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    Louvre Come Back to Me Layout Drawings Group of 7 (Warner Brothers, 1962). "Where are you my little object of art? I am going to collect you!" Pepe LePew (chasing poor Penelope Pussy Cat) is never short of witty dialogue in this Chuck Jones/Maurice Noble co-directed short. Sadly, this would be the last of the "Pepe" theatricals. This hilarious cartoon is set in the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was released on 8/18/62. The lot features an amazing Maurice Noble layout that incorporates Salvador Dali's famous 1931 "Persistence of Memory" painting for a gag. The "fragrance" from Pepe's tail makes the watches all jump to attention in shock - and their springs all burst! (They had been melting, like runny eggs up until the point when Pepe strolls by.) The drawing is a very detailed pan layout measuring 23" x 13". It depicts the Louvre and the framed painting. The drawn image area measures 19" wide. This gag can be seen near the 6:07 mark into the short. The drawing is rendered in graphite with yellow, purple, blue, and red highlights. No one else could do color the way Maurice Noble could! Also included are four layouts of the watches in various positions, as well as two hand-colored watches, both of which have been cut out and applied to tissue paper. A very elaborate scene! The pan has some major handling, edge wear, and edge rips, yet all are away from the actual image area. An impressive lot! In Good condition. From the Maurice Noble Archives.

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