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    The Love Bug World Premiere Invitation/Poster (Walt Disney, 1968). The story of an anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. The film was the first in a series of films made by Walt Disney about a racing car named Herbie. The movie follows the adventures of Herbie, Herbie's driver, Jim, and his love interest, Carole. In the story Jim is an unsuccessful race car driver who has devolved into competing in demolition derby races. Jim lives in an old fire house with his friend and mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz, played by Buddy Hackett. Tennessee constantly extols the virtues of spiritual enlightenment, having spent time amongst Buddhist monks in Tibet. Herbie Fun Fact: Peter Ellenshaw worked on this film as a special effects matte painter. Between Peter, his son Harrison and his daughter Lynda; an Ellenshaw has worked on every one of the Herbie films. In this lot is a rare invitation to the world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The invitation becomes a poster when unfolded. The poster measures 22" x 28" and features stylized images from the film. The poster folds down to 11" x 9.5". Normal edge wear at fold creases. Condition is Very Good.

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    June, 2020
    19th-21st Friday-Sunday
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