Thursday, April 18, 2019

Little Nipper Giant Storybook Record Album

The large complete storyteller record, called the Little Nipper Giant Storybook Record Album (could they not come up with a shorter name?), was issued in 78, 45 and 33 ⅓ RPM formats.  
The records were located on the inside covers in special paper sleeves that were pasted to the covers.
The 78 version almost always has significant damage to these sleeves as the records are so heavy.  
The 45 version records are much smaller and lighter, and as such these sleeves are almost always intact.  
The 33 ⅓ version has a single record that is about the same size and weight of a 78, so the single sleeve on the inside front cover is also almost always quite distressed too.  So the moral is:  If you are looking for a very nice copy, go for a 45 set.

Alice was the first (and only) Disney storyteller to use this new large book format rather than the familiar album format.  Art by the incomparable Mel Crawford.

For a complete scan of the interior of this book, go visit this amazing site:




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wonderland Exhibit in Singapore - Opens Saturday!


Callooh callay!  The Crandall Collection is on display in the traveling ACMI exhibition "Wonderland" and next stop is Singapore!  Opening this Saturday, the exhibition runs from April 13 - September 22, 2019 at the ArtScience Museum.  Check out the link for more details.  If you are in the area between now and September, check it out, and send pictures!  I don't think I'll be able to make it for this stop.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!

So another year has come and gone, and while I have taken some major steps forward in preparation for an upcoming project, the blog has suffered.  Looking back at the history of posts over the past few years it is abundantly clear exactly when I started working for myself  - I'm sure you can guess when too!

That being said, I do have things happening on the Alice front and will continue to update the blog with content as I get the chance.  The first being - today!

This year has been a good one for art acquisitions.  I have been fortunate enough to acquire three new Mary Blair pieces, although I did have to part with another to finance them.  But so it goes, you gotta sell to buy!




I was also lucky enough to score an original page by Mel Crawford from the Little Nipper Storybook which I have not posted yet but have mentioned in several posts - mostly about Japanese books.


And the Australian exhibition closed in October, but is now traveling the world, first stop Singapore!  I will post details when I have them.  Happy New Year to all!

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