Sunday, March 16, 2008

Same illustration, different use

In my 25 years of collecting I have come across several examples of illustrations that have been used multiple times for different purposes. Here is one such example.

The October 1939 issue of
Valley Progress magazine with an in-depth article on the new Walt Disney Studio in Burbank. This issue featured a great cover illustration of the so-called "fab five" showing off their new digs. The magazine's accompanying article can be read here.

The same illustration used in an advertisement that appeared in a 1941 - 1942 RKO exhibitor's booklet. The only difference, as pointed out by loyal blog reader and ardent observer Are Myklebust, is that Donald's head has been rotated to the right.

If anyone has an extra copy of Valley Progress for sale, please let me know. I have a friend who is looking for a copy for their collection. Thanks!


Matterhorn1959 said...

The Valley Progress magazine is amazing. I have heard of it, but have never seen it in real life. How is the article on the inside of the magazine?

David said...

Matterhorn - I've added a link to the ASIFA site, where you can see and read the related article.