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Mel Blanc Project Presents: Radio Daze: Hollywood Behind The Microphone

What: Mel Blanc Project Screening Series Night 4 Where: The Secret Society 116 NE Russell Portland, OR When: Tuesday, May 31, 7:00pm – 10:00pm How Much: $6 suggested donation               Radio Daze: Hollywood Behind The Microphone Mel Blanc first performed on radio when he was 15 years old. Although he […]



Mel Blanc and the Jazz Age: Portland Jazz Baby

What: Screening Series Night 2 Where: The Secret Society 116 NE Russell Portland, OR When: Tuesday, May 17 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm How Much: $6 suggested donation Where did Mel Blanc get his astounding ear and ability to improvise? This program is of music shorts of pre-1930′s jazz bands (Duke Ellington, Hal Kemp) and performers (Bessie Smith, Rudy […]



“Now Cut That Out!”: Portland Theaters Educate Mel Blanc

United States – May 13, 2011 This lecture will introduce the world of downtown Portland theaters, a world inhabited by Mel Blanc first as a consumer and later as an entertainer. Because Portland was on the Orpheum and Pantages vaudeville circuits, Mel Blanc saw all the big name acts, live and on stage just as […]



The Mel Blanc Project … May – August 2011

Oregon Cartoon Institute is comprised of individuals and organizations interested in raising awareness of Oregon’s rich animation and cartooning history. Carye Bye, the proprietress of Red Bat Press, joined this interlocking set of community partnerships when she created the above portrait. She is now a charter member. The Mel Blanc Project will take place May through August 2011 in conjunction with Oregon […]