Saturday, October 25, 2014

Candy Cauldron Mug + Glass

The Candy Cauldron is a favorite sweets stop while cruising Downtown Disney in Florida. Now you can take home more than just that memory of the giant caramel apple you bought there. The "Candy Cauldron" mug and tumbler became available at the parks this past year and online at the Disney Store in June.

The ceramic mug holds 12 oz. and stands 3.25'' high. Screen art features the Old Witch. Matte finish exterior, gloss interior. Not dishwasher or microwave safe. Retail $12.95.

Item No. 7509055880658P.

The mugs were spotted at Disneyland earlier this month by TokyoMagic of Meet the World.

The glass tumbler has some cool retro screen artwork. Holds 16 oz., 6.75'' tall. Avoid the dishwasher and microwave with this one too. Retail $9.95.

Item No. 7509055880553P.

Both of these pieces are part of a larger retro series. Four mugs and four glasses in all. The others include Goofy's Candy Co., Minnie's Bake Shop, and Mickey's Ice Cream Bar.

Stock images copyright Disney.

There's also a Candy Cauldron dessert plate available.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lucille La Verne Autograph

From the collection of Michael Filippello comes this autograph of one of the greats--Lucille La Verne--the voice of both the Evil Queen and the Old Hag in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A pretty cool signature!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scary Adventures Image Manipulation by Kurt Raymond

In his free time, Wicked Witch enthusiast Kurt Raymond enjoys the art of image manipulation. He starts with an original photo and transforms it into something altogether new. To the create the colorful and dynamic looks, he uses PaintShop Pro and Photoshop.

One of his many creations is this scene from Snow White's Scary Adventures at Disneyland. It started as a black and white photo.

Image from the Kurt Raymond Collection.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

1938 The Story of Doc

The Story of Doc is part of the eight-book Snow White "Story of" series that was produced in 1938 by Whitman Publishing Company. Measures 7.5" x 11" and contains 24 pages. The leafs are made from an inexpensive pulp stock with somewhat heavier stock covers. The books were meant to used and colored by young readers, so finding copies free from marks and damage can be an expensive challenge.

There's two tales in which Doc loses his glasses. The first took place "50 years earlier at least" and we get to see what the dwarfs' leader looks like without his spectacles. Dopey helps him find them.

The second story occurs out in the forest. All the dwarfs and animals pitch in this time to locate the missing glasses.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Whitman Publishing Company, 1938. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Image scans courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Learn more about this series in an early Archive entry.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

1938 Snow White Pin-Back Button

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 3.5" button. Marked: "© 1938 WD Ent." According to Hakes, it was likely used by theatre employees or toy department clerks during the initial run of the film. On June 30, 2005, it sold at auction for a whopping $1,101.44.

Monday, October 20, 2014

1979 Radio City Music Hall - Snow White Record

In 1979, Buena Vista Records released a 3313 rpm album featuring the original cast from the Snow White Live stage performance at Radio City Music Hall. Catalog No. 5009.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

1979 Radio City Music Hall - Snow White Songbook

A songbook was published in 1979 featuring the musical numbers from the successful Snow White Live stage performance at Radio City Music Hall. Included are not only the original motion picture songs by Larry Morey and Frank Churchill but also two new tunes by Joe Cook and Jay Blackton.

Photos of the stars, Mary Jo Salerno and Richard Bowne.

The songs.

Sample pages including the new numbers, Will I Ever See Her Again and Welcome to the Kingdom.

Rear endpaper.

Image scans courtesy of the Michael Filippello Collection.

1979 Radio City Music Hall - Snow White Program

An official Snow White program was issued for the 1979 Radio City Music Hall stage show. It contains a total of 36 pages (including both sides of the front and back covers). Here's a few samples...

The front cover features a charming illustration of the Dwarfs peeking their noses over the top with a city skyline behind.

The Snow White story.

The making of the movie.

The making of the stage production.

Mary Jo Salerno and Richard Bowne

The cast and musical numbers.