From the front cover: "This amazing FUNograph record and cartoon course supplies countless hours of amusement for kids from six to sixty! Anyone capable of writing his name can learn to draw more than a thousand faces."
No foolin'! This 1946 record by Art Ross (on the Funnyface Records, Inc. label, out of Forest Hills, NY) and the accompanying instructional charts will show you how!
Below is the record itself, so get out your pencils and paper and get ready to draw yourself raw - instructions follow right after the jump!
First we have the cover art, and then the 14-page booklet explaining the arcane mysteries of drawing Funny Faces.
By the way, I happened to notice the name Louis Neistat nested within the metadata of the mp3 for this record, which just so happens to be wonderful comic and dramatic actor Louis Nye's real name! He would've been doing radio programs in New York at the time that this disc was recorded and to my ear it does sound like him! Hearing it and visualizing Mr. Nye reading the script put a whole new slant on it for me, as he seems to not be taking the whole thing 100% seriously. What a delight.
I imagine that the person who ripped this originally to mp3 took the name from the record label, which I don't have a photo of, and unless Louis had already changed his name to Nye by 1946 I think that my analysis of the identity of the actor reading this is correct. I had no idea originally when I prepared this post ahead of time that this connection would pop up - it happened as I was typing the piece up, I love that.