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Original "1941" Promotional Scene Print.

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Original  1941  Promotional Scene Print.
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(Universal, 1979) A production made print used by Steven Spielberg to promote his wartime comedy film, "1941." Created from an original charcoal drawing, the print comes from the collection of its artist, Peter Green. Spielberg personally commissioned Green to work on a series of publicity graphics to help him promote the film. As Green recalls, "Steven needed to promote the film, but he was having trouble showing the full scope of it. He wanted to create a series of illustrations that showcased various key scenes in the film. Initially, my friend and fellow illustrator Dave McMacken was chosen for the project. Dave was working on the film's poster already, but due to time constraints, he couldn't also do the promotional artwork. Dave knew me and my similar wacky style, so he recommended me, and Steven loved and ended up using all of the artwork I brought him." The piece depicts Claude (Murray Hamilton) and Herb (Eddie Deezen) with his ventriloquist dummy aircraft spotting from the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier as they are attacked by an Imperial Japanese submarine. The print was created as the starting point for the final promotional artwork that is also offered in this catalog. Measuring 24"x30", the drawing is in very good condition with minor surface and edge-wear, particularly at the lower right corner.