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The future of the workplace : the coming revolution in jobs
Dickson, Paul.
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Physical Description:
vi, 378 pages : photographs ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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On Order

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Booklist Review

Canemaker follows his immensely attractive Winsor McKay--His Life and Art [BKL S 15 87] with the biography, so to speak, of the first great animated cartoon star. Felix the Cat--joint creation of gifted, diffident artist Otto Messmer and slapdash cartoon-entrepreneur Pat Sullivan--was as well known as Charlie Chaplin to 1920s moviegoers. But with sound, and Sullivan's decision not to use it, Felix's star fell as all-singing, all-dancing, all-talking Mickey Mouse's rose. Felix lived on in comic strips and books, and later in a hapless TV incarnation, so that he continues to be recognizable to generations who've never seen his brilliant silent films under Messmer's direction, which Canemaker aptly says "remind one of haiku" in their simplicity and intensity. Their humor rested upon metamorphosis, the capability afforded by animation to have anything change into anything else as if by magic. Describing virtually every one of Felix's chefs d'oeuvre as well as sketching his and his creators' and handlers' careers, Canemaker makes another invaluable contribution to the history of American cartooning and animation. ~--Ray Olson