Friday, June 16, 2006

Disney Artist's Exhibit (1955?)


I've been away from my home computer for a couple of days, sorry about that! Here's an unusal look at something that I've never seen before, a temporary exhibit of Disney art for sale. This is from a "souvenir" slide, which I would ordinarily ignore, but I thought that Disneyland fans might find it of interest. The slide was in a box (which I found at Pasadena City College's swap meet) labeled "Main Street - Disneyland", "10 Mounted Color Slides". No maker's name or anything. Anyway, the color is pretty good, though the focus is soft on most of them. At least they are quite different from the later PanVue slides. And they appear to be very early, there was one other box of Tomorrowland slides, and there is no skyway pictured.

This "Artist's Exhibit" looks like an early version of the Art Corner. Since it is from a Main Street collection, I am wondering where the exhibit was located. Looks like it might be somewhere over where the Mickey Mouse Club circus was? If anybody has any info, I would love to know.

3 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

This may have been in Holidayland outside of the park. It looks barren enough. What were the other slides in the box?

Major Pepperidge said...

You could be right, Matterhorn, but it seems odd that a slide of the Holidayland area would be in a box of Main Street slides. But you never know! The other slides are mostly images of various storefronts ("Ellen's Gifts"?!), including one fairly nice shot of the "Intimate Apparel" shop. The Tomorrowland box has a some good images as well, including a closeup of Phantom Boats at the dock. Unfortunately, both boxes are missing one slide. But at least they were inexpensive!

Tangaroa said...

Holy crap! That's a COLOR image of the original primordial Art Corner, in the Plaza - Summer of 1955...

The only photo I've ever seen of this is in the Nickel Tour on page 108, but it is tiny & in black & white...

Great find!