Jane Conger Belson Shimané
1927 – 2002

“In 1959 she made Odds & Ends, a short animated film that pokes fun at the avant-garde film culture of the 1950s. To make the film, she combined recycled travel and advertising footage with her own animations — made from paper cutouts, color fields, and line drawings — and added a “faux hipster” narration by Henry Jacobs, with bongos playing in the background. (Jacobs is credited as “Rheny Bojacs,” an anagram of his name.) The narrator natters pretentiously about poetry and …

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