Auction (X) - A Note from Walt
Another fine item found in the upcoming auction!
In revisiting the ASIFA Archives, I noticed a blog posting dated two days ago: Animation Archive Temporarily Suspending Operation - I’m sorry to announce that due to lack of funding, the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive is temporarily suspending operation.
I am aware that opinions about these archives and its leadership are quite strong in either direction. I must say that for some years I felt that the archive's blog's focus should have been more on animation-archive work than on rather obscure illustrators, so as to arouse interest in animation instead of giving the impression that it wasn't in itself interesting enough to concentrate on - but that is my personal feeling about it. Anyway, let's all not comment here on the archives, just take note of its situation. And let's not forget they presented us with nice scans of above mentioned Goodbye Book and of Jerry Beck's copy of the first edition of Preston Blair's book Advanced Animation!
(*) Note that the Clair Weeks book is dated August 1952 on the cover, but the only dates found inside are from September 2nd. 1952, so the above note could well be of that date, which by the way was about half a year before Peter Pan was released.
[Sold for $11,210 incl. 'Buyer's Premium...']