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cover of Original design illustration for an embroidered patch worn by Burger Chef employees, circa 1950s

Original design illustration for an embroidered patch worn by Burger Chef employees, circa 1950s

by [Americana] [Design] [Fast Food]

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Published
1964
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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Vintage design illustration for an embroidered uniform patch worn by Burger Chef employees, circa 1964. Sample patch affixed to the top left corner. The first Burger Chef restaurant was opened by Frank and Donald Thomas in Indianapolis in 1957. The chain quickly spread across the United States, with 335 locations across the country in… Read more
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cover of The Night of the Hunter (Original artwork used for the cover of the 1968 Avon paperback edition of the 1953 novel)

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Ridgefield, CT: N.p., 1968. Original gouache artwork by Harry R. Bennett for the 1968 Avon paperback edition of Davis Grubb's "The Night of the Hunter," showing a sinister Reverend Harry Powell in the foreground, with children John and Pearl escaping into the woods to his right. SIGNED by Bennett on the verso, with a copyright stamp for The Hearst… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of Original "Bustoon" illustration by Bill Ward drawn for Russ Meyer

Original "Bustoon" illustration by Bill Ward drawn for Russ Meyer

by [Original artwork] [Sexploitation] [Russ Meyer] Bill Ward (illustrator)

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Published
1980
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$8,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original illustration artwork, circa 1980s, commissioned by sexploitation maestro Russ Meyer, from his collection. Noted "good girl" artist Bill Ward was a favorite of Meyer's, and Ward's art decorates all three volumes of the director's 2000 autobiography, "A Clean Breast! The Life and Loves of Russ Meyer." This particular illustration appears on page 158… Read more
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cover of Charlot vs. Adolf (Original comic art, showing Charlie Chaplin as Adenoid Hynkel from "The Great Dictator," circa 1940s, signed by Al Kilgore)

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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Original one-panel comic showing actor Charlie Chaplin in costume as "Adenoid Hynkel" (satirizing Hitler) in the 1940 satire "The Great Dictator." Distinctive signature/badge of artist Al Kilgore to the center left edge of the cartoon. Chaplin's most famous role, "The Tramp," was also known as "Charlot" in France, Italy, Spain, and other countries. … Read more
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$450.00
cover of Collection of three original drawings of Charlie Chaplin onstage, circa 1940s

Collection of three original drawings of Charlie Chaplin onstage, circa 1940s

by Charlie Chaplin (subject); Al Kilgore (artist)

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Published
1940
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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Three original drawings of comedian Charlie Chaplin, circa 1940s. Executed in black pen on onionskin stock, with white-out additions, drawing adhered to illustration board by the artist. All three drawings with the insignia of Al Kilgore to the bottom left corner, and holograph ink annotations to the verso noting the drawings as property of New York… Read more
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cover of Original design illustration of the Disneyland Hotel and monorail station, circa 1961

Original design illustration of the Disneyland Hotel and monorail station, circa 1961

by [Disneyland] [Walt Disney]

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Published
1961
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$550.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: The Lou Smith Organization, 1961. Vintage xerographically duplicated design illustration of the Disneyland Monorail System-then known as the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System-and the Disneyland Hotel, circa 1961. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. The design illustrates Disneyland's 1961 six million dollar expansion project. The project led to the creation of the Disneyland… Read more
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cover of Tree, A Happening (Original instructions for the May 19, 1963 Yam Festival event, with contemporary Kaprow signature and date)

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Original spirit duplication instructions for Allan Kaprow's "Tree, A Happening," a performance art piece which took place as part of The Yam Festival, at painter and sculptor George Segal's farm in South Brunswick, New Jersey, on May 19, 1963, with Kaprow's contemporary signature, "Kaprow May '63" in holograph ink on top of first page. The instructions… Read more
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cover of Fuck Communism! (Satin banner, circa 1960s)

Fuck Communism! (Satin banner, circa 1960s)

by Paul; Krassner John Francis Putnam (design)

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Published
1960
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage satin banner with hand-sewn lettering, by an unknown artist, made after Paul Krassner and John Francis Putnam's 1963 poster. Krassner created the "Fuck Communism" poster for sale through his satirical underground magazine The Realist, with typography by longtime Mad magazine art director Putnam. In addition to publishing The Realist from 1958 to 2001,… Read more
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cover of Original artwork for Nancy comic strip, October 11, 1977

Original artwork for Nancy comic strip, October 11, 1977

by Ernie Bushmiller (artist)

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Published
1977
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Original three-panel artwork by Ernie Bushmiller for the October 11, 1977 daily strip of his seminal comic strip Nancy. This particular strip features Nancy and Sluggo enveloped in a fog created with Ben Day dots in a very stylish Pop Art manner. As with American cinema, it was the French who first championed the… Read more
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cover of Original artwork for Priscilla's Pop comic strip, September 9, 1969

Original artwork for Priscilla's Pop comic strip, September 9, 1969

by Al Vermeer (artist)

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Published
1969
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Original three-panel artwork by Al Vermeer for the September 9, 1969 daily strip of "Priscilla's Pop," featuring Priscilla, her friend Hollyhock and Priscilla's dog Oliver. Albert (Al) Herman Vermeer began his newspaper career as a sports writer while growing up in Oakland, California. He began doing sports illustration for the San Francisco News, and in… Read more
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cover of Original artwork for Mark Trail comic strip, December 12, 1988

Original artwork for Mark Trail comic strip, December 12, 1988

by Ed Dodd (cartoonist); Jack Elrod (artist)

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Published
1988
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1988. Original three-panel artwork by Jack Elrod, dated December 12, 1988, of Ed Dodd's preeminent comic strip Mark Trail. "13244 MON 12 - 12 - 88" written in holograph non-photo blue pencil in upper left margin. Edward Benton "Ed" Dodd, hailed from Lafayette, Georgia, and spent most of his life in Georgia. As a teen he… Read more
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cover of Original artwork for Li'l Abner comic strip, June 25, 1936, inscribed to Ed Dodd

Original artwork for Li'l Abner comic strip, June 25, 1936, inscribed to Ed Dodd

by Al Capp (artist); Ed Dodd (cartoonist)

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Published
1936
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$3,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1936. Original four-panel artwork by Al Capp, dated June 25, 1936, of his seminal comic strip Li'l Abner. INSCRIBED to fellow cartoonist Ed Dodd in holograph ink on bottom margin: "To Ed Dodd / with good wishes / Al Capp." Holograph notation in pencil along top margin: "4. It'll Do - Plenty!" and "6-25" in blue holograph… Read more
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cover of The Exorcist (Original poster maquette for the 1973 film)

The Exorcist (Original poster maquette for the 1973 film)

by [Film Maquettes] William Friedkin (director); Bill Gold (poster design); William Peter Blatty (screenwriter); Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair (starring)

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Published
1972
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1972. Original maquette demonstrating an early poster design for the 1973 film, featuring a vintage silver gelatin photograph of the legendary streetlit scene of Father Merrin's first arrival to Georgetown in the film mounted to the poster. A minimal design, without the credits information seen in the completed original "purple style" poster variant, and… Read more
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cover of Original artwork for Nancy Sunday comic strip, January 31, 1971

Original artwork for Nancy Sunday comic strip, January 31, 1971

by Ernie Bushmiller (artist)

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Published
1971
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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Original eight-panel artwork by Ernie Bushmiller for the January 31, 1971 deluxe Sunday installment of his seminal comic strip Nancy. This strip features Nancy and her dog Poochie. As with American cinema, it was the French who first championed the studied simplicity of Bushmiller's un-deconstructible combination of rigid artistic style and even more rigidly… Read more
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cover of Between Two Women (Collection of 9 original concept art sketches for the 1945 film)

Between Two Women (Collection of 9 original concept art sketches for the 1945 film)

by Willis Goldbeck (director); Harry Ruskin (screenwriter); Van Johnson, Lionel Barrymore, Marilyn Maxwell, Gloria DeHaven (starring)

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Published
1945
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1945. Collection of nice vintage concept art sketches for advertisements or posters for the 1945 film. Pencil and marker on tracing paper. The sixteenth and penultimate "Dr. Kildare" film, the and the last of four films featuring Van Johnson as Dr. Randall "Red" Adams, and the fifth of six films focusing on… Read more
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The Climax (Collection of 5 original concept art sketches for the 1944 film)

by George Waggner (director); Curt Siodmak, Lynn Starling (screenwriters); Edward Locke (play); Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster (starring)

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Published
1944
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Collection of five original concept art sketches for advertisements or posters for the 1944 film. Pencil and marker on tracing paper. Based on the 1909 play by Edward Locke, about a doctor who becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice reminds with of his deceased financee, whom he murdered out… Read more
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cover of The Unforgiven (Original poster artwork for the 1960 film)

The Unforgiven (Original poster artwork for the 1960 film)

by John Huston (director); Alan Le May (novel); Ben Maddow (screenwriter); Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, John Saxon, Lillian Gish (starring)

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Published
1960
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1960. Original conceptual artwork the 1960 film. Featuring a drawing of Burt Lancaster with Audrey Hepburn clasped against him. Based on the 1957 novel by Alan Le May. In many ways a reflection on John Ford's 1956 film "The Searchers," which was also based on an Alan Le May novel, "The Unforgiven"… Read more
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cover of Here's Lucy (Original scenario artwork from the 1968 television series)

Here's Lucy (Original scenario artwork from the 1968 television series)

by Jack Donohue, George Marshall, Jack Baker (directors); Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr. (starring)

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Published
1968
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Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1968. Original scenario artwork for the 1968 comedy television show. Set design sketch for the living room of Lucy's apartment, including the oft-pictured brick fireplace, and Lucy herself coming down the stairs. The third of Lucille Ball's television comedy sitcoms, following her famed "I Love Lucy" (1951-1957) and "The Lucy Show"… Read more
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cover of How the West Was Won (Original scenario artwork for the 1962 film)

How the West Was Won (Original scenario artwork for the 1962 film)

by John Ford (director); James Webb (screenwriter); John Wayne, Harry Morgan (starring)

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Published
1961
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1961. Original scenario artwork for the 1962 film, depicting the main drag of the town of Osage, with various townspeople going about their business. Archivally mounted and double matted, with a description in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. Unexamined out of frame. Winner of the Academy… Read more
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cover of Magic (Original scenario artwork from the 1978 film)

Magic (Original scenario artwork from the 1978 film)

by Richard Attenborough (director); William Goldman (novel, screenwriter); Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith (starring)

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Published
1977
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$350.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977. Original scenario artwork for the 1978 horror film. Depicting the interior of Peggy Ann Snow's Catskills home. Based on the 1976 novel by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. A young Anthony Hopkins plays a mentally disturbed magician who rises to fame when he begins utilizing a ventriloquist… Read more
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$350.00