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Auction History Result

4y0028 BAD LUCK BLACKIE linen 1sh 1949 Tex Avery, bulldog paints black cat white to end bad luck!

Date Sold 7/7/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Bad Luck Blackie, the 1949 Tex Avery animated animation cartoon (produced by Fred Quimby; about a bulldog that torments a kitten, but then it is befriended by a black cat, and whenever the dog is bothering the kitten, it summons the black cat, and its appearance causes the bulldog to have increasingly terrible bad luck, but then the bulldog figures out to paint the black cat white, which stops the curse, but fortunately, the kitten paints itself black, thus solving its problem!) featuring the voices of Tex Avery, and Dick Nelson (in the title role as the black cat). Note that Fred "Tex" Avery was one of the greatest legends of Hollywood animation. He started working for Walter Lantz on Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in the early 1930s. He moved to Warner Bros. in 1935, where he became a legend, working on the Merry Melodies and Looney Tunes series, creating or developing the best remembered Warner Bros. cartoon characters, including Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, and others. In 1941, after a disagreement, he briefly worked on a series called "Speaking of Animals", where real animals "talked" with animated lips, but he soon signed a contract with MGM, where he did even more wonderful work than before. He developed an entirely new type of cartoon (his MGMs are instantly recognizable as being "Tex Averys"), and they include characters such as Droopy, The Wolf, Red Hot Riding Hood, and many others. He is one of the greatest animators ever, and posters from his cartoons are difficult to obtain, and are highly sought after by collectors!
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Important Added Info: Note that we have only previously auctioned one example of this one-sheet, and it sold for $813. That poster has now been reconsigned to us, so this is still the only example of this one-sheet we have ever auctioned!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had small paper loss at the top crossfold, pinholes in the corners, and minor fold and border wear. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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