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c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

c1982 Original Poster Art Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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£5,000.00


Product Description

An incredibly well painted original poster concept art, produced for the Hollywood film release of ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’.

The painting is by the famous American portrait artist Robert Tanenbaum and is accomplished in casein on artists’ board. It Features vibrant likenesses of the bawdy musical’s stars Burt Reynolds as “Sheriff Dodd”, Dolly Parton as “Mona Stangley” and cast. It is signed along Reynold’s holster, “Tanenbaum 82”. He has been commissioned many times to do cinema artwork and his paintings command high prices. The picture exhibits minor age, edge wear and production handling, but is in very good condition. It comes from the personal collection of the artist. The painting has been mounted, framed and glazed.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 1982 American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins (in his final film as director). It is an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name, and stars Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors, Charles Durning, Dom DeLuise, Noah Beery, Jr., Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt, Barry Corbin, Mary Jo Catlett and Mary Louise Wilson.

Durning was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Texas governor. Golden Globe nominations went to the film for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Parton for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). It was the fourth highest-grossing live-action musical film of the 1980s.

The film presented some difficulties for Universal, particularly with advertising. In 1982, the word "whorehouse" was considered obscene in parts of the United States, resulting in the film being renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads, while television ads were either banned outright in some areas, or the offending word was censored; on WXYZ-TV in Detroit, the announcer on the station's "Now Showing" segment merely clicked his tongue to eliminate the offending word: "The Best Little [click, click] in Texas!". During interviews, Parton sometimes referred to the film as The Best Little Chicken House in Texas.

Robert Tanenbaum was born in Missouri in 1936. A gifted portrait artist from early on, Tanenbaum easily captured a sitter's likeness. This talent led him to study art at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned his Fine Arts degree. In 1964 he moved from Missouri to Los Angeles where his skill in depicting a person's character was utilized in the production of movie posters. His other illustrations include 2 1/2 years of ads for Levi jeans. The group portrait of all the actors of the television series /Roots/ was shown at the beginning of this well-known series.
Robert has a system of working with casein and oils involving a preliminary graphite drawing on a gessoed board. Next, about 80% of the composition is laid in using casein. Over the casein he applies oil paint.

Size board: 76 x 76 cm (30 x 30 inches)
Size image: 66 x 66 cm (26 x 26 inches)
Size frame: 86 x 86 x 2 cm (34 x 34 x ¾ inches)
Weight: 6600 g

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