Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quick reminder about the upcoming S/R Labs auction.

Friday, May 08, 2015

The blog will be updated again on June 1.
Recently re-discovered art from Pinocchio by Curt Perkins. Just for your enjoyment.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Snow White Master Score Limited Edition is quite an expensive, yes, but it's a document that I had to pre-order! I just did.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

This new book about Steve Jobs which I just picked up contains an interesting chapter about the acquisition of Pixar by Disney, which relies on new interviews with Bob Iger, John Lasseter and Ed Catmull.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Do you own any art by David Hall, Kay Nielsen, Sylvia Holland, Retta Scott or Walt Scott or do you know of anyone who does? If so, could you please email me ASAP at didier.ghez@gmail.com? I am trying to gather as much new material as possible by these artists by the end of July (in digital format) in order to include those pieces in the second volume of They Drew As They Pleased.

Friday, May 01, 2015

This just in from the Georgia State’s Digital Collections via Mark Fleming. Mark and his brother, (who happens to be an archivist at Georgia State University) are wondering if one of us could help them recognize the people who appear on those photos along with Walt Disney and Johnny Mercer (and Clarence Nash on the one at the bottom, of course). Can anyone help?

[UPDATE from Joe Campana: The kids in the bottom photo are Luana Patton and Bobby Driscoll.] (I know, I know, I am terrible at recognizing people!)

[UPDATE 2 (from Alexander Rannie): "In the middle Johnny Mercer pic that you've posted I think it's actress Bette Davis on the left, then Mercer, Walt, and possibly Buddy DeSylva (co-founder with Mercer of Capitol Records)."]

All images: Stephen Taksler Collection, Popular Music and Culture Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

This just in:

[One of the amazingly talented artists at the Disney Studios during the ‘30s and ‘40s was Campbell Grant.  His work appeared in many of the animated stories and in the Little Golden Books series including “Snow White” and “Pinocchio” – and in Fantasia.  In-depth details will appear in a chapter of the third volume of the upcoming They Drew As They Pleased book series.  Mr. Grant also worked on incidental projects and a few of the original artworks from these have recently come to light.  Mr. Grant’s son Gordon is offering these for sale for the first time to readers of this blog.  Sample images are included here.  He is asking $2,500 for each original – but high-quality prints are also available at $250 each (coming to you matted and shrink-wrapped).  The giclee prints are derived from 1200 dpi scans and are very good.  The originals are gouache on illustration board. Gordon Grant can be reached at: trailgrant45@gmail.com]