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    Vintage Disneyland "Haunted Mansion" stretch painting. Vintage Disneyland "Haunted Mansion" stretch painting. Originally conceived in 1951 by Disney artist Harper Goff, then finally completed after 7 years construction in 1969, The Haunted Mansion was not only one of the most complicated attractions ever created by Disneyland Imagineers, it instantly became a crowd favorites. "New Orleans Square" had already run out of buildable space at the time of the "Haunted Mansion's" construction, so in order to move riders underground and off the actual Disneyland Park property a unique sort of elevator was constructed (2 of them, to keep traffic moving). Upon entry, what first appears to be a Victorian room suddenly begins stretching as wallpaper and portraits on the walls elongate and the room descends. The initial view of this painting is just a portrait of a matron holding a rose. The frame stretches revealing the matron sitting on the tombstone of her late husband, his marble bust with an axe in its head. Accomplished in acrylic on 42 x 121 in. heavy canvas with cutout slot holes in top and bottom mounting strips. Due to the nature of its use in the Haunted Mansion, these paintings (totaling 4 different scenarios) would need to be replaced from time to time. This is an original attraction-used painting, originally designed and created by legendary Disney artist Marc Davis, which was ultimately replaced with a print. According to an employee that worked on the ride, hand-painted canvases like this were only used until 1972. He recalls changing out the last hand-painted versions during a renovation after the 1972 earthquake. So this painting would have been in use between 1969 and 1972. In very good, attraction-used condition.

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    December, 2015
    10th Thursday
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