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Lot # 878 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Albert Whitlock's Matte Painting Easel

Stock #83635

This matte painting easel, at one time used by famous matte artist Albert Whitlock, is one of three that art director and production designer John DeCuir originally designed for Universal Pictures during the 1940s. Celebrated matte artist Whitlock's many films from this easel's era include 1975's The Hindenburg, for which Whitlock won an Academy Award.[10]

The wooden easel separates into two pieces: a wheeled base frame and an adjustable mast. Attachments include a smaller-scale wooden frame and an adjustable metal clip. "NOR" and "3x4 GLASS" are handwritten on the mast. On the back is a small metal plaque reading "B41682" and "UNIV. PIC. CO. INC.", above a faded ink label that says "MADE BY Hollywood Scene Dock and Prop Shop 1123 No. McCadden Pl." and "Hollywood 38 California". Three counterweights and chains are included. The easel exhibits some wear including rust and countless stray paint marks from its many years of use. Dimensions (assembled): 122 cm x 101.75 cm x 287.25 cm (48" x 40" x 113")

£2,000 - 3,000 US

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Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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