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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Autograph Hound" (1939) [Series] - Pencil of Joe E. Brown and Martha Ray

I had (have) a fascination with characterizations of popular figures in cartoons. Hollywood has always been a good target because they seem to last in the public eye longer and with more positive attitudes than politicians....

This is the first of that genre of image we collected. I liked the two sheets because the heads were so large and really reflected the underlying personality of the Star... (again, sorry about the pink cast. They tend to look OK my my computer - even after converting the profile to sRBG).

Martha Ray

Joe E. Brown

We framed both of the pencils together. If I had realized that we were going to pick up more, I probably would have framed them as individual items. However, the wide open mouth of both does make it work....

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From "Autograph Hound" (1939). A large pencil sketch image of Joe E. Brown with this mouth open wide (#10). Martha Ray also singing (#4). Good images. Directed by Jack King. Framed with Martha Ray image from same film. This is often confusion as to the movie -- these two are also in Mother Goose Goes Hollywood. The difference is in the hat that Joe E. Brown wears. A Donald Duck film directed by Jack King. [Frame: 28"W x 17.75"H; Image: Left & Right: 9"W x 9.5"H] SeqID-0024 7/27/2005

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