"James Grover Thurber, Doctor of Humane Letters," intoned the president
of Williams College, "cartoonist, playwright, foremost humorist of our
day and nation, he has brought to a troubled America the priceless gift
The priceless gift for which James Thurber was honored in Williamstown
on Commencement Day, 1951, may soon be made available to half the
world. United Productions of America, which last year made the
Oscar-winning cartoon comedy short, Gerald McBoing-Boing, has announced
a forthcoming eight-reel, 80-minute color filmpartly animated, partly
livethat will be derived solely from Thurber's writings and drawings....
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