Haunted Mansion Early Ozalid Elevation Concept.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 800.00 USD
Haunted Mansion Early Ozalid Elevation Concept.
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(Disneyland, 1967) An exceedingly rare ozalid architectural concept elevation print of Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion by Imagineer Ted Rich. Dated September 7, 1967, this is the earliest known rendering of the Magic Kingdom's version of the iconic, gothic horror-themed attraction that we have ever seen offered for public sale. The conception of the mansion depicted here differs significantly from the final version. The edifice appears to be constructed of wood instead of brick and the design seems to place an emphasis on exploration of the wider mansion grounds, with satellite sites such as gazebos and outbuildings occupied by ghostly figures. This is the first known indication of the Florida Haunted Mansion going in the direction of a Hudson Valley gothic manor. For his part, Ted Rich is an interesting figure in Imagineering history. Rich was a gifted designer, instrumental in the creation of New Orleans Square at Disneyland and Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World, among other iconic projects, though he went uncredited in official literature of the time. Measuring 37.5"x12", the blueline is in very good condition with brown toning at left and along the bottom edge. The artwork itself is largely unaffected. This is the first time Magic Kingdom Haunted Mansion concept artwork of this vintage has ever been offered at auction, and represents a rare opportunity to own a lost chapter in the history of the wildly popular attraction.