Monday, August 15, 2016

Walt Disney Letter to Venice Biennale

A letter dated July 17, 1939 from Walt Disney to Count Volpi of the Biennale Institute of Venice, organizers of the Venice Film Festival. The year before, in August of 1938, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs had won the festival's Grand Art Trophy.

Walt thanks the Count for the bronze trophy and the support that Italians had shown for his film. He also shares his hope that the yet unreleased Pinocchio will also be well received. Little does he know how War World II wil soon alter the outlook for his second feature-length picture.

Image via the Biennale site.

Special thanks to Nunziante Valoroso for sharing this one with us.

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