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James Russell interviewed by Neil Bennetts [sound recording]
Bib ID 1594557
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Russell, Jim, 1909-2001, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access to be determined. 
Description 1990 May 31 
3 tape reels (ca. 193 min.) : mono. ; 5 in. 
Summary

Russell speaks about the history of "The Potts"; his family background; learning to draw; his childhood at Campsie; history of Smith's Weekly; studying at the Julian Ashton School; working at the Sydney Stadium, Fox Films and the Evening News; his wife; working as a sports artist and journalist for The Referee; history of the Woman's Weekly; his 1939 visit to America, which included a meeting with Walt Disney; becoming art director at Smith's Weekly; his involvement with various tennis associations; his broadcasting and television career; his travel agencies; attending the Melbourne, Rome, Tokoyo, Mexico, Munich and Montreal Olympics; how he conceives and draws his cartoons; character development in "The Potts"; decline of Australian comic strips.

Notes

Recorded on 31 May 1990.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 77 leaves). 
Subjects Russell, Jim, 1909-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Cartoonists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Caricatures and cartoons -- Australia.  |  Cartooning -- Australia -- History.  |  Comic books, strips, etc. -- Australia.  |  Sportscasters -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Bennetts, Neil, 1943-2011, Interviewer

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