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    Heavenly Puss Tom and Jerry Publicity Cel Set-Up and Background (MGM, 1949). After getting hit by a runaway piano, Tom finds himself getting a pass to Heaven, but only if he goes back and changes his ways with Jerry! It's a companion scene to the 42nd Tom and Jerry short from Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. This particular scene doesn't actually appear in the cartoon, so we assume it to be color model or (more likely) a publicity cel set-up, paired with an original hand-painted production background. The figure of Jerry fits the scene perfectly, but was actually taken from a different short. Any way you look at it, this is a beauty -- one of the most impressive Tom and Jerry set-ups we've seen! Tom is 3.5"; Jerry is 2", and the combined image area is 11" x 8". The art is wonderfully matted and framed, with Plexiglas, in a intricate wooden frame. Fine condition.

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    November, 2013
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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