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# - Disney, Walt.
"MELODY TIME"
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
254
# - Disney, Walt.
"MELODY TIME"
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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# - Disney, Walt.
"MELODY TIME"
195 by 265mm., gouache on celluloid with original cel on background, mount signed by walt disney ("To Ann [sic] Shelton | All Best Wishes | Walt Disney"), mounted, framed and glazed, studio label on backing of frame, minor lifting of cel from background
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Provenance

Anne Shelton (inscription from Walt Disney)

Catalogue Note

Anne Shelton (1928-1994) was one of the greatest British singing stars of the 1940s and 1950s. Her career started with Bert Ambrose and she would later sing with Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby. Her World War Two signature tune was 'Lili Marlene' . In 1956 'Lay Down Your Arms' reached number one in the U.K. charts. These pictures (see next lot) from the Disney studios were probably given to Shelton during her tour of America in 1951. Initially to last for three months, the tour lengthened to eleven months and included visits to New York, Las Vegas, Texas, San Francisco, Hollywood, Chicago, Washington and Philadelphia. (Photograph courtesy of family archive).

This original cel shows two skaters mirrored by two rabbits behind and is from Melody Time. This film comprised a compilation of seven animated musical shorts, released by the Disney studio in 1948.

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