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    Popeye Stock Standee (1930s). Standee (24" X 70".
    Never mind Clark Gable or Joan Crawford. When a kid in the late 1930s walked down the street hand in hand with dad or mom, there were peals of excited laughter when they saw the boy who worked at the local movie house putting this Popeye standee in front of the theatre, or in the lobby, announcing "Pop-Eye, Now Playing." They were content to sit through Bette Davis wringing her hands, and even Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden smooching, if they could watch their Popeye beat the dickens out of the huge, evil Bluto. This was most likely fashioned by a "front-of-house" man at the theatre, with solid wood backing and nails, for repeated use. It was all the advertisement needed. The kids didn't care what the title was, or, heaven forbid, the plot. Don't overlook one of the rarest vintage animation pieces you're likely to see. It's thought to be only one of a handful of surviving examples. There are scratches and nicks, some smudges and small stains, and small bits of missing paint, but the overall color is very good and ready to be displayed. Fine/Very Fine.

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    November, 2012
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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