Happy Halloween to all, and Happy Birthday to me! Tis the season for costumes, and in 1951 the king of costumes was Ben Cooper. Wouldn't you know it, they made costumes based on Alice, and were pushing them hard months before the film was released, and even more months before Halloween.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
I'm missing at least 15 still in the series between last post and this one. At long last Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat, at first only his head as depicted in this detailed drawing. Difficult to read here, but this is labeled '66' and is reproduced in the David Hall book.
Friday, October 19, 2012
This first drawing depicts the Gryphon and Mock Turtle, again completely out of sequence, but what else is new?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Alice and her new-found friends make their way to shore in this watercolor, labeled '47'.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
As Alice struggles to stay afloat in the Pool of Tears, she encounters many curious creatures besides the Mouse including what looks like a Beaver and a hedgehog. Labeled '46A'.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As Alice struggles to stay afloat, the Mouse swims by.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Alice flounders around in the Pool of Tears with the Mouse seen at the extreme upper left. The pool is surprisingly stormy. This watercolor is signed in the lower left and labeled '43' also in the lower left.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Whatever it was that Mr Bottle heaved into Alice's crying mouth, worked! Alice shrinks dramatically in this frenetic drawing, labeled '40A'. This drawing is reproduced in the David Hall book.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
After having drunk the trickle of potion as provided by Mr Bottle, Alice grows to fill the room! Partial signature visible in the lower left, labeled '38' in the lower right.
Friday, October 12, 2012
posted about Disney Alice commercials in the 1950s, and shown some of the actual commercials and original art. If you are interested in more information about these fairly bizarre commercials, I highly recommend reading this article by my friend Jim Korkis.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Poor Alice, she just can't catch a break. Now small enough to go through the door, she's forgotten the key, and tries to climb back up the table to retrieve it.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
After drinking the suspect liquid as provided by Mr Bottle, Alice shrinks dramatically in this still of a pencil drawing. Again, you can see the watermark on the paper in the shaded area to the left of the spinning Alice. In the lower right you can see where the label was, but it was not captured in this image. This image is reproduced in the David Hall book.
Monday, October 1, 2012
I love this next image, Alice and lots of ghostly images of her standing around the table with Mr Bottle just before she drinks. Prominent signature in the lower right corner of this watercolor, labeled '32' just to the left of the signature.