Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1938 Snow White French Pressbook

Here's a few pages from the 1938 Notice Publicitaire ("Leaflet Advertising"). This pressbook for Blanche Neige et les Sept Nains would have been sent out to theatre owners in France. The book was designed by the French RKO Advertising Director Jean Mounier.

Newspaper Ads and Posters.

Setting up the theatre facade. The Marignan in Paris is pictured at the bottom of page.

Advertising suggestions: One of the promotional activities listed for the week leading up to the film has store merchants setting up singing competitions for children. Great stuff!

Images courtesy of Jacqueline Dana / Jean Mounier Collection. All right reserved. Used with permission.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Black Milk Clothing Line

Australian online retailer, Black Milk Clothing, is known for geek-inspired fashions, such as their Harry Potter and superhero designs. Come July 29, 2014, they'll be releasing a brand new Disney line called Princesses and Villains--tops, leggings, skater dresses, and body suits. The collection will include several cool Snow White pieces.

Snow White Bomber.

Evil Queen Bomber.

Peplum Skirt and Puff Sleeve Bodysuit.

Snow White Leggings.

Villain and Princess Leggings.

Learn more at Black Milk's pinterest.

Stock image copyright Black Milk Clothing.

Special thanks to Elana Sperber for the notice about this clothing release.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Snow White "House" Bank by Jouets Mont-Blanc

A vintage Snow White lithographed tin bank. House-shaped. Manufactured in France by Jouets Mont-Blanc, circa 1950s. Measures 5" x 5" x 2". Features an image of the dwarfs' cottage on the one side along with a little keyed door through which your money is retrieved.

On the opposite side is pictured Bashful, Happy and Sleepy with a bag of money at their feet.

The side panels are illustrated with Snow and Dopey (who looks like he may have had one too many).

A coin slot is cut in the roof.

Logo and "Walt Disney Mickey-Mouse S. A." copyright info on bottom panel.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Courvoisier Cel Set-Ups

These Courvoisier cel set-ups were among those sold this past July 1st at the 2014 Heritage Animation Art Signature Auction. They're all original hand-inked and hand-painted cels from the 1937 production of Snow White.

This Old Hag cel is combined with a separate cel featuring the rain effect, and both are placed against a hand-painted Courvoisier background. The Witch is 5" tall while the tree branch measures 8". Matted and framed to 16.5" x 16".  It sold for $5,825.63.

Evil Queen holding heart box, cel on custom background. She stands 7" tall, matted and framed to an overall 20" x 19.75". Sold for $11,352.50.

Snow White cel on detailed hand-painted background. Princess measures 6.5" tall, matted and framed to 16.5" x 15.5". Sold for $8,365.00.

Snow White with Bluebird cel, hand-painted vines on the background. This scene was animated in part by the late Marc Davis. Cel measures 6" x 5", matted and framed to 16.5" x 18.5". Sold for $7,767.50.

Seven Dwarfs cel placed over an airbrushed wood veneer Courvoisier background. Image area of 5.5" x 7.5". Sold for $8,066.25.

Raccoons production cel over a hand-painted background. Raccoons are 2" high, image area of 5.5" x 5.5". Mat reads "Raccoons." Framed to an overall 13" x 14". Sold for $717.00.

Dance sequence includes Snow White, Dopey, Sneezy, Sleepy, Doc, and Bashful on an airbrushed Courvoisier wood veneer background. Image area 10" x 13", matted and framed to 27" x 25". The cream mat reads "Snow White and the Dwarfs.". Sold for $8,962.50.

Images via Heritage Auctions.

See more Courvoisier cel set-ups in other earlier Archive entries.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vintage Snow White Candy Bag

Here's a paper candy bag which features an illustration of Snow White handing out candy bags to the Seven Dwarfs. A price of 5¢ is printed on the front along with the words PURE and DELICIOUS. Measures approximately 7.5" x 4".

A "Walt Disney Productions" copyright imprint is also included along with a date. To me it looks like it reads 1958, but the online seller listed it as 1956. There's no mention of Disneyland on the bag, though he strongly suspected that this was something used at the theme park to sell sweets with to guests. If anyone has more info on whether it is indeed from Disneyland, I'll certainly update the post to include it.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cameo Heart-Shaped Boxes

Here's a Snow White forest scene in cameo relief on blue heart-shaped box. Made of variegated "Cameonyx" from the Stonequarry Company. Hinged lid. Black velvet lined. Measures 6" across.

Busted hinge...

Blue images via 508*whitman.

The design also came in a rose color.

Red images via sheegarc.

Also see an earlier Archive entry with two other variations on this Snow White heart-shaped box.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014 Snow White Sculpture from Border Fine Arts

It was recently announced that the highly respected UK-based Border Fine Arts (BFA) studio will be producing a series of Disney sculptures in a collection entitled, A Moment in Time. Each piece will feature a memorable moment from one of the classic animated films. The first will be the Snow White scene where she wakes up to find the Seven Dwarfs peering over the end of the bed. Measures 20.5cm high x 35cm wide x 37cm deep.

It was sculpted by UK artist Peter Mook in collaboration with BFA design director, Ray Ayres. After casting, the resin figurines will each be assembled and painted by hand. Worldwide numbered edition of just 250. Certificate of authenticity included.

Distributed by Enesco, the series will only be available for purchase to the European market. Estimated release is early September 2014. Pre-orders can be made through Enesco's Langholm Gallery Retail price
£695 ($1184.00 US).

A Pinocchio figure is the second piece in the series. Special thanks to the Duckman for posting info on this new collection.