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    Elzie Segar - Popeye "Sindbad the Sailor" Specialty Illustration Original Art and Movie Window Card (1936). If you were an American child growing up in the late 1950s and '60s, chances are you saw the Popeye cartoon "Sindbad the Sailor" hundreds of times on television. This was Max Fleisher's first color cartoon starring Segar's popular star of the Thimble Theatre comic strip, and was twice as long as most cartoons of its day. Here's a most unusual pen and ink illustration done to celebrate that landmark film, showing Popeye dreaming of appearing with glamour queen Carol Lombard, as his animated co-stars Bluto (in his pirate outfit from the film), Olive, and Wimpy look on. It's been boldly signed by Segar, with his customary lit-cigar doodle. The 12.75" x 14.75 drawing, which may be unpublished, has been custom matted and framed to an overall size of 23.5" x 25", and appears to be in Excellent condition. As a bonus, this lot also contains a full-color Window Card, measuring 14" x 18" and matted and framed to 17.5" x 21.5". The blank top part of the card, used to indicate theater and date, has been trimmed off, leaving only the image area. Other than that, it's in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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