Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This just in from Caitlin Brown:

[I thought you might be interested to know that Swann Auction Galleries in New York will offer a charming Disney poster at its Modernist Posters auction on April 24.

The poster is one of the few early Disney posters with a prominent cross-marketing pitch – in this case, Pepsi was an official sponsor of Disneyland from opening day, 1955, through 1990.  (Lot 142, $700 - $1,000).]

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

While looking for information about Ethel Kulsar and Gyo Fujikawa, I stumbled about this 1941 article from the LA Times, which I believe a few of you will enjoy.

Monday, April 21, 2014

As promised, Walt's People - Volume 1 has just been re-released by Theme Park Press. No new content, but the formatting is much nicer and the few annoying typos are gone. A very, very cheap Kindle version should be available soon.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I have just received my review copy of Charles Solomon's book about The Art of Disney Golden Books. This beautiful book is all that I expected: the text is a little bit too light for my tastes (for an in-depth history of the Golden Books, pick up Leonard Marcus' seminal volume, Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became An American Icon Along the Way), but the nonetheless very well-written text is not why the book exists. Its heart is clearly the artwork, which is reproduced beautifully and which you have never seen this way before.

From my standpoint, the pieces of art by Bianca Majolie for the Surprise Package book and the illustrations by Mary Blair justify in themselves owning this beautiful volume.

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?