Date with Duke piano

Date with Duke piano

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Description
Black piano used by George Pal in the 1947 animated film Date with Duke. This film is a humorous short featuring Duke Ellington performing and in conversation about jazz style with a number of Puppetoon characters.
George Pal was one of the pioneers of stop-frame animation, a painstaking process achieved by moving figures and shooting each change on a single frame of film in a series of progressive steps. For each frame shot, the head, arms, and legs of the figures were changed according to the motions needed to create the illusion of movement.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
figure, animation
Date made
1947
maker; producer
Pal, George
user
Walter Lantz Production
maker
Pal, George
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 20 1/4 in x 9 in; 10.16 cm x 51.435 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1983.0361.04
accession number
1983.0361
catalog number
1983.0361.04
Credit Line
Gift of Elisabeth Pal
subject
Motion Pictures
Animation
Music
Musicians
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movies
Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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