The Love Bug

The Love Bug

THE LOVE BUG (HERBIE). 1968 American comedy film and the first in a series made by Walt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle named "Herbie". It was based on the 1961 book Car-Boy-Girl by Gordon Buford. The film follows the adventures of Herbie, Herbie's driver, Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) and Jim's love interest Carole Bennett (Michele Lee). It also features Buddy Hackett (Tennessee Steinmetz) as Jim's enlightened, kind-hearted friend whose character creates "art" from used car parts. English actor David Tomlinson brilliantly portrays the villainous SCCA national champion race-driver Peter Thorndyke, owner of an auto-showroom who sells Herbie to Jim and eventually becomes Jim's racing rival.It was the third highest grossing film of 1968 taking 52 million dollars at the Box Office. It later spawned sequels with different casts ; Herbie Rides Again (1974) / Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) / Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) and Herbie Fully Loaded (2005).

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The Love Bug

Reference Number. 8674


Four individual cheques, pages and a first day cover, clearly signed in various inks by all four main cast members ; Dean Jones d2015 (Jim Douglas) / Michele Lee (Carole Bennett) / Buddy Hackett d2003 (Tennessee Steinmetz) and David Tomlinson d2000 (Peter Thorndyke)

Double mounted for fine display with photographs

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