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    Mary Blair Melody Time "Once Upon a Wintertime" Concept/Color Key Painting (Walt Disney, 1948). This animated compilation feature film had color and styling done by Claude Coats, Dick Kelsey, and Mary Blair. The "Once upon a Wintertime" section was one of the only Disney films that closely matched Mary Blair's stylized design. This is an original gouache on paperboard concept/Color Key painting of the town and trees in this section. You can actually see these exact trees in the film, as Joe and Jenny travel by in their sled. These exact trees also pop up on page 83 in John Canemaker's book Magic, Color Flair - The World of Mary Blair. This is a stunning painting on board of 15" x 9", with painted area of 12" x 5.5". It is hand-signed by Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) in the bottom right corner. From the collection of a longtime family friend of Mary Blair's. This is what we believe accounts for the rare signature. Minor handling and mat surface wear; otherwise Very Good condition.

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