Collection of 50+ puppet elements from John Henry and the Inky-Poo
Start Price:4,000.00 USD
Estimated At:4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
17,000.00USD+ (3,060.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2009 Oct 09 @ 12:23UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Collection of 50+ puppet elements from John Henry and the Inky-Poo. (Paramount, 1946) Based on the African-American folktale, this is a collection of 50+ hand-painted and detailed puppet elements from Oscar-nominated animated short, John Henry and the Inky-Poo. The lot includes a torso with arms constructed of cast plaster over a wooden base with rods at neck and waist, seven large John Henry heads, two small John Henry heads, two small Preacher heads and dozens of painted wooden legs for the movement sequences. Some of the heads bear internal handwritten notations, “smile”, “to be used with a series – 5 mad”, etc.