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    The Truth About Mother Goose "London Bridge" Pan Production Background (Walt Disney, 1957). "Little wonder that Hunts Holbein and William Hogarth and many other famous painters chose to live on London Bridge." This Disney animated documentary explained the origins of the popular age-old rhymes "Little Jack Horner", "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary" and "London Bridge is Falling Down". Co-directed by Woolie Reitherman and Bill Justice with story development by Bill Peet, it premiered on 8/28/57 and received an Academy Award nomination. This is an original hand-painted pan production background from the "London Bridge" segment around the 9:21 mark. In the scene an artist is shown painting near an open window overlooking the river Thames. Background artists on this film were Al Dempster, Richard Thomas, Collin Campbell and Eyvind Earle. The stunning sunset though the window is a separate piece of art mounted into the middle section of the background through the balcony opening. The one-of-a-kind gouache painting measures 34" x 10" and has production and sequence numbers along the bottom white border. Minor handling, edge wear, and glue stains on reverse. Condition is Very Good.

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