Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all! A twisted cover to Disney Newsreel from Thanksgiving, November 27, 1981.
Sorry for the radio silence these past few days, I will resume a more regular schedule beginning the first week in December. See you all then!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LCSNA Fall Meeting This Saturday in NYC

For those of you in the NYC area this weekend, the Lewis Carroll Society will be holding its annual Fall Meeting at the New York Institute of Technology at 16 W. 61st St, beginning at noon.  Meeting is free to the public.  I will be there, with an assortment of Alice goodies for sale, so come on buy [sic!].

Friday, November 4, 2011

Original Storyboard of Alice in the Tulgey Wood

Wow.  Was I ever excited to get my hands on this beautiful piece!  This is an original pastel storyboard on black paper, featuring Alice walking through the Tulgey Wood, presumably with the Cheshire Cat.
While it is not signed, it is attributed to Bill Peet, who did quite a bit of story art for Alice, as seen in this post.  The art is very dark, I did pump up the colors a bit so they would be more visible out here on the web.  Gotta find the perfect place to hang this...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mickey Mouse Weekly #599 from England - November 3rd, 1951

This week's issue features a cover story with no Disney characters at all, but a slew of anthropomorphic fireworks!
Chapter 16 finds Alice deep in conversation with the Caterpillar, who undergoes a dramatic transformation at the end.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Disneyland Black and White Snapshot of the Mad Hatter, Fantasy Fair Gifts

Admittedly this is a pretty crappy photograph, but I'm a sucker for ole' rubber head. 
Another 1960s or 1970s snapshot, from January apparently, of the Mad Hatter, this time out in front of the Fantasy Fair Gift Shop.  You can see the old style awnings that were a fixture of the old Fantasyland.  My vintage Disneyland geography is pretty much non-existent, I will rely on wiser bloggers to tell me where this was in relation to today's park.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Disneyland or WDW Color Backstage Snapshot of the King of Hearts

From the same photo session as the previously seen Queen, we have her royal consort, the King!
This little guy is RARELY spotted these days, usually only in parades, and even then, I don't think I've personally seen him in the last 15 years at least!