Thursday, April 17, 2014

Found online recently by my good friend Sebastien Durand.

Garry Apgar mentions that the likely date of the exhibition are December 1945 to January-February 1946.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Found recently on the internet: Actress Thelma Todd and Kay Kamen.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This photo was posted a few months ago on the Disney History Institute's Facebook page. Unfortunately Paul F. Anderson is unable to locate the magazine it originally came from. Would anyone happen to have seen that photo at some point? If so, would you be willing to send me a high resolution scan?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Disney-history-wise and popular-culture-wise, the release of this long-awaited book at the end of the year should be a major landmark. Can't wait.

By the way, for those of you who did not notice, Michael Barrier has started posting on his blog again.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This just in from Paul F. Anderson:

[NEWLY FOUND PERSISTENCE OF VISIONS
***FIRST COME FIRST SERVE***
PERSISTENCE OF VISION ISSUES FOR SALE

I have received so many requests the last few months on POV, that my son and I went in search of some (where they were last seen here at DHI). As luck would have it, we found about a half a case or less of each of the last four issues. These are basically straight from the printer, never removed (as mint as mint can be). So I am offering them first here to the Institute faithful (posting in the middle of the night to give everyone an equal chance--only thing I could think of). I am going to hold about four issues of each to put in the DHI Store over on our website (they will be priced higher than those being offered here). I have found a few from time to time in the past and have put them up in the DHI Store where they typically sell right away (I’ve had #9 up there for a few months at $45, but since the store has not been updated for some time, it has gone unnoticed).

For those who are not familiar, Persistence of Vision was a historical journal celebrating the creative legacy of Walt Disney. Published irregularly (to say the least) in the 1990s, it is considered by most the best Disney history publication ever. (I might be a bit biased.) I was the publisher and editor and wrote a lot of the articles.

These people had this to say about POV: Diane Disney Miller: “I am really impressed with POV. You have caught much of my dad’s spirit.” Disney Legend Ken Anderson: “I’m proud to be involved with this. It’s the best!” Lucille Ryman Carroll (Herbie’s Sister): “I do indeed enjoy POV--as soon as it arrives, I have to read it from cover to cover.” To name just a few.
I will take requests in the order they come in (determined by date and time).

 I prefer PM (message) through Facebook. it is easiest to keep track of time order. You can email me directly at povpfa [at] me [dot] com too. PLEASE be patient as I go through the requests, as some will want certain issues and not others, and I want to keep a close count on inventory, so I don’t disappoint anyone.

I prefer Paypal and will send an Invoice (I’ll need your email). Visa, MC, Amex, Check, or Money Order, too. U.S. POSTAGE is $9.95 for PRIORITY MAIL (any number of issues) or $5.00 for MEDIA MAIL (any number of issues). STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH ISSUE PER PERSON (PLEASE!! My intention to offer these below their market value is to allow folks to get them, I don’t want someone buying up all of one issue and reselling them, so no dealer orders. If you have family members, I will be happy to do that, but within reason please.) FOREIGN POSTAGE will be quoted to you. Sadly, the USPS has limited how we can send heavy materials, these all weigh over First Class International Rates, so we are left with International Priority Mail (typically around $20 or more depending on location). Sorry.

I WILL LIST ISSUES AND PRICES FIRST (Contents of each issue at the end of this post.)

***POV #6/7 THE WORLD’S FAIR ISSUE (144 Pages!) (See Full Contents Below). Famed Imagineer David Mumford called this issue “the single greatest Disney history piece ever written!” Probably the most in demand issue. There have been two issues for sale on Ebay the last three months (sold for $45 and $56). Currently on Ebay at $66.87. (Ebay issues were “used”.) COST: $35.00

***POV #8 TONY BAXTER TRIBUTE (100 Pages), Disneyland Monorail, Donald Duck, More. (See Full Contents Below). Only one issue on Ebay the last three months (sold for $20). Currently on Ebay at $66.87. COST: $30.00

***POV #9 HAUNTED MANSION ISSUE, (100 Pages) (See Full Contents Below). Only one on Ebay in the last three months, did not sell for $20 (not sure how that slipped through, bad time of year and poor description ... I would have bought it). Currently on Ebay at $66.87 COST: $30 (It is listed in the DHI store at $45, and I have sold a few.)

***POV #10 WALT DISNEY AND THE CIRCUS (100 Pages), Spin and Marty, Disneyland, more (See Full Contents Below). No recent issues on Ebay (however far back my Ebay search goes). Currently on Ebay at $66.87. COST: $25.00

***BUY ALL FOUR ($120)
AND I’LL PAY FOR MEDIA MAIL POSTAGE WITH INSURANCE AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION (or upgrade to Priority Mail for $3.00).

GOOD LUCK. Feel free to email me with any questions. Anybody who has any comments about POV and the quality of the publication, I appreciate. Thank you.

**********CONTENTS OF ALL FOUR ISSUES***********
*****CONTENTS #6/7 (144 pages)*****
THE WORLD’S FAIR ISSUE
REGULAR COLUMNS
-WALT’S WORLD (Short anecdotes, stories, images, humor, cartoons, Walt (and other old-timers) quotes, and much more. All about Walt Disney’s creative legacy.
-SOME GREAT CARICATURES IN DISNEY HISTORY by renowned former Disney artist, Peter Emslie.
-THE BRIAR PATCH Gossip, rumors, and news about current Disney projects. (The only thing dated in this issue.)
-VINTAGE NOTES: Disney and His Competitors 1930s
-SPEAKING OF CHARACTERS: Sterling Holloway
-WDW: THE EARLY YEARS By first-year cast member, Paul Smith. “Life in the Haunted Mansion.”
-OUT OF THE INKWELL Letters and responses
FEATURES
-A CHAP CHATS WITH CAPS Disney Animation
-VICARIOUS EXPERIENCES On the Disneyland LPs (Record Albums)
-RECOLLECTIONS OF A FRIENDSHIP By Herbert Ryman (nice story!)
-A GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW (150,000 Words, the definitive piece on Walt Disney and the 1964 New York World’s Fair ... what Imagineer David Mumford called, “The single greatest Disney history piece ever written!”
INCLUDES:
-1964 NYWF
-The Ford Motor Company
-General Electric
-Illinois “Land of Lincoln” Pavilion
-It’s a Small World
-Highway in the Sky: Potential Derailed (Monorail)
-Up and Running: The Fair and Beyond
-Disney and New York: Lessons and Legacies
-Thanks and Endnotes
-HI-HO, COME TO THE FAIR Extensive history of the Disney music for the Fair and its creation. (By master musician and historian Alex Rannie!)
*****CONTENTS #8 (100 pages)*****
TONY BAXTER TRIBUTE ISSUE
REGULAR COLUMNS
-WALT’S WORLD (Short anecdotes, stories, images, humor, cartoons, Walt (and other old-timers) quotes, and much more. All about Walt Disney’s creative legacy.
-MOAT POINTS Disney Underwear Through the Ages (Seriously! VERY Funny article.)
-THE BRIAR PATCH Gossip, rumors, and news about current Disney projects. (The only thing dated in this issue.)
-WDW: THE EARLY YEARS By first-year cast member, Paul Smith. The Costumed Characters.
-OUT OF THE INKWELL Letters and responses
FEATURES
-AN ANIMATED LIFE: The Story of Jack Hannah by Jim Korkis
-Hannah and the Disney Comic Books
-Lost Donald Duck Cartoon
-Story Behind the Story of Pirate Gold (Barks)
-Lost Story Meeting Notes for Donald’s Stratosphere
-Jack Hannah: A Personal Memory
-Secrets
-Hannah in His Own Words
-Hannah Filmography
-DISNEY KING OF SELF CENSORSHIP A listing of all cartoons, their cuts and edits and information on them. Invaluable resource!
-TONY BAXTER: WORLD-WIDE IMAGINEER (Including Four Pages of color, with WED Art, and Photos of Tony during his career)
-WHO’S THE LEADER OF THE CLUB ... ? Jimmie Dodd and the Mickey Mouse Club
-THE MONORAIL REVISITED (LOTS OF PHOTOS, over 30)
*****CONTENTS #9 (100 pages)*****
HAUNTED MANSION ISSUE
REGULAR COLUMNS
-Walt’s World (Short anecdotes, stories, images, humor, cartoons, Walt (and other old-timers) quotes, and much more. All about Walt Disney’s creative legacy.
-MOAT POINTS This issue about Disney Film Exploitation.
-SOME GREAT CARICATURES IN DISNEY HISTORY by renowned former Disney artist, Peter Emslie.
-THE BRIAR PATCH Gossip, rumors, and news about current Disney projects. (The only thing dated in this issue.)
-WDW: THE EARLY YEARS By first-year cast member, Paul Smith. “Life in the Haunted Mansion.”
-OUT OF THE INKWELL Letters and responses
FEATURES
-BE SURE YOU’RE RIGHT: THEN GO AHEAD The Early Disney Westerns
-HAUNTING MELODY The Story Behind Buddy Baker’s Score for the Haunted Mansion. Includes FOUR Color Pages of Imagineering Art (three pages) and behind-the-scenes images (one page).
-WALT DISNEY’S LOST MASTERPIECE: The Strange History of Bedknobs and Broomsticks
*****CONTENTS #10 (100 pages)*****
REGULAR COLUMNS
-WALT’S WORLD (Short anecdotes, stories, images, humor, cartoons, Walt (and other old-timers) quotes, and much more. All about Walt Disney’s creative legacy.
-MOUSE TRACKS by Randy Thornton. Walt Disney Records
-THE BRIAR PATCH Gossip, rumors, and news about current Disney projects. (The only thing dated in this issue.)
-SPEAKING OF CHARACTERS
-OUT OF THE INKWELL Letters and responses
FEATURES
-A CONCEPT VISION OF THE NEW TOMORROWLAND by Disneyland CM Ray Haller (30 plus years, great artist)
-A CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF DISNEY’S MAIN STREET U.S.A.
-THE DISNEY CIRCUS WAGONS (Disneyland, Toby Tyler)
-THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB CIRCUS
-THE CIRCUS IN DISNEYLAND: A PICTORIAL
-THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB SERIALS
-SPIN AND MARTY by Dave Smith
Good luck.]

Friday, April 04, 2014

Would any of you happen to have a copy of this fanzine from 1971? It contains three pages libked to Albert Hurter but I have no idea how interesting they are.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The blog will updated again on April 14.

Two upcoming books which could be of interest to some of you (thanks to David Peake for the heads up: The Art of Big Hero 6 and The Art of Planes.
Jake Friedman just posted two fantastic videos from Art Babbitt's archives here and here.

Enjoy!