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Jack Martin Smith (January 2, 1911 – November 7, 1993) was a highly successful Hollywood art director with over 130 films to his credit and nine Academy Award nominations which ultimately yielded three Oscars. He made his debut in 1937 and two years later found himself working as a production designer on The Wizard of Oz. Smith spent most of his working life at MGM where he worked on such films as Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949), and the 1951 version of Show Boat. His first Oscar nomination came in 1949 for his work on Vincente Minnelli’s adaptation of Madame Bovary.
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Jack Martin Smith Wizard of Oz Concept Art Painting. Sold for nearly $40,000.
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Original Ink and Watercolor Drawing by E.H. Shepard of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet — Extraordinarily Scarce Drawing by Shepard of the Most Famous Children’s Character
Beautifully rendered watercolor and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet by E.H. Shepard, the illustrator chosen by A.A. Milne to bring his literary characters to life. Here, Shepard draws Pooh and Piglet upon a letter to his agent, allowing the characters to express his feelings of gratitude and joy. In the autograph letter signed, dated 29 February 1932, Shepard thanks his agent for a letter, writing that he has “done splendidly” and that “this view is shared by others.” To emphasize his feelings, Shepard draws Winnie-the-Pooh reaching up and Piglet excitedly jumping at his side. Shepard must have been very pleased with his agent, as he very seldom drew his most famous characters; this drawing, done early in the illustrator’s career and just a few years after the Pooh series, is a rare exception. Single page is written from Long Meadow, Guildford. Light uniform toning and mounted to card. Overall in very good to near fine condition. Sold for $40,954.
Ticket From ”The Wizard Of Oz” Hollywood Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on 15 August 1939 — With PSA/DNA COA
”The Wizard Of Oz” Hollywood premiere ticket. Ticket admitted its bearer to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, to attend the classic musical’s Hollywood premiere at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 August 1939. $2.20 orchestra seat ticket is designated for seat 1, row 28 in the left center section. Ticket is visually captivating, featuring purple print on geometric-patterned pearlescent cream color paper, with ”TECHNICOLOR” in rainbow lettering. Measures 3.5” x 2”. Irregular right edge due to removal of stub, with paper residue from prior mounting to verso and a few tiny stains, else near fine. A rare gem from an enduring and celebrated masterpiece of moviemaking. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA COA.
Sold for $6,083.
”Wizard of Oz” Composer E.Y. Harburg Signed Handwritten Lyrics From His Most Famous Song, ”Over the Rainbow” — With PSA/DNA COA
”Somewhere Over the Rainbow” lyrics handwritten and signed by the lyricist E.Y. Harburg, who wrote them for Judy Garland in ”The Wizard of Oz.” Harburg, in fact, wrote lyrics for all of the songs in the revered 1939 MGM film, and won an Oscar for his work on the music of the film that year. Lyrics from the last stanza of the song are written in Harburg’s hand in black ink and read: ”If any little bird can fly / Beyond the rainbow / Why — Oh why can’t I? / E.Y. Harburg”. Card measures 8.5” x 5” and is elegantly matted and framed to an overall size of 13” x 9.25”. Fine condition. With a COA from PSA/DNA.
Sold for $1,597.
”Wizard of Oz” Licensing Agreement From 1939
”Wizard of Oz” licensing agreement. Dated 19 June 1939, contract between Loew’s Inc. and Dart Board Equipment Co. is drawn for the licensing and merchandising of dart boards based on the film. Signed on the last page by representatives of Loew’s Incorporated and the Dart company’s sales manager. Runs 11pp., bound with staples to the left margin. Measures 8.5” x 11.25”. Near fine, with expected creasing to binding, punch holes to top edge, and several ink corrections and initials. Sold for $938.
Disney Original Concept Painting From 1964 for “It’s a Small World” by Mary Blair — Measures 20″ x 15″
“It’s a Small World” original concept painting, created in 1964 for Walt Disney by Mary Blair, a “Disney Legend” who designed concept art for “Cinderella”, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan”. Originally a pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair, “It’s a Small World” captured the attention of Walt Disney, who commissioned Mary Blair to adapt it into a ride at Disneyland. Her subsequent artwork is presented here — a gorgeous 1960s inspired castle-themed piece in colors of pink, green and gold against a contrasting black background. The entrance to the ride is clearly evident in the artwork, referencing Blair’s mod-castle aesthetic with soft colors. Board measures 20″ x 15″. Light edge wear and pinholes at corners, otherwise near fine. Beautiful, large concept art for the iconic Disney attraction. Sold for $15,332.