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Snow White movie premiere...
Item # 557450
January 12, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, January 12, 1938
* Snow White movie premiere - Opening day advertisement
* 1st Walt Disney animated movie
This 44 page newspaper has a 7 x 6 inch advertisement on page 17 for the opening day showing of the famous Walt Disney animated cartoon movie 'Snow White'
With movies at that time usually released 1st in New York City, this could very well be the very 1st advertisement for this movie classic in any newspaper.
Nice edition for any Walt Disney collector.
This issue has news of the day throughout with other interesting ads.
Light browning, otherwise in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Snow White (in German Schneewittchen) is the title character of a fairy tale known from many countries in Europe, the best known version being the German one collected by the Brothers Grimm. The German version features elements such as the magic mirror and the seven dwarfs, who were first given individual names in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938).
The story of Snow White and the dwarfs should not be confused with story of Snow White and Rose Red, another fairy tale that was also collected by the Brothers Grimm.
In the Aarne-Thompson folklore classification, tales of this kind are grouped together as type 709, Snow White. Others of this kind include Bella Venezia, Myrsina, Nourie Hadig, The Young Slave and Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree. "The Jealous Sisters" is another Albanian fairytale. In both fairytales the death is caused by a ring.
In the many non-German versions, the dwarfs are generally robbers, while the magic mirror is a dialog with the sun or moon. In a version from Albania, collected by Johann George von Hahn and published in Griechische and albanesische Märchen. Gesammelt, übersetzt and erläutert (1864), the main character lives with 40 dragons. Her sleep is caused by a ring. The beginning of the story has a twist, in that a teacher urges the heroine to kill her evil stepmother so that she would take her place. The origin of this tale is debated; it is likely no older than the Middle Ages. In fact there are possibly two Albanian versions of Snow White: one where her stepmother tries to kill her, and another where her two jealous sisters try to kill her.
Category: The 20th Century