Hare's Looking at You, Kid
Limited edition of 130, 16 field (13.5" x 16.5")
SRP $1475.00 unframed
A two cel set-up, hand-inked and hand-painted, created from original art for the film
Estate-signed by Chuck Jones
First cel art ever authorized by the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Bogart seal applied to the art
LJE inventory # 83223
Eight Ball Bunny bowed in theaters July 8,1950, just two years after the release of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (released January 7, 1948)
"Can you help a fellow American down on his luck?" asks Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," line is repeated in 8 Ball Bunny
Chuck Jones influenced by live-action directors, particularly John Huston
Instead of caricaturing Bogart, Jones paid homage to his acting prowess by playing it straight (albeit in a surreal way.)
Warner Bros. Animation Department had a long history of caricaturing the Warner Bros. live action stars of the day, such as Bette Davis, James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson
Chuck Jones information:
Chuck Jones, legendary American filmmaker and artist
Three time Academy Award-winner, he also was the recipient of the Academy's Lifetime Achievement Oscar and was nominated another six times for his film work
Jones, as a child, acted in Mack Sennett silent films
He studied the filmmaking processes of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and D.W. Griffiththe Jones abode was just down the street from the United Artists film lot
Three of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of CongressWhat's Opera, Doc?, Another Froggy Evening and Chuck Amuck.
Humphrey Bogart information:
Although he rarely participated in celebrity tournaments, Bogart was one of Hollywood's better golfers. On many occasions, Bogart enjoyed catching a quick round of golf at Lakeside Golf Club in between filming at the nearby Warner Bros. studios.
Bogart and Spencer Tracy first met on the set of Up the River, when both were newcomers to the film industry. The two became lifelong friends, and Tracy was one of the few people who were allowed to visit Bogart once he became gravely ill.
During his marriage to Mayo Methot, Bogart bought a sailboat, which he lightheartedly named Sluggy after his hot-tempered wife.
Newlyweds Bogart and Betty purchased a home at 2707 Benedict Canyon Road in Beverly Hills, where they accumulated an array of animals. Their pets included 14 chickens, eight ducks and a large dog.
After marrying Betty, Bogart sold Sluggy and purchased a new 54-foot sailboat. He named the craft Santana.
Bogart and Bacall's son, Stephen, was named after Bogart's character in To Have and Have Not. His daughter, Leslie, was named after friend and The Petrified Forest co-star, Leslie Howard.
Betty put the gold whistle from To Have and Have Not, their first movie together, with Bogart when he was cremated.
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart the Greatest Male Star of All Time.