Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1990s Snow White Travel Case

A child's travel or doll case. Made of plastic. Features Snow White artwork that was introduced during the motion picture's 1993 re-release campaign. Zipper closure. Outside pocket on rear. Two interior pockets and four elastic straps. Case measures 13.5" high x 16" wide and 6" deep.

Images via Bentleysshop.

Doll Carrying Case from Ideal

A round vinyl carrying case for dolls manufactured by Ideal Toy Corporation, circa 1960s. The stylized illustration of the Snow White characters on the lid include a blond Prince. Case measures 10.5" diameter x 3.5" deep.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Disneyland Souvenir Stein

This souvenir stein dates from the 1990s and features Mickey and friends on Disneyland's Main Street. Also pictured are Snow White and the Prince. From this image, it appears as if the two of them are wearing ear hats, but upon closer examination, this is not the case. Measures 4" in diameter, not including the handle, and 6.5" tall. Ceramic. "© Disney" on bottom. Original retail price $15.95.

Images via VanEaton Galleries.

Special thanks to TokyoMagic of Meet the World for supplying additional information on this stein.

Spanish Snow White Movie Posters

While many of the European premieres of Snow White occurred in 1938, Blancanieves y los 7 Enanitos would be delayed almost three years because of the Spanish Civil War, followed by the start of World War II.

Theatrical releases and distributors:
  • 1941 Filmofono premiere (soundtrack recorded in Los Angeles)
  • 1952 RKO re-release
  • 1964 Filmax (soundtrack redub, recorded in Mexico City)
  • 1975 Filmayer
  • 1983 Filmayer
  • 1992 Warner Bros.

1941 premiere. Filmofono, Spanish one-sheet, approximately 27" x 41" (70 x 100 cm). Design by López Réiz. Note the spelling of Snow White on early posters was Blanca Nieves. In later years, it would morph into Blancanieves.

1941 premiere. Filmofono, folded small format poster, approximately 13" x 17" (33 x 43 cm). Design by López Réiz.

1941 premiere. Filmofono, horizontal one-sheets, approximately 27" x 41" (70 x 100 cm). Two more designs by López Réiz.

Images via Cine y Propaganda.

R-1952. RKO, 27" x 41" (70 x 100 cm). Printed by I. G. Viladot, S. I. Barcelona.

R-1964. Filmax, folded 27" x 39". Printed by I.G. Mari, S.A. of Barcelona.

Images via Heritage Auctions. Sold for $537.75 in December 2008.

R-1975. Filmayer, approximately 27" x 39" (70 x 99 cm).

Image courtesy of Nunziante Valoroso.

R-1983. Filmayer, rolled 27" x 39" (70 x 99 cm). Walt Disney Company 60th anniversary logo in upper left corner.

R-1992 Warner Bros, rolled 27" x 39" (70 x 99 cm).

Also see Snow White handbills from Spain, lobby cards from Mexico, and posters from Argentina.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Snow White Stationery Box from Spain

A vintage Snow White stationery box issued in Spain. Dates from the late 1930s or early '40s. Measures 5" x 6.5" (12 x 16 cm). Lid features the classic cast portrait designed by Gustaf Tenggren. Unfortunately, the original stationary inside is long gone.

Images via dondonald.

1938 Snow White Stationery

Snow White stationery from 1938; "© W.D. ENT." Twelve assorted sheets with envelopes, pictured here unopened in the original cellophane wrapper. Packet measures 5.25" x 8". Individual sheets 4.875" x 7.75". Manufactured by White & Wyckoff.

A used example of a sheet--written to "Aunt May" and dated December 30, 1938.

Princess and Prince.

Close-up view.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Disney Company 75th Anniversary Knickerbocker Dolls

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Disney Company (1923-1998), a Snow White reproduction of the popular 1938 composition doll by the Knickerbocker Toy Company was released. Made of fine porcelain. Hand-painted. Fully jointed and recreated with the same characteristics as the original, such as the signature bend in her left elbow and sculptured hair. Measures approximately 15" tall. The special back-stamped doll was only available during the anniversary celebration period from September 1998 through March 1999. Limited edition. Original retail $155.

A 9" porcelain Dopey and Grumpy were also produced. Retail $85 each.

The three were listed in the summer 1999 Disney Catalog, p.63.

Catalog scan courtesy of 1937fan of Whistle While We Blog.