Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Mary Pickford – Alice in Wonderland – 1933


The year 1932 marked the centennial of the birth of Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym for the Rev. Charles Dodgson) who authored the adventures of Alice, inspired by the child Alice Liddell. That year, Liddell, who grew up to be Mrs. Alice Hargreaves, visited the United States to receive an honorary degree and make personal appearances. In June 1932, she got to view three Mickey Mouse cartoons on a theatrical screen and was quite pleased and felt that Carroll would have enjoyed the new medium to tell stories.

At the time, silent screen star Mary Pickford, who was one of the founding members of United Artists, proposed to Walt Disney filming a feature-length version of Alice in Wonderland with little Mary playing the role of Alice in an animated Wonderland supplied by Walt Disney and his artists. Pickford was hugely excited about the project, did costume tests for the character, and issued press announcements. The film was planned for black and white, although some of the costume tests that survive were done in three-strip Technicolour. Walt did not appear to be equally enthusiastic about the project and with the announcement that Paramount Pictures was producing an all-star live-action film to be released December 1933, it ended work on the Pickford-Disney film.

Mouse Planet

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Mickey Mouse – 1935

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Audrey Hepburn



Disney animators were inspired by European stars and Belle’s European facial features by those of British actresses Vivien Leigh and Audrey Hepburn. Several additional Hollywood actresses inspired Belle’s appearance, including Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly. But Audrey was used as a model primarily for her face’s round features. Not only was Hepburn used as one of the visual models for animators when creating Belle, but the iconic ball gown Belle wears in the waltz scene from the Oscar-nominated film is directly inspired by the royal gown which Audrey wore in Roman Holiday in the beginning of the film which was designed by the legendary Edith Head and even the smallest of details are uncanny.


August 13, 2020 Posted by | Audrey Hepburn, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Day in Paradise

“The Silly Song” from Walt Disney’s 1937 film “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.”

Or when Snow White discovers that Friday is just “Another Day in Paradise” 😼

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Winnie the Pooh – Happy Birthday – Disney 1989

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Rachel Weisz – Snow White.

Rachel Weisz portrays Snow White in this image created by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The image is one of three unveiled today to celebrate Disney Parks’ “Year of a Million Dreams.” Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida commissioned Leibovitz to create images featuring international celebrities in fairy tale settings.

Just Jared

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