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DescriptionMy Boy Johnny Painted Backgrounds Original Art Group of 2 (Terrytoons, 1944). This Eddie Donnelly-directed WWII-era short about American life after wartime was one of only four Paul Terry cartoons nominated for an Academy Award. In a few scenes, it stars Gandy Goose as a returning soldier. Here are two original hand-painted 12 field backgrounds showing the type of "modern" houses that will be built after the war. The first, noted as Sc. 30 in the upper right, shows an aerial view of a sprawling new home and meticulously-kept grounds; it's seen on YouTube at the 3:43 mark. The second, noted as Sc. 33, shows the front door of a model home; Gandy has been automatically bathed and dressed with a lit cigar shoved in his mouth and tossed out the door at the 4:19 mark. The art is in gouache on skimmed illustration board. Very minor handling wear; Fine condition.
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