This is an ORIGINAL piece of ONE OF A KIND Artwork measuring 18" x 23" glued on artboard measuring 20" x 28"

The artwork has a corner bend on the top right. The artboard that it is affixed to has a top slit about 1/2" and some corner dings. The art consists of watercolor and pen and line drawing.

This Original OOAK art work was designed by famed Movie Poster artist, ROBERT TANENBAUM. This is original art, not a reproduction, or a reprint or print. This piece of original skilled artistry is for the artwork conept for the 1979 Comedy film,

Hot Stuff

Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own Fencing operation. They have less than complete support from above and as they begin mingling more and more with the underworld elements decide to finance the operation through re-selling some of the proceeds.

Director: Dom DeLuise

Writers: Michael Kane, Donald E. Westlake

Stars: Dom DeLuise, Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed


Dom DeLuise ... Ernie Fortunato
Suzanne Pleshette ... Louise Webster
Jerry Reed ... Doug von Horne
Ossie Davis ... Captain John Geiberger
Luis Avalos ... Ramon
Marc Lawrence ... Carmine
Richard Davalos ... Charles
Alfie Wise ... Nick
Bill McCutcheon ... Paully Albadecker
Sydney Lassick ... Hymie
Barney Martin ... Kiley
Pat McCormick ... Man with Cigars
Sid Gould ... Sid
Carol Arthur ... Gloria Fortunato (as Carol DeLuise)
Peter DeLuise ... Peter Fortunato

Finding any ORIGINAL Art work conepts from the movie studios is harder and harder to find. except for the light creast on the top left, this is a clean original drawing. Nice for the obscure artwork collector!

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MORE INFO ON ROBERT TANENBAUM: When Robert Tanenbaum entered Washington University in St. Louis, he had no prior art training. As a freshman he was awarded first place in the all college portrait competition.

Tanenbaum is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society; one of 22 members out of 1300 members to be nationally certified by The American Portrait Society; one of only 350 that has been elected as an Artist member of the California Art Club and an artist member of National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic.

Tanenbaum is fulfilling a lifelong dream of painting for galleries, his painting include, Native Americans , working cowboys, portraits and contemporary subjects. All of his gallery painting are now executed in oil on linen. He is currently showing his work in galleries in Sedona, Arizona; New York, New York; and Fairview, New Jersey. Recently he was greatly honored when he was made a blood brother of the Cherokee Nation.

A partial list of his corporate portraits include the previous three CEO's of United Parcel Service (UPS), two for Texaco Oil, nine for Southern California Edison; six of which were posthumous, also a life-size full length posthumous painting of Howard Hughes for Hughes Aircraft, Wout van Bavel of Holland, Gary Jordan on his horse 'Socks' in front of Pikes Peak, Colorado, Don Raich with his 1963 Rolls Royce, F. Katiyama, past president of Nissan Motors USA, Frederick R. Weisman for the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and authors Will and Ariel Durant. The computer magazine Reseller News commissioned Tanenbaum to paint portraits for articles of the top 25 Internet executives. The John Wayne family and The Franklin Mint commissioned Tanenbaum to paint 24 portraits of JW's life. He has also painted many portraits of women, children and other clients with their horses.

Tanenbaum has executed numerous portraits for the movie industry and has been commissioned to do over 200 paintings of famous sports figures in Nascar, baseball, basketball, football, hockey and horse racing. For sports art he is represented by Quality Collectibles.

In the spring of 2001 American Artist's Water Color magazine had an article depicting 16 of his casein painting. In 2002 International Artist Magazine had a ten page article on his color sketches and oil paintings. One of Tanenbaum's paintings was used as example in Shiva Casein magazine ads and another for their color chart cover. Another of his oil paintings was used in Jack Richeson's and Company ad for his Yarka canvas.

MORE INFO ON SUZANNE PLESHETTE: Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972). For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in 1977 and 1978. She was also nominated for an Emmy in 1962 for a guest appearance on the TV series, "Dr. Kildare" (1961) and, in 1991, for playing the title role in Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990) (TV) in a 1990 TV movie. Her acting career lasted almost 50 years. Suzanne Pleshette was born on January 31, 1937, in New York, New York, to Eugene Pleshette, a TV network executive who had managed the Paramount theaters in Manhattan and Brooklyn during the Big Band era, and the former Geraldine Kaplan, a dancer who performed under the name Geraldine Rivers.

Pleshette claims that she was not an acting natural but just "found" herself attending New York City's High School of the Performing Arts. After graduating from high school, she attended Syracuse University for a semester before returning to New York City to attend Finch College, an elite finishing school for well-to-do young ladies. After a semester at Finch, Pleshette dropped out to take lessons from famed acting teacher Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as part of the supporting cast for the play Compulsion (1959). Initially cast as "The Fourth Girl", she eventually took over the ingénue role during the play's run.

Blessed with beauty, a fine figure, and a husky voice that made her seem older than her years, she quickly achieved success on both the small and big screens. She made her TV debut, at age 20, in "Harbormaster" (1957), then was chosen as the female lead opposite superstar Jerry Lewis in his 1958 comedy, The Geisha Boy (1958). On Broadway, she replaced Anne Bancroft in the Broadway hit The Miracle Worker (1962).

Once Pleshette started acting, her career never lagged until she was afflicted with cancer. Her most famous cinematic role was in Alfred Hitchcock's classic, The Birds (1963), as the brunette schoolteacher jilted by the hero of the film, "Mitch Brenner" (played by Rod Taylor). Pleshette's warm, earthy character was a perfect contrast to the icy blonde beauty, "Melanie Daniels" (Tippi Hedren). But it is for "Emily Hartley" that she'll be best remembered.

After "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972) ceased production, Suzanne Pleshette worked regularly on television, mostly in TV movies. Although she was a talented dramatic actress, she had a flair for comedy and, in 1984, she headlined her own series at CBS, which had aired "The Bob Newhart Show". She helped develop the half-hour sitcom, and even had the rare honor of having her name in the title. "Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs" (1984), however, was not a success. She co-starred with Hal Linden in another short-lived CBS TV series, "The Boys Are Back", in the 1994-95 season, then had recurring roles in the TV series "Good Morning, Miami" (2002) and "8 Simple Rules" (2002).

Pleshette was married three times: In 1964, she wed teen idol Troy Donahue, her co-star in the 1962 film Rome Adventure (1962) and in 1964's A Distant Trumpet (1964), but the marriage lasted less than a year. By contrast, her union with Texas oil millionaire, Tom Gallagher, lasted from 1968 until his death in 2000. After becoming a widow, she and widower Tom Poston (a Newhart regular) rekindled an old romance they had enjoyed when appearing together in "The Golden Fleecing", a 1959 Broadway comedy. They were married from 2001 until Poston's death, in April 2007.

Pleshette was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent chemotherapy in the summer of 2006; she rallied, but in late 2007, she barely survived a bout of pneumonia. She died of respiratory failure on Saturday, January 19, 2008, a few days shy of her 71st birthday. Suzanne Pleshette, the actress who achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation-comedy, "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972), will be remembered as a gregarious, down-to-earth person who loved to talk and often regaled her co-stars with a naughty story. Newhart and his producers had picked her for the role of "Emily" in "The Bob Newhart Show" after watching her appearances with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962), where she showed herself to be a first-rate raconteuse. Because she could hold her own with Newhart's friend Carson, they thought she would be a perfect foil as Newhart's TV wife.

MORE INFO ON JERRY REED: Tall, blond haired country & western singer / songwriter from Atlanta Georgia, who usually appears in films portraying good humored Southern type characters. Reed was already writing and singing music in high school, and was signed by Capitol Records to a three-year contract in 1955. However, in 1958, he signed over to NRC Records, and appeared alongside Ray Stevens and Joe South, plus he met his future wife, singer Priscilla Mitchell.

Reed is well known by music fans for his C & W hits including "She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)", "Lord, Mr. Ford", "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "East Bound and Down". After striking up a friendship with Burt Reynolds, Reed was cast in small roles in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), and Gator (1976). He had a natural on-screen charm, and Reynolds picked him to play trucker "Cledus Snow" in the hugely popular Smokey and the Bandit (1977), plus he returned to the role in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983).

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