Thursday, January 19, 2017

1937 Cinema Magazine from Italy

Snow White and the gang on the cover of the December 25, 1937 issue of Cinema. Published in Italy.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

1938 Cinéfilo Magazine from Portugal

Snow White and six of the dwarfs are pictured on the cover of Cinéfilo, a magazine published in Lisbon, Portugal. It is dated November 18, 1938.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Williams Ellis 200-Piece Snow White Puzzles #1-4

Williams Ellis & Co. Ltd. of London produced a series of four 200-piece jig-saws, circa late 1940s. The box covers feature unique stylized artwork of Snow White, Happy, and Dopey. Above each puzzle image is text that reads, "A Welcom Product." Puzzle dimensions: 9.5" x 14".

No. 1 - Snow White Surprises the Seven Dwarfs.

No. 2 - A Busy Day for the Seven Dwarfs.

No. 3 - Dwarfs to the Rescue.

No. 4 - Snow White Meets Her Prince.

Images via monidaw2.

Also see the 1938-39 Willliams Ellis series of eight 200+ piece puzzles in an early Archive entry.

1952 Snow White Playtime Statuettes, Whitman No. 5615

A set of 11 Playtime Statuettes, Whitman Publishing Co. No. 5615, "© 1952 W.D.P." Includes Snow White, the Prince, Queen, Witch, and the Seven Dwarfs. Each figure is made of a thin die-cut layer of Tekwood between two layers of cardboard. Character image appears on one side. A plastic circular base holds the statuette upright. Sizes range between 5.5" (Witch) to 8.25" (Queen). Box with illustrated lid measures 12.5" x 7.5" x 1.5".

Included in the set is a 24" x 14" stiff paper background scene with the cottage and surrounding woods.

Additional images and info via Hakes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1957 "The Washed-Up Witch" Comic

The Washed-Up Witch is a comic drawn by artist Paul Murry. Uncle Scrooge teams up with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to outwit the Old Witch.

It first appeared along with several other tales in Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland, issue #1, published by Dell Giant Comics in May 1957. 100 pages. Original retail price 25¢. It was later reprinted in Walt Disney Comics Digest #7 by Gold Key in January 1969. 192 full color pages. Retail 50¢.

The story is 18 pages in length. The Wise Old Owl, Thumper and Flower make cameo appearances on the title page and in the final panel.

A few sample pages.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Story image scans via the J.E. Daniels' blog.

Kinematograph Weekly Ad from 1965

A Snow White advert appeared in the centerfold of the January 21, 1965 issue of the British trade newspaper, Kinematograph Weekly. Wash out those "box-office blues".

Special thanks to the Richard Holliss Collection for sharing this image scan.

Monday, January 16, 2017

1938 Non-Disney Snow White "Coloring Set"

This Snow White Coloring Set was manufactured in New York by J. Pressman & Co. Inc. While not a Disney item, it was probably issued in 1938 to capitalized on the general release of the film. The illustration of Snow White on the box cover does bare a resemblance to Disney's version, including puffed shoulders on her dress.

The set includes water color paints with a wood palette, two metal bowls for water, Crayons, and four heavier stock cards (with images of the dwarfs and their cottage). Box is 14.5" x 9.5". Manufacturer no. 4227.

Images via gimbler.

1938 Two-Color Snow White Dairy Glasses

In an earlier post, we covered the popular "four-line verse" Snow White glass tumblers from 1938. The were used as give-away premiums by farms and dairy companies. This less common "two-color" series utilized the same exact design--including the rhymes--but with a two color treatment rather than only one. Manufactured by Libbey Glass Company of Toledo, Ohio.

Snow White (blue and white).

The two-color series was available to the public in department stores, so probably not as a dairy premium. An eight-piece set could be purchased by retailers through wholesale catalogs like this 1938 edition from N. Shure Company of Chicago. The wholesale price for the complete set was just 55¢. Now that's a bargain! It shipped with a store display box (see it in an earlier Archive entry).

Bashful (orange and green).

Sleepy (red and white).

Sneezy (blue and gold).

Happy (green and white).

Doc (red and gold).

Dopey (light and dark green).

Grumpy (orange and black).

Tumbler images via pinky_1980.