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Willis O’Brien concept art for The Elephant Rustlers

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Willis O’Brien concept art for The Elephant Rustlers
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Willis O’Brien concept art for The Elephant Rustlers - (Unproduced, 1960) Pencil, pen & ink, and gouache on 15” x 20” illustration board with overlaid mat, visible image size 11 ½” x 16”. Executed by Willis O’Brien in 1960 with his monogram signature of an “O” circling a “B” and from his personal archive, and illustrated in Steve Archer’s biography “Willis O’Brien/ Special Effects Genius”. From an article read by Darlyne O’Brien concerning the theft in Burma of working elephants, she and Willis concocted a fable of international elephant rustling complicated by giant lizard attacks. Traces of handling, else Very Fine.