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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Production Background and Layout Drawing by Maurice Noble (MGM, 1966). "Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand in hand." Presented in this lot is a hand-painted background from near the end of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It's a gorgeous image of a Christmas wreath hanging in the window Cindy-Lou's home. The piece is hand-painted in gouache on 17" x 12.5" background board. Along with the background is the original layout drawing. The drawing was rendered by Maurice Noble (1911 - 2001) using graphite and color pencil on 16 field animation paper. Noble was a long-time associate and right-hand man of animation director Chuck Jones, especially at Warner Brothers in the 1950s. His work contributed to such cartoon classics as Duck Dodgers in the 24½ Century, What's Opera, Doc? and the Road Runner series. A key piece of art from this beloved holiday classic from Chuck Jones and Dr. Seuss. Included are two Letters of Authenticity from Linda Jones Enterprises. The background has a small amount of water damage to the top center. The layout exhibits some superficial wrinkling and production wear. Overall condition is Very Good.

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