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    Pinocchio (RKO, 1940). Courvoisier Gallery Prints and Original Cover (5) (13" X 15"). With the tremendous box office success in 1938 of "Snow White," Walt Disney Studios decided to try and market their animation art. Disney felt that since so much talent, time, and effort went into the creation of each illustration that they should be marketed as true works of art and not just trivial movie memorabilia. So Disney's marketing department made arrangements to sell its art through the Courvoisier Gallery, located in San Francisco. Disney's animation masterpiece, "Pinocchio," represented the highest achievement that had ever been accomplished in the animated arts. It is believed that this rare set of prints was sent from the Courvoisier Gallery to select theaters to correspond with the initial release of the film. This set comes with the original cover that's dated February 7, 1940 and was sent to the Center Theater, believed to be the grand "twin sister" theater of the famous "Radio City Music Hall." The cover shows some signs of age, outer soiling and edge wear, but each of the four prints are in Near Mint/Mint condition.

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