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    Max Kubel Romantic Melodies Painted Background (Max Fleischer, 1932). Rare hand-painted black and white production background of a downtown street corner featuring a soda shop, department store, and grocery store, signed by Kubel in the bottom left corner. Background measures 8.5" x 11.5" is labeled "Sc 8 + 10/S1-16/39". This is from the Betty Boop short that was directed by Dave Fleischer and released on 10/21/32. You can see this background when the Man on the Horse statue comes alive at the 2:27 mark. Gouache on 3 top peghole background board. Backgrounds of this vintage by this studio are rare. Pinholes in corner, minor handling wear; otherwise, in Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th-12th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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