Tuesday, January 3, 2012

1938 Snow White parade float

This was the Disney Studio's entry in the 1938 Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade.

Marjorie Belcher, who was filmed as the live-action model for the character Snow White, donned a costume once more and played the part of Disney's princess on the Tournament of Roses float.

Marjorie Belcher, seen here in costume on the grounds of Disney's Hyperion Studio. Image courtesy Robert Cowan and the Ingeborg Willy scrapbook.

The costumed dwarfs on the float are the same actors who were present at the film's premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Hollywood on December 21, 1937.

Comedian Bob Burns and the actors interact outside the Carthay Circle on premiere night.

Several years ago, my friend and fellow Disney researcher Jim Korkis found this clip of the 1938 parade. The Snow White float drives by just past the mid-way mark of the clip.


Davelandweb said...

Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing!

Snow White Sanctum said...

I don't recall seeing that parade float before. Thank you for posting.