placards: "We can't get much spinach...

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