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    Merrie Melodies (Warner Brothers, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, former employees of the Walt Disney, were brought to Warner Brothers Studio by Leon Schlesinger. There they developed "Looney Tunes"and "Merrie Melodies" in direct competition to Disney's "Silly Symphonies" which were cartoons with titles derived from Warner's songs. They were advertised on this very early poster as "peppy tunes" and a "song cartoon." Warner Brothers released stock posters for these cartoons as they did with all cartoons from the early 1930s through the 1950s. This vibrant poster features a host of wonderfully illustrated circus characters from their earliest "Merrie Melodies" stock. There is light fold line wear, smudges and creases in the top graphics. The poster has been professionally restored, rendering these defects hard to detect. This is very much a piece of cartoon history as very few of these sheets have survived from what was the beginning of one of the greatest cartoon stuidios in history! Fine+ on Linen.

    Estimate: $800 - $1,200.

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    November, 2004
    18th Thursday
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