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    A Collection of Costume Design Sketches from "Ragtime." Paramount, 1981. Eleven total, rendered in watercolor, ink, and pencil on construction paper, featuring various female characters (including Elizabeth McGovern as "Evelyn Nesbit" and Mary Steenburgen as "Mother") in turn-of-the-century dresses, most with penciled annotations on the margins and fabric swatches stapled to the upper left corners; also included are two smaller, unfinished sketches; all designed by Anna Hill Johnstone who was nominated for a 'Best Costume Design' Oscar for this film that also has the distinction of being the last one made by James Cagney.
    15" x 11"

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    March, 2013
    30th Saturday
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