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Lot 5331
[THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER.]
Sold for US$ 2,350 inc. premium

Lot Details
[THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER.]
PLUNKETT, WALTER. 4 gouache on board illustrations, two 10 by 13 inches laid down to 16 by 20 inch board, two 12 by 17 1 /4 inches, of costume designs for Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Little Jim, and Joe Harper, all signed by Plunkett at lower right in pencil, framed.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) was David O. Selznick's dry run for Gone With the Wind: it was an elaborate period piece in with sets and costumes produced in exacting detail. Walter Plunkett provided costumes on Tom Sawyer as he would for Gone With the Wind, and this lot features four fine examples of his work on the film: present are costume designs for Tom Sawyer (portrayed in the film by Tommy Kelly), Becky Thatcher (Anne Gillis), Little Jim (Philip Hurlic), and one of Tom's school mates, Joe Harper (Mickey Rentschler).
This item is from the estate of Jeanie McCallum, onetime secretary to David O. Selznick and longtime secretary to Jock Whitney.
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