Friday, September 21, 2018

The Moore That Got Away

In 1996, while bidding on these two drawings at auction, I had to realize how popular and revered Fred Moore had become. These character design sketches depicting Grace Martin from the 1946 short film The Martins and the Coys sold for a small fortune to a lucky collector.
I am just glad these drawings survived at all and that I can show them here as scans from the catalogue.


  1. I like her sweet and funny face, her legs and arms. But her hips and waist are too thin for my taste.

    I look at the second picture and perhaps I see what I wanne see...
    Because of the upper part of the dress which looks like a seperate top it seems for me that Moore at first wanted to draw a girl with a naked belly...

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