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    Doctor Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Layout Drawing (MGM, 1966). This lot has something very special. This is a rare 12 field director's layout drawing of the Grinch trying to save the sleigh after he realizes the true meaning of Christmas. This is from the hand of the TV Special's director, animation legend Mr. Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). It's in graphite on MGM 3-peghole animation paper, with the image of the Grinch and the sleigh almost a full 11" long. The eyes tell you everything in a Chuck Jones drawing. This is one of the few Jones layout drawings we've seen from this film. Includes a Linda Jones Letter of Authenticity. This is a "wow" piece! Fine condition. From the Chuck Jones Archives.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th-12th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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