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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 17, 2014 THOUGHTS BY DAN ABOUT THIS THAT with Daniel A. DiCenso Looney Beginnings dio. By the spring of 1929, the Isings were signed on to Warner and Bosko became the first character of the Looney Tunes series. Alas, it was a partnership that wouldn't last. A dispute with Schlesinger over salary could not be resolved and in 1933 the Isings took the True enough, after Snow White and the demise of Max Fleischer Walt Disney was safe from competition. No one could dispute his title as the animation king as no one else dared to tackle a feature-length cartoon after the slumping of Gulliver's Travels. But cartoonmakers were appearing in all direc- tions "and the one that proved the most formidable rival to his cartoon shorts is the studio that would come to represent the Golden Age of Animation and all of its markers (the wackiness, the crushing sledge-ham- mers, the use of dynamite sticks to fight off an enemy, literal eye pops, and all the other crazy stunts of cartoon physics). The ironic part is that Warner Bros.' animation could be argued to have origi- nated at Disney's studio in 1927. There Herman and Rudolf Ising first created a happy-go-lucky character named Bosko, influenced heavily by Felix the Cat, AI Jolson's Jazz Singer, and, unfortunately, a lot of Afri- can-American stereotypes. The Isings had a hard time finding the right home for Bosko. After his riff with Disney, charles Mintz took them under his studio where they made a revolu- tionary sound short titled Bosko the Talk-lnk Kid, which caught the attention of Leon Schlesinger, head of Warner Bros. rising animation stu- character for a short-lived stay at M-G-M. But, looking back On What the Looney Tunes did for the history of animation and how it defined an era, the loss of B0sko was less than a drop in the bucket. The greatest gift the Isings left Warner Bros with was a prodigy named Bob Clampett, a young, talented, genius with unusual cre- ativity. Inspired by the an- tics of Charlie Chaplin and the Our Gang kids, he took off running at Warners and by 1937 created one of the most endearing characters of the Looney Tunes pan- theon, Porky Pig. It took a while for Porky to become the neurotic stam- mering sap he is best re- membered as today. In his early incarnations he coasted from a much larger, sweater sporting, everyman of a pig (Porky the Fireman, Porky's Railroad, and Get Rich Quick Porky), to child (Porky the Rainmaker and Wholly Smoke), to antagonist (Porky's Duck Hunt), then in 1938 .both Porky and Clam- pett had a tour de force with Porky in Wackyland. In 1935 there came an- other animator to Warner Brothers with an even za- nier sense of physics than Clampett and though Tex Avery would be fired from Warner Bros., by 1941 he left probably the largest legacy of any of its animators. His first contribution was Daffy Duck, who made his debut in 1937's Porky's Duck Hunt and then faced off in a simi- lar battle with a nitwit called Egghead who would evolve into Elmer Fudd. Daffy's best days were yet to come and each of Warner's directors (Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, and Chuck Jones) would have their try at the character. Consequently, Daffy's per- sonality ranged from pure madcap antics in his early shorts, to a conniving hus- tler, until Chuck Jones finally unleashed Daffy's wackiest urges. For Avery, too, the best years were still ahead. His depar- ture from Warner brought him to M-G-M where he would create Droopy and find greater artistic freedom. But before his termination he left Warner, the studio that fired him, with the charac- ter that would become its logo and .an American icon as well. Ironically, it was because of this very car- rot chomping, long-eared, hare that Avery was fired. But more about that next time. Saint Damien of Molokai by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari Father Damien, the Leper Priest, The Hero of Molokai, was born Josef de Veuster on January 3, 1840 in Tremelo, Belgium. His parents were farmers. His father sent him to a college at Braine-le- Comte. Because of a mis- sion he attended given by the Redemptorists in 1858, Josef decided to become a religious. He entered the novitiate of the Congrega- tion of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Leuven, taking the name of Brother Damien on October 7, 1860. He would pray every day before a picture of St. Francis Xavier, patron of missionar- ies, to be sent on a mission. Three years later his prayer was answered when, be- cause of illness, his brother, Auguste, could not travel to Hawaii as a missionary. So Damien was allowed to take his place. On March 19, 1864, Damien arrived in Honolulu in the Kingdom of Hawaii as a missionary still in minor orders. There, Damien was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 1864 at the Cathe- dral of Our Lady of Peace. Fr. Damien served at several parishes on the island of Oahu when he became aware of the public health crisis in Hawaii. Many of his parishioners were among the Hawaiians who became afflicted by diseases brought to the islands by foreign sail- ors. Thousands were dying from influenza, syphilis and other ailments that never before affected Hawaiians, especially leprosy, known today as Hansen's disease Haw an rV, afraid leprosy would spread, segregated the lepers by cre- ating a colony, moving them to the isolated settlement colonies of Kalaupapa and (Continued on Page 14) I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 ALL THAT ZAZZ by Mary IV. DiZazzo YOUNGER LOOKING EYES NOW! Ciao Bella, As Mother Nature takes her toll on our eyes and faces there are just so, many "cheats" you can practice to fool someone else's eyes! Use the real thing by starting off with a very good eye and face cream. Certainly a natural system and not expensive brand is in order. As you all know, I am a huge fan of my skin " care line --KOSMEA from Australia. Their products are natural and organic -- the way nature intended. The New APPLE OF MY EYE CREAM 'has helped with my under eye problems amazingly! Starting off with a fabulous eye cream is key to keeping your eyes the best they can look. The EIGHTH NATURAL WONDER Serum for your face is like a gym in a bottle -- helping to tone and even pores and skin tone and minimizes fine lines around eyes and face with hibiscus flower extract. Results can be seen immediately! To create ~Younger Looking Eyes" here are a few tips you can practice regularly. 1) Keep your brows in shape by filling in sparse bits and tweezing strays near arch. Use only eyebrow powder (a shade darker than your hair color). Lift up arch. It will be like a mini eye-lift and you'll look more awake. 2) To relieve puffiness pop a teaspoon in the freezer. With back of teaspoon massage swollen areas lightly, Applying moisturizer can plump skin back up. 3) Never use foundation or sparkly shadow on eyes! They tend to show up fine lines and may crease. Only apply primer, which blurs wrinkles. Primer for your complexion is a must after moisturizer before foundation. You can skip foundation sometimes since Primer hides many'imperfections! 4) Dark circles can be magically erased with concealer - - a creamy formula to be applied with a brush or pad of your ring finger. Choosing a little lighter than your skin tone is best. A peach tone will neutralize blue circles. A pink tone will neutralize brown ones. I apply lightly with a brush a very light yellow powder over concealer to brighten eyes -- a youthful trick! So go to your vanity and practice these techniques, which work for you for "Younger Looking Eyes"! Wishing you all a Happy Fall! Buona giomata and God bless the United States of America! -Mary DiZazzo-Trnmbull Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthat.zazz.eom. Mary is a third-generation cosmetolo- gist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.com. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P5314EA Estate of ERVEN WILLIAM SAMSEL Also Known As E. WILLIAM SAMSEL Date of Death May 18, 2007 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Sylvia/L Rivet of "l~ngsbero, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Sylvia A. Rivet of lyngsbom, MA be appointed as Per- sonal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on November 6, 2014. . This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from Personal Representa6ve and can peCdon the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WlTNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Rrst Just~ of this Court Date: October 9, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/17/14 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P5279EA Estate of BARBARA C. BRADY~ Also Known As BARBARA BARTOSIEWIEZ Date of Death August 24, 2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Andrew Brady of Westborough, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Andrew Brady of Weetborough, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Pedtion from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attomey must file a writ- ten appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on November 5, 2014. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed- ing. If you fail to file a timely written appear- ance arid objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without fur- thor notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipi. ents are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Represen- tative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: October 8, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date.' 10/17/14