Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mickey Mouse Magazine - April 1938

April 1938 Mickey Mouse Magazine (Vol. 3, No. 7). The Seven Dwarfs are getting ready for Easter by decorating eggs as the Easter Bunny keeps a watchful eye. Publisher: K. K. Publications, Inc. (Western Pub.).

A couple of Snow White Madam Alexander doll ads.

Back cover.

The magazine is listed in Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles (2nd edition, 2007).

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snow White Cel Setup from "This Is Your Life Donald Duck"

The Disney anthology television series went by several different names over the years, starting with Disneyland in 1954. Later renditions included Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1961), The Wonderful World of Disney (1969), and other variations.

From 1958 to 1961, it was called Walt Disney Presents. In a 1960 episode (no. 148), they did a takeoff of the popular This is Your Life show which surprised a guest with a retrospective of their life. Usually by the end, friends, family and others were brought out on stage.

Disney's version was called This is Your Life, Donald Duck. Jiminy Cricket was the host. They aired several Donald shorts interspersed with new animation connecting these "life stories" together. At the conclusion of the program, numerous characters came out "on stage" including Snow White and all seven of the dwarfs. Snow was gently and gracefully led by her bluebird friends.

In December 2015, Heritage Auctions made available a two-layer cel setup of this original production art. Hand-painted. Matted to 16" x 12".

Screen capture from show.

Shell Oil Magazine Ads from Argentina

Rare 1950s magazine ads from Argentina. The Seven Dwarfs help promote a furniture polish from Shell Oil.

Ad for Nashua Indian Head Sheets

Illustrations of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are shown in a 1938 magazine advertisement. The promotion is for Indian Head sheets by the Nashua company of New Hampshire.