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DescriptionAlice and the White Rabbit Record Cover Original Art by Mel Crawford (Walt Disney, 1951). When Alice in Wonderland was released on July 28, 1951, the studio had a major promotional marketing effort for this film with many tie-ins, television specials, television themed commercials and a great influx of consumer products that even included a Disney Alice in Wonderland branded Bakelite record player. This is the rare original published cover painting for the Alice and the White Rabbit RCA Victor record album. It is an outstanding painting of Alice looking on at the very late White Rabbit with his trademark large watch. This was painted by the great Mel Crawford (1925 - 2015). Mel Crawford is considered one of the greatest children's book illustrators of the 1950s and '60s. His work can be seen on virtually every storybook based on an animated film and animated television show from this era. Mr. Crawford won the Franklin Mint Gold Award for his paintings as well as several Grumbacher Gold Medals. He was a longtime leading artist for Whitman Publishing. His original Disney paintings are highly coveted, especially his cover art. This particular record had the voice of Alice performed by the young actress who produced the voice in the film, Ms. Kathryn Beaumont. This magnificent published painting is in gouache on light board of 10" x 10". A color copy of the record this art was used for is included. Light old glue on back and minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition.
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