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    The Lively Years - 1920-1973 Book Signed by Al Hirschfeld with Enlarged Dedication Print (Art Babbitt Estate, 1973). This is a book illustrated by noted caricaturist Al Hirschfeld and written by Brooks Atkinson showcases "A Half Century of the Most Significant Plays on Broadway," On the first page is a dedication to Art Babbit which reads "For Art who alone seems to keep the art of animation alive and well." The dedication is signed Al Hirschfeld, dated April 1977, and includes a caricature of himself. This must have meant a great deal to Art Babbitt, as he had it enlarged and put in a frame of 25" x 32" and hung it in his home. In this lot is both the book and the framed dedication. Two very personal items from the man who has been called the greatest animator to ever live. Book has dust jacket but shows significant handling wear. Condition of the printed dedication page is Very Good. The frame is sold as-is. From the Art Babbitt Archives.

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