Dear Helaine and Joe:
I have acquired this book that I find interesting. It has a dark blue hard cover and is titled “Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Making of the Classic Film.” The book has 88 pages and is in excellent condition — the pictures look as if the book has never been opened. Hope you can tell me if it is a collector’s item or worth anything.
Your help is much appreciated,
To collectors of Disneyana, the name “Snow White” is magic in many more ways than one. Items associated with the Disney movie are quite collectible and we have noted that an original, rare vertical animation cell from the “Snow White” movie depicting the old hag dipping the apple into the cauldron containing poison sold within the last few years for $120,000 at auction.
The Disney film is generally joyous with singing dwarfs and a happy ending involving a handsome prince, but this rather sanitized story was based on a fairy tale first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. It was titled “Schneewittchen.”