Photos &Tissa David 13 Jan 2011 08:34 am

Tissa’s Cake

- On Tuesday night, John Canemaker, Joe Kennedy, with Heidi and I escorted Tissa David to a fine Italian restaurant a block away from her apartment and celebrated her recent 90th Birthday.

The evening was a real treat for me, and we all seemed to settle back to some great conversation and an enjoyable evening. Joe Kennedy was prescient enough to bring his camera, and we shot some photos. I’m not usually inclined to post such pictures, but Tissa’s 90th was important enough to me that I thought I’d share them. So here, to bore you out of your minds, are the photos of that mini event.

Here we all are, gathered from L to R: Heidi Stallings, me,
Tissa David, John Canemaker, Joe Kennedy.

Tissas and I in conversation when we’re supposed to be posing.

Tissa and John.

Joe was snapping the picture.

The cake

The lady of the night. It turns out that Tissa isn’t able to eat chocolate.
We ordered some vanilla ice cream, which she loved, and the rest of us
gobbled down the chocolate butter cream cake.

The latest blizzard had begun as we walked Tissa home.
This was my favorite photo of the evening.

Many thanks to Joe Kennedy for sharing the pictures.

9 Responses to “Tissa’s Cake”

  1. on 13 Jan 2011 at 9:32 am 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Great pictures of all of you

  2. on 13 Jan 2011 at 10:20 am 2.Jason said …

    A great time. I love the pic of Tissa and her cake. Happy Birthday Tissa!

  3. on 13 Jan 2011 at 10:39 am 3.hans bacher said …

    happy birthday to tissa david! very nice pictures, michael.

  4. on 13 Jan 2011 at 11:25 am 4.Dave Levy said …

    Happy Birthday Tissa! And, thanks for posting this, Michael. Very sweet!

  5. on 13 Jan 2011 at 1:44 pm 5.Ray Kosarin said …

    Lovely photos. Happy birthday, Tissa!

  6. on 13 Jan 2011 at 1:49 pm 6.Stephen Worth said …

    Very nice. I had lunch yesterday with Bob Givens, also in his 90s and still very active. Bob shared great stories of Bob Clampett feigning a heart attack to get out of his contract with Warners so he could go to Screen Gems for more money, Walt Disney and Chuck Jones butting heads over Chuck’s ego, and Bob’s early school days in Lancaster when Marion Morrison (John Wayne) had a crush on his sister and Frances Gumm (Judy Graland) used to sneak him in the back door of her father’s movie theater. I’m sure Tissa shared some wonderful memories with you too. There is good reason they call them the “great generation”.

  7. on 13 Jan 2011 at 8:06 pm 7.The Gee said …

    It probably isn’t too weird to record an interview with those who’ve spent many moons in animation and animating. If they are okay with participating, of course.

    I know that it is something which is currently being done with a lot of animation talents but perhaps if only for posterity’s sake, not exactly for putting online or as a DVD extra or a documentary, but just capturing the interview to do it. Beyond the stories, there’s the person and their personality.

    Now that I think about it, maybe this shouldn’t just be with animation industry folks but also cartoonists in general. There’s a decent overlap there anyhow. I don’t suggest this because I want it. It just seems worthwhile and it probably is doable if enough people choose to do the interviews and the potential interviewees are ready, willing and able.

    Anyway, here’s to wishing all those in their ninth decade many more years.

  8. on 13 Jan 2011 at 11:06 pm 8.Stephen Worth said …

    The Gee, you can find a three part interview with Bob Givens at the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Podcast. Lots of interviews with animation folks there…

    Bob will be attending our ASIFA-Hollywood Creative League meeting on February 26th. You can find info on that at the Creative League Facebook page…

  9. on 14 Jan 2011 at 6:43 pm 9.Rich Cohen and Pat Stren said …

    Seeing the pictures of Tissa’s birthday dinner warmed our hearts. We felt we were celebrating her, too! Happy Birthday, Tissa.
    Richard and Patti

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