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    The Shooting of Dan McGoo Red Hot as Lou Production Cel Signed by Preston Blair (MGM, 1945). "Put your arms around me, daddy, hold me tight / Just huddle up and cuddle up with all your might!" On any other night, a patron of the Malamute Saloon will find himself caught in a flurry of gunfights, beer-guzzling, and rowdy Gold Rush shenanigans. Tonight, however, the saloon enjoys a brief moment of peace, as every eye is locked on one single person: red-haired, sweet-voiced showgirl Lou. Lou is played by Red, who made her first on-screen appearance as the title character of the 1943 short Red Hot Riding Hood. The enthralling redhead captivates the entire saloon with her singing and dancing, not to mention her eye-catching good looks. This strikingly rare piece is an original, hand-painted, hand-inked production cel from the 1945 Tex Avery-directed short The Shooting of Dan McGoo. Red Hot stuns in an unbelievable full-figure image measuring about 4.75" x 6.75" on a 12 field cel. The image can be found at about the 5:42 mark of the short. The piece is signed by Preston Blair (1908 - 1995), the legendary lead animator of this short. The cel comes with a rare original Certificate of Authenticity from Turner Entertainment Co., which holds much of MGM's cartoon library from its 1986 acquisition of the company. This spectacular cel is numbered in its lower right corner with 110, and it is presented atop a color print background. This is a truly incredible image of the fan-favorite character. The piece is in Very Good condition, with very minor handling and edge wear and a small crease on the lower edge of the cel, away from the image.

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