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Lot 1541

Stahl, Al - Cartoonist and Motion Picture Animator. A collection of material that belonged to Alvin Lester Stahl during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Included is: a 68 page book, The American Course of Cartooning , written by Stahl in 1934 for The American School of Cartooning; printed comic strips by Stahl called "The Happy Trailings" (10), "Porkchops 'N Gravy, The Colored Cutups" (3), "Little Major," "Needles," and The Cine Specialist"; 8 comic strips titled "Spirit" in comic-book format from newspapers; approximately 90 animation cels, 4 from "Dick Tracy," (much flaking), 24 of a spectacled guy wearing a gray graduation gown and mortar board, and 49 of a large lady and a scrawny man; 60 drawings from "Meet Mr. Dimout"; numerous drawings for comic strips; two typed rough-draft scripts (13 and 10 pp) for "Private Ambrose" for American Film Producers; paperwork on puppet films produced for advertising agency BBDO; animated advertisement for Dick Tracy sweaters--a 9 page hand-drawn ad, and a photocopy of Stahl's 1947 agreement with Comic Togs, Inc. to produce a 16mm colored cartoon picture of Dick Tracy for $1800; Stahl's enlistment and discharge from World War II; cartoons created for the birth of his son and daughter; and a business card touting "Cartoons, Comic Strips, Gags." Five folders of material, plus a box of 18 reels of various sizes. Should be seen in person; sold as is.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 2,000.


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