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    Sufferin' Cats (MGM, R-1948). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hanna and Barbera's first film was "Puss Gets His Boots," featuring a cat and mouse that became an enormous hit and was nominated for an Academy Award. The creators christened the duo "Tom and Jerry" and devoted themselves to nothing else for the next fifteen years! Hanna and Barbera went on to form a collaboration at MGM that would rival animation king Walt Disney. From the start, their talents seemed to complement each other perfectly. Barbera found his creative outlet in writing; his forte was gag comedy. Hanna enjoyed directing, and possessed a keen sense of timing. Together they helped create an animation empire. MGM started producing these stunning stone litho One Sheets in 1941, and continued through the early 1950s. This is an early re-release on this poster. Fine+ on Linen.

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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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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