July 15, 1971, on the way to Selfridges for a signing for Yoko’s book Grapefruit.
Alternative Movie Posters
I CAN’T FUCKING BREATHE
Well that escalated quickly
When someone fucks with you on a bad day.
oh my god oh my god
he’s so casual about it too
oh my godddd
Walt Disney on NBC Radio (late 1930s)
To promote Snow White, Walt arranged for NBC radio to produce a children’s weekly program called The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air, which aired from January 2 through May 15, 1938. The show featured Disney characters, with Walt himself providing the voice of Mickey. Felix Mills, who composed the show’s music, recalls: “I was in heaven with a fine 35-piece orchestra, a fifteen-voice chorus, a quartet of whistlers and the Disney characters, plus the most unique talent in radio, Mel Blanc. I rented a suite of five rooms across from Paramount Studios where we were doing the Disney show. There was a private office where I worked, a room for assistants, another for copyists, a library and an exercise room. The exercise was Ping-Pong. Twelve to fifteen minutes of music had to be written for each half-hour show, and we called it our weekly opera. It took three weeks to put the first show together and after that it was still a killer, but it was fun. The writers worked two weeks ahead, and after each show Glen Heisch (the producer) and I went to the Brown Derby for dinner to discuss the music, working until the wee small hours. I counted Glen’s beers one night: seventeen.” The photo here (previously unpublished) may (or may not) be from Theater of the Air, but is clearly connected to Walt’s appearances in the late 1930s on NBC.
Young Walt Disney in action.
Walt Disney, Mary Blair, and Dr. Jules C. Stein and wife. Concept art and design for It’s a Small World.