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    Learn Polikeness (Paramount, 1938). One Sheet (27.5" X 41").
    With high hopes of making a gentleman out of Popeye, Olive Oil sends him to an etiquette school led by Professor Bluteau. Jack Mercer was the longstanding voice of the spinach-eating, muscle-bound sailor, and Mae Questel, the voice of Olive Oyl in this cartoon, was best known for voicing Betty Boop. Extremely talented, Questel could imitate the voices of Maurice Chevalier, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Helen Kane, and even stood in as Popeye when Mercer was serving military duty. In 1988, she returned from a 50-year hiatus to voice Betty Boop in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Learn Polikeness was produced by Dave Fleischer, who along with brother Max, released the first sound cartoon, My Airship, in 1924. This very rare one sheet suggests that Popeye doesn't think much of the Professor's lessons in manners! In impressive condition, the piece shows only touchup to the folds, a crossfold chip near the top, and pinholes in the borders. Very Fine- on Linen.

    Estimate: $3,500 - $7,000.

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    November, 2013
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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