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    Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder - Little Annie Fanny, Complete 3-page Story Original Art (Playboy, 1975). This mouth-watering three-page romp was unveiled in the March 1975 issue of Playboy. Little Annie Fanny, the risque, and hugely popular character created by Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder, showcased her curves each month in Playboy, starting in 1962, and all through the seventies and eighties, before ending in 1988. A trip to the chiropractor may not have helped voluptuous Little Annie Fanny, but it does wonders for Dr. Crankshaft. Later, still seeking relief from her backache, Little Annie Fanny gets "poked" by an acupuncturist downstairs. The Annie yarns took comic art to a new finish with their painstakingly painted stories, rendered for "full process" color. Painted in gouache on board, each page has an image area of 10.5" x 15", and all are in Excellent condition. Also included in the lot is a typed letter from Michelle Urry, Playboy Cartoon Editor. The letter, dated June 26, 1975, and addressed to Harvey Kurtzman, grants Kurtzman the right to: "..sell the artwork as a collector's item to anyone you wish," but notes, "Playboy continues to own all right, title and interest, including all rights of copyright, in and to the cartoon." Satire, political commentary, sexy humor, and artistic innovation are all wrapped up in these, the perkiest pages ever!

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    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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