Monday, March 28, 2011

Mickey Magazine #77 from Belgium - March 28, 1952

Today's installment find Alice in the company of the Garden of Live Flowers.
Love those bread and butter flies. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Marx March Hare Rockyking

Boy I love the internet.  A reader of this blog contacted me, and the result was this!
The last of the Rockyking figures, the March Hare!  I knew he had to exist.
This completes the set of Rockykings for Alice, and I believe the full set of Rocky- figures for Alice in general.  I don't believe that Marx made Rockys for any of the second series 'kins.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flower Suggestions Model Sheet - Rocking Horse Flies and Bread & Butter Flies

This is a very cool and unusual model sheet for Alice, a flower suggestions sheet that has no flowers, but rather insects!
From March 22, 1950 this model sheet of Rocking Horse Flies and Bread & Butter Flies represent some of my favorite denizens of the Tulgey Wood and the Garden of Live Flowers.  I especially like the Heel.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mickey Magazine #76 from Belgium - March 21, 1952

Moving right along with our next installment.
Alice escapes the White Rabbit's house and meets the live flowers.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Life Magazine Photo - Can You Find All the Alice Items? Answers!

Here's what I found in the photo, from left to right, top to bottom:
  • Alice gift wrap (the pink square at the far left edge, not yet posted)
  • 3 Vira greeting cards
  • Gund White Rabbit and Mad Hatter dolls
  • Live Flowers LGB
  • unknown Alice candy box (!)
  • Alice Madame Alexander doll
  • Mad Hatter and March Hare Gund dolls
  • unknown Alice child garment (!)
  • Regal Alice shaker
  • Evan K. Shaw figures - Mad Hatter, March Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter again, Walrus
  • Alice Tea Cup Watch
You get extra credit if you noticed the March Hare SP figure as a part of the Marx playset

Friday, March 18, 2011

Life Magazine Photo - Can You Find All the Alice Items?

Did you know that the entire Life photo archive is available and searchable online?  How cool is that?  All you have to do is go to Google Images, and in the search box enter source:life at the beginning of your search phrase, and you'll get the life photo archive results.  For example if you wanted to find all Walt Disney photos, you'd enter source: life walt disney.  That being said...I found this very cool photo of Roy Disney sitting in a big pile of merchandise.  I'm guessing this is 1953 or thereabouts, since Peter Pan merchandise figures prominently in this photo, and there is nothing from Lady and the Tramp or later, nor Disneyland.
Can you spot all the Alice items in this photo?  I found 21, but then again I'm probably more tuned-in to it than most.  I even found 2 items I've never seen before.  Answers tomorrow!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mickey Magazine #75 from Belgium - March 14, 1952

Chapter 7, in which we find Alice as big as a house, and the Dodo seeking a more energetic remedy!
Goodness!  Where's Bill?!
Apologies for the dearth of posts lately, been planning a big birthday shindig for the missus, and it is consuming a lot of time and effort.  And that whole work thing.  But, after April 9th, I should be on a more regular schedule.  And if any of you are in the DC area on the 9th, let me know, there's a pretty swinging birthday party you could attend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Great Cookie Conundrum

While perusing the CMD for other posts, I came across the page for Leeds.  
On that page (which was on the back side of an Alice page, when will I learn to TURN the page) was the listing for the Alice cookie jar by Leeds, which I originally posted last year.
In that post I discussed and pictured the two know Leeds variations on the Alice cookie jar. The blue
and the white
I also previously posted an image from the campaign book, but I now have a better scan of that page
Also in that post I mentioned that while I had never seen this particular style of cookie jar for Alice, I had seen a Donald Duck jar in that style (in a variety of colors), which is also pictured on the CMD page.
This style matches the blue Alice jar.

What I had never noticed before though was this price sheet on the CMD page
Notice how there are two sizes listed for the Alice jar, as well as the Donald and Mickey jars.  Could it be that these two variations are really the two different sizes listed here?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mickey Magazine #74 from Belgium - March 7, 1952

Back on track, date-wise that is, with #6 in the series.
Here we find Alice in the White Rabbit's house, about to repeat history...will she never learn?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shameless Plug

For those of you interested in vintage Disneyland, you should check out my other blog today as I've posted a very fun story about the sub lagoon mermaids straight from the horses - uh - fishes - uh - mermaids tail.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mickey Magazine #73 from Belgium - February 29, 1952

Ok, so I guess I should have posted this series next year in 2012, when the leap day would have properly lined up, so sue me.
Today's issue is 5th in the series, where Alice meets the Tweedles and we hear about the Walrus and the Curious Oysters (poor things!).