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Animation artwork from the iconic title sequence of ''The Partridge Family'', designed by title artist Sandy Dvore. This instantly recognizable piece features the mother partridge followed by her five cheepers (chicks) along with the egg that ''breaks'' open at the beginning; this is one of only two known pieces created by Dvore with the entire animated Partridge Family. The famous title sequence for the show, in which the mother partridge breaks out of her shell and leads her chicks, was originally done for the pilot by Dvore, and was subsequently used during the entire series because it was so clever and groundbreaking. At the time of the pilot in 1969, color was just arriving to television and title sequences until then had mostly consisted of black and white typeface, simply listing the name of the show. For ''The Partridge Family'', Dvore decided to not only incorporate color into the title sequence (taking color cues from the famous Mondrian-inspired bus that the family drove), but also used animation, which until then had mostly been limited to cartoons. The result is one of the most enduring title sequences in the history of television. Described in the seminal book on title sequences, ''Untitled'' as ''...one of the most brilliant and most atypical designers of all time'', Dvore rose to prominence in the early sixties creating iconic illustrations for trade ads in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and ''Variety'' for stars such as Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. He soon segued to create a new art form, the film trade ad, and also designed the logos for entertainment companies United Artists, Lorimar and ICM. Artwork consists of white and colored paper cut-outs, affixed to celluloid on three separate sheets measuring 15.5'' x 10.5'', 14.5'' x 10.5'' and 15.5'' x 11''. Additionally, the egg consists of a black silhouette cut-out partially covering a white paper background, to which is attached the blue and yellow paper forming the egg. Measures 14'' x 11''. Near fine. With LOA from Sandy Dvore.
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''The Partridge Family'' Animated Title Artwork by Artist Sandy Dvore
''The Partridge Family'' Animated Title Artwork by Artist Sandy Dvore
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