Sunday, September 19, 2010

Snow White "Souvenir Album"

First published in the US at the time of the film's original release, the Souvenir Album contains nine songs credited to Frank Churchill and Larry Morey--eight from the movie soundtrack (not "Dig-A-Dig-Dig"), and one additional, "Snow White". Licensed by Irving Berlin Inc. Softcover.

This 50-page softcover measures 8.75" x 11.25" and includes the sheet music (3-4 pages each), illustrated red boarders, and 14 B+W plates. A numbering error within the table of contents was missed by an editor before publication.

"Whistle While You Work", pp.4-5 + 8-9.

"One Song", pp.18-19.

"The Dwarfs' Yodel Song", pp.28-29.

"Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum", pp.38-39.

A couple ads for Mickey Mouse/Silly Symphony songbooks on the last pages.

Back cover.


Beginning in 1944, the songbooks were licensed by Bourne Music Publishers, Inc. The red-tinted pages were not present in later printings, and the table of contents error was corrected.

"Whistle While You Work", pp.4-5.

"Heigh-Ho", p.10.

"Snow White", p.27.


A Children's Simplified Edition was also published, first by Irving Berlin, later by Bourne. Green-colored cover. Only 26 pages instead of 50.

Early printings still included the red-tinted backgrounds.

Simplified versions of the songs.

On the back cover, Dopey has a green shadow instead of gray.

Images courtesy of the Michael Filippello Collection.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That would be so cool to own. Disney certainly never overlooked any small detail. Even the art is top notch!