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Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Snow White" (1937) [Series] - PhotoParade and Publicity Still

A series of postings of "Snow White" items in the Cowan Collection [click here to see the contact sheet of items in the postings].

A great article from PhotoParade!

As I looked at the article today, I realized that the Comparative Size Model Sheet featured in the newspaper article was the same as a publicity still I have from 1936 (shown below).

Frankly, I don't know how Dave Smith and the rest of the crew at Disney Archives keeps track of all their millions of items. I think my database work on the collection has been a real plus, but maybe there is some museum class on database construction I should have taken...

Following the Publicity Still is the rest of the publication. Frankly, it's my favorite because you can see the faces of those that were the voices in the movie AND you can see some of the similarities between the actors and the movie characters... NOTE: be sure and check out the photos of Pinto Colvig (more widely known as the voice of Goofy).

Newspaper Article [1] (click to enlarge)

Disney Studio Publicity Still [2]

Additional PhotoParade Pages

----- DATABASE NOTES -----

[1] From “Ingeborg Willy’s Scrapbook” (1936-1937). A scrapbook of photos, pencil drawings and other items put together by Ingeborg Willy, who was an inker for Disney from 11/23/36 to 11/26/41 and who died in 1999. Acquired 1998. SeqID-0243 Updated: 7/28/2005
[2] From “Snow White” (1937). Promotional photo of the comparative sizes of: Doc, Snow White, Grumpy & Dopey. Dated: 9/28/36. Scrapbook photo. [10"W x 8"H] Acquired 2003. SeqID-1415


  1. The very first image in this post with the three model sheets and the two separate pieces of art combined in the third image to show the final product, is the first page in the Life magazine article which you show in the post below.

  2. Thanks!
    The newspaper items were in a bundle with no indication which items were to go together...