Saturday, December 16, 2017

1980s Snow White's Adventures Ride Vehicle

A Snow White's Adventures ride vehicle from Walt Disney World. Construction: fiberglass with a metal frame. It dates from the 1980s. Note that it only has two seats. A third row was added to the cars with the 1994 renovation.

This vehicle was sold at auction in May 2011 for $2,750.00 by Profiles in History. According to the auction site, the Bashful nameplate was a reproduction made directly from the original.

In an earlier Archive entry, see another two-seater ride vehicle we spotted for sale at Theme Park Connection

Friday, December 15, 2017

Canadian "Musical Notes" Dairy Glasses

The number of Snow White dairy premiums that were produced in 1938 was extension. See an earlier Archive entry for loads of examples. Among them was a series of eight tumblers decorated with character graphics and musical notes. The set that was produced for distribution in the US was seen in another earlier post.

In Canada, a similar collection of glasses with musical notes was issued for distribution by Canadian dairy producers. The character illustrations are identical to the US versions, but other details differ. The actual "notes" themselves have a different design. Plus the four-line verses describing the characters are missing. Instead, each glass now included a forest animal running around the base. Two sizes have been found: 4.75" and 4.625".

Snow White and deer

Grumpy and raccoon

Additional images via snapsnert.

Dopey and rabbit

Happy and chipmunk

Sneezy and bluebird

Sleepy and turtle

Bashful and squirrel

Doc and mouse

Blanca Nieves Dairy Pitcher

A Snow White heavy glass pitcher from 1938. Blue and white character graphics, similar to others seen in an earlier post. Measures approximately 9.5" tall and weighs over 2 lbs. Produced for the Disney dairy promotional campaign. However, this pitcher does differs slightly with its ribbed spout.

In addition, it features Spanish text that reads, "Obsequio del Refresco Waterva" (A Gift of Waterva Refreshment). Snow White is Blanca Nieves. The dwarfs are labeled with their English names (as they were in the original 1938 Spanish-language version). Copyright mark: "© W.D." This was probably a premium issued for release in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Images via rirci.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

1952 Snow White Stationery with Walt Disney Signature

This Walt Disney signed letter is dated April 29, 1952. The Snow White and Seven Dwarfs letterhead coincides with the re-release of the motion picture that year. Walt thanks author Alex F. Osborn for "taking time to say so many complimentary things about Snow White."

Images via Heritage Auctions.

In the previous post, see a blank sheet of this Snow White stationery, as well as examples from other films.

Walt Disney Company Stationery, 1952

This 1952 Walt Disney Company stationery features Snow White and the dwarfs along the header. Forest animals are placed in the lower right corner. The film was re-released to US theatres that year.

Images via Heritage Auctions.

See a letter from Walt Disney on this same stationery design (next post).


Colorful promotional headers were a common practice. Here's a few others: Peter Pan was used in 1953, Alice in Wonderland 1951.

The Living Desert also dates from 1953, Make Mine Music 1946, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949, and Rob Roy another from 1953.

In earlier Archive entries, see Snow White stationery used by the Walt Disney Company in 1938 and late 1967.

Adriana Caselotti - 1983 Public Appearance Tour Itinerary

Snow White was re-released to North American theatres in 1983. To promote the event, Disney hired Adriana Caselotti to headline a major public appearance tour to 13 cities. She would also be a guest on several national television shows. Numerous ephemera items from this trip were recently listed at Heritage Auctions.

The promotional tour ran from June 20 to July 13, 1983. City stops included in this order: Boston, Montreal, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles.

Itinerary of city stops on the tour.

The Philadelphia itinerary for June 27, 1983 (the date was bumped a day from what's listed above).

Signed television contracts for the Merv Griffin Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, plus the dressing room name plate from the latter.

Images via Heritage Auctions.

The auction included 32 pages of travel plans and an insider look at how the Disney marketing division gets the word out.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mickey Mouse Magazine - June 1938

Dopey roasts a hotdog on the cover of the June 1938 issue of Mickey Mouse Magazine (Vol. 3, No. 9). Publisher: K. K. Publications, Inc. (Western Pub.). The periodical is choke-full of comics, games, puzzles, and ads for cool toys.

Front cover.

Great vintage Snow White ads for Dixon pencil boxes and Madam Alexander dolls.

Back cover.

Images via Heritage Auction. and Hakes.

Mickey Mouse Magazine - April 1938

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

Inside, we find 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 of him which connected 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.