Yes, that's right, the world premiere was 2 days before the US premiere. Walt was doing a big push in the UK what with having so many productions active over there using up money in limbo. So a great excuse for a big 'do across the pond. But that doesn't mean interesting things didn't happen back here in the US. Here are two items that are favorites in the collection, both have been posted before, but I think they deserve another day in the spotlight. First up is a press preview ticket for the film, a full month before the premiere!
Next is a studio preview ticket, for 2 weeks before the premiere. Again, the only reason this survived is they didn't go! Which I find hard to believe. Wouldn't you go to a preview of the most hotly anticipated film from the studio in ages if you could?