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Iconic Raquel Welch drawing up for auction

June 3, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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DALLAS, June 3 (UPI) -- The original art for a famous 1960s U.S. pop-culture image, actress Raquel Welch depicted as a cave woman, is heading for the auction block.

Welch donned the loincloth for the 1966 film, "One Million Years B.C." Now the original art that was reproduced for countless posters is to be offered in a public auction in Dallas and online Thursday.

"This iconic image also graced the covers of many paperbacks, rock 'n' roll album covers and recently served as a graphic representation for a History Channel documentary about the 1960s," Ed Jaster, vice president of Heritage Auction Galleries, the firm conducting the auction, said in a statement.

Bidding for the original 34 inch-by-24 inch gouache on board drawing by artist Jack Thurston starts at $65,000, Heritage said.

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