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    George Pal's Puppetoons Art Scrapbook (Paramount, c. 1940s). Cecil Beard was the 2000 recipient of the prestigious Windsor McCay Award's "Annie" Award for his long and distinguished career in animation. He was a writer in the early 1940s after leaving Disney for George Pal's Puppetoons. He was a co-writer on at least seven theatrical Puppetoons shorts, including "Gay Knighties" (1941), "Rhythm in the Ranks" (1941), "Dipsy Gypsy" (1941), "Mr Strauss Takes a Walk" (1942), and "Jasper and the Watermelons" (1942). Here is Mr. Beards's personal scrapbook, kept while working with George Pal. Included in this scrapbook is an amazing collection of sixteen pages of Puppet concept artwork and camera angles, a hand-drawn logo for "A Paramount Picture" and a title drawing for "Jim Dandy as Dipsy Gypsy." Also in the scrapbook are nineteen 8" x 10" publicity photos of Jasper and other 1940s films, rare thumbnail prints of the original storyboards for the now-politically incorrect "Jasper and the Watermelons," thirteen-plus candid studio photos, ten-plus Paramount Studio Press Release sheets and promo pages on various shorts. This is one of the most interesting lots concerning George Pal's Puppetoons we have seen. The scrapbook had many items glued in and on some, the glue has let go. Scrapbook is brittle, with minor handling, edge wear, border tears, and glue stains. Good overall condition. From the Cecil Beard Estate.

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