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    Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1939). Signed Original Costume Sketch of Ellen (17" X 22"). This lovely and extremely detailed watercolor was created personally by the great costume designer, Walter Plunkett, who designed 377 of the 450 costume sketches used for the epic movie. GWTW's extensive wardrobe was an integral part of the storytelling and overall visual effect and therefore exceedingly important to the detail obsessed Selznick. On the reverse, there is a "Selznick International Pictures" blue stamp with "Ellen" and Change "#2" in red pencil and "Dressing Scarlett Mourning Scene" written in red pen. Ellen, Scarlett's mother, played by the graceful Barbara O'Neill, is dressed for mourning in this scene and she is about to confront Scarlett who is resistant to wearing all black. The delicate rendering of Ellen's face and the dress' lacework is exquisite. This sketch on board has the original fabric swatch in the upper left. Plunkett's hand painted signature is in the lower right. The typed paper title "Ellen" at the bottom has some edge chipping. There is light foxing and minor stains and soiling. These extremely rare original sketches were used as promotional pieces in storefronts when the cast arrived in Atlanta for the grand premiere. They were then left in Atlanta and came to the current owner. We have only offered two other original sketches from this classic epic in a previous auction and have one other, of the lovely Melanie, in this current sale. These are highly prized works of art by a Hollywood master artist which are sure to generate much excitement. Very Fine+.

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