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Profiles in History announces auction of rare animation & Disneyana
Original production cels and pan production background from Lady and the Tramp.

CALABASAS, CA.- 13 lots of Annette Funicello’s personal, historic Disney items, including her Disney Legends Award and her dancing shoes for the Mickey Mouse Club, donated by Ms. Funicello’s husband, Glen Holt, to benefit The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases, highlight Profiles in History’s upcoming auction of rare and iconic Animation & Disneyana Dec.10, 2015. 100% of the hammer price for each of these items will be used to fund research into the cause, treatment, and cure of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases.

Additional auction highlights include the original production cels and pan production background featuring the iconic “Bella Notte” scene with “Lady”, “Tramp”, “Tony” and “Joe” from Lady and the Tramp ($40,000 - $50,000); a vintage Disneyland “Haunted Mansion” stretch painting ($20,000 - $30,000); and the first “Ronald McDonald” statue installed at the first McDonaldland location ($8,000 - $12,000).

Other auction highlights include:

• The original set of blueprints for “Walt Disney’s Riverfront Square” a Disney theme park in St. Louis. ($5,000 - $10,000)

• A Disneyland 1967-era Mark VII “Autopia” attraction car from Tomorrowland. ($1,500 - $2,500)

• The metal ring and key from dog’s mouth in the “Jail scene” from Walt Disney World “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. ($1,000 - $1,500)

• The original “Officer Big Mac” statue for McDonald’s restaurant. ($2,000 - $3,000)

“We are both honored and thrilled to be working with The Annette Funicello Research Fund. The monies generated from the sale of Annette’s personal items are going to a cause very near to her heart – the treatment and cure of MS.” ---Joe Maddalena, President/CEO, Profiles in History

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