Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski.

By: Deems Taylor (1885-1965).

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First Edition, first printing. 4to. (158) pp. Half-title, double-page title page, Foreword by Leopold Stokowski and a short note by Walt Disney with facsimiles of both men's signatures, color and black and white illustrations throughout, some of the color illustrations are mounted, musical notations throughout; text with occasional light smudges. Blue-stamped beige cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight, jacket with obvious shelf wear, especially at the extremities, and a few chips, front pastedown roughened about 2 inches at the head of the paper, fading about 1/3 on the way down the page. Ownership rubber stamp of "Natalie M. Kalmus, Color Director," on front pastedown. Good. Joseph Deems Taylor (1885-1966) was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Taylor appeared in Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia as the film's Master of Ceremonies, and was instrumental in selecting the musical pieces that were used in the film, including the then=controversial Sacre du Printemps. The complete film was originally 124 minutes long, due almost entirely to the fact that Taylor's commentaries were more detailed in the road show version. The general release version of Fantasia, running 115 minutes, is the version most audiences are familiar with. In that version, Taylor's commentaries were severely abridged. Natalie Kalmus (1882-1965) was credited as the "color supervisor" of virtually all Technicolor features made from 1934 to 1949. She was the wife of Technicolor founder Herbert T. Kalmus from July 1902 to June 1922, though they continued to live together until 1944.

Title: Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski.

Author Name: Deems Taylor (1885-1965).

Categories: Motion Pictures,

Edition: First Edition, first printing.

Publisher: New York:, Simon and Schuster,: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: CH418-008