Friday, October 12, 2007

Vanity Fair, October 1933

Here is a great piece from this month, back in 1933. The one thing that I don't like about it, is that the article is so TINY!! So much shorter than the accompanying pieces in the magazine. However, it's a great photo of Walt and some over sized Mickeys. I have always loved vintage Hollywood photography, and this is a great example of that. I have included the easier to read version of the minuscule write-up for your convenience.

In other news, I have launched a new website based on my art. For those who have visited the old site, thank you! I have received some lovely feedback from very great people. I hope those who visit the new site will enjoy all of its upgrades. I welcome any feedback! Simply click over to "My Art" on my links column, or click here...

Happy weekend, everyone!


Major Pepperidge said...

That is a great photo of Walt. How would you like to find those Mickey's in some old store??

I guess Vanity Fair was always famous for the would have been great to see a bit more 1933 info. Thanks for sharing this!

DisneyDave said...

The Mickey and Minnie are display pieces manufactured by the Old King Cole Company of Canton, Ohio.

The had a HUGE line of different ones - some were even mechanical - the characters waved their arms or moved their head. Some of the Christmas related ones would blow you away.

Ted Hake had a great Christmas one that had the word "TOYS" and then images of the major characters poking around between the letters. A beauty!

I recall one of the larger pieces sold for $50,000 a few years ago.