Friday, April 28, 2017

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, but it's a unique kind of "audio book" too. Every page (excluding endpapers) is embedded with a small plastic record. The child simply placed the handheld Talk-To-Me player over the the disc and pressed the button to hear the story.

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.

The Talk-To-Me player. Battery-powered.

 Image via The Strong. Creative Commons Licensing.

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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Snow White Shampoo by Rayette

An unopened 8 oz. container of Seven Dwarfs White Shampoo for children. Manufactured by Rayette, Inc. (later known as Faberge) of St. Paul, Minnesota. "© Walt Disney Productions." Glass bottle. Original retail $1.00. Possibly dates from the 1940s.

Images via l_moon_star.

Cadum Trading Cards from Belgium (1939 - series 2)

In 1939, Cadum continued their Snow White promotion in Belgium with this second series of trading cards. They were given away with packages of their baby soap. Seven cards, each with text on the back in both French and Dutch. Measure 14 x 14 cm (5.5" x 5.5"). Also part of this collection was a larger mini-poster card.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

The larger "mini-poster" card includes the fariytale story on the back. Measures A4 size (8.3" x 11.7").

A4 card image scans courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.