Walt Disney said it best: "I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment." And while it's true that Walt was pushing the envelope long before YouTube, we think it's a good way to launch our FIRST ANNIVERSARY VIDEO CONTEST! So pick up your cameras and get the creative juices flowing because it's time for YOU to explore and experiment!
“It’s like a small movie poster?”
That is in fact exactly what a Theater Lobby Card is, a small movie poster.
Decorating theater lobby walls in the bygone era of cinema, Lobby Cards provided audiences with a taste of what was to come at their local movie house. Featured in the August installment of Look Closer, Lobby Cards promoting The Swiss Family Robinson illustrate the action, laughs, and drama of Walt Disney’s largest live action film. The complete collection of eight cards features the stars of the film, both human and animal, as well as the occasional pirate in perilous circumstances.
The Walt Disney Discovery Camp has ended but the memories will last forever! We had an amazing time this summer with our campers, some of which traveled from as far away as Wisconsin to join us.
During your next visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum, I invite you to the lower lobby to see the new case installed just a few days ago. The case is filled with treasures from Mary Blair who, according to some historians, was Walt Disney’s favorite artist! She provided concept art for Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan, among other feature-length animated films and shorts.
Join us for an afternoon of Bay Area film, food and fun with KRON 4's Jan Wahl! San Francisco is the star of this REEL Local line up. From Vertigo to Dirty Harry, experience San Francisco through the eyes of Hollywood while you snack on unbeatable Bay Area bites, wine, and brews! Check out the film line-up and menu:
Our guest curator this week is Issey Honton. Issey is our Conservation and Preparation Technician. He works closely with Ben Peters in designing and installing the various exhibits in The Walt Disney Family Museum.
We asked Issey to pick his favorite artifact from the Collection and write about why he chose it. Here's his pick:
My favorite object of the collection has to be one of the Heinrich Kley drawings. Kley, born in 1863, is best known for his satirical take on the modern industrial life of his time, as well as his ability to humanize animals. Although not as well-known today as he perhaps should be, his work influenced many artists throughout the 20th Century, including Walt Disney.