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    Sock-A-Bye, Baby Popeye and Billy Boop Animation Drawing (Max Fleischer, 1934). "What's the matter, what's the matter?" Popeye asks, as little Billy Boop cries after a clothes pin drops on the ground. This is after Popeye has done everything in his power to keep the world quiet so Billy Boop (Betty Boop's little brother) can stay asleep. Here is an outstanding 12 field animation drawing of Popeye zipping the baby's mouth shut. You can see this image at the 6:08 mark. This was Popeye's sixth short, released on 1/19/34; William Costello provided his voice, and Harpo Marx makes a cameo appearance. One of the earliest pieces of Popeye animation art we have come across. Great large images in graphite, with sizes of 6" and 7". The drawing is matted with an opening of 10.5" x 8.5", framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 16" x 13". A print of an actual screen grab of this scene is on the back of the frame. Frame is sold as-is; art condition is Very Good.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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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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