“Forgotten Hollywood”- Disney Billboard Sells BIG!

Posted on July 19, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been sold at auction for $10,755. The 20-by-9-foot billboard was printed in England to promote the Disney film there. It features three scenes, the main one showing a rosy-cheeked Snow White in front of a castle in her classic outfit with bright yellow skirt, surrounded by the dwarfs and other characters from the film.


   The private collector offering up the billboard had purchased it from a Parisian movie poster dealer who said the billboard came from a French woman who stored it in her attic. Heritage Auctions was not identifying the winning bidder. The Dallas-based auction house said the rare billboard was expected to sell for at least $10,000.

   The auction house says all but one of the panels is original – the one missing panel was recreated from an image in a rare press book for the film. They also had the entire poster backed with archival linen. Similar billboards have been destroyed, making this item a rare piece.

   Either way, the final bid was nothing to sneeze at! One of the dwarfs gave me the line…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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