Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mickey Mouse Weekly #603 from England - December 1st, 1951

Cool cover on the December 1st issue feature Donald the bad tempered toy.  And a better likeness never was.
Chapter 20, where Alice finds the Mad Hatter and the March Hare having quite the mad tea party!
I must say, I really like the Mad Hatter and March Hare name signs, something I've not seen anywhere else.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mickey Mouse Weekly #602 from England - November 24th, 1951

November 24th's cover features the Seven Dwarfs, sans Snow White.  Should be of interest to my friend over at A Snow White Sanctum.
Chapter 19 features the Cheshire Cat giving Alice all kinds of advice.
Where will Alice go next?  I think we all know the answer to that question.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mickey Mouse Weekly #601 from England - November 17th, 1951

Making up for lost time now, November 17th's issue features a cover with Mickey and Goofy, with lots of monkeys.  Everything is better with monkeys.
Chapter 18 finds Alice entering the Cheshire Cat's area of the Tulgey Wood, now that she is back to normal after her 'Magic Mushrooms' did their job.
Good thing this wasn't published 15 years later!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MIckey Mouse Weekly #600 from England - November 10th, 1951

Well, I certainly let this series get away from me.  My own fault for trying to be tricky and match up the dates on the posts with the dates on the magazines.  I won't make that mistake again...well, maybe.

Anyway, we now return you to your MMW series already in progress.  Issue #600 features a cover of Donald and Goofy in the Foreign Legion, with a cool image of a mirage palace in the desert.
Chapter 17 of our adaptation features one last appearance of the caterpillar as a butterfly.
Alice grows and shrinks several times, and encounters the nesting bird and is promptly accused of being a serpent!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let's See, Where Was I . . .

Trying to get back into the swing of things, blog-wise.  Work and illness notwithstanding, am getting back on the cyber-horse and completing the MMW series in due course.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

This Week Magazine - January 14th, 1951

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday.  To start the new year off right I'm posting one of my all time favorite items, a copy of This Week Magazine with a full color photo of Kathy on the cover. 
This Week was one of several Sunday newspaper supplements of the day, that had lots of little fluffy articles on current events and such.  This particular copy came from the Detroit News.  The cover on this is great, featuring Kathy in her Alice garb meandering through the mockup of the Tulgey Wood on her way to the Mad Tea Party.
Inside is a very typical marketing piece on the upcoming film, titled Alice in Movie Land.  It sports a few more animation reference photos with side-by-side comparisons to the final film, although they do make a couple of mistakes.
I remember the first time I saw one of these supplements, it was at this giant used bookstore in Burbank called Book World (which is no longer there I believe), and it had a pretty amazing price tag on it too.  But time passed and I managed to find a copy that didn't cost me my rent money for the month.  I do think this is the largest full color image of Kathy in costume published domestically, and certainly the most striking.