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    Alice in Wonderland Storybook Painted Illustrations by Mel Crawford (Walt Disney, 1951). "Goodness! A live doorknob!" "You gave me a good turn" goes the dialogue between Alice and the Doorknob. This is a pair of outstanding one-of-a-kind original paintings from the hand of master children's book illustrator Mr. Mel Crawford. These are the published original paintings of Alice, the Door Knob, and her drink and eat choices, as done for an Alice in Wonderland RCA Records "Little Nipper Giant Storybook Record Album." These are the paintings used for a two-page spread, for pages 16 and 17. This 22-page book had all the artwork done by Mr. Crawford. This book was released in conjunction with the world premiere of the film in 1951. Great images of Alice and the Doorknob of 3" to 7", painted in gouache on two pieces of illustration board measuring 10.5" x 13.5" each. Both paintings form one illustration, and are in one common Plexiglas-front frame measuring 32" x 24" with a mat opening of 22" x 14". Mel Crawford is considered the greatest Illustrators of Little Golden Books and record albums for all animated films, television shows, and pop culture icons of the 1950s and '60s. He did over 200 Little Golden Books while working for Western Publishing. Photocopies of the pages with text are included in the lot. Frame is sold as-is, minor handling wear on the paintings. Very Good condition.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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