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Sunday, October 7, 2007

You'll beWITCHED...You'll beDAZZLED

October is the month for witches so it might not have been a coincidence that Disney’s musical-fantasy Bedknobs and Broomsticks had its world premiere on October 7, 1971. Jimmy Johnson, president of Disneyland Records, issued a October 12, 1971 letter to retailers, addressing each of them as “Dear Friend of Eglantine Price.” Jimmy wrote: “The World Premiere of Walt Disney Productions’ Bedknobs and Broomsticks with Angela Lansbury as Eglantine Price, the amateur witch, was a smashing success last Thursday night, October 7th, in London. More important, all time box office records at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, were shattered over the weekend.” Pictured here is the original soundtrack LP album (released on Disney's prestigious Vista label) featuring spectacular art by long-time Disney publicity artist Bob Moore and showcasing the Oscar-nominated score (including the Oscar-nominated song, “The Age of Not Believing”) by the marvelous Sherman Brothers. The movie, the art and the music make bewitching Disney magic for Halloween or any time of the year.

1 comment:

Ladytink_534 said...

The Age of Not Believing is one of my favorites! I remember seeing this for the first time when I was about 7 or 8 and loving it. It wasn't until much later that I realized that I'd only ever seen the edited version of the film!