Graham McInnes was arts columnist for Saturday Night magazine and a commentator on CBC radio before joining the NFB in 1939. After leaving the NFB in 1945, he joined the foreign service and eventually became Canada's first ambassador to UNESCO. He was the author of two novels and three volumes of memoirs. Graham McInnes died in 1970. Gene Walz teaches film and film history at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson and editor of Canada's Best Features .
"This is perhaps the best first-person read available about the early NFB. Graham McInnes produced a work that is genuinely enjoyable to read--it's like picking up a 1940s issue of the New Yorker."