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Calabasas, CA, United States
DoneSat, May 14, 2011 6:00 PM GMT

Hollywood Auction 44 - Day 1

Welcome to our latest Hollywood auction! Over 1,600 unique pieces of animation and Hollywood history are featured in this sale. In our day one offerings, we are pleased to be working with Van Eaton Galleries in presenting this unprecedented selection of items ranging from the dawn of animation, Gertie the Dinosaur, through the most beloved characters from Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and Walter Lantz. Day one highlights include: An historic handwritten letter by Walt Disney urging the creator of Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks, to move to California and become his chief animator; Herbert Ryman preliminary study for Tokyo Disneyland, signed and dated; Walt Disney?s Alpine Climbers one-sheet 40 x 60 in. poster; Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty production cel and original large pan background. Day two highlights include: the most famous film car in the world: the original hero road-going "GEN 11: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; original concrete slab footprints and signatures of Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman -- the first three imprints to start the tradition at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; Wicked Witch of the West crystal ball from The Wizard of Oz; Marilyn Monroe 1951 screen and publicity worn bathing suit from Let's Make It Legal; and much, much more. We hope you find something new and exciting from this catalog to add to your collection. Please remember we?re always interested in your future consignments for those who wish to pass ownership of their treasured pieces of Hollywood memorabilia to new caretakers.