Category Archives: Ephemera

Bobby Orr Read-a-Thon Promotional Card

Robert Gordon Orr (born March 20, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time. Orr used his ice skating speed, scoring, and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenseman. He played in the National Hockey … Continue reading

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‘The Sword and the Rose’ Advertising Page

After the Second World War, Disney had money trapped in Europe. He couldn’t remove the funds for use in America so he decided to use it to make live-action films in England. Although you likely haven’t heard of this particular … Continue reading

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1982 Newspaper Article featuring Me and Marvel Comics

And with three of my friends! Yes, back in the day, I had youth and much more hair. And hundreds of valuable comic books. Time moved on, I grew older, my hairline receded, and my comic book collection got sold … Continue reading

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LIFE Magazine featuring Mickey Mouse Animation

It’s not uncommon for Disney to be featured in magazines. Walt and Mickey have graced the covers of countless periodicals over the years. This one comes to us from 1978 when Disney animation was struggling to keep an audience. So … Continue reading

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DVC ‘A Fairy Tale Vacation’ Promotional Postcards

We’ve attended three presentations for the Disney Vacation Club (or DVC) system but just haven’t been able to put it all together yet. But part of the fun of researching DVC as a holiday provider option is receiving promotional materials. … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Great Locomotive Chase Magazine Ad Page

The Great Locomotive Chase is a 1956 American historical adventure film produced by Walt Disney. It was based on the real locomotive chase of 1862 which occurred during the American Civil War. Walt was a history buff and so it is not … Continue reading

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Fantasia 2000 Press Kit with EPCOT Flamingo

This Fantasia 2000 Press Kit is a special find! It contained everything a reporter would need to promote the film. Walt Disney was always looking for ways to push the boundaries of animation but in 1940 he may have pushed … Continue reading

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Disneyland 25 – Advertising Supplement to the L. A. Times Part 2

Part 1 was fun and Part 2 of our look at the Disneyland 25 Advertising Supplement starts with a very colorful two-page center spread: So what can we look forward to during the Disneyland 25 Family Reunion? To begin with, … Continue reading

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Disneyland 25 – Advertising Supplement to the L.A. Times Part 1

“Happy Birthday to a Dream” is the tagline for this insert that was added to the Los Angeles Times newspaper on January 20, 1980. As you can see from the cover picture, some artistic license was taken with the positioning … Continue reading

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Disney Print Advertising Pages

Who would have thought that a page out of an old magazine could become a collectible just because it advertised a character, candy, or a mundane service? And when you combine a beloved product with a cool spokesperson… it even … Continue reading

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