Thursday, June 07, 2007

Trip To Carlo Vinci's House



Steve Worth, Amir Avni and I went to visit Carlo Vinci's family last weekend. That's Carlo's wife Margaret above and her son Ron and grandson John. Amir is smiling to left of her.
There's Ron, his lovely wife Scarlett and son John.
We got to see lots of great artwork and Margaret showed us her love letters from Carlo from the late 1930s. On Terrytoons stationery!

That's a self portrait of Carlo above. I'll tell you more in a bit...

Steve is going to post a bunch of Carlo's love letters - with drawings of Terrytoons characters at the archive soon. So keep your eyes peeled.

http://www.animationarchive.org/


http://www.animationarchive.org/2007/06/terry-toons-carlo-vinci-notes.html

11 comments:

Sean Worsham said...

In the end when it really comes down to it, our heroes are really like us. Nice window to the creator's lives John :)

Kali Fontecchio said...

After reading and seeing those amazing love letters I am so envious! Modern men are such cads compared to Vinci and his generation!!!

mike f. said...

Awesome!

I never got to meet the great Carlo Vinci, unfortunately - but I did meet Ron and John Vinci - Carlo's son and grandson, respectively. Both are super nice guys who made good on their promise to share some of Carlo's personal artwork with the world - through the courtesy of the ASIFA Archives.

Thanks, guys - and John and Steve, too. I'll be hoisting a glass of red wine to Carlo's honor, as I enjoy the excellent vintage of these fine cartoon posts...

3:05 PM

mike f. said...

Oops, I almost forgot! Special thanks go to Mrs. Vinci, who not only had the excellent foresight to save these cherished drawings for half a century, but was kind enough to share some purely personal sentiments with the world.

amir avni said...

Woah, Being a guest on your blog is like being on David Letterman, only 50 times better! Thanks for posting John.

Brian G said...

Mr. K- Thanks again for the blog. I am working on an illustration degree and I learn more here than I could ever hope to learn at "school".

Jorge Garrido said...

That's sooooooooo cool!

>Oops, I almost forgot! Special thanks go to Mrs. Vinci, who not only had the excellent foresight to save these cherished drawings for half a century, but was kind enough to share some purely personal sentiments with the world.

So little original cartoon art was saved from back then, so let's hope nobody throws out the winning lottery ticket.

You could argue for these letters belonging in a museum for future generations to admire and study, or you could argue that they belong in the Vinci family. The Archive facilitated the best of both worlds. Now they are available for everyone to see, and yet Mrs. Vinci is still able to have the originals in her home to treasure. Nice work, gentlemen!

Mitch K said...

Amir told me all about the visit -- boy did he show up in town at the right time er what!? I'm envious.

Stephen Worth said...

I'm afraid I have some bad news.

Ron Vinci just called with the news that Mrs. Vinci had a fall today and broke her hip. She will be going into surgery in the next couple of days. Anyone who would like to send get well cards can send them in care of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive.

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive
Attn: Mrs. Margaret Vinci
2114 W Burbank Bl
Burbank, CA 91506

I'll see that they get to her.

Thanks
Steve

John Vinci said...

Hey John nice pictures. ;)

Saadi said...

John Vinci,
It's me Saadi. Email me at jsimam@gmail.com when you get the chance. It would be really nice to catch up.

Regards,

Saadi Imam