Today is the 53rd anniversary of the opening of the Alice in Wonderland attraction at Disneyland. To commemorate the auspicious event, I present to you this original publicity still featuring concept art of the attraction.
This still is dated April 6th, 1958, and was used to publicize the upcoming attraction. I especially like the rendering of the Caterpillar.
As can be seen by reading the snipe on the back, the exact details of
the ride were unclear at the time this art was sent out, but this is the
only still I've seen of this art.
I think this artwork might have been used in a souvenir guidebook (possibly the 1957 book?), and I believe that it is in color! Wish I had my guidebooks handy.
Back in the days when the ride didn't have truly ghastly rails and tarps just because someone pulled the 'safety' card. When I saw that unsightly wickedness in person, I practically had a public breakdown. Goodness...
Anyway, rant aside, this is awesome. :)
I love this artwork. It does appear in the 1958 souvenir guidebook. Donnie (over at I'm a Blogger Dottie...a Rebel) has scanned it and and it's in his current post: 1958 Guidebook
Oh, and I agree with Magic Emperor one hundred percent!!!
Thank you, TokyoMagic! One Magic to another, eh? Great Magics think alike! ;D
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