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The Bob Harman drawings span the years 1970-1997 and encompass 6.7 linear feet. The collection contains more than 200 drawings, about half in pencil and half in pen and ink. Those that are dated fall between 1970 and 1997. All but a handful of the drawings are signed by Harman. The bulk of the films and actors depicted are from pre-World War I sound films, or roughly the time period between 1928 and 1942.
Bob Harman was an American illustrator active during the latter half of the 20th century. After a brief stint as an actor he worked as an artist specializing in book and magazine illustrations, particularly cover art for film periodicals. His 1991 book, "Bob Harman's Enchanted Faces," includes a number of drawings and sketches first published in "Classic Images" and his 1971 book, "Hollywood Panorama," includes caricatures and cartoons of actors and actresses.
6.7 linear feet of papers.
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