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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Alices and Me

A few days ago the sad news reached me that Virginia Davis, "Walt Disney's First Star" had passed away.

I finally got a moment to find the following picture, taken at the opening of the Walt Disney Archives Library on the second floor of the Frank Wells building, April 30th, 2007. From the left, Kathryn Beaumont Levine, voice of both Alice in Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Wendy in Peter Pan (1953), then Virginia Davis McGee and lastly, myself. I thought it was fun to have my picture taken with two ladies who both played Alice.

Since Mrs. McGee, Virginia Davis, was Walt's star in 1923, I had hoped to see her get proper recognition at the D23 Expo next month, but this was not meant to be...
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Anonymous Jeff says...

What a lovely picture...

Thank you for consistently providing thoughtful, thought-provoking, and fine treasures.

Much thanks.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:53:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

What a brilliant photo. It's probably the only extant picture of the two Alices together, and they look so beautiful.

Friday, August 21, 2009 at 5:01:00 AM PDT  

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