Joe Penner – Elmer Fudd

I have been re-reading The Great Cartoon Directors by Jeff Lenberg, and in the section on Tex Avery he discusses the origins of Elmer Fudd.   Elmer’s first incarnation was as “Egghead” and he was apparently inspired by a popular comic actor named Joe Penner.   Here is a short piece of Joe Penner, that has a bonus of Betty Grable and some animation.

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