The thing that totally sucks about applying for a job is that you may face rejection -- and depending on which industry you're looking to work in, that rejection may come in the form of a letter. Some rejection letters then become more popular than others, especially if the person being rejected turned out to be a famous author (see this NPR piece about that) or ... a woman. See, back in 1938 it was awfully hard to find good work as a woman -- mainly because most (if not all) of the sought-after jobs were being given to men.

For example, a rejection letter (circa 1938) to a Miss Mary V. Ford from Walt Disney Productions was recently discovered, and considering how far we've come since then, it's kinda funny to read the blatant-but-awfully-nice-about-it sexism on display here. Especially hilarious is how they put a nice, sweet image of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs up top, but then underneath the signature is a picture of the wicked witch. What were you trying to say, Disney? It's important to note that the Walt Disney Co. has since changed their ways and currently both men and women (of all shapes and sizes) can certainly apply and be considered for any job they please.

Click below to read the letter in full.

categories Cinematical