Thursday, May 16, 2013

The blog will be updated again at the end of May or early June.
I just learned over the weekend that Tom Sito's book about the history of computer animation had just been released. It is a great read and it contains quite a lot of info about Disney, Pixar and... WDI's role in that story. A "must-have" according to my criteria.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This just in from Gunnar Andreassen:

[Found on ebay:

A nice Laurel & Hardy mug by Ferdinand Horvath.]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This just in from Gunnar Andreassen:

[Found on ebay:

A drawing by "Grim", probably Natwick,  of Mae West.]

Monday, May 13, 2013

This just in from Gunnar Andreassen:

[Some drawings found on Ebay recently:

Story gags by HR. Could this be Harry Reeves ?]

Friday, May 10, 2013

As always, looking forward to the next S/R Labs auction.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This just in from Gunnar Andreassen (Daily Variety, 1978).

Do not miss today:

- Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 10 by Todd James Pierce
- Debunking The Myths: Crusader Rabbit and Walt Disney by Fred Patten (Do not forget to read the comments)
- Walt Disney World Architheming by Jim Korkis

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

This just in from Gunnar Andreassen:

[Have you ever seen Walt Disney ridin' on the Big Bad Wolf ?
If not, see the enclosed drawings from Hearst's International/Cosmopolitan, Feb. 1934.
It was made by the Cuban caricaturist Conrado Massaguer, who seems largely forgotten today.
An extract of his life story, ( and examples of this art) see this link.
On another page I found a photo of him and WD, taken outside the Disney Studio in 1951.
Massaguer claimed to be a friend of Walt, and wrote an autobiography in the 1950s.]

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

 Three fascinating handkerchiefs from Hungary which are currently being sold on ebay.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Nice photo of Roy O. Disney and movie critic Jympson Harmon sold recently by Howard Lowery.

Friday, May 03, 2013

I promised to review this book as soon as I got a copy. If the only thing you are interested in when it comes to the life of Eddie Carroll is his roles for Disney, then unfortunately this book will disappoint you. It is, however, an excellent biography of a fun actor and if your interest in Carroll is broader than just Disney it is definitely worth picking up. (The photo shows the author and the book.)

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mickey by Gottfredson, found in a French magazine from 1935.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Interesting ad from Novemver 30, 1933.