Thursday, August 13, 2020

Walt Disney's Disneyland Album Prop

Walt Disney's Disneyland "Pinocchio" Album Screen-Used Prop (Walt Disney, 1955). This 78 RPM Pinocchio album may look fairly ordinary at first glance, but it is so much more than that. This is an extremely rare hand-painted prop held by Walt Disney himself for the 9/28/55 episode of the Walt Disney's Disneyland television series, titled "Jiminy Cricket Presents Bongo." Walt is shown in his office at the beginning of the show, where he takes the album from his bookcase to play "When You Wish Upon a Star," to identify and introduce Jiminy Cricket. The actual typed script Walt reads is taped to the inside front cover of the jacket. There are four 78 RPM records inside the jacket; the first sleeve is stamped "WDP Record Library." The front cover was altered by hand-painting over parts of the print (an identical, unaltered green and red print is on the back cover), to make it more attractive for screen use. It's an incredible piece of Disney TV history! There is a minor split and tape on the spine, marked with a library number, and there is some light handling wear, but the overall condition remains Fine.

This item sold on the Heritage Auctions site for $1314.50.

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