Willis O'Brien Storyboard Panels #55-72 for ...
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DescriptionWillis O'Brien Storyboard Panels #55-72 for The Last of the Oso Si-Papu (1950). Eighteen original hand painted storyboards accomplished in pencil, pen, and gouache on 5.25" x 4" paper leaves tipped, nine per board, to two 20" x 15" backing boards (marked 7 and 8) affixed to two subsequent 24" x 20" backing boards. Storyboard frames numbered 55 to 72.
Featuring characters, animals and the Oso Si-Papu ("Bear from the darkness of the underworld") from Willis O'Brien's unproduced feature film. The Oso Si-Papu is a Native American mythical creature described as a 20-ft. tall bear with nubby, reptilian skin. Panel number 69 is an unpainted pencil sketch. Exhibiting expected age and handling, some tape remnants and panel edges loose from backing boards. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Personal Collection of Willis O’Brien.
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