"It's a Small World" Facade Model.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:15,000.00 USD Estimated At:15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD
 It's a Small World  Facade Model.
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(Disneyland, 1965) An incredible set of five model sections created by Rolly Crump for the facade of Disneyland's "It's a Small World”. Rolly created these models in painted wood based on Mary Blair’s concept drawings. When Rolly presented these models to Mary to aid her in designing of the façade, the models were still composed of five separate interchangeable sections. Mary Blair incorporated the sections throughout her larger model before she presented the final version to Walt Disney. The patterns and shapes of these models can be seen in the final façade. After the larger model was no longer needed, Rolly rescued his panels and reassembled the sections into their current configuration for his personal display. This model measures approximately 13.5" tall, 27" long, and 6" deep. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from use. Rolly adhered paint stirrers to the back-side of the model sections to hold them in place, and a wooden block is attached to the back for support. This model represents a significant milestone in the design of the "Small World" façade. These sections were used by both Rolly and Mary in the creation of the iconic Disneyland attraction, and were personally handled and approved by Walt Disney.