Saturday, July 22, 2017

1947 New York Graphic Society Lithos

In 1947, four limited edition lithograph portfolio prints were published by the New York Graphic Society. Two featuring Snow White and two Bambi. They were available in three different sizes.

Good Friends, All!

Snow White's Last Call for Dinner

Snow White lithos courtesy of the Kevin Hicks Collection.

Bambi Meets His Forest Friends

Forest Secrets, Told by Thumper to Bambi

The set of four lithos are included on p.199 of the 1974 Disneyana book by Cecil Munsey. The author lists the original 1947 prices and sizes: 10" x 12" ($1.00), 15" x 18" ($2.00), and 20" x 24" ($4.00).

The four original watercolor paintings for these lithos went up for auction in 2014 by Profiles of History. Each measures 23.25" x 19.5".

Friday, July 21, 2017

1956 Hungerford Doll Ad

A 1956 four-page advertisement featuring Disney dolls by Hungerford Plastics Corporation. "Made of lifelike vinyl." Snow White is included along with Cinderella, Alice, Tinker Bell, Wendy, and Tiger Lily from Peter Pan. Plus there's an official Mouseketeer doll too.

Catalog scans via gdawg.

1938 Sněhurka Poster from Czechoslovakia

1938. Distributed by RKO. Movie poster from Czechoslovakian Snow White release. Measures 28" x 39". Printed by A. Haase of Prague.

Images via Heritage Auctions.

Also see the 1938 Czech insert in an earlier Archive entry.

1938 Newspaper Ad for Snow White Dairy Glasses

A Kroger supermarket ad appeared in the February 3, 1938 edition of The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune of Chillicothe, MO. The store was offering the Musical Note series of Snow White glasses, similar to ones used in dairy promotions. However, these were filled with "Embassy Peanut Butter", "Country Club Salad Dressing" or "Country Club Sandwich Spread". The price per filled glass was just 15¢.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2017 Evil Queen Long Sleeve Nightshirt

Evil Queen nightshirt for Women by Munki Munki. Listed onlne at the Disney Store in July 2017. Material: 100% cotton soft jersey knit. Part of the Disney Slumber Collection. Retail $49.95.

Item No. 3249057970201M.

Snow White Glass Coffin Lamp

Circa 2009, Disney released an interesting item in Japan, a Snow White coffin lamp. The princess lies motionless in her sleeping death state as a warm translucent glow emanates from below her. Made of resin. Measures 18.5 cm long x 11 cm high and 11 cm deep. Requires AC100V・5W(E-12) incandescent lamp.

It's a little creepy but kind of cool too. Special thanks to 1937Fan of Whistle While We Blog for letting us know about this one.

Paper Lunch Bags from Japan

These kraft paper lunch bags are from Japan, produced by Daiso. The series features different Disney characters, including Snow White. Each package contains five bags, 220mm high x 120mm wide, plus stickers. The Snow White design is printed with blue ink and comes with dove stickers. The bags were seen in October of 2016, though they may date from before this.

Images via wlyhidy + kobuta_market.

Some of the other bags in the series: Alice Pooh, Mickey.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Vintage Snow White Brushes by Hughes Co.

A children's Snow White shoe brush was manufactured by Henry L. Hughes Company of New York. Company imprint is stamped on one side. Copyright Walt Disney Enterprises, 1938. Wooden handle with black bristles. Features a decal of Grumpy and Dopey. Measures approximately 3.75" x  2" x 1.5" tall. Box has Snow White graphics on four sides.

Images via Heritage Auctions

Another brush also produced by Henry L. Hughes. It is similar to the one above except the handle features a red metal decorative band. Original box measures 5.25" x 4" x 1.75".

Images via Van Eaton Galleries.

Toothbrushes and other brush sets are shown in the 1974 book, Disneyana, by Munsey, p90.

Marge Belcher in 1938 Life Magazine

A two-page spread on Snow White model, Marge Belcher, was published in the April 4, 1938 issue of LIFE magazine (pp.18-19). The article contains several nice photos of her along with Louis Hightower, the model for the Prince.

A few of the images were used in promotional materials for the film--including the swimsuit photo of Marge--which appeared in the 1938 RKO Danish theartre program.

At the time of publication, Marge was wedded to her first husband, Disney animator Art Babbitt, "whom she married last summer.”

Image scans via cartoon brew.

1938 Snow White Bread Booklet

"Why Snow White Smiles"--a promotional give-away item for Snow White bread. The fold-over booklet includes recipes inside and on the back. Copyright imprint, "© 1938 Walt Disney Enterprises." Baked And Distributed by Model Bakery. Store name is rubber stamped along bottom rear.

Images via geezerskater.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017