Harman-Ising Studio Staff List, 1937

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Harman-Ising Studio Staff List, 1937

Postby Fibber Fox » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:10 pm

I've managed to dig around the L.A. City Directory for 1938, which has people listed as employed at Harman-Ising Productions. You'll notice some familiar names and some you've probably never seen. The post is at

http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2011/10/harman-ising-studio-staff-1937.html

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Postby The Spectre » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:34 pm

Maybe the other Jack Miller is Disney character designer John P. Miller? He was credited as Jack Miller on "Saludos Amigos".

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Postby Fibber Fox » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:28 pm

The Spectre wrote:Maybe the other Jack Miller is Disney character designer John P. Miller? He was credited as Jack Miller on "Saludos Amigos".


No, because John P. Miller has his own listing, "artist h1545 N Stanley av". "Artist" is pretty specific; "Studio Worker" could mean live action.

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Postby Sogturtle » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:53 am

Fibber Fox wrote:I've managed to dig around the L.A. City Directory for 1938, which has people listed as employed at Harman-Ising Productions. You'll notice some familiar names and some you've probably never seen. The post is at

http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2011/10/harman-ising-studio-staff-1937.html

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That's a fine piece of work on your part!:cool: Dating it IS indeed a little tricky since neither Jim Tyer nor Jim Davis, C.G. "Max" Maxwell or Charlie Thorson appear on it (while as noted curiously Bill Hanna does...). Maxwell was ALWAYS at the studio right up till Quimby lured him away...

Animator Ed Fourcher's family was very kind and provided this Turtle with a variety of Harman-Ising materials, including a list of the H-I employees who were still there in 1938 to work on "Merbabies" (Ed Fourcher himself had annotated it).

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Postby Fibber Fox » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:10 am

Sogturtle wrote:Fibber~

That's a fine piece of work on your part!:cool: Dating it IS indeed a little tricky since neither Jim Tyer nor Jim Davis, C.G. "Max" Maxwell or Charlie Thorson appear on it (while as noted curiously Bill Hanna does...). Maxwell was ALWAYS at the studio right up till Quimby lured him away...


I never thought to look for Tyer or Thorson. I didn't realise either was at H-I; I thought they were at Disney before moving on elsewhere. There's a Chas Thorson on Cahuenga with no occupation. Tyer isn't there. He is listed in 1936, unless James H Tyer is someone else.

(As an aside, it's interesting doing a search on "cartoonist." For example, in 1936, Tom and Frank (Jr) Oreb have that occupation. I never think of Tom Oreb being around that early).

Maxwell and Bob Allen's listings and the lack of Fred MacAlpin puzzle me unless they were hired by Quimby before Hanna, and the directory reflects some in-between period during 1937. And I don't know if Fennell stuck around until the studio closed or jumped earlier.

Regardless, it's about the only contemporary piece of documentation I've seen about the staff at H-I. Bill Hanna said there were pictures of the staff around; I imagine they were in his own collection.

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