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    Hank Porter - Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel Specialty Illustration (Walt Disney, c. 1930s). Laurel and Hardy were animated in Mickey's Polo Team (1933), Mickey's Gala Premier (1933) and Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938). This is an outstanding ink and watercolor gift painting from the Walt Disney Studios to Mr. Oliver Hardy, created by Hank Porter (1900 - 1951). It showcases both Laurel and Hardy in an elaborate original painting with Fifer and Fiddler Pig of the Three Little Pigs. They are singing, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf". (Note: The Three Little Pigs came out in 1933, so this may date the gift to that year). The art is signed, "To Oliver Hardy Sincerely Walt Disney." The signature of Walt Disney is attributed to Hank Porter. Characters are 4" - 7". A true piece of Disney and Old Hollywood history. Matted with an opening size of 17" x 11"; open-front framed for an overall size of 25" x 18". A recently recovered letter from Oliver Hardy (a copy will be included with the art) reads, "The drawing received this morning, and I have never gotten anything that I appreciate as much as this. Everyone that I have shown it to has asked which side I am on. Nevertheless, I know my own likeness, and they can't kid me." The letter is dated March 29, 1934, typed on Hal Roach Studios stationery, and hand-signed by Mr. Hardy in ink. Very Good condition.

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