Friday, April 24, 2015

1952 Press Kit Photos

The 1952 US theatrical re-release of Snow White occurred on February 13th of that year. However, most of the promotional materials for this campaign were dated "1951", including these ten press kit stills (8x10, glossy B&W).

Images courtesy of Rick Payne of dadric's attic.

Over the years, all of these classic images have been utilized by Disney in a myriad of ways, e.g. storybooks, puzzles, greeting cards, clothing items, and much more--including press kit photos for other re-releases.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vintage Boxed Set of Seiberling Seven Dwarfs

A fabulous boxed set of the Seven Dwarfs, manufactured by the Seiberling Latex Products Co. of Akron, Ohio. Includes all seven original solid rubber figures. 

These guys spent their lives inside this box. Some of best preserved figs ever seen. 

Box imprint reads, "© 1937 WALT DISNEY ENTERPRISES."

Images via j_tibby03.


A similar boxed set appeared in the 2012 Animation Auction Catalog from Profiles in History. While it has the same cover, it differs in that it also includes the hollow rubber Snow White figure. The catalog states that this one dates from 1939.

See an earlier Archive entry for much more detailed information on these Seiberling latex figures.

Monday, April 20, 2015

1938 Framed Snow White Pictures

A series of eight color prints featuring Snow White and the Dwarfs was issued in 1938. Each is marked "© W.D. Ent." The framed pictures with glass were available for purchase by the public, and were also used as promotional give-aways, such as in the Jingle Club bread campaign.

The pictures were offered in a various fancy wooden frame styles. Measures 5.25" x 6".

Fancy frame pics via iskowitz rare coins.

The same prints in slightly different frames are found on p.193 of the 1974 Disneyana book by Cecil Munsey. According to the author, they were "sold by Artisto, Inc. of NYC. Each picture came with an antiqued frame in a box and retailed for 39¢." Other Disney characters were also produced.

More frames are seen on p.149 of The Collector's Encyclopedia of Disneyana by David Longest and Michael Stern.

The prints were issued in metal frames too.

Metal frames via anthony's collectibles.

The style of frame and material you got was probably dependent upon where and when the orders were placed and processed. Here's a few more examples.

Additional images via legendary auctions.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Vintage Snow White Pins by Brier, circa 1938

During the initial run of the movie, a series of Snow White pins was produced by Brier Manufacturing of Providence, RI. Painted metal. Pinback clasp. Snow measures 1.5" tall, the Dwarfs about 1" to 1.125". They were sold individually on cards (2.875" x 2.5") with a nice illustration at top and the individual character name along the bottom.

Stamped on the back of each pin is the imprint "©WD". This particular Dopey comes from blog reader, Debi. "I found it in my great grandmother's Hoosier cabinet stored in her basement. Many items from 1930's were in there including this pin."

The pins do show up every so often on ebay and other online seller sites.

While the whole collection was manufactured by Brier, note that the brand name "Nemo" is only marked on some of the cards and not others. The "Nemo" (or "Little Nemo") name was used on other Brier jewelry from that era and actually comes from the "Little Nemo in Slumberland" cartoon strip which ran in the New York Herald and New York American between 1905 and 1926. NEMO INFO VIA PAST AND PRESENT JEWELRY.

Series images via Hakes.

The series of eight was sold by Hakes on June 23, 2011 for $569.25. In an earlier Archive entry, see the 1938 Brier sweater pin featuring Snow White and Doc.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

1938 Whitman #927 Snow White Book

Book #927, another of the many 1938 Snow White titles printed by Whitman Publishing Company. Contains 12 illustrated pages (including covers). Most of the scenes come directly from the film, with a couple of "concept art" drawings thrown in too. Measures 8.75" x 12.25". Linen-like pages.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Whitman Publishing Company, 1938. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Cover image via Heritage Auctions. Additional pics via ebayer-aardvrk.