Bon vivant and cartoonist Janet Salter has passed away.
Janet S. (Lipsky) Salter
December 10, 1922 – October 31, 2020
Mom was on lots of commissions, but enjoyed the Fine Arts Commission the most.Early on, she became part of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, which honored comedians, actors and singers and raised funds for struggling playwrights. Mom chaired the group for decades, only stepping down when she hit ninety-five. Although each year after the big event Dad threatened divorce if she didn’t quit, she knew he was kidding. He wasn’t, but, of course, he stayed. Not by choice he left in 2010 and she’s been angry about that ever since.Mom went to plays, operas, symphonies, political events, charity fund-raisers, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, funerals (Three in one day at Hillside!), movies, graduations, birthdays, reunions, showers, breakfasts, brunches, lunches, teas, cocktail parties, book-signings, poetry-reading and more. This is not a lifetime list; this is a week-in-the-life-of list.
We moved to Beverly Hills where our parents felt really good about “making it.” Mom, a talented artist, became a cartoonist and her “Ms. Bev Hills” ran in the B.H. Courier for over forty years. By far her best cartoon was “The Seven Deadly Sins of Beverly Hills,” which included “Sloth – letting your roots show,” and “Pride – falsifying your dog’s pedigree.”
“The Salter Tribe” has an archive of Janet’s cartoons from the 1930s to the 2010s.