Friday, November 06, 2009

Freaky Fridays @ The Haunted Mansion: Three Men in Quicksand, Zorro, & Swann Galleries



Here’s the 4th in a series of 4: the stretch-portraits (originals by Marc Davis) from the HM elevator.



And a recent set of photos I took at the mansion showing the unfurling of one of the elevator stretch portraits.







And a few more images from the Zorro Viewmaster set (see yesterday’s post for the first set!):

“Don Diego played his part — a studious dandy.”



“‘Help me!’ said Torres, ‘I am falsely charged with treason!”



“‘Your return is unexpected,’ sneered the Commandante.”



“I fear you return to a troubled land, my son.”



And two movie clips to enjoy:





And as if this wasn’t enough, how about some very rare Disney art to kick off your weekend? On November 9, Swann Auction Galleries presents The James B. Parks Collection of Fine Prints tracing the history of Modern Art from the 1700s through the 20th Century. Parks was unusual in his regard for the artistry of Walt Disney and there are three Disney items in the auction, including an original production cel of Snow White and Bashful, circa 1937 ($4,000 to $6,000).

Lot 182: Snow White and Bashful, Walt Disney Studios. Original production cel, the cut-out figures on a watercolor background, circa 1937.



Lot 183: Walt Disney’s Three Caballeros, Walt Disney Studios. Color crayon and oil stick poster maquette on smooth, cream wove paper, circa 1944. (“Three Caballeros” was the seventh animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.)



Lot 184: Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Studios. Original production cel, late 1950s/early 1960s.



Lot 185: Two concept drawings: Mickey with Coins and Goofy Spitting Coins, Walt Disney Studios. Both pencil and yellow crayon on cream wove paper, 1940s/1950s.





To see more about the auction, visit their website. Thanks to Swann for sharing these AMAZING images with my readers!

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3 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice "today" photos of the "three men", man that's gotta be hard to do!

Zoro huh? Ok I admit, I've never seen it... I guess its time :-)

I want that Three Caballeros color crayon & oil stick poster maquette on smooth, cream wove paper - That looks awesome!!!! I wonder what it will sell for?

Major Pepperidge said...

How many times did kids find some old stick and cut a "Z" in the dirt back in those days? Swish swish swish! I watched in in repeats, but remember having a Zorro "Rub-ons" set and a mask and cape. No phony sword though...

That Snow White cel is particularly cute, and given the high prices of cel/background setups from that movie, the price actually seems relatively low.

Dad.. said...

I LOVE Disney's Zorro!! Can't wait to get my DVD's! Nice post brother!!