Tuesday, August 27, 2013

David Hall Story Drawing - Alice Encounters the Fish Footman

Last in the series, this very fun drawing of Alice watching the Fish Footman delivering the invitation to croquet to the Duchess.  I very much like the bubbles.
Same size, same residue.  There was another drawing with this set, of the Cheshire Cat's grin, but that had been sold prior my receiving this collection.
This image appears in the first edition of Surprise Package on page 51.

Monday, August 26, 2013

David Hall Story Drawing - Alice's Giant Hand in the White Rabbit's House

Next in the series, this beautifully rendered image of Alice's enlarged hand rummaging around the White Rabbit's house.  I particularly like the portrait of two rabbits on the wall.
As with yesterday's drawing, this too is on the same material and size, and was also at one point glued to something.
This image appears in Surprise Package on page 48.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

David Hall Story Drawing - Alice Falls Down the Rabbit Hole

Next up is this cute little drawing of Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole.
Again this is on some sort of tissue or velum, and was originally glued down to something as evident from the stained residue on the edges.
This drawing is much smaller than all the previous one, image size being only 3¼  x 2½.  This image also appears in Surprise Package, on page 44.  Interestingly, later editions of Surprise Package do not have this image.  I have a 1948 printing that not only has half the number of illustrations for Alice - 15 vs. 30 in the 1944 first printing - but also has the stories in a different order, and leaves out three entire stories, having only 9 stories as opposed to 12 in the first printing.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

David Hall Story Drawing - Alice with the Flamingo

Beginning the final series of David Hall posts, these drawings are slightly different from the others in that they appear to be on some sort of tissue or velum.
First up, Alice holding a flamingo on the croquet grounds.
This drawing has been glued to a sheet of animation paper, and although there has been some damage to the bottom corners, it survives nicely.  This drawing appears in Surprise Package on page 57.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

1951 RKO Lobby Cards from Mexico

This just in from the realm of 'Things I Don't Have, Have Never Seen Before, And Want Very Badly'.  Original 1951 lobby cards from Mexico!
The format of these cards is very similar to all the other, later lobby cards we've all seen from Mexico, an art border of some kind with a central image, usually taken from a publicity still.
These are no different, although the B&W central image is odd given that the rest of the card is in full color.  Later cards have a full color image.
I was only able to find images of 4 cards, there might indeed be more, but they must be pretty rare as these are the first I've ever seen.
If anyone out there has them, or images of others, I would love to see them!  And of course buy them :-)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Audio Posts Restored!

I've finally found a solution to my audio hosting/player problems that have plagued me for a couple of years now.  Several posts are already restored, and the rest will follow in a couple of days!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Alice Listings on eBay - Gotta Pay for that LA Trip ;-)

So now that I'm back in the real world, free from hot babes in superhero costumes, time to pay for the fun trip we all just had.  I'm in the process of posting the remainder of my Alice pin collection, having decided that there is absolutely no way I could ever keep up with it, and relegating last of my non-vintage Alice collection to other, more appreciative collectors.  Get 'em while they're hot!
This is probably going to take a few weeks, so be sure to check back often, you never know what will be up.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Post LA Trip Post

Well, a little late but better late than never.

Disneyland was great as ever, but we really wanted to see The Mad Tea Party, and must say it was pretty cool. 

I must say that I LOVE DJ Rabbit. 
Off to SDCC!  This was pretty amazing, I haven't been in 20 years, and it is nothing like it used to be. ABC had a huge display across the street for the Alice spinoff show this fall.
And inside at the Van Eaton booth LOTS of cool Alice art
And of course a wide variety of cosplay, including some Alice.
Everyone should go at least once, it is an unforgettable experience.