DescriptionMary Blair "It's a Small World" Castle Facade Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1964). "It's a Small World after all!" John Hench said of Mary Blair, "Walt really had an enormous respect for Mary's taste. There were few people that he thought as much of. Nothing ever went wrong with her color styles. She was impeccable. No matter what she touched, it came out glowing!" This is an original gouache on illustration board concept painting from the hand of Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) for the "Small World" outside facade. It is similar to the look and design to the one Walt Disney held on the Wonderful World of Color television show titled "Disneyland Around the Seasons" (it can be seen on YouTube). This was one of Walt's last appearances on that show. "It's a Small World" opened in Disneyland on 6/28/66, after first opening at the 1964 New York World's Fair in the UNICEF Pavilion. This is a large painting measuring 14" x 17" -- a magnificent Mary Blair original. Tack holes in all four corners with minor handling wear. Very Good condition.
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