Lonesome Ghosts (1937)|
Production cel and production background of Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck, Donald Duck and a ghost.
The character cels are from "Lonesome Ghost" (1937) and the master production background is from "Donald's Ostrich" (1937). This piece measures 9.5" X 36.5".
The cel of Goofy appears at 3:09 minutes, Mickey appears at 3:39 minutes, Donald at 5:00 minutes, and the Ghost at 8:25 minutes.
Cels are slightly wavy with buckling along the edges which is fairly common for vintage animation cels. As visible in the web image, each character cel is taped to the background at the upper edge. The 12 field cel depicting Donald Duck has multiple surface scratches across and at the upper right corner with a miniscule puncture of 0.25". Additionally, there are two scratches of 0.25" below the character and by the second to left peg hole. There is cel loss of 7" X 5.5" to the upper right corner of the Mickey Mouse cel. The character Goofy has been trimmed from its original cel and re-applied to a pan cel measuring 9.5" X 36.5". Additionally, there is very slight paint separation in the mouse trap on Goofy’s nose with light cracking on the mouse trap and nose, there is no paint loss. As slightly visible in the web image, there is light discoloration, possible paint bleeding, along the right edges of Goofy’s face. The ghost is on a 16 field cel with very slight adhesive residue along the edges and light surface scratches throughout. In our opinion, the ghost was most likely restored as the ink lines are a different color than in the film. There are multiple pin holes to the background at the corners; as pinning up work for evaluation was often part of the creative process, this is fairly common.
The size of this piece is Pan