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    Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny and Carmen Miranda Illustration (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). Bugs steals a banana from Carmen Miranda's "tutti-fruitti hat" in this illustration, inspired by the classic 1947 Merrie Melodies short, Slick Hare. Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996) was lead animator for this Friz Freleng-directed cartoon, one of many Bugs Bunny cartoons he was involved with during his long career; in addition to Warners, Mr. Ross worked for several other studios, including Hanna- Barbera and Filmation, where he worked on the animated Star Trek series. This piece was drawn by Mr. Ross on a sheet of 12 field animation paper (turned sideways); the combined image area measures approximately 12" tall. Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    26th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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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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