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    Mommie Dearest Storyboard Original Art Group of 260 with Costume Design Production Photocopies (Paramount Pictures, c. 1981). "Christina, bring me the ax!" First and foremost, this is one of the largest collections of storyboards we have seen, consisting of over 260 sheets of drawings created for the biographical drama film Mommie Dearest, rendered in graphite and mixed media by production artist Nikita Knatz. Included in this enormous set of incredible drawings is the scene in which Joan Crawford maniacally chops down one of her trees, the notorious haircut scene, and many others. Additionally, this set comes with photocopies of 40 fabulous costume designs for Joan. Mommie Dearest famously starred the great Faye Dunaway portraying Joan Crawford in an expository film about the abusive private life of the actress and her children. The film was a commercial success despite receiving mostly negative reviews, and it has since developed a massive cult following as an "unintentional comedy" due to its highly charged acting and bizarre script. A month into its release, Paramount realized the film was developing this reputation and changed its advertising, proclaiming, "Meet the biggest MOTHER of them all!" These storyboards are hand-drawn on 11" x 8.5" vellum tracing paper, some of which are mounted to sheets of bond paper. They show varying degrees of handling, edge wear and toning, but the condition overall is Very Good. The costume design photocopies are bound in sleeves in a portfolio, show very little handling wear and are also in Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    14th Saturday
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