Oversize, 13 1/4 x 10, 224 pages. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full-color with production drawings, cels, background paintings, model sheets, and photographs.This art book chronicles the animated films directed by Fred "Tex" Avery during his glorious years at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1942 to 1955. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket.
Preston Blair (1908 - 1995) began his career in animation with Walter Lantz and Charles Mintz in the 1930s before joining the Walt Disney Studio later in that decade. He animated characters for Fantasia (notably Mickey Mouse and Hyacinth Hippo) and also worked on Pinocchio (1940) and Bambi (1942). He left Disney for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after the 1941 strike. There he joined Fred "Tex" Avery's unit. He is famed for his animation of the sexy nightclub star Red in six of Tex Avery's M-G-M cartoons.In the 1960s he animated at Hanna-Barbera on The Flintstones and in subsequent years was involved in the development and production of animated films and commercials. Blair authored a number of art and animation instruction books published by Walter T. This book is from Preston Blair's estate and includes a certificate of authenticity. The item "TEX AVERY Bio SIGNED by Author to DISNEY / MGM Animation Legend PRESTON BLAIR" is in sale since Thursday, September 11, 2014. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "catstarbuck" and is located in Santa Barbara, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Macao, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion, Philippines.