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1931 Walt Disney Signed Letter on Studio Stationery.

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1931 Walt Disney Signed Letter on Studio Stationery.
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(Disney, 1931) An extremely rare letter sent by Walt Disney to his cousin Lena on August 6, 1931. This letter was written at an incredibly significant point in Walt Disney's life: three years after the debut of Mickey Mouse, Walt was beginning to see a period of success and growth after facing struggle and difficulty at nearly every turn. Typed on the official Walt Disney Productions letterhead featuring the logo for Mickey Mouse Sound Cartoons, Walt writes to his cousin to reminisce about their youth and to provide current details on his life. Walt recounts visits with his cousin at his family home in Marceline, Missouri, and describes later visits during his family's move from Chicago to Kansas City. Walt further talks about his brother Roy and says, "Roy is married and has a dandy baby boy a little over a year and a half, and Roy is the proudest father I have ever seen." Walt always wanted to be a father, and it would still be two years before the birth of his first daughter, Diane. Reflecting this desire, Walt writes, "I am married and so far all I can boast of is a cute little wife and a dandy Chow dog." Walt also goes on to discuss his studio, stating, "Roy and I are associated together in this business. Roy takes care of the business end of it and I the production." Walt closes the letter, "I am as ever, Your Cousin" and signs his name Walt in black ink. A note at the bottom of the letter mentions Walt will be sending "sketches" of Mickey Mouse as well, and included with the two-page letter is a Mickey Mouse studio fan card addressed to Lena, signed by a studio artist using Walt's name. The letter comes from the collection of esteemed Disney historian and Walt Disney autograph expert, Phil Sears. Included with the autograph is a Phil Sears signed Certificate of Authenticity. The letter measures 11"x8.5" and the fan card measures 9"x7". The letter is in good overall condition with fold lines and handling wear from its original use. The fan card is in fair condition with trimmed edges which have thin tears, and some areas of discoloration from use. This is an incredible artifact from the life of Walt Disney, which provides a fascinating look into both his personal and business life.