Thursday, March 6, 2008
From The Pages Of Sketches Magazine: Mary Blair
I’ve mentioned the legendary Mary Blair so much here lately I thought I’d include an article I wrote about Ms. Blair for Sketches, the Official Magazine of the Walt Disney Collectors Society. For this brief piece I interviewed Marc Davis and Frank Thomas, who both were generous with their time and thoughts, as usual. In fact, Frank had the flu at the time I called him (of course I didn’t know that when I dialed the telephone). When he came to the phone I asked him if he was sure this was a good time. “It’s as bad a time as any,” he laughed. Frank’s voice was weak but as soon as he started talking about Mary Blair, his voice was suddenly vital and full of life. Needless to say, Marc was also full of enthusiasm as he talked about the stylist and her artistry, as Mary was a close friend of Marc and his wife, Alice. We regularly feature historical articles celebrating Disney art and artists in Sketches. Remember, Sketches is a members-only magazine. For more information about joining the Walt Disney Collectors Society, please visit the Society’s official website.