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Mel Blanc Overview:

Actor, Mel Blanc, was born Melvin Jerome Blank on May 30, 1908 in San Francisco, CA. Blanc died at the age of 81 on Jul 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio.

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Throwback Thursday – : The Man of 1000 Voices

By Michael on Mar 29, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb... Read full article


Shorts, A Tiny Blogathon: What’s Opera Doc?

By Annmarie Gatti on May 2, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit! Okay, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge Looney Tunes fan — so how happy am I to be writing about?“What’s Opera, Doc?”?for this Tiny Blogathon? Well, I’m smiling right now — and I haven’t even begun watching th... Read full article


“What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” Exhibit at The Museum of the Moving Image

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 15, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Celebrating the Incredible and Inimitable Genius of Chuck Jones at NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image… “Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit”… Yes I still have that song in my head! Really! As a matter of fact, I sang the song all weekend long to anyone who would listen as I ... Read full article


Just For Fun! The Voices behind The Flintstones

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 25, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Just for Fun! The Fabulous Voices behind the Fabulous Flintstones!? I’m sure you’d recognize their voices anywhere, but here they are ‘in person’… the wonderful character actors that voiced Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty… Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone, Jean Vander P... Read full article


Birthday of the Week:

By Beth Daniels on May 27, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blank, May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989 Autobiography That's Not All Folks!By and Philip Bashe, Warner Books, 1989 Okay, Now That's All Folks.But how cool is that? That Left Turn at Albuquerque It's quite possible that was my f... Read full article


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Mel Blanc Quotes:

Wolf: Boy, am I hungry.
Woody Woodpecker: You're hungry? Look at me.
[shows off skeleton]
Woody Woodpecker: I'm just skin and bones.


Bugs Bunny: Why you... you little blankety-blank-blank toitle... how did... you did... I didn't...
Cecil Turtle: ...and "how" about my ten bucks?
Bugs Bunny: Oh, alright; here!
[gives him the money]
Bugs Bunny: Onetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnineten! And I hope ya choke!


[title credits]
Woody Woodpecker: Guess who?


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Epitaph on headstone at his burial site in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood reads, "That's All, Folks!".

Originally, the sound of the Maxwell car on Jack Benny's radio show was a pre-recorded sound effect on a phonograph record. During a live broadcast, however, Blanc noticed that the record player wasn't turned on for the crucial moment when the effect was supposed to play. He quickly grabbed the microphone and improvised the sounds himself, to the utter delight of the studio audience. Benny made it part of the program from then on and gave Blanc much larger parts to play in the show.

Created the voice of Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker, whose laugh was a version of a laugh Blanc had been performing since high school. He only performed the voice in the first four Woody cartoons: Knock Knock (1940); Woody Woodpecker (1941); and The Screwdriver (1941), and Pantry Panic (1941), after which Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies producer Leon Schlesinger signed him to an exclusive contract. Lantz used Ben Hardaway to record Woody's dialogue for subsequent cartoons until 1950, but since no one could properly imitate Blanc's laugh at the time, a sound clip from Woody Woodpecker (1941) was edited into these later cartoons' soundtracks. In 1948, Blanc sued Lantz for using his voice in subsequent cartoons without compensation and settled with him out-of-court. However, Blanc saying "Guess who?" can be heard at the beginning of every Woody Woodpecker short.

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