Saturday, April 29, 2017

Neevel Red Vinyl Bag

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Neevel Manufacturing Company was at one time "the largest luggage unit producing factory in the United States." Among their many products were numerous Disney-themed bags and cases. One example is this Snow White vinyl purse or schoolbag for children.

Dates from the 1940s or 50s. The graphic of Snow and the dwarfs appears on only one side. Marked with "© Walt Disney Productions" imprint. The bag is zippered across the top along with a pair of handles. Measures approximately 9.5" in length and about 5" high (not including handles).

1984 Sheet Covers from France

Colorful Snow White sheet covers from 1984. Imprint reads, "© Walt Disney Productions - C.T.I. France".

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Snow White Floating Soap Dish

A Snow White Floating Soap Dish by Kid Care. Dates from circa 1993. Vinyl dish with princess figure, deer, and bunny. Measures 6.5" x 5". Package includes three individually-wrapped soap bars with Snow White labels. Distributed by Tsumura International Inc., Secaucus, NJ.

1986 Snow White & Cinderella Puzzle by Golden

A 100-piece "Walt Disney Favorites" jigsaw puzzle manufactured by Golden. "© 1986 Walt Disney Company." Features Snow White, Cinerella and Dopey in a swan boat. Also pictured are Dumbo and Bambi. Measures 11.5" x 15". ISBN: 0307046494.

Box cover.

1978 Fisher-Price Talk-To-Me Book

Snow White's Birthday Party is book No.4 in the 1978 Fisher-Price "Talk-To-Me" series. It's a storybook with text and pictures. Yet, it's also a kind of "audio book" too. Every page (excluding endpapers) is embedded with a small plastic record. The reader could use the battery-powered Talk-To-Me player to hear the story. The handheld device was designed to be placed over the disc and when the button was pushed, the audio would play.

Twenty pages (including covers). Spiral-bound hardcover.

A few sample pages.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Fisher-Price 1978. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Snow White Marionettes from Mexico

Snow White stringed marionettes. According to a few online sellers, these are thought to have been made in Mexico. Head and hands are a hand-painted chalkware material. Wood feet. Cloth clothing.

Another example.

Images via cpat4064.

1968 Blanca Nieves Spanish-Language Record DL-5001

This 1968 Snow White story album was printed by Mena Enterprises in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Vinyl disc, 33 13 rpm. Disneyland Record catalog no. DL-5001. The album cover displays the same Snow White artwork used in a 1956 English-language record release (WDL-4005).

The recording features a female narrator to tell the story, but everything else--the character voices, songs, and music--are taken directly from the 1964 Latin Spanish-language dub. Lupita Perez Arias plays the singing voice of Snow White. All eight songs are included in the story.

Images courtesy of the Greg Philip Collection.

1962 Blancanieves 7" Records from Spain (HL 086-06/07)

In 1962, the Snow White story was released in Spanish on two 45 rpm records. They were part of the Disneyland Record catalog and issued by Hispavox of Madrid, Spain. The story is told throughout both discs by narrator, Carmen Molina, with the film's songs and scores (opening and closing) mixed in. All of the music and character voices come from the original 1938 soundtrack dub. Snow White's singing voice is played by Diana Castillo. The records were produced by Edmundo Santos.

Volume 1. No. HL 086-06.


Volume 2. No. HL 086-07.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.