January 13, 2009

An Amazing Pop-Culture Artifact

This letter originally belonged to Sim Sandwich's Grandmother. After she passed away he discovered it and was surprised at how well it was preserved for being nearly 70 years old.

A 1938 rejection letter from Disney to a woman looking for a job as an animator. Printed on gorgeous Snow White stationery, the letter lays out the company's policy in brutal detail:
Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason girls are not considered for the training school.

The only work open to women consists of tracing the characters on clear celluloid sheets with India ink and filling in the tracings on the reverse side with paint according to the directions.

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