Thursday, March 30, 2017

1938 Dutch Sneeuwwitje Program

A 1938 Snow White theatre program from the Netherlands.

Front and back covers.

Image scans courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1938 Snow White Annual

Cover image courtesy of Muir Hewitt.

Walt Disney's Snow White Annual was published in 1938 by Dean & Sons, Ltd. London. Hardcover. Measures 7.75" x 10.5" x 1.25"; pp. 160 (155 numbered). Full-color cover artwork and frontispiece, B+W pages throughout. Contents includes stories, comics, lots of games, puzzles, postcards and other cut-outs.

Images courtesy of Collecting Collectibles.

"This book belongs to..."

Frontispiece and title page.

Sample pages.


The title is listed in Ted Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

More book details can be found at I.N.D.U.C.K.S.

1980 Snow White Penguin Book

A Snow White book published in the United Kingdom by Penguin. Copyright 1980. Original price £2.95. ISBN: 0140056742.

Images scans courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1964 UK Costumed Character Appearances - Press Photos

In an earlier Archive entry, we saw costumed Snow White characters in a 1964 edition of the British trade newspaper, Kinematograph Weekly. The photos were part of the promotional campaign for the re-issue of the film that year to UK theatres. Disney would have invited the press to cover the characters on 'walkabout' around London, and the pictures then could be used in newspapers and magazines.

The 8 x 10 photos below are two out of many that were been taken by United Press International for offering to publications who couldn't cover the promotion. Each has a text description printed on the back. They're dated December 4th, 1964 and are marked "United Press International Photo."

Snow White and the dwarfs cross a street "en route to E.M.I. headquarters to discuss the making of a long-playing record."

Sleepy falls asleep on a parking meter.

Image scans and info courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection.

The envelope in which these two photos were kept is marked "'Picture Library", and after the loan, they probably had to be returned to the United Press archive.

1975 Cheerios "Glass Pals" Decals

Walt Disney Glass Pals, a series of six decals from 1975, available inside specially-marked boxes of Cheerios. Manufactured by Pro/Mark Inc. Chicago. The collection included Snow White with Dopey, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Mickey Mouse, Robin Hood, and Bambi with Thumper and Flower. Each measures approximately 1.75" x 2.5".

The decals could be placed on glasses or other smooth surfaces and were said to be dishwasher safe.

A Cheerios promotional tie-in appeared in the 1975 US Snow White pressbook (p.18). Twenty five million packages were produced. The mock-up box shown in the book, however, differs from the actual one.

Cereal box with Glass Pals promotion.