Tuesday, June 27, 2017

1979 Eastern Airlines Magazine Ad

A 1979 magazine advertisement for Eastern Airlines and Walt Disney World. Crew members are flanked by costumed Disney cast members--including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Image via fromjanet.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Walt Disney Productions Stationary

Walt Disney Productions stationary with a Snow White letterhead. This title font was seen on posters in the 1958 and 1967 re-releases of the film in the US. The fine print along the bottom includes the Burbank, CA address and phone number.

Special thanks to Kevin Hicks for sharing this image from his collection.

1975 WDP Wall Calendar

A Walt Disney Productions wall calendar from 1975. Features the illustrated logos from films that were issued (or re-released) that year. Includes Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Measures 14" x 18".

Image via Heritage Auctions.

Motion Picture Herald - June 26, 1937

Eighty years ago today, the first advertisement for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs appeared in the Motion Picture Herald, an American film industry trade magazine. It was published nearly six months before the movie would premiere at the Cathay Circle Theatre.

The pale green/powder blue advertisement has raised silver color lettering. A similar ad was also seen in a 1937 Box Office magazine.

The Motion Picture Herald also carried ads and write-ups for numerous other movies and celebrities of the day.

A full page ad for Disney Silly Symphonies was also included.

The publication contains 138 pages and measures 12.25" x 9.25".

Images via mark4sue.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Grumpy Caps

A couple of Grumpy baseball caps from 2017. This first one was seen early in the year on Walt Disney World's "Shop Disney Parks" app. Cotton. $24.99.

Another was just listed a day or two ago online at the Disney Store. Created especially for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Cotton material. Retail $21.99.

Item No. 7514057370028P.

See more Grumpy hats in an earlier post.

1995 Bronze Statue of Old Witch

In 1995, Wolf Head Productions and Disney produced a bronze bust of the Old Hag. Sculpted by artist David W. Smith. Expressive detailed face. Separate bronze sculpture of red poison apple in her hand. The set is a numbered limited edition of 100. Heavy piece. Measures approximately 18" x 13". Originally sold exclusively at the Disneyana Shop in Disneyland.

Images & info via Heritage Auctions.

1973 Blanche Neige Press Booklet

An exhibitor's press booklet from the December 1973 re-release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in France. Eight pages including covers.

Image scans courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

1949 Snow White London Stage Show - Postcards

A couple of Snow White postcards from director Harry Benet's stage production of Walt Disney's story. The small print on this first one also reads, "Presented by Teneb Productions Ltd."

"Guaranteed Real Photograph--Printed in England."

A different Snow White actress is pictured in this second card.

The 1949 London performances took place at the Victoria Palace. See the theatre poster in the previous post.

1949 Snow White London Stage Show - Poster

Jack Hylton was a well-known English band leader and impresario. In 1949, he produced a London stage show based on Disney's Snow White. A poster from the period advertises it's opening at the Victoria Palace "by arrangement with Walt Disney-Mickey Mouse Ltd."

Poster image courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection.

The show was directed by Harry Benet and ran from 24 December 1949 to 4 February 1950. It's listed here in The London Stage: 1940-1949 by J.P. Wearing.

See a couple postcards from the stage production in the next post.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

1937 Snow White Bath Powder by Lander

A Snow White "After Bath Powder" box produced by Lander, Fifth Avenue, New York. Copyright imprint, "© 1937 WD Ent." Octagonal in shape. Measures approximately 3.25" high and 4" across. Splendid graphics of Snow on the lid, plus the princess with the dwarfs around the side panels.

A plastic bag inside holds the powder and a second one contains the powder puff.

"Lavender" is stamped on the bottom.

Images via flynglizrd.

Another box has also been seen online, but that one held gardenia-scented powder .

1937 Snow White Dress Buttons

Little girl dress buttons were produced and sold on Snow White card backers. The copyright imprint reads, "© W.D. Ent. 1937" and printed along the bottom is, "Hollywood" and "Reg. U.S. Trade Mark". The same card design was used to sell different buttons too. Card is 2.75" x 4.25".

This one features seven Doc-shaped buttons in various colors. Bakelite-like (plastic) material. Multiple colors. Buttons measure approximately 1" in length.

More Docs, all the same color.

Other dwarfs were also sold.

Plus non-Disney buttons, including Teddy Bears, animals, and various designs.