[The Beatles] Lennon, John. (1940–1980)
John Lennon and Blue Meanie Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 'Yellow Submarine' Production Cel
Outstanding hand-painted gouache on 16 field acetate production drawing setup fromThe Beatles' Yellow Submarine, ca. 1968. This is a great single cel setup with an amazing large approx. 5.5 x 11.5 inch depiction of John Lennon dressed in Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band attire opposite a raging Blue Meanie brandishing a stool (2 x 3 inches), the full sheet measuring approx. 16 x 12 inches. Letter and numerical notations along the lower edge, set against a rigid gold-toned matboard with superficial warping of the acetate but otherwise in fine condition. Framed in a period blue wooden frame. 16.5 x 13.25 inches overall.
A wonderful and colorful animated feature, Yellow Submarine features some of the Beatles' biggest hits and far-out animation headed up by Heinz Edelmann. Directed by George Dunning and based on the song of the same name by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, in the film The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his yellow submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies. Along the way, they fall through the Sea of Time, Sea of Nothing, Sea of Holes, and more. Eventually, they meet Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. and take him with them on the adventure. When at Pepperland, The Beatles "rally the land to rebellion" and take down the Blue Meanies, the Four-Headed Meanie Dog, and the Dreadful Flying Glove. Though the Fab Four sang the songs used in the film, actors supplied the voices for John, Paul, George, and Ringo in the non-musical segments.
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