Merrie Melodies (Warner Brothers, 1933). Folded, Fine+.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionMerrie Melodies (Warner Brothers, 1933). Folded, Fine+. Stock One Sheet (27" X 41"). From the collection of Leonard and Alice Maltin.
As originally conceived by producer Leon Schlesinger, the Merrie Melodies cartoons were to feature music from current Warner Brothers films, serving as an additional source of advertising for those pictures. To develop this new property, Schlesinger recruited Rudy Ising and Hugh Harmon from rival Disney Studios in 1931. The series proved extremely popular, and soon developed a recurring cast of characters. Harmon and Ising left Warner Brothers in 1933, taking the rights to their cartoons and characters with them, so Schlesinger responded by creating a new raft of characters, eventually including such animation icons as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Bugs Bunny. The poster offered here is from an extremely early period in Merrie Melodies' history, one of a very few to survive the ravages of time. This poster shows edge and fold wear, some fold separations, pinholes, and mild creases. There are small tears, a couple of minor chips, faint toning, as well as light staining at the folds. The lower right horizontal fold has chipping. Folded, Fine+.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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