Monday, February 29, 2016

1992 UK Snow White Pressbook

1992 Snow White pressbook issued in the United Kingdom. Distributed by Warner Bros. Contents included a four-page booklet. Dimensions: A4 (210 x 297 mm).

Front and back covers.

Inner two pages: story synopsis and film credits.

Tucked inside the booklet were several loose single-sided ad pad and competition pages. Glossy finish.

Competition prizes.

Colouring competition.

Image scans courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection with additional pics from the Filmic Light Collection.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

1987 UK Snow White Pressbook

The 1987 Snow White pressbook issued in the United Kingdom, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the motion picture. A total of 12 pages (back cover is blank). Dimensions: international ISO standard A4 size (210 x 297 mm).

Front cover.

50th Anniversary.

Meet the characters.

Centerfold pages: history behind the film, advert examples.


Accessories: Quad posters, display posters, front-of-house cards, newspaper ads.

Images scans from the Filmic Light Collection.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Gooseberry Pie Recipe & Tin from Italy

A Snow White recipe for gooseberry pie, produced as a collectible item to commemorate the release in Italy of Ira Meyer's 2003 Disney Recipes book (Disney Ricette).

The recipe came in a round tin with embossed lettering on the lid.

The limited edition set also included a Prince card. The kit was available during an exhibition in the city of Parma, an event about Walt Disney, cooking, and the publication of the Italian translation of Meyer's book.

Both the English and Italian-language books were edited by Marcello Garofalo.

Snow White's Winter Vegetable Soup.

Snow White's Gooseberry Pie.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

Special thanks to both Nunziante Valoroso and Marcello Garofalo for sharing information and images for this post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Italian Postcard-like Prints, c.1950

These vintage Snow White prints were produced in Italy and date from the 1950s. The art for the first two comes from the work of Gustaf Tenggren.

The dwarfs realize the "monster" is really Dopey, from a Tom Wood illustration.

On the back of each is a stamp for the Santiano Art Shop in Turin (Torino). The cards appear to have been cut from a larger sheet.

Special thanks to the Fabio Cassella Collection and to Nunziante Valoroso for sharing these images and information.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

1980 Films Illustrated - Snow White Ad

Snow White returned to theatres in the United Kingdom December 21, 1980. A trade ad for the re-release appeared in the December edition of Films Illustrated magazine. Note that the Drake theatre in Plymouth actually opened early on the 11th, with several others following on the 14th, and one more on the 18th.

Ad courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection.

See the 1980 UK pressbook in an earlier post.

Friday, February 19, 2016

1972 UK Snow White Pressbook

The 1972 Snow White pressbook distributed in the United Kingdom. A total of 16 pages including covers.

Cover image courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

The film was re-issued in 1972 at the end of the year (on Christmas Eve). So looking forward to the new year, this particular book has a sticker on the front which reads, "1973 - The Golden Year of Walt Disney Productions."

Information and credits.

Promotional tools: souvenir brochure, 8mm movie, and a mobile by J. Arthur Dixon. Suggested activities include electing a princess for a day and setting up a magic mirror in the lobby.

Activities and contests.

The music promotion included the Soundtrack Album, Storyteller record, Little LP, and Disneyland Double. The pictured merchandise: Disneyland magazine, Snow White Sticker Fun Book, and a woven nursery rug.

Press ads.

Accessories include quad poster, cut-out posters, exhibition stills and balloons. Press news.

Press news.


Image scans courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection.