Finding Aid for the Walt Disney Productions Publicity Ephemera, 1938-198x

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Walt Disney Productions Publicity Ephemera
Date (inclusive): 1938-198x
Collection number: 280
Creator: Walt Disney Productions
Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.) and 3 flat oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)
Abstract: Walt and Roy Disney founded the Walt Disney Company in ca. 1923. The Disney company starting producing feature-length animated films in the 1930s and went on to become a leader in both animation film production and family entertainment. The collection consists of photographs, press books, press kits, and other printed publicity ephemera related to Walt Disney Production film projects (ca. 1938 into the 1980s).
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walt Disney Productions Publicity Ephemera (Collection 280). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Walt and Roy Disney founded the Walt Disney Company (ca. 1923). The studio's success started with the Mickey Mouse cartoon, Steamboat Wille (ca. 1928), and it went on to become a leader in both animation film production and family entertainment. In the 1930s the Disney company started producing feature-legnth animated films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) and Fantasia (1940). During WWII they created films to educate the american public about the war effort. In the 1950s, the company garnered more success with live action films such as Treasure Island (1950) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1951); a nature documentary series entitled True-Life Adventure. In 1955 Disney opened its first theme park Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. After Walt Disney's death in 1966, the company reputation waned until the early 1980s when Ron Miller, Walt Disney's son-in-law, became chief executive and created Touch Tone Pictures. After a power struggle with Roy Disney Jr., Miller was replaced by Michael Eisner. During the 1980s and 1990s despite changes in management, the company restored its name in family entertainment via its cable television network, motion picture productions, and theme parks.

Scope and Content

The collection is a mixture of printed publicity ephemera created for feature-length and short subject films (including animation film projects) produced by Walt Disney Productions. The bulk of the collection is includes of press kits, press books, and publicity stills. Additionally there are a small number of lobby cards, publicity biographies, and other unique printed ephemera items. The collection contains items for over 150 Disney titles, mostly produced from 1950 to the 1980s, including Big Red, The Biscuit Eater, Davy Crockett, Emil and the Detectives, Fighting Prince of Donegal, Greyfriars Bobby, Happiest Millionaire, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, In Search of the Castaways, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, O ne and Only Genuine Original Family Band, Son of Flubber, Swiss Family Robinson, That Darn Cat, and Toby Tyler, among others.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by project title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Walt Disney Productions.
Advertising--Motion Pictures--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Press kits.
Film stills.


Container List

Box 4, Folder 10

$1,000,000 Duck - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1971

Box 8, Folder 11

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - press release 1951

Box 11, Folder 10

Absent-Minded Professor (The) - pressbook 1961

Box 7, Folder 12

Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (The) - candid shots 1966

Box 10, Folder 10

Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (The) - stills and comic strip 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (The) - presskit and color illustration (1 item) 1949

Box 9, Folder 15

African Lion (The) - lobby cards (5 items) 1955

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 7, Folder 13

African Lion (The) AND Nature's Half Acre - stills 1955

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 1, Folder 3

Alice in Wonderland - reproduction of original celluloid drawing Release date 1954

Box 1, Folder 1

Almost Angels - stills 1962

Box 9, Folder 18

Aristocats (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1970

Box 1, Folder 4

Aristocats (The) - Story in Pictures photographs and ephemera 1970

Box 11, Folder 14

Babes In Toyland - presskit of stills and pressbook 1961

Box 10, Folder 1

Bambi - pressbook and publicity release 1942 and 1948

Box 1, Folder 6

Bears and I (The) - presskit material no date

Box 7, Folder 23

Beaver Valley - comic book and stills 1952

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 10, Folder 17

Bedknobs and Broomsticks - pressbook 1971

Box 11, Folder 12

Big Fisherman (The) - pressbook 1959

Box 1, Folder 9

Big Fisherman (The) - presskit, stills, souvenir book, and ephemera 1959

Box 11, Folder 11

Big Red - Knickerbocker News Contest 1962

Box 10, Folder 11

Big Red - pressbook, comic strip and stills 1962

Box 1, Folder 7

Big Red - presskit material with stills and ephemera 1962

Box 1, Folder 8

Big Red - stills 1962

Box 9, Folder 19

Biscuit Eater (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1972

Box 1, Folder 11

Biscuit Eater (The) - presskit with stills 1972

Note

With 45 rpm record.
Box 6, Folder 1

Black Cauldron (The) - fold out poster 1985

Box 9, Folder 17

Boatniks (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1970

Box 1, Folder 12

Bon Voyage - handbook of production information 1962

Box 1, Folder 17

Buena Vista - short subject press sheets no date

Box 1, Folder 13

Candleshoe - presskit with stills 1977

Box 1, Folder 14

Cat From Outer Space (The) - presskit material with stills 1978

Box 1, Folder 15

Charlie the Lonesome Cougar - production handbook 1967

Box 1, Folder 16

Cinderella - press release and ephemera (2 items) 1976

Box 1, Folder 18

Darby O'Gill - presskit material with stills 1959

Box 1, Folder 19

Darby O'Gill - stills 1959

Box 1, Folder 20

Davy Crockett - handbook of production information 1955

Box 1, Folder 21

Davy Crockett - stills 1955

Box 8, Folder 3

Disney Land and Walt Dsiney Animated Producions - article type document April 14, 1941

Note

In What's Happening in Hollywood: Weekly News of Pictures in Production (No. 31)
Box 7, Folder 14

Disney on Parade - program 1972

Box 8, Folder 1

Disney related research notes or file system entries 1945 - 1955

Box 7, Folder 24

Dispatch from Disney - magazine - published for employees in the services by employees at Walt Disney Productions 1943

Note

Volume 1 Issue 1. With Pin-Ups For Services from Walt Disney Staff.
Box 2, Folder 12

Emil and the Dectectives - presskit material with stills and actor biographies 1964

Box 2, Folder 11

Emil and the Dectectives - presskit with stills 1964

Box 10, Folder 16

Emil and the Detectives - stills 1964

Box 2, Folder 1

Fantasia - presskit, still and program 1940

Box 2, Folder 2

Fighting Prince of Donegal (The) - presskit with stills 1966

Box 2, Folder 3

Fighting Prince of Donegal (The) - stills 1966

Box 10, Folder 21

Fox and the Hound (The) - souvenir program 1981

Box 10, Folder 23

Freeway Phobia - pressbook 1965

Box 7, Folder 15

Fun and Fancy Free - presskit 1947

Box 2, Folder 4

Greyfriars Bobby - handbook of production information with stills 1961

Box 11, Folder 8

Greyfriars Bobby - pressbook 1961

Box 11, Folder 2

Hang Your Hat on the Wind - pressbook 1969

Box 9, Folder 4

Happiest Millionaire (The) - lobby cards, stills, and actor biographies 1967

Note

Greer Garson Fred MacMurray Geraldine Page Tommy Steele
Box 2, Folder 5

Happiest Millionaire (The) - souvenir book and ephemera 1967

Box 2, Folder 6

Happiest Millionaire (The) - stills 1967

Box 10, Folder 15

Horse In The Gray Flannel Suit (The) - pressbook and comic strip 1968

Box 2, Folder 7

Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (The) - presskit material with stills and actor biographies 1968

Box 11, Folder 7

Horse with the Flying Tail (The) - pressbook 1960

Box 2, Folder 8

Hot Lead and Cold Feet AND The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad - presskit with stills 1978

Note

Combination presskit.
Box 9, Folder 5

Hound That Thought He Was A Raccoon (The) - exhibitors campaign book 1964

Box 2, Folder 10

In Search of the Castaways - campaign bulletin, stills, and ephemera 1970

Box 9, Folder 16

In Search of the Castaways - lobby cards (9 items), press release and comic strip 1962

Box 2, Folder 9

In Search of the Castaways - stills and actor biographies 1970

Box 3, Folder 2

Incredible Journey (The) - handbook of production information and stills 1963

Box 10, Folder 6

Jungle Book (The) - lobby cards, stills, comic strip (3 copies) 1967

Box 3, Folder 1

Jungle Book (The) - production handbook and stills 1967

Box 9, Folder 20

Jungle Cat (The) - lobby cards (5 items) 1974

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 3, Folder 4

Jungle Cat (The) - press release with stills 9 August 1960

Box 3, Folder 6

Kidnapped - presskit material and actor biographies 1960

Box 3, Folder 5

Kidnapped - stills 1960

Box 9, Folder 2

Kidnapped - stills, pressbook and ephemera 1960

Box 8, Folder 10

Knighthood - press release 1952

Box 3, Folder 7

Lady and the Tramp - campaign bulletin 1955

Box 10, Folder 13

Legend of Lobo - pressbook 1962

Box 3, Folder 8

Legend of Lobo (The) - handbook of production information and stills 1962

Box 3, Folder 11

Light in the Forest (The) - special preview program and ephemera 1958

Box 10, Folder 19

Living Desert (The) - pressbook 1953

Box 7, Folder 16

Living Desert (The) AND Bear Country - stills 1953

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 7, Folder 29

Los Angeles County Museum Retrospective Exhibition of the Walt Disney Medium - exhibition catalogue 1940

Box 3, Folder 10

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. - presskit material, stills and actor biographies 1966

Box 3, Folder 9

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. - stills 1966

Box 9, Folder 1

Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN - stills and lobby cards (8 photographs) 1966

Box 7, Folder 19

[Make Mine Music] ca 1946

Box 3, Folder 12

Mary Poppins - advance campaign material, stills and actor biographies 1973

Box 3, Folder 13

Mary Poppins - photographic highlights with stills 1964

Box 10, Folder 5

Mary Poppins - pressbook and still 1964

Box 3, Folder 3

Melody Time - preview program 1948

Box 10, Folder 22

Mickey Mouse Happy Birthday Show - pressbook 1968

Box 4, Folder 1

Mickey Mouse: First Fifty Years (The) - presskit with stills and ephemera 1978

Note

With 45 rpm record.
Box 9, Folder 8

Misadventures of Merlin Jones (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1963

Box 4, Folder 2

Monkeys Go Home - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1966

Box 10, Folder 8

Monkeys Go Home! - stills 1966

Box 9, Folder 11

Monkey's Uncle (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1964

Box 4, Folder 3

Moon Light - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1961

Box 11, Folder 15

Moon Pilot - pressbook 1961

Box 9, Folder 3

Moon Pilot - stills and publicity ephemera 1961

Box 4, Folder 4

Moon-Spinners (The) - handbook of production information 1964

Box 4, Folder 5

Napoleon and Samantha - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1972

Box 7, Folder 2

National Lampoon's European Vacation - presskit with stills 1985

Box 6, Folder 2

New Spirit (The) - starring Donald Duck - clippings from PM's Daily Picture Magazine and The New York Times Magazine 1942 -1943

Box 4, Folder 6

Night Crossing - presskit 1981

Box 11, Folder 4

Nikki Wild Dog of the North - pressbook 1961

Box 10, Folder 12

Nikki Wild Dog of the North - stills, comic strip and ephemera 1961

Box 7, Folder 8

Noah's Ark - presskit and exhibitor's campaign book no date

Box 4, Folder 8

One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (The) - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1967

Box 10, Folder 9

One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (The) - stills 1967

Box 7, Folder 10

One Hundred and One Dalmations - presskit with stills 1961

Box 4, Folder 9

One Little Indian - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1973

Box 7, Folder 3

One Magic Christmas - presskit with stills 1985

Box 10, Folder 18

People and Places series Samoa - exhibitor's campaign book 1956

Box 7, Folder 18

Perri AND Water Birds - stills 1957

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 1, Folder 10

Peter Pan - presskit material and still 1952

Box 5, Folder 8

Pete's Dragon - presskit and stills 1977

Box 11, Folder 5

Pinocchio - pressbook [ca. 1940]

Box 5, Folder 10

Pinocchio - presskit material 1984

Note

Re-release
Box 5, Folder 9

Pinocchio - program from Center Theater 1940

Box 5, Folder 11

Return From Witch Mountain - presskit with stills 1978

Box 9, Folder 12

Ride A Wild Pony - lobby cards (4 items) 1975

Box 5, Folder 13

Run, Appaloosa, Run! - presskit with stills 1972

Box 10, Folder 7

Saga of Windwagon Smith (The) - pressbook 1961

Box 5, Folder 14

Savage Sam - presskit with stills 1963

Box 7, Folder 7

Scandalous John - campaign bulletin 1971

Box 5, Folder 15

Shaggy D.A. (The) - pressbook 1977

Box 8, Folder 4

Shorts and other pictures produced by Walt Disney - clippings and lists 1937, 1945, 1949

Box 5, Folder 16

Sleeping Beauty - presskit with stills 1979

Box 7, Folder 17

Snow White - press releases 1938 or 1939

Box 11, Folder 1

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - record alblum (commercial radio announcements) 1967

Box 5, Folder 17

Snowball Express - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1972

Box 11, Folder 9

So Dear To My Heart - Advance Campaign Material with stills 1948

Box 5, Folder 7

So Dear to My Heart - presskit with stills 1948

Box 11, Folder 13

Son of Flubber - pressbook 1962

Box 5, Folder 6

Son of Flubber - presskit material, stills and actor biographies 1962

Box 7, Folder 20

Song of the South - press release and still 1946

Box 8, Folder 2

Steamboat Willy - print press plate no date

Box 5, Folder 12

Story of Robin Hood - production notes 1952

Box 9, Folder 14

Strongest Man In The World (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1974

Box 9, Folder 13

Swiss Family Robinson - lobby cards (4 items) 1968

Box 5, Folder 5

Swiss Family Robinson - presskit with stills 1972

Box 5, Folder 4

Swiss Family Robinson - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1972

Box 8, Folder 9

Sword and the Rose (The) - press release and screening invitation 1953

Box 10, Folder 24

Symposium on Popular Songs - pressbook 1962

Box 5, Folder 3

Tattooed Police Horse - handbook of production information no date

Box 11, Folder 6

Ten Who Dared - pressbook 1960

Box 5, Folder 2

Ten Who Dared - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1960

Box 5, Folder 1

Ten Who Dared - stills 1960

Box 6, Folder 10

Texas John Slaughter - presskit and stills 1960

Box 6, Folder 14

That Darn Cat - presskit with stills 1965

Box 6, Folder 13

That Darn Cat - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1965

Box 10, Folder 14

That Darn Cat - stills 1965

Box 6, Folder 12

Third Man On The Mountain - presskit with stills 1959

Box 6, Folder 11

Third Man On The Mountain - stills 1959

Box 10, Folder 4

Third Man On The Mountain - stills 1959

Box 6, Folder 9

Those Calloways - presskit with stills, screening initation, and comic strip 1964

Box 6, Folder 8

Those Calloways - stills and actor biographies 1964

Box 6, Folder 7

Tiger Walks (A) - handbook of production information 1964

Box 11, Folder 3

Toby Tyler - pressbook 1960

Box 6, Folder 6

Toby Tyler - presskit, flyer and stills 1960

Box 10, Folder 3

Toby Tyler - stills and comic strip 1960

Box 6, Folder 5

Tonka - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1958

Box 10, Folder 2

Tonka - stills and publicity ephemera 1958

Box 7, Folder 4

Totally Minnie - presskit and still 1986

Box 1, Folder 5

Treasure Island AND Dr. Syn alias The Scarecrow - press release 1949 and 1950

Box 7, Folder 21

True-Life Adventure Festival - handbook of production information and stills no date

Note

See also individual film titles.
Box 1, Folder 2

True-Life Adventures and People AND Places - press ephemera 1953

Box 7, Folder 22

Vanishing Praire (The) AND Mysteries of the Deep - stills 1954

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 9, Folder 7

Vanishing Prairie (The) - lobby cards (5 items) 1954

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 8, Folder 5

Walt Disney - clippings 1938 - 1946

Box 7, Folder 26

Walt Disney - (Disney, Walt) press release biography with still no date

Box 8, Folder 6

Walt Disney - clippings 1983 -1985

Box 8, Folder 7

Walt Disney - clippings [c.a. 1980's]

Box 8, Folder 8

Walt Disney books and records advertisements no date

Box 9, Folder 6

Walt Disney Magazine articles 1934 and 1942

Box 7, Folder 25

Walt Disney Productions - Winter Holiday ephemera (3 greeting cards) 1954, 1974, 1975

Box 6, Folder 3

Walt Disney Productions - Annual Report 1981

Box 7, Folder 1

Walt Disney Productions - Annual Report 1985

Box 7, Folder 28

Walt Disney Productions - press releases - various Disney productions 1947 and 1949 -1955

Box 7, Folder 9

Walt Disney Productions Nature Series - press releases 1950 - 1954

Box 7, Folder 27

Walt Disney Story Books - advertisement 1939 and 1940

Box 6, Folder 15

Walt Disney World - presskit with stills 1969

Box 7, Folder 5

Watcher in the Woods - presskit 1980

Box 7, Folder 6

Westward Ho the Wagons! - handbook of production information 1956

Box 9, Folder 21

White Wilderness - lobby cards (5 items) 1958

Note

See also True-Life Adventrue Festival.
Box 7, Folder 11

White Wilderness AND Prowlers of the Everglades - stills 1958

Note

See also True-Life Adventure Festival.
Box 9, Folder 10

Wild Country (The) - lobby cards (9 items) 1970

Box 6, Folder 4

Wild Country (The) - presskit and stills 1970

Box 4, Folder 7

Wild Dog of the North - presskit, stills, and actor biographies 1961

Box 9, Folder 9

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day - lobby cards (4 items) 1968

Box 10, Folder 20

Yellowstone Cubs - pressbook 1963