Disney’s Employee Manual, 1943

30 Jan

BoingBoing’s got the scoop once again: They’ve got a link to the Disney Employee Manual from 1943, courtesy of Cartoon Brew. Once again, a good companion piece for those of us reading that new Walt Disney bio.

From CartoonBrew:

Ever wonder what it was like to work at the Disney Studio during the Golden Age of Animation? Think it was the “happiest place on Earth”? Think again. This 1943 booklet, given to all new employees, spelled it out for you. Gals ain’t allowed in the Penthouse Club, personal phone calls will be charged to you, and if you need to leave the studio, you cannot do so without an “Off the Lot Pass”. Oh, and “Any violation of the U. S. Espionage Act” will get you discharged.

As HumuHumu points out on BoingBoing, this is also best viewed within the context of the war years.

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