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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Ingeborg Willy Scrapbook

Several blogs have already pointed the way to the book Working for Disney: 1936-1937, the Ingeborg Willy Scrapbook from The Cowan Collection, available through Blurb for $40 softcover or $48 hardcover. (Check out the PDF of sample pages following the link.)

Mine arrived yesterday, and I must say I am delighted, it was well worth the expense. The photos are wonderful, and most have been enlarged for better viewing. It also features lots and lots of drawings, and even a few Time Reports and Scene Instruction Sheets, the likes I have not seen before! The book itself is nice and tight, quite a surprise for a book that has been produced this way.

With Snow White on the cover, one can only hope that the Disney lawyers leave this alone, as it is presented at cost. Better make sure and get it before it is too late!

[05/03/08: The author let it be known that he pulled the book due to possible legal issues. He hopes to resolve these and have the book back for sale soon. In the mean time, here is the sample PDF!]

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Anonymous George Taylor says...

Thanks for the recommendation. I've gotta get my hands on this one!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:21:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Robert Cowan says...

Thanks for your comments! When I received my copy yesterday (after being out of town for a while), I was pleased with the overall quality. The color isn't quite right, but some of my original scans had a black sheet of paper behind the image and created a color cast problem. That being said, at least the book gets some of the material collected by Ingeborg Willy out into the public view.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 3:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Kevin Kidney says...

Hi Hans, Thanks for the heads up on what looks to be a unique, and rare, treasure. I went to the sight and was unable to locate the book. Is it possible it has already been pulled?

Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 1:02:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Jenny Lerew says...

It's a fantastic book! Many thanks are due to Bob.

Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 10:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Cristin McKee says...

I do hope this gets put back up as I would absolutely love a copy of it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:11:00 AM PDT  

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