A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios

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Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “A Brief History of the Walt Disney Studios”, an Exhibition and Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction examines the events and individuals that helped build the Walt Disney Studios and theme parks into what we know them as today. This auction contains remarkable artifacts from Walt’s early life, such as a stock certificate for Walt’s animation company “Laugh-O-Gram” Studios, as well as Walt Disney’s personal business card from his time working on the Oswald cartoons. This auction also contains such items as animators’ desks and furniture from the Walt Disney Studios, rare animation artwork from the 1920s up through the Disney Renaissance, original Disneyland props and artifacts, as well as the original brownline that Walt Disney first drew the boundary of Disneyland on. This remarkable auction contains nearly 600 items, and represents almost 100 years of creativity and imagination from the mind of Walt Disney and the employees of the Walt Disney Studios.
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Disney Film Strip Projector in Box.201 - Disney Film Strip Projector in Box.
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(Johnsons of Hendon, 1950s) A Johnson-Disney Film Strip Projector with additional film strips in the original box. This item includes the projector, i
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"Disneyring" Complete Store Display.202 - "Disneyring" Complete Store Display.
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(Monogram Products, Inc., c.1950s-60s) A store display for "Disneyring" character rings depicting Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy, an...
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Marx "Duet Show Time" Toy in Box.203 - Marx "Duet Show Time" Toy in Box.
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(Marx, c.1950s-60s) A "Walt Disney's Famous Duet Show Time" toy by Marx, featuring Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio. This toy still functi...
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Donald Duck Cola Bottles in Original Box.204 - Donald Duck Cola Bottles in Original Box.
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(c.1950s) A very rare unused set of 6 Donald Duck Cola bottles in their original paper carrying box. These bottles feature charming Donald Duck imager
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Set of 3 "Donald Duck Bread" Promotional Items.205 - Set of 3 "Donald Duck Bread" Promotional Items.
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(Berwick Bakery Ltd./Morrison-Lamothe, 1950s) A set of 3 items used in the promotion of Donald Duck Bread in the 1950s. This set includes a promotiona
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Set of Development Artwork for Donald Duck Toy.206 - Set of Development Artwork for Donald Duck Toy.
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(Florida's Natural Growers, 1950s) A set of original artwork, prints, and negatives, used in the creation of a Donald Duck "action toy"...
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Original Production Cel from "Alice In Wonderland".207 - Original Production Cel from "Alice In Wonderland".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) An original hand-painted production cel featuring Alice from "Alice in Wonderland". The cel measures 10.5"...
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Pair of Production Drawings from "Bee on Guard".208 - Pair of Production Drawings from "Bee on Guard".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) A pair of original production drawings from "Bee on Guard". The drawings are accomplished in graphite and colo...
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Multi-Signed Walt Disney Studio Employee Photo.209 - Multi-Signed Walt Disney Studio Employee Photo.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1952) A signed Walt Disney Studio employee photo featuring 10 Studio employees from December of 1952. The photo features the sig
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Walt Disney's "Bear Country" Movie Poster.210 - Walt Disney's "Bear Country" Movie Poster.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1952) A original one-sheet poster for the feature film "A True-Life Adventure: Bear Country". This poster features t...
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Original Production Cel from "Peter Pan".211 - Original Production Cel from "Peter Pan".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original hand-painted production cel featuring the Indian Chief from "Peter Pan". The cel measures 10"...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Original Production Cel from "Peter Pan".212 - Original Production Cel from "Peter Pan".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original hand-painted production cel featuring Nana from Disney's feature film "Peter Pan". The cel mea...
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"Peter Pan" Promotional Poster.213 - "Peter Pan" Promotional Poster.
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(Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1958) An advertising poster for Walt Disney's "Peter Pan". This poster was offered as a premium with "t...
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"Captain Hook's Black Magic" Prototype Book.214 - "Captain Hook's Black Magic" Prototype Book.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1953) A prototype booklet created as a mock-up for a magic book titled "Captain Hook's Black Magic: A Handbook of C...
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"Peter Pan" Punch-Out Hat.215 - "Peter Pan" Punch-Out Hat.
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(Weather-Bird Shoes, c.1953) A very scarce unused paper punch-out hat based on "Peter Pan". This punch-out hat was created by Weather-Bird...
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"Peter Pan" Admiral Television Studio Signs.216 - "Peter Pan" Admiral Television Studio Signs.
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(Admiral, c.1953) A pair of die-cut signs created in partnership with Admiral to promote Disney's "Peter Pan". These lithographically ...
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"Peter Pan" Promotional Campaign Booklet.217 - "Peter Pan" Promotional Campaign Booklet.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1960s) A promotional campaign booklet for the re-release of "Peter Pan". This booklet includes a separate "ad p...
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The Sketch Book Series - Peter Pan.218 - The Sketch Book Series - Peter Pan.
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(Applewood Books, 1998) A hardcover book titled "Walt Disney's Peter Pan: The Sketch-Book Series". This book features sketches and tip...
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Walt Disney's "Rob Roy" Movie Poster.219 - Walt Disney's "Rob Roy" Movie Poster.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) An original one-sheet poster for the feature film "Rob Roy: The Highland Rebel". This poster features an image...
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Pair of Walt Disney Fan Cards.220 - Pair of Walt Disney Fan Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1954) A pair of fan cards with a picture of Walt Disney. These cards would be mailed out to fans or given to visitors of the S
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"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Campaign Book.221 - "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Campaign Book.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1954) An exhibitor's campaign book created for Disney's first cinemascope feature, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea&...
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"20,000 Leagues" Re-Release Theatrical Poster.222 - "20,000 Leagues" Re-Release Theatrical Poster.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1963) A one-sheet poster for the theatrical re-release of Disney's iconic feature film, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...
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Set of 11 "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Lobby Cards.223 - Set of 11 "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Lobby Cards.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1963) A very rare set of 11 Lobby Cards created for the re-release of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". These lobby ca...
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Walt Disney Studio "Mickey Mouse Club" Flag.224 - Walt Disney Studio "Mickey Mouse Club" Flag.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1955) This extremely rare flag hung proudly over the red trailer at the Walt Disney Studios, which was used as a makeshift schoo
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Mickey Mouse Club Pillsbury Promotional Items.225 - Mickey Mouse Club Pillsbury Promotional Items.
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(Pillsbury, c.1950s) A set of Mickey Mouse Club promotional items created in partnership with Pillsbury. These items relate to a promotion in which Pi
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Mickey Mouse Club Unused Mouseketeer Certificate.226 - Mickey Mouse Club Unused Mouseketeer Certificate.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) An original Mouseketeer certificate from the Mickey Mouse Club. This document states that the member is "A Mouse...
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Collection of Mickey Mouse Club Drum Sets.227 - Collection of Mickey Mouse Club Drum Sets.
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(Noble and Coolly, c.1950s) A set of Mickey Mouse Club drums featuring Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters. These vintage drum sets include many
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Mickey Mouse Club TV Bulb and Nite-Lite.228 - Mickey Mouse Club TV Bulb and Nite-Lite.
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(Solar Electric Corp., 1950s) A Mickey Mouse Club T.V. Bulb and Nite-Lite in its original box. This light bulb features an image of Mickey Mouse with
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"Mickey Mouse Club" Membership Headquarters Sign.229 - "Mickey Mouse Club" Membership Headquarters Sign.
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(Disneyland, 1963-64) A large flexible window sign from Disneyland's "Mickey Mouse Club Headquarters" in the Main Street "Opera H...
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Annette Funicello "Ed Sullivan Show" Film Print.230 - Annette Funicello "Ed Sullivan Show" Film Print.
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(CBS, 1966) An incredible 16mm CBS Film Services black and white print, featuring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon's appearance on "The...
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"Zorro - Costume Sketches" Hand-Painted Sign.231 - "Zorro - Costume Sketches" Hand-Painted Sign.
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(Walt Disney Studios, c.1950s) A hand-painted sign used in the 1950s during the production of Disney's "Zorro" television series. The ...
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"Davy Crockett" Movie Poster.232 - "Davy Crockett" Movie Poster.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1955) An original one-sheet poster for "Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier". This 1955 feature film was a comp...
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Walt Disney's "Music Land" Movie Poster.233 - Walt Disney's "Music Land" Movie Poster.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1955) A original one-sheet poster for the feature film "Music Land", a compilation of selected segments from "M...
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Roy Disney Signed Contract for "Lady and the Tramp".234 - Roy Disney Signed Contract for "Lady and the Tramp".
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1955) An extremely rare contract signed by Walt Disney Productions President, Roy O. Disney on December 2, 1955. This contract w
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Walt Disney's "Le Siam" Book.235 - Walt Disney's "Le Siam" Book.
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(Librairie Payout-Lausanne, 1955) A French-language book titled "Walt Disney Le Siam". The book features text and tipped-in plates regardi...
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Walt Disney's "Les Hommes Bleus Au Maroc" Book.236 - Walt Disney's "Les Hommes Bleus Au Maroc" Book.
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(Librairie Payout-Lausanne, 1956) A French-language book titled "Walt Disney Les Hommes Bleus Au Maroc". This book features text and tippe...
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"The Swamp Fox" Leslie Nielsen Worn Vest.237 - "The Swamp Fox" Leslie Nielsen Worn Vest.
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(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) An original vest worn by Leslie Nielsen for his star role as Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion in Walt Disney's ...
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Multi-Signed "The Art of Animation" Hardcover.238 - Multi-Signed "The Art of Animation" Hardcover.
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(Golden Press, Inc., 1958) A very rare copy of "The Art of Animation" signed by over 55 artists and employees of the Walt Disney Studio, i...
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"Man and the Moon" Disney Exhibit Sign.239 - "Man and the Moon" Disney Exhibit Sign.
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(ABC, 1955) A very rare sign from an exhibit promoting the upcoming ABC Television presentation of Walt Disney's "Man and the Moon" in...
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"Energy Unlimited" Original Disney Book Art.240 - "Energy Unlimited" Original Disney Book Art.
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(L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled "Energy Unlimited". This conc...
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"Man on Wheels" Original Disney Book Art.241 - "Man on Wheels" Original Disney Book Art.
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(L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled "Man on Wheels". This concept...
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"Man and His Earth" Original Disney Book Art.242 - "Man and His Earth" Original Disney Book Art.
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(L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled "Man and His Earth". This con...
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"Man and the Weather" Original Disney Book Art.243 - "Man and the Weather" Original Disney Book Art.
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(L.W. Singer, 1959) An original concept design for the cover of a Disney illustrated educational book titled "Man and the Weather". This c...
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Harper Goff "Firehouse Five" Personalized Banjo.244 - Harper Goff "Firehouse Five" Personalized Banjo.
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(c.1920s-50s) An incredible Bacon and Day Silver Bell four-string banjo model No. 4 which belonged to Disney Legend Harper Goff. The banjo is believed
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Harper Goff Multi-Signed Banjo Head & Photo.245 - Harper Goff Multi-Signed Banjo Head & Photo.
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(c.1950s) An extremely rare banjo head used by Harper Goff during his time playing in the Firehouse Five Plus Two. Goff collected many signatures on t
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Harper Goff Personal "Firehouse Five" Scrapbook.246 - Harper Goff Personal "Firehouse Five" Scrapbook.
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(c.1949-50s) An original scrapbook from the personal career of Disney Legend Harper Goff. This scrapbook contains numerous clippings, photos, and info
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Harper Goff Autograph Request Documents.247 - Harper Goff Autograph Request Documents.
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(Good Time Jazz Record Co.,1956) An unusual letter sent to Harper Goff from David Stuart of the Good Time Jazz Record Co. The letter explains that a b
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Pair of Harper Goff Promotional Photos.248 - Pair of Harper Goff Promotional Photos.
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(1950s) A pair of publicity photographs of Harper Goff. The identical photographs are both matted, one in a protective folder and the other in a tradi
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"Firehouse Five Plus Two" Promotional Photo.249 - "Firehouse Five Plus Two" Promotional Photo.
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(1950s) A publicity photograph of the "Firehouse Five Plus Two" playing on a fire truck, from the personal collection of band-member Harpe...
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Collection of (20) Harper Goff Publicity Photos.250 - Collection of (20) Harper Goff Publicity Photos.
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(c.1950s-60s) A collection of (20) black and white publicity photos featuring Harper Goff and the Firehouse Five Plus Two. There are 8 unique images a
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