Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Service With a Smile Betty Boop Production Cel on Painted Background (Max Fleischer, 1937). In this early black and white Fleischer Studios short, Betty Boop runs the newly opened Hi-De-Ho-Tel, which has 40 rooms and only two baths. Guests have plenty of complaints, and here Betty is seen in the hotel lobby fielding calls from disgruntled guests. This an incredible hand-inked, hand-painted 12 field production cel setup of Betty Boop measuring approximately 2.5" tall. The image includes a carefully trimmed image of Betty over hand painted reproduction of the Key Master background and a second cel of the front desk counter with the phones. This a stunningly beautiful setup from a Depression Era cartoon that can be seen around the 3:50 mark. True animation history and a treasure to behold. Framed under glass with a mat of 9" x 11" in a 17" x 19" frame. The cel has been restored and is in Fine condition. Frame is sold as-is.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,158

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2021 February 27 - 28 The Art of the Disney Theme Park/Disney Storybook Art Collection Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding work you have done in auctioning my comic book collection. We have been very satisfied with the results so far and look forward to continued success.
    A. S.,
    New Paltz, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search