I mentioned in Episode 3 that I would be sharing some of the photos I took of the D23 Treasure of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library here on the blog. Below are some of the items that guests visiting the collection will see (click on each image for a larger view):
The plush Mickey Mouse doll used by Walt Disney for promotional photographs of the inaugural run of the E.P. Ripley at Disneyland in June of 1955. I guess because I had always seen the plush in black-and-white photographs, like the one hanging next to the doll, it never occurred to me that it would actually dressed so colorfully.
A panoramic view of Walt Disney’s formal office using a new photo option on the iPhone. This office used to be on display with Walt’s working office at the Walt Disney Story on Main Street at Disneyland for many, many years. The working office is now on display at the One Man’s Dream exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
The crown of King Brian of Knocknasheega, as worn by actor Jimmy O’Dea, in Darby O’Gill and the Little People. This is one of my favorite Disney films of all time so it was exciting to see a prop from the movie on display.
Props from the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks, including Emelius Browne’s magician display case, book of spells, “Isle of Naboombu” cloth book and the bedknob. I’ve always enjoyed this film and this display just struck me as the perfect example of the collection of treasures that do exist in the Walt Disney Archives.
The tour continued with displays from more contemporary films and the theme parks. Check out photos from that part of the exhibit in the following post by clicking here.