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    Nellie of the Circus Painted Pan Background (Walter Lantz, 1939). Nellie was a character who starred in six shorts for Walter Lantz Studios. This particular short was directed by Alex Lovy and featured Mel Blanc providing voices in an early uncredited role. This cartoon tells the story of Dauntless Dan, who searches for his childhood love, Nellie. Since he saw her last, she has become "Nell, Queen of the Air" -- a trapeze artist in the circus! This is a gorgeous hand-painted pan production background from this rare short; the painting can be seen near the 1:26 mark. The infant Nell is playing in her crib -- and already shows a predilection for the trapeze in the way in which she plays with the handle. A stunningly beautiful painting! Background measures 27" x 10". Notes present on back and lower border. Gouache on lightweight background pan board. Minor handling and edge wear. In Very Good condition.

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