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[James and the Giant Peach]
FULLY ARMATURED PRODUCTION GRASSHOPPER PUPPET 
Puppet (15 3/4 x 8 in.; 40.6 by 20.3 cm). In cloth tailcoat and trousers, top hat and cane, 30 resin mouths, 16 eyebrows and 2 eyes; minor rubbing to one or two mouths. [With]: Earl Grey tea bag production prop used by Grasshopper as a pillow, 2 diagrams with design specifications for Grasshopper (24 x 19 in.; 61 x 48.2 cm), and original storyboard (20 x 15 in.; 51 x 38.2 cm) pertaining to Grasshopper.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 24 September 1997, lot 36

Catalogue Note

"The Old–Green–Grasshopper became a member of the New York Symphony Orchestra, where his playing was greatly admired."

A whimsical suite of production objects used in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (Walt Disney, 1996).  Simon Callow was the voice of the Grasshopper in the film, for which Lane Smith was the conceptual designer.

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York