When Chuck Jones's 1949 short animated film starring Pepé le Pew, "For Scent-i-mental Reasons" won the Oscar for best short animated film at the Oscars held in March of 1950, he received many congratulatory telegrams (of course, he did not get the actual Oscar statuette, that honor was bestowed upon the producer, the irascible Eddie Selzer), but of all of the congratulations, the telegram below, from the inimitable Tex Avery is perhaps the most delightful. This artfact will be on display at the soon-to-open Chuck Jones Experience at Circus Circus in Las Vegas.
"Darling! I have waited por vu." Pepé le Pew makes his move in this original layout drawing by Chuck Jones for his 1954 short film, "Cats Bah." In this film, the most Boyer-referential outing of the amorous skunk, Pepé is found reminiscing about his greatest love when he his smitten by the "belle Americaine touriste femme skunk." The drawing is graphite on 12 field, two-hole punch animation paper and measures 10.5" x 12.5".