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Monday, March 23, 2009

Snow White, So Write

Over the years, the Disney Studios created some fantastic art for its letterhead, official stationary the Studio used for correspondence that at the same time celebrated and promoted a feature-length production. Here's the first example of Disney stationary to salute a Disney feature—naturally, because it was Walt's first feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Just in case you're wondering if this example of letterhead is really from the time of Snow White's first release, check out the address—the Disney Studio was still on Hyperion Avenue in Los Angles, where Snow White was produced. For the film's second release in 1944, and for every subsequent re-release, the Studio's address was and is Buena Vista Street right here in Burbank. Hope you enjoy this early piece of art celebrating the first (and fairest) one of all. (This post is dedicated to my mother, who loved Snow White and in fact beautifully reflected the little princess's kindness, compassion and care for others, always with a smile and a song. Happy Birthday, Mom.)

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