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THE LIFE AND CAREER OF DISNEY LEGEND

an Exhibition and Auction!

C A T A L O G


Lot 77


Rolly Crump: An Exhibition and Auction

The Life and Career of Disney Legend

Saturday April 28, 2018 11am Van Eaton Galleries

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INTRODUCTION It is difficult to describe what it is like to meet a true Disney Legend. When Bob Self, co-founder of Baby Tattoo Books and close friend of mine, approached me about working with the legendary Imagineer Rolly Crump on an exhibition and auction, I could hardly contain my excitement. Rolly has contributed to some of the most popular attractions at Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, and EPCOT. For years he worked closely with Walt Disney himself, as well as other incredible artists including Mary Blair, Bob Gurr, and John Hench. Rolly’s imagination and sense of humor are legendary, and his unique style is something that I have admired for years. Truly, I would have been content with just meeting Rolly, but being given the opportunity to work with him was more than I could have hoped for. In the Introductions for our past catalogs, I have mentioned that hearing the stories from the amazing people involved in these auctions is probably the part that I enjoy the most. From the very first time I met Rolly, I knew that I was in for a journey. With the help of our Auction Manager Cory Brooks, we spent hours interviewing, laughing with, and being enthralled by the captivating Imagineer before us. Within this catalog, we have tried to share Rolly’s stories and knowledge with you, but we highly encourage you to explore more from Rolly, including his autobiography “It’s Kind of a Cute Story” and his upcoming art book from Baby Tattoo (www.babytattoo.com). With this exhibition and auction, we attempt to explore Rolly Crump’s amazing career through his original Disneyland designs, artwork, and artifacts from the park. While it is impossible to contain all of Rolly’s wealth of information in one book, our hope is that we are able to share some of his life and experiences with you. We hope that many of you will be able to visit our Opening Reception and be with us on Auction Day, to say hello to Rolly Crump in person. For those who will be unable to join us, we hope that reading through this catalog will help bring you into a closer understanding of the life of one of Walt’s most unique Imagineers. -Mike Van Eaton April, 2018

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olly Crump’s incredible career began in 1952 at the Disney Studio where he would help bring to life such memorable animated films as Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty. After transitioning to WED Imagineering in 1959, Rolly would thrive while working on attractions for Disneyland under the close leadership of Walt Disney. Over time, Rolly’s work would include the Enchanted Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, and later, would also include work for Walt Disney World and EPCOT Center. Rolly’s unique style and driven attitude would further lead him to work on several other theme parks around the globe including Knott’s Berry Farm, Circus World, Ocean Center Park, and more. The techniques and lessons Rolly learned from such notable individuals as Eric Larson, Mary Blair, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Disney helped develop his ability to create artwork in a variety of media. Rolly’s personal artwork would range from toy and novelty product design, to series of painting for subjects such as Day of the Dead and the Golden Age of Jazz.

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“The Life and Career of Disney Legend Rolly Crump” brings together items and stories from the amazing career of one of Disney’s most prolific artists. These items, some of which are seen here for the first time since they were initially created, represent a lifetime of creativity and imagination from the mind of Rolly Crump.


CONTENTS Early Life................................................................... 4 The Disney Studio..................................................... 7 Doper Posters.......................................................... 18 WED Imagineering................................................... 32 Push-Down Toys...................................................... 39 Enchanted Tiki Room.............................................. 43 New York World’s Fair............................................. 64 It’s a Small World.................................................... 68 Museum of the Weird.............................................. 83 Haunted Mansion.................................................... 91 Walt Disney World................................................. 112 Non-Disney Parks.................................................. 114 EPCOT Center........................................................ 121 Remembering Walt Disney.................................... 129 Disney Legend....................................................... 130 Terms and Conditions........................................... 132 Registration Form.................................................. 135 3


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Roland Fargo Crump Jr. (Rolly), was born on Feb 27, 1930 to Roland Fargo Crump, Sr. and Candice Elizabeth Ivie. Rolly began the habit of drawing routinely as early as the age of two and when his father took him to see the 1933 animated Disney film “Three Little Pigs”, Rolly knew right then that he wanted to work for Walt Disney. While that dream would eventually become a reality, it was early on in Rolly’s life that he began to show the creativity and ingenuity that would lead to his later professional success.

Rolly and his parents. (c.1935)

1. “Three Little Pigs” Fifer Pig Production Drawing. (Disney, 1933) An original production drawing used in the creation of the Walt Disney animated feature film “Three Little Pigs”. This drawing of Fifer Pig is from the Opening Scene of the film, and is accomplished in graphite on animation paper. The drawing measures 9.5”x12” and is in good condition with two small tears near the top-left corner. $200-$400

“Aside from a few Saturdays I spent at the Chouinard Art Institute when I was 16, I had no formal art training,” says Rolly. His style and ability developed from his own creativity and his compelling urge to draw anything and everything. Rolly continues, “I learned quite a bit of how to draw human anatomy by tracing the comic book heroes like Superman and Batman.” As such, the illustrations from Rolly’s school years have a sort of comic art design to them. This style would benefit Rolly when he would apply to the Disney Studio a few years later. 4


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2. Santa Monica High “Yell Book” Original Cover Art. (1945) An original illustration created by a young Rolly Crump for the Santa Monica High School “Yell Book”. The books were used during Football games, and list the game schedules, songs, and things to yell to support the team. Rolly’s illustration was used as the cover of the Yell Book, and is accomplished in pencil on paper. The early pencil version is very similar to what would become Rolly’s final design for the book, and a copy of the final book is included with the drawing. The drawing measures approximately 10”x7” and is signed by Rolly. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $300-$500

3. Rolly Crump Original Tattoo Concept Art. (1940s) A tattoo concept created by Rolly Crump during his high school years. Rolly intended to use the design himself if he ended up joining the Navy. While he never enlisted, Rolly would in just a few years find himself employed at the Disney Studio. This tattoo concept is a great example of the early artistry of Rolly Crump and the illustration is accomplished in colored ink on artist’s paper. The illustration measures 3.25”x2.75” on 8”x5” paper and the condition is very good with minor wear. $300-$500

Rolly in his high school years. (c.1947)

4. Rolly Radio Station Concept Art. (1947) An original illustration created by Rolly Crump during his high school years. After hearing of a contest on the radio station KEWB to design a unique character, Rolly created this illustration. He had no intention of submitting his artwork for the contest, yet unknown to him, his mother sent it to the station anyway. Although Rolly didn’t win the contest, this drawing serves as a reminder both of Rolly’s early artistry and how his mother supported him in his endeavors. The illustration is accomplished in ink on artist’s paper and measures 11.75”x8”. The condition is good with some spots of wear from use and age. $300-$500

5. Santa Monica High School Class of 47 Artwork. (1997) An original illustration created by Rolly Crump for a program used during the 50th Anniversary Reunion of Santa Monica High School’s Class of 1947. Just over 50 years earlier, Rolly created the cover to the “Yell Book” for Santa Monica High School during the 1945-46 school year. For the Reunion, Rolly was asked to create this design, which is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. This illustration measures 11”x8.5” on 15”x12” board, and is in very good condition with minor wear. $400-$600

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Rolly credits three specific aspects of his early life as helping define him as a person: Radio programs, drawing, and magic. Listening to radio programs such as “The Shadow” and “Jack Armstrong” helped strengthen Rolly’s imagination. Routinely drawing helped give him the skills to put that imagination on paper. However, it was magic that helped develop Rolly’s ingenuity in a very practical way. Rolly says, “Whenever I’d see a new trick, I would have to go and figure out how it was done.” That curiosity and resourcefulness was put to work while Rolly was developing illusions for the “Haunted Mansion”, or when he was designing the hidden bandstand of the Tomorrowland Terrace. Rolly’s love for magic has never faded. Rolly has been known to attend local magic events, use magic as the subject for his personal artwork, and he has maintained a personal collection of magic tricks and illusions which he has performed for guests. As a youth however, Rolly had no idea that he would eventually contribute his own unique skills to help spread the magic of Disney to enthralled fans worldwide.

6. Rolly Crump’s Magic Trick Collection. (c.1959-60s) A set of items relating to Rolly Crump’s magic and card tricks. This set includes a black top-hat, two vintage photos of Rolly with his trick cards, six decks of vintage playing cards, a hidden scarf illusion, and a hand-written list created by Rolly which notes some of the card tricks he would perform. This vintage set provides a great look at Rolly Crump’s passion for magic, as well as the humor and showmanship that influenced his work at Disney. The set is in overall good condition with some wear from use. The scarf illusion has some small holes from age. These items come from the personal collection of Rolly Crump. $200-$300

Rolly posing with his magic cards. (1959)

“Whenever I’d see a new trick, I would have to go and figure out how it was done.”

7. “Will the Witch” Original Magic Poster Art. (1997) An original mixed media poster design by Rolly Crump. This poster artwork was created for the Fifth Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, and was design by Crump in the style of vintage magic posters. Accomplished in acrylic, ink, and pencil on artist’s board, this poster design measures 26”x14” and is signed by Crump in the lower-left corner. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear. $600-$800

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8. “Jim Steinmeyer” Original Collage by Rolly Crump. (1995) An original collage created by Rolly Crump featuring a representation of famed magic designer Jim Steinmeyer, who is a personal hero to Rolly Crump. The artwork is accomplished in acrylic with collage elements and measures 21”x17” framed. The condition is very good with minor wear. $400-$600


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9. Disneyland Magic Shop “Electric Deck” Playing Cards. (Disneyland, 1960s-70s) A set of trick playing cards from Disneyland’s Magic Shop. Titled the “Electric Deck”, these cards are held together by a hidden string which allows the user to masterfully flourish the cards without fail. The deck comes in its original box with Disneyland Castle pattern and includes the original instructional sheet. The box is signed along the top-tab by Rolly Crump, and measures 3.75”x2.5”. The deck is in very good condition with some wear to the box. $100-$200

In 1946, Rolly’s mother was sending letters to Walt Disney inquiring about potential positions for her 16 year old son. Although the letters didn’t lead to a job for Rolly at that time, in December of 1951, Rolly found himself at a dinner table with a woman who worked in Animation at the Disney Studio. According to Rolly, “She was a friend of my mom and after hearing how much I loved to draw and my desire to work for Walt, she recommended that I contact Andy Engman at the Disney Studio for a job interview. The next day I made the call and to my surprise, he agreed to the interview. I answered a few questions and took an animation test, but then they asked me for my art portfolio to show samples of my work. Well, at the time, I only had my high school artwork, so that’s what I gave them. Later, I would find out that it was the worst portfolio of anyone that ever applied for a job in Animation, but I got the job so I guess they saw something in my drawings afterall.” Rolly as an Animator at the Disney Studio. (1950s)

10. Rolly’s Original Portfolio Submitted to Disney in 1952. (Disney, 1952) This is the original portfolio of artwork that Rolly Crump submitted to the Disney Studio in 1952 as part of his application to the Animation Department. At the time, the only samples Rolly had of his work was his High School art portfolio, which contained various illustrations and paintings that he would describe as resembling cartoons more than fine art like other applicants would have submitted. This portfolio contains 18 samples of Rolly’s artwork in a variety of media and ranging in size. Years after being hired, Rolly would be told that his portfolio was the worst portfolio ever submitted to Disney, and that they were amazed Rolly was hired at all. Evidently, they saw something in his work, as this portfolio helped launch an incredible career with the Disney Studio and the Disney Parks. This significant set of original artwork is in good condition with some expected wear from use and age. Some illustrations have edge-discoloration or wear. $1,000-$2,000

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11. Rolly Crump “Mangy Lil” Original Illustration. (1950s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump of “Mangy Lil”. At the age of 18 while working in forestry in Idaho, one of the guys Rolly was working with told him an explicit poem about a fictitious girl named “Mangy Lil” while they worked. Rolly committed the poem to memory, and in the 1950s while at the Disney Studio, he decided to illustrate the poem. This drawing depicts the poem’s title character “Lil”, and begins the poem with “There once was a school marm named...”. This illustration is accomplished in ink on Disney Studio animation paper and measures approximately 12.5”x15.5”. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear and a small spot of discoloration on the right-edge. $200-$400

12. Collection of 27 Disney Studio Animator Gag Drawings. (Disney, c.1950s) A collection of 27 animator gag drawings and artwork created by, or created about, Rolly Crump. At the Disney Studio, animators often drew caricatures of one another making fun of situations or their physical appearances. This set includes 25 drawings accomplished in either pencil, colored pencil, or ink, as well as one painted cel of Rolly. The set is in overall very good condition with some fold lines and expected wear from use and age. This collection offers a fantastic look into the minds of the Animators at the Disney Studio and features the work of a variety of talented artists. $500-$700

13. Signed “Walt Disney Treasury” Animator’s Parody Book. (Disney, c.1955-61/80s) A 39-page animator’s Parody Book that was circulated internally for the artists at the Disney Studio in the 1950s. This book, based on the “Walt Disney’s Treasury” Giant Golden Book, was drawn-over by the artists at the studio so that each page features the face of an animator or artist over the character which would have normally been depicted. The drawings were created between 1955 and 1961 and feature self-portrait parodies by such notable artists as Eyvind Earle, Rolly Crump, Walt Peregoy, Jack Kinney, Yale Gracey, Homer Jonas, Thelma Witmer, Frank Armitage, Paul Hartley, and many more. Although the original artwork was created prior to 1962, this copy was part of the personal collection of Rolly Crump and was likely printed around the 1980s. This copy is signed on the cover page by Rolly and measures 13”x10.75”. The condition of this book is very good with minor edge-wear. $200-$300

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14. Walt Disney Studios “Penthouse Club” Membership Card. (Disney, 1956) An extremely rare membership card from the Walt Disney Studios private Penthouse Club. Items from this exclusive athletic club for male members of the Walt Disney Studios are very scarce. Rolly spent much of his free time at the club gym. This card was issued to John Jackson for 1956. The card is signed by Jackson on the front, and by the Penthouse Club President as well as the Manager Walt Pfeifer on the reverse. The back of the card is numbered 485 and has the slogan, “Carl says- The outside of a medicine ball is good for the inside of an artist”, referring to the Penthouse Club’s trainer and former Olympian, Karl Johnson. This card measures approximately 2.5”x3.5” and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

Rolly and his friends at the Disney Studios Penthouse Club. (c.1956)

15. Rolly Crump “Get Well” Card Artwork for Jack Ferges. (c.1960s) An original illustration created by Rolly Crump for a “Get Well” card for fellow Imagineer Jack Ferges. The illustration features Ferges, who was over 6.5ft tall, with his legs sticking out from his hospital room as a Doctor and Nurse step over him. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s board, and measures 15”x12.25”. The condition is good with minor wear from use, and the illustration is signed by Crump in the lower-right. $200-$400

“Later, I would find out that it was the worst portfolio of anyone that ever applied for a job in Animation, but I got the job so I guess they saw something in my drawings after all.”

16. “Art of Animation” & “The Illusion of Life” Books. (1958/81) A pair of books on Disney animation from the personal collection of Rolly Crump. These books, “The Art of Animation” by Bob Thomas and “The Illusion of Life” by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, are two of the greatest references for Disney animation history that have ever been assembled. These books provide a fascinating look at the studio and are full of images of the animation artwork which helped create some of Disney’s greatest films. The books measure 11.25”x8.5” and 11.25”x10.75” respectively, and are in good condition with some edge-wear from age and Crump’s personal use. $200-$300

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When Rolly started at the Disney Studio in 1952, his first position was as an Inbetweener on “Peter Pan”. As an Inbetweener, he would create drawings “in-between” key poses to help create fluid, life-like animation. Rolly says, “For Peter Pan, I worked on many of the scenes with Smee, including the scene where Smee boards the ship and tacks up a sign. I also worked on scenes with the large Indian Chief, and a couple scenes with Hook. In animation, you end up working on so many drawings that it becomes difficult to keep track of them all. But I fell in love with every project I worked on, because it represents a timeframe for me in my life”. When the film was finished, the animators and their families would get to see their completed work for the first time. “All of the employees were invited to the theater to see the film”, remembers Rolly. “Seeing all of our work finished was incredible”.

“In animation, you end up working on so many drawings that it becomes difficult to keep track of them all. But I fell in love with every project I worked on.”

17. Signed “Peter Pan” Big Golden Book. (Disney, 1967) A Rolly Crump signed hardcover “Big Golden Book” featuring the story of “Peter Pan”. The animated film marked Rolly’s first work at the Disney Studio, and he would later go on to help bring the “Peter Pan’s Flight” attraction to Walt Disney World. This book comes from Rolly’s personal collection, and measures 12.75”x9.5”. The condition is good with some edge-wear from use. $100-$200

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18. The Sketch Book Series Peter Pan Collector’s Edition. (Disney, 1998) A very rare limited edition hardcover of “The Sketch Book Series - Peter Pan” Collector’s Edition. This book features the incredible animation drawings and concept art which went into the making of the film, and is numbered 2138 out of 2500 copies. The book is signed inside by Ollie Johnson, Marc Davis, Eyvind Earle, Bill Justice, and four others. The book measures 12.25”x9.75” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200


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19. Original Animation Cel from “Peter Pan”. (Disney, 1953) An original production cel set-up used in the creation of Walt Disney’s animated feature film “Peter Pan”. This film was Rolly Crump’s first work as an Inbetweener at the Disney Studio, where he worked on many scenes including some with the Indian Chief seen in this cel. This cel set-up includes cel layers for the Indian Chief, Tiger Lilly, and Peter Pan, and is placed over a reproduction background which also contains the drummer Indians. This cel has an image size of 10”x12” within its 19.5”x21.5” frame, and is in very good condition with minor frame-wear including a thin scratch on the glass. $5,000-$6,000

20. Original Animation Cel from “Peter Pan”. (Disney, 1953) An original production cel used in the creation of Disney’s animated feature film “Peter Pan”. This cel features Smee, who was animated in several scenes by Rolly Crump. The cel measures 12.5”x16” and is in very good condition. $400-$600

21. Original Animation Drawing from “Peter Pan”. (Disney, 1953) An original production drawing used in the creation of Disney’s animated feature film “Peter Pan”. This drawing features Mr. Smee, who was animated in several scenes by Rolly Crump. The drawing measures 12.5”x15.5” and is in very good condition. $200-$400

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In 1953, Rolly noticed that two other animators at the Disney Studio had picked up the hobby of painting rocks. “They weren’t painting anything spectacular, but I liked to try out the things that other people were passionate about,” says Rolly. “I started to embellish and create more intricate designs. The first painted rock I made was a small rooster, which I thought was pretty detailed for being on a rock. From there, I started to create rocks that told little stories. I made one of Bluebeard saying ‘I dig chicks’ and one of Ben Franklin with a light bulb”. Rolly’s painted rocks beautifully showcase his versatile talent while telling stories and making jokes in his unique style.

22. Rolly Crump’s First Painted Rock. (1953) The very first rock painting by Rolly Crump. After seeing a few artists at the Disney Studio painting on rocks, Rolly attempted it himself and created this Rooster design. This rock impressed Rolly so much that he created a whole series of painted rocks with different characters, patterns, and humor. This rock measures 2.25”x1.5” and is in very good condition with minor wear from age. $300-$500

23. Vintage Car Hand-Painted Rock. (1953) A stylish hand-painted rock by Rolly Crump. This rock features an old-timey car design with a little flag that reads “poop”. The rock measures 4”x3” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

24. “I Dig Chicks” Hand-Painted Rock. (1953) A hand-painted rock created by Rolly Crump featuring an image of Blue Beard. Attempting to out-do the painted rocks created by the other Artists at the Disney Studio, Rolly began adding dialogue and humor to his paintings. The result was this “I Dig Chicks” painted rock which measures 4.5”x6” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

25. “Ben Franklin” Painted Rocks. (c.1953) A hand-painted rock display by Rolly Crump depicting Ben Franklin having an idea. This framed display includes two painted rocks with a felt backing. The frame measures 10.75”x9” and the rocks are in very good condition. $400-$600

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26. “Betsy Ross” Painted Rocks. (c.1953) A hand-painted rock display by Rolly Crump depicting Betsy Ross painting the American Flag’s stripes in the wrong direction. This framed display includes two painted rocks and a painted background. The frame measures 11”x13” and the rocks are in very good condition. $400-$600

27. “Josephine” Painted Rocks. (c.1953) A hand-painted rock display by Rolly Crump depicting a humorous scene that reads “Not in the Tub Again Josephine”. This framed display includes three painted rocks and a painted collage background. The frame measures 11”x13” and the rocks are in very good condition. $400-$600

“One day at the Disney Studio, Walt’s personal nurse Hazel George, came up to me after she heard I had been painting on rocks with some of the other Animation guys,” remembers Rolly. “She was trying to figure out a Christmas present for Walt, and wanted me to paint a rock for her to give as the gift. I hadn’t actually met Walt at that point, so I told her I’d be happy to help with her gift. When I asked what she wanted me to paint, she told me that she wanted a rock with the word ‘shit’ on it. I was a little surprised, but she said it was his favorite curse word, so I painted it for her and she gave it to Walt. Later, I asked her what Walt thought of it, and she told me that he absolutely loved his ‘shit’ rock and that she gave me credit for painting it. I’m not sure what happened to that original ‘shit’ rock, but I was always happy that Walt enjoyed his gift.”

28. “Me Tarzan, You Jane” Painted Rocks. (c.1953) A hand-painted rock display by Rolly Crump depicting a humorous scene that reads “Me tarzan, You Jane”. This framed display includes three painted rocks and a painted background. The frame measures 11”x13” and the rocks are in very good condition. $400-$600

29. Rolly Crump Hand-Painted “Shit” Rock. (c.1980s) An original handpainted rock by Rolly Crump featuring Walt Disney’s favorite curse word, “Shit”. This rock is one of three that Rolly painted with this particular swear; the first was given to Walt Disney, the second to Jeff Heimbuch who co-authored Rolly’s 2012 autobiography, and the third is this rock which belonged to Rolly himself. The rock measures approximately 1.5”x2” and is in very good condition with little wear. The back side is signed by Crump. $300-$500

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For Disney’s 1955 animated feature film “Lady and the Tramp”, Rolly worked “clean-up” on many scenes. As a clean-up artist, Rolly would take the approved rough animation drawings and create the cleaner, final version which would be used to create the painted animation cels. Among the scenes Rolly worked on was the iconic “spaghetti scene” between Lady and Tramp. According to Rolly, “After Lady and the Tramp, there was a large layoff that I was fortunate to survive. However, they cut my salary in half, and they dropped me from Assistant Animator to Break-Down artist, and then finally back to Inbetweener.” The pay-cut was enough that Rolly had to leave the Disney Studio in order to provide for his family, and would work on his own for nearly 6 months until he would be called back by Disney to work as an Assistant Animator for the Mickey Mouse Club tv show.

30. The Sketch Book Series - Lady and the Tramp. (Disney, 1998) A very rare limited edition hardcover of “The Sketch Book Series - Lady and the Tramp” Collector’s Edition. This book features the incredible animation drawings and concept art which went into the making of the film, and is numbered 1053 out of 2500 copies. The book measures 12.25”x9.75” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

32. “Lady and the Tramp” Animation Drawing by Eric Larson. (Disney, 1955) An original rough animation drawing of Peg from Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp”, drawn by Rolly Crump’s mentor, and one of Disney’s “9 Old Men”, Eric Larson. Rolly himself would work on several scenes with Peg under Larson’s direction. The drawing is accomplished in pencil on 3-hole animation paper, and measures 12.5”x17”. The condition is very good with little wear. $400-$600

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31. Signed “Lady and the Tramp” Stamp & Note. (Disney, 2006) An index card created and signed by Rolly Crump to commemorate his work on the Disney feature film “Lady and the Tramp”. The card reads “I did the inbetweens on Tramp in this scene from Lady and the Tramp” and is signed by Rolly. The card has the commemorative stamp which features this scene adhered on the left-side, and measures 3”x5”. The condition is good with some spots of discoloration primarily on the top edge. $100-$200

33. “Lady and the Tramp” Peg Animation Cel. (Disney, 1955) An original production cel used in the creation of the Walt Disney animated feature film “Lady and the Tramp”. This cel features Peg, whom Rolly drew for several scenes in the film. The cel was sold at Disneyland’s “Art Corner” and features the “Art Corner” prepared printed background and gold label on the back of the board. The cel measures 8”x10” within its 11”x14” mat, and is in very good condition with some wear to the mat and gold label. $800-$1,000


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34. Limited Edition “Lady and the Tramp” Animation Cel. (Disney, 1992) A very rare limited edition hand-painted animation cel from Walt Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp”. This large cel depicts the iconic kiss between Lady and Tramp; a scene which Rolly Crump helped animate. The cel features a lithographic matching background and comes beautifully framed. This cel comes with its original Certificate of Authenticity and is numbered 258/350. The artwork measures 23”x44” within its frame and is in very fine condition with minor frame wear. $4,000-$5,000

“When Disneyland was being built, it was an exciting time at the Disney Studio,” says Rolly. “Those of us in animation were part of it, but not ‘part of it’, if you know what I mean. Because we were part of the Studio, and they used a lot of the Studio guys to design different parts of the park, you’d hear little things and talk to people about what was going on. But my first actual encounter with Disneyland wasn’t until the Opening Day on July 17, 1955. On Opening Day, the park was so crowded that you could hardly see anything, and it was really hot, but I loved every minute of it. Because of the crowds, the only ride we were able to get on was the Mark Twain, and even just that was incredible. I shot some 8mm film of the park that day, but you can hardly see anything in it, just the tops of people’s heads! The park was an incredible place; I fell in love with it immediately. Walt really cared about the people coming to his park, and he wanted it to be someplace special for them. I think that really made Disneyland unique.”

35. 1955 Disneyland Pre-Opening Newspaper Supplement. (Disneyland, 1955) This gorgeous 20page newspaper supplement, dated July 15th, 1955, was issued by California area newspapers two days before the Grand Opening of Disneyland in order to promote the new park. The supplement measures approximately 10.75”x13.25” and is in good condition with expected wear and minor creasing. $200-$400

36. Disneyland Opening Day Press Preview Ticket. (Disneyland, 1955) A very rare silver opening day press preview ticket. Because Disneyland’s opening day events were being broadcast on Live TV, guests and VIPs were requested to arrive at different times to accommodate the televised ceremonies. This particular pass features an entrance time of 2:30pm, and includes information on the back about ABC’s live broadcast of the events. The ticket measures 3.5”x6.5” and is in good condition with some creasing and surface wear from use. $3,000-$5,000

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37. “The Story of Disneyland” Opening Year Guidebook. (Disneyland, 1955) A beautiful opening year guidebook featuring information and illustrations of the different lands of the park. Titled “The Story of Disneyland”, this was the first guidebook issued by the park. It contains concept art of the attractions and lands as opposed to later guidebooks which would feature actual photos of the park. This 22-page guidebook measures 8.75”x6” closed, and is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

39. 1955 Disneyland Main Gate Flyer. (Disneyland, 1955) A very rare opening year gate flyer for Disneyland. This flyer features early graphics used to promote the park, an inside map to Disneyland, and information about the park’s various lands. The flyer measures 9”x3.5” folded, and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $200-$400

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“Walt really cared about the people coming to his park, and he wanted it to be someplace special for them. I think that really made Disneyland unique”

40. Disneyland Opening Year Brochure with Map. (Disneyland, 1955) A fold-out Disneyland brochure with a stylish map of the park inside. This brochure lists the lands and notable attractions in the park’s opening year, and has an advertisement for Blue Bird shoes on the back. The brochure measures 12”x10.5” open, and is in very good condition with minor creasing from use. $200-$400

38. Disneyland Opening Year Picture Souvenir Guidebook. (Disneyland, 1955) A very rare souvenir picture guidebook from Disneyland’s Opening Year. The book features great cover imagery of Walt Disney with a map of the park, and contains 24 pages of photos and information. The book measures 6”x8.75” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

41. Disneyland “Acres of Fun” Souvenir Fan. (Disneyland, 1955) A stunning piece of ephemera from the early days of the park. These folding fans were sold at the many souvenir kiosks throughout Disneyland in 1955 and 1956. Lovingly illustrated on both sides with various attractions, this is yet another example of the pride and care Disney put into the promotion of the park. These fans were recently re-issued as a replica by D23 as a member-only exclusive, but originals like these are extremely rare. This fan measures 6.75”x3.75” closed, and is in very good condition with minimal wear. $300-$500


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42. “Your Guide to Disneyland” Opening Year Brochure. (Disneyland, 1955) An opening year brochure for Disneyland from Bank of America. This brochure features a gorgeous map of the park inside and lists the various attractions and shops. This brochure measures 9”x4” folded, and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

45. Opening Year “Swift & Co. Market House” Souvenir Tray. (Disneyland, 1955) An extremely rare Opening Year color photo tray of the interior of the “Swift & Co Market House” on Main Street. This tray is rarely found as it was only sold in the Market House itself. The tray measures 11.25” in diameter and is in very good condition with some minor wear. $100-$200

43. “The Story of Aluminum” Opening Year Brochure. (Disneyland, 1955) A rare brochure from Kaiser Aluminum’s “Story of Aluminum” exhibit in Tomorrowland. This brochure from Disneyland’s opening year features great illustrations and information from the exhibit, and measures 7.5”x5.5”. The condition is very good. $100-$200

44. Disneyland Map Tin-Litho Tray. (Disneyland, 1955) A tin-litho souvenir tray from Disneyland’s opening year. This tray features a stylish map of the park and measures 12.5”x17.5”. The condition is good with some scuffing and wear from use. $100-$200

46. Disneyland 1955 Press Kit Reproduction. (Disneyland, 2000s) A reproduction press kit modeled after those which would have been created in 1955 for the Grand Opening of Disneyland. This packet comes in a mailing envelope which has printed stamps that read “Sorry for the Delay - Item Lost in Processing”, which playfully suggests that the recipient should have received this packet in 1955. The packet includes a photo of Walt Disney, a photo of the 1953 Disneyland Presentation Map, and 26 sheets of information regarding Disneyland’s Opening Year entertainment and facilities. Many of the sheets and the folder have been intentionally discolored to appear aged. The packet measures 11.5”x9.5” and the set is in overall very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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Rolly’s “Doper Posters” are some of his most popular designs of the 1950s. Loaded with tongue-in-cheek humor, about a somewhat touchy subject matter, these posters are the perfect representation of Rolly’s style and wit. “The first Doper Poster I made was the Indian advertising marijuana” says Rolly. “That one came about from a photo I saw of a wooden Indian. I loved it so much that I wanted to draw my own, and I had it up on my wall for a long time. Eventually I decided to turn the drawing into a poster, and thought it would be funny if he was advertising marijuana instead of tobacco. Some of the guys in animation told me how much they loved the poster, so I went to the printer to get some made up. I brought my Indian poster to The Balanize Shop in Pasadena and the owner loved it, but he needed me to make a series of posters so that he could sell them wholesale. I went home and came up with other posters about Cocaine, Heroin, and Opium, and they became my Doper Posters. It was all done in good fun, I was not promoting any of those things, just having some fun with it. I put some of those posters in my art show at the Disney Studio, and when I heard that Walt Disney had seen my Marijuana poster, I was horrified because I didn’t know how he would react. But I was told he laughed, which goes to show you that Walt had a great sense of humor and would accept anything his artists did if they were trying their best.”

“...when I heard that Walt Disney had seen my Marijuana poster, I was horrified because I didn’t know how he would react. But I was told he laughed, which goes to show you that Walt had a great sense of humor and would accept anything his artists did if they were trying their best.”

47. “Marijuana” Doper Poster Artwork. (c.1957) The original illustration used to create Rolly Crump’s popular marijuana “Doper Poster”. This poster features Crump’s politically incorrect “Wetback and Co” line along the bottom which he removed from later prints of this artwork. This poster is fondly remembered by Crump as the one which made Walt Disney laugh during Crump’s art show at the Disney Studio. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s board and has an image size of 19.5”x14.5” within its 22”x17” frame. The condition is very good with minor edge-discoloration. $3,000-$5,000

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48. “Opium” Doper Poster Artwork. (c.1957) The original illustration used to create Rolly Crump’s popular opium “Doper Poster”. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s board and has an image size of 19.5”x14.5” within its 22”x17” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $3,000-$5,000

50. “Heater Halls Cocaine” Doper Poster Artwork. (c.1957) The original illustration used to create Rolly Crump’s popular cocaine “Doper Poster”. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s board and has an image size of 19.5”x14.5” within its 22”x17” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $3,000-$5,000

49. “Spanish Fly” Doper Poster Artwork. (c.1957) The original illustration used to create Rolly Crump’s popular Spanish Fly “Doper Poster”. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s board and has an image size of 17.5”x14.5” within its 20”x17” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $3,000-$5,000

51. “Heater Halls Cocaine” Doper Poster Vintage Print. (c.1957) A vintage print of Rolly Crump’s popular cocaine “Doper Poster” on sturdy artist’s board. This print comes from Rolly Crump’s personal collection and has an image size of 15.5”x11.5” on its 20.5”x15” board. The condition is very good with minor wear around the edges. The back of the board has a large message from Crump written in ink which reads, “Hands Off, Especially Strang-ers, -Crump”, from his earlier personal use of this print. $300-$500

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52. “Heroin” Doper Poster Artwork. (c.1957) The original illustration used to create Rolly Crump’s popular heroin “Doper Poster”. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s board and has an image size of 19.5”x14.5” within its 22”x17” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear including a few small pin holes in the corners. $3,000-$5,000

53. “Heroin” Doper Poster Vintage Print. (c.1957) A vintage print of Rolly Crump’s popular heroin “Doper Poster” on sturdy artist’s board. This print comes from Rolly Crump’s personal collection and has an image size of 15.5”x11.5” on its 20.5”x15” board. The condition is very good with minor wear around the edges. $300-$500

54. “Red Roach” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for the fictitious “Red Roach” restaurant. This humorous artwork reads “Like Grass is the Answer” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 20”x14.5” within its 22”x16.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear. $3,000-$5,000

55. “Capons” Condom Design Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Capons” condoms. This humorous artwork reads “Go All the Way with Capons” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 19.5”x14.5” within its 22”x17” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $3,000-$5,000

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57. “Capons” Vending Machine Condom Concept. (1974) A concept design by Rolly Crump for the vending machine artwork for Rolly’s humorous “Capons” condoms. This printed artwork is adhered to board with several hand-written notes around the border. Included with the design are five business cards with matching imagery to the larger artwork. The vending machine design measures 15”x4” on 20”x7” board. This set is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $300-$500

56. “Capons” Large Poster from Rolly’s House. (1972) A vintage poster created by Rolly Crump featuring his artwork for “Capons” condoms. This large poster comes from Rolly’s personal collection, and measures approximately 31.5”x22.5” in its original frame. The condition is good with a slight curve to the bottom-left corner of the poster. $300-$500

58. “Zeus Jockstraps” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Zeus” jockstraps. This humorous artwork reads “Have a Profile of the Gods” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The illustration measures 20”x17” in its frame, and is in very good condition. $2,000-$3,000

59. “Zeus - Olympian Supporter” Artwork & Prototype Box. (1960s-70s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Zeus” jock straps. This humorous artwork reads “Have a Profile of the Gods” and “Your Cup will not Runneth Over”. It is accomplished in ink and colored pencil over copied line-work. Included with the colored design is Rolly’s prototype box for the packaging for the jock straps. The illustration measures 9.5”x6.5” and the prototype packaging measures approximately 7” tall. This set is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $1,000-$2,000

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60. Pair of Rolly Crump Designed Birthday Cards. (c.1950s-60s) A pair of birthday cards featuring cover designs by Rolly Crump. The cards, created by Chit Chat Publishing Co, feature Crump’s name below the imagery and have printed messages inside that were also created by Crump. The cards measure 4”x9” and are in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

61. “Get that Bag Fixed” Original Illustration. (c.1960s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump titled “Get That Bag Fixed”. The illustration is accomplished in black ink on artist’s board with red acrylic type along the topedge. The artwork is signed by Crump along the bottom of the bean bag image. The artwork measures approximately 21”x16” and is in good condition with some yellowing around the border and a few stray scuffs of blue in the bottom-right portion of the illustration. $1,000-$2,000

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62. Tobacco Box Wooden Assemblage. (1966) A painted wood assemblage in the style of Louise Nevelson, created by Rolly Crump. This tobacco box assemblage has various smoking terminology throughout and opens to reveal assorted smoking paraphernalia. The assemblage measures 17”x14” and 4” thick. The condition is very good with minor wear. $600-$800

63. Hand-Painted Assemblage Inspired by Louise Nevelson. (1967) A hand-painted assemblage created by Rolly Crump in the style of Louise Nevelson. Accomplished in mixed media and black acrylic, this assemblage includes such items as a lantern, rolling pin, and even one of Crump’s devil push-down toys. This assemblage measures approximately 45” tall, 11.75” deep, and 15.75” wide, and is in very good condition with minor wear. $600-$800

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One day while visiting Wathel Rogers in his office, Rolly noticed a small “propeller” made from an eraser clip taken from one of the animation pencils, which Wathel balanced on a pushpin. The propeller would slowly spin and Rolly became immediately intrigued with it. “I asked Wathel, ‘how did you make that?’ and he would say, ‘It’s a secret, I can’t tell you!’” recalls Rolly. “I got fed up and decided to try and figure it out on my own. I used a nail to make a dent in one of my eraser clips and tried to balance it on a pushpin, but it wouldn’t balance properly and kept coming out crooked. I can’t even tell you how many pencils I ruined trying to figure out how to make that propeller! Finally, Wathel agreed to sell me the secret for a penny, which I happily forked over. He told me the secret was to use a ballpoint pen instead of a nail! The ballpoint pen made a smooth and rounded dent, which let the eraser clip balance properly when it spun”. Rolly would try to out-do his friends at the studio, and built larger and more intricate propellers using paper, strings, sticks, or whatever else he could find. “I put those propellers in my art show at the Disney Studio and one day Walt Disney saw them. In 1959, Walt remembered my propellers when he decided to bring me over to WED Imagineering. Those propellers helped start my career with the Disney parks, and I’ve always said that first pencil changed my life forever.”

Rolly poses with his propellers and mobiles. (c.1957)

“I asked Wathel, ‘how did you make that?’ and he would say, ‘It’s a secret... Finally, Wathel agreed to sell me the secret for a penny, which I happily forked over.” 64. Rolly Crump’s Framed Propeller Pencil. (Disney, c.1957) A vintage Disney Studio animator’s pencil that Rolly Crump framed in honor of his very first eraser clip propeller. This pencil, with its original clip, is a very rare Eberhard-Faber Blackwing 602 which Rolly remembers as a favorite pencil among the animators at the Studio. It was Rolly’s propellers that helped convince Walt Disney to bring him over to WED in 1959, and Rolly regards this pencil as having “changed my life forever”. The pencil measures 4.5” long in its 6.5”x8.5” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $300-$500

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65. Rolly Crump’s Eraser Clip Propeller. (Disney, c.1957) An original propeller created by Rolly Crump from the eraser clip of a Blackwing 602 pencil. This vintage propeller was the simplest and first version that was created by Rolly, using only the eraser clip and a pin with which to balance it on. Rolly would have propellers like these spinning around his desk in the air conditioning of the Disney Studio. From this first style of propeller, Rolly would go on to create more elaborate versions which would impress Walt Disney and lead to his eventual career at WED Imagineering. This eraser clip propeller measures 1.25” long and is in very good condition. $500-$700

66. Rolly’s Eraser Clip Propeller - Yellow. (Disney, c.1957) An original eraser clip propeller created by Rolly Crump during his time at the Disney Studio. This propeller is one of several which Rolly displayed in a gallery show at the Disney Studio. Years later, Walt Disney would remember Rolly’s propellers from that show when deciding to bring him over to WED Imagineering. This propeller, created in yellow paper adhered to an eraser clip from one of Rolly’s Blackwing 602 pencils, measures 2.5” long and is in very good condition. $500-$700

67. Rolly’s Eraser Clip Propeller - Black. (Disney, c.1957) An original eraser clip propeller created by Rolly Crump during his time at the Disney Studio. This propeller is one of several which Rolly displayed in a gallery show at the Disney Studio. Years later, Walt Disney would remember Rolly’s propellers from that show when deciding to bring him over to WED Imagineering. This propeller, created in black, pink, and blue paper adhered to an eraser clip from one of Rolly’s Blackwing 602 pencils, measures 3.5” long and is in very good condition. $500-$700

68. Rolly’s Eraser Clip Propeller - Purple. (Disney, c.1957) An original eraser clip propeller created by Rolly Crump during his time at the Disney Studio. This propeller is one of several which Rolly displayed in a gallery show at the Disney Studio. Years later, Walt Disney would remember Rolly’s propellers from that show when deciding to bring him over to WED Imagineering. This propeller is created in black, purple, and pink paper with sequins and dangling portions. The paper is adhered to an eraser clip from one of Rolly’s Blackwing 602 pencils, and the propeller measures 6” long. The condition is very good. $500-$700

“Those propellers helped start my career with the Disney parks, and I’ve always said that first pencil changed my life forever.”

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Rolly’s first encounter with kinetic art was at the Disney Studio in the early 1950s when background painter Frank Armitage brought a mobile he had made at home into the studio. Rolly recalls, “Frank took a coat hanger, some string, a pencil, and an eraser, and it wasn’t much, but the parts would hang and move past each other in just an incredible way. It amazed me, and that’s how I was first introduced to kinetic sculpture. He told me to look up Alexander Calder, so I went to the Disney Studios Library. I read just about everything the library had on Calder, Mobiles, and kinetic sculpture, and any weekend that I had time off, I would be building mobiles.” Later, one of the studio animators saw Rolly’s mobiles and suggested that he should have an art show in the Studio’s Library. Rolly had to wait several weeks before a spot was available, but his exhibit showcased his mobiles, propellers, and personal artwork such as his “Doper Posters”. It was this exhibit that Walt Disney would later recall when bringing Rolly over to WED Imagineering in 1959.

69. Rolly Crump Hanging Mobile. (1960s) A hand-crafted mobile created by Rolly Crump. After studying the work of Alexander Calder, Rolly created his own mobiles during his time at the Disney Studio. Never wanting to be out-done, Rolly would create more elaborate designs and his mobiles would eventually grab the attention of Walt Disney during an art show at the Studio. This large mobile was created by Rolly and has several sections which rotate under a light breeze or air conditioning. One of the sections near the bottom even holds a rotating eraser clip propeller, in true Rolly Crump fashion. The mobile is accomplished in light wood, wire, and black paint. The mobile is approximately 5ft tall when assembled, and is in very good condition. $1,000-$2,000

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In addition to his “Doper Posters”, Rolly created other series of posters during the 50s and 60s. These posters covered a variety of material from the “Hippy” lifestyle, to parodies of popular culture icons. Regardless of the subject matter, these posters were treated with Rolly’s playful sense of humor and displayed his unique style. Some of Rolly’s posters found their way pop culture scene of the 1960s. According to Rolly, “Recently, I learned that some of my posters were featured on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s. There are a few scenes in a coffee shop and some of my posters are on the wall behind them, and I got a kick out of that. When I opened my Gallery on Ventura Blvd, I had some of my various posters on display. They were pretty popular back then, and people still enjoy seeing them today.”

70. “Fargo’s Cocoa House Ragtime” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Fargo’s Cocoa House Ragtime”. This humorous artwork reads “The Weed Brothers and their Electric Ocarinas” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 20”x14.5” within its 22”x16.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $1,500-$2,500

71. “Wanted” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for his “Be a Bandit” wanted ad. This humorous artwork reads “Are You Short of Funs?” and entices the reader to become a bandit. The artwork is accomplished in ink on artist’s paper that is mounted to artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 20”x14.5” within its 22”x16.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear including some separation along the top of the paper from its board backing. $1,500-$2,500

72. “Mummy Milk” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Mummy Milk”. This humorous artwork reads “Bottled in 2400 B.C. It’s really Dry” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 20”x14.5” within its 22”x16.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $1,500-$2,500

73. “Dingaling Bros Circus” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Dingaling Bros Circus”. This humorous artwork reads “Fanny Fargo’s Famous Flying Flukes” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 20”x14.5” within its 22”x16.75” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear. $1,500-$2,500

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74. “Lynchburg Lemonade” Original Recipe Art. (c.1970s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump featuring a recipe for “Lynchburg Lemonade”. This recipe is marked “Brought to you by Crump” and is accomplished in ink over pencil on artist’s board. The illustration measures 11.5”x7.5” and is in very good condition with a mark of discoloration near the left-side. $1,000-$2,000

76. “Titanic Soap” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Titanic Soap”. This humorous artwork reads “The Soap that Sinks” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s paper which is adhered to artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 16.5”x13.5” within its 19”x16” frame. The condition is very good with minor separation along the top of the paper from its board backing. $1,500-$2,500

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75. “Mothers Salon” Poster Artwork. (c.1957-60s) An original illustration by Rolly Crump for “Mothers Salon”. This humorous artwork reads “Try Mothers Famous Around the World” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s paper which is adhered to artist’s board. The illustration has an image size of 19.5”x14.5” within a 22”x17” frame. The illustration is in very good condition with minor separation along bottom right corner of the artist’s paper from the artist’s board. $1,500-$2,500

77. “The Unicorn” Vintage Beatnik Poster. (c.1957-60s) A beautiful vintage lithographic poster designed by Rolly Crump as part of his “Beatnik Series” of posters. This print comes from Rolly’s personal collection and features black and red ink on the paper which is mounted to artist’s board. The artwork has an image size of 29.5”x20.5” within its 31.75”x22.75” frame. The condition is very good with some spots of discoloration near the edges and minor surface scuffs. $300-$500


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Rolly at his gallery with his personal artwork. (1960s) 78. Painting of “Strong Man” Inflating Weights. (1959) An original painting by Rolly Crump featuring a “strongman” inflating weights. This humorous artwork is accomplished in acrylic on board, and measures 18”x22”. The condition is good with some surface wear and frame wear from use. $1,500-$2,500

79. Set of 13 Rolly Crump Matchbook Covers & Prototype. (c.1970s) A set of 13 matchbook covers created by Rolly Crump with a completed prototype of one of his double-sided matchboxes. These designs feature various jokes and illustrations, and come in a variety of small sizes. These covers were cut from Rolly’s sample boxes and adhered to two sheets of 10”x8” paper for Rolly to document his own work and display the designs. The condition of this set is very good with some minor wear to a few covers. $1,000-$2,000

“When I opened my Gallery on Ventura Blvd, I had some of my various posters on display. They were pretty popular back then, and people still enjoy seeing them today.”

80. Set of 12 Matchbox Designs by Rolly Crump. (1970s) A set of 12 matchbox covers created by Rolly Crump. These prototype matchboxes were adhered to artist’s board by Crump for the personal display of his work. The first set of six has an aviation theme, and the second set has a hotair balloon theme. Each matchbox measures approximately 2.5”x2.5” and the set is in overall very good condition with minor wear. $1,000-$2,000

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After leaving the Disney Studio for a few months due to pay cuts following the completion of “Lady and the Tramp”, Rolly was hired back as an Assistant Animator for the Mickey Mouse Club TV show. Rolly says, “They needed animators for the animated sequences they had on the show, and they brought me back in at my old salary so I could continue to support my family while working there.” These sequences allowed Rolly to work with some of Disney’s most iconic characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald. Rolly saw these characters in the newspaper comics and theatrical shorts in his youth, but the Mickey Mouse Club show marked his first opportunity to work with them himself. Later, Rolly would incorporate some of these characters into his work for the Disney parks including “Disney on Parade” and “Mickey’s Mart”. As an Assistant Animator on Disney’s 1959 Animated Feature Film “Sleeping Beauty”, Rolly Crump worked on some notable scenes involving the fairy Merryweather. Rolly Recalls, “One of my scenes was a cute interaction with the fairies. They were trying to make a dress for Aurora and were fighting each other as they kept changing the color of the dress.” Rolly’s clean-up drawings during “Sleeping Beauty” drew the attention of his eventual mentor and one of Disney’s “Nine Old Men”, Eric Larson. Rolly adds, “I became Eric’s assistant animator after I finished one of my clean-up scenes. My scene went to the Director and Head Animators for approval, and I heard back later that Eric didn’t like it! It turned out that Eric only had a few changes for me to make on my scene, and wanted me to be his assistant. I learned a lot from him, and we worked wonderfully together.”

81. “Mickey Mouse Club” Mickey Mouse Animation Drawing. (Disney, c.1955) An original animation drawing used in the creation of the Mickey Mouse Club television show. This drawing features Mickey Mouse and was created for the animated shorts on the show. Rolly Crump came back to the Disney Studio in 1955 to work on these shorts for the Mickey Mouse Club, and had his first opportunity to animate some of Disney’s most iconic characters. This drawing measures 12.5”x15.5” and is in very good condition with little wear. $300-$500

82. Merryweather “Sleeping Beauty” Animation Cel. (Disney, 1959) An original animation cel used in the creation of Disney’s animated feature film “Sleeping Beauty”. This cel features the fairy Merryweather, who was animated in several scenes by Rolly Crump. This cel was sold in Disneyland’s “Art Corner”, and has the “Art Corner” gold label on the back of its board. As with many of the Art Corner cels, this cel is trimmed slightly and stapled along the top and right edges to a printed reproduction background with the Art Corner board behind it. The cel measures 7.5”x10” and is in very good condition. $500-$700

83. Aurora’s Dress “Sleeping Beauty” Animation Cel. (Disney, 1959) An extremely rare original animation cel used in the creation of Disney’s animated feature film “Sleeping Beauty”. This cel features Aurora’s dress which the fairies fight to change the color of. This scene was animated in part by Rolly Crump. This large cel measures 12.5”x11.75” and comes matted to 15.5”x13”. The condition is very good with a portion of the bottom-edge of the clear cel removed. $800-$1,000

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As the Assistant Animator to Eric Larson for “101 Dalmatians”, Rolly got to experience a significant change in Disney’s method of animating for the 1961 film. Up until then, animation cels were inked by hand, but with “101 Dalmatians”, a new method of Xeroxing the line drawings was developed in order to cut costs and save time. According to Rolly, “The rough drawings had something about them that the final cleaned-up versions often lacked, but when the Studio switched to Xeroxing the drawings onto the cels, a lot of what you saw in the final film was taken directly from those rough pencil drawings. There’s a cute story about working with Eric on 101 Dalmatians. He animated the puppies for the scene where they are watching television, and when his rough drawings were approved, he handed me the scene and said ‘Alright Rolly, you are going to animate the spots!’ I forget how long that scene actually ran for in real time, but it took me 6 months to animate all of those spots!” 101 Dalmatians was Rolly’s last film with the Disney Studio before he was brought over to WED Imagineering to work on Disneyland. His work in animation helped bring to life many popular scenes from some of Disney’s most beloved animated films.

84. “101 Dalmatians” Promotional Brochure. (Disney, 1961) A rare promotional brochure for Disney’s “101 Dalmatians”. This brochure features great imagery throughout of the characters seen in the film and gives information on Disney’s latest feature film. The brochure measures 6.75”x9.5” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

85. Pair of Signed “101 Dalmatians” Postcards. (Disney, 1990s) A pair of postcards featuring imagery from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians that are signed by Lisa Daniels, the original voice of Perdita. One of the postcards depicts the scene in which the puppies are watching television, which was a scene worked on by Rolly Crump. The postcards measure 3.25”x7” and 4.25”x9”, and the pair is in very good condition with little wear. $100-$200

86. “101 Dalmatians” Animation Cel. (Disney, 1961) An original production cel from the Walt Disney animated feature film “101 Dalmatians”. Rolly Crump worked as an Assistant Animator for this film, where he worked on scenes involving Pongo and the Puppies. This cel was sold at the Disneyland Art Corner, and comes with the original printed background and Art Corner gold label on the back of the board. The matted cel measures 12”x14” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $500-$700

87. “101 Dalmatians” Animation Cel. (Disney, 1961) An original production cel from the Walt Disney animated feature film “101 Dalmatians”. Rolly Crump worked as an Assistant Animator for this film, where he worked on scenes involving Pongo and the Puppies. This cel was sold at the Disneyland Art Corner, and comes with the original printed background, mat, and Art Corner gold label on the back of the board. The cel measures 6.75”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $500-$700

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88. Vintage Minnie, Donald, & Goofy Animator Model Sheets. (Disney, c.1930s) An incredibly rare set of three vintage animator’s model sheets for Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy (named “The Goof” on the model sheet). These sheets come from Rolly Crump’s personal collection, and feature early designs and poses for these iconic characters. The sheets themselves are earlier versions than what would be used later at the Disney Studio. Each sheet has hand-written production numbering in pencil as 1266-222, 1266-224, and 1266-225, where later sheets would not have this type of hand-written information. The sheets measure approximately 11”x13”, with some varying degrees in size due to edge-wear on the Minnie and Goofy sheets. The set is in fair to good condition, depending on the sheet. The Minnie sheet was long-ago cut and taped together on the back side. $200-$400

It was in 1959 when Rolly Crump made the move from Disney animation to WED Imagineering. Walt Disney and Ward Kimball were discussing who they should bring over from animation to work on the park, and Ward suggested Rolly. According to Rolly, “Walt asked, ‘Who is Rolly Crump?’ because he didn’t recognize my name. Ward reminded him of the propellers in my art show at the Studio, and Walt liked them enough that he wanted to bring me over. I started with just small projects, because they really didn’t know what to do with me at the time. It didn’t matter though, I was finally at WED and I knew it was going to be the perfect outlet for me.” 89. Rolly’s Disneyland Badges & Pins. (Disneyland, c.1980s-2000s) A framed set of pins and badges which belonged to Imagineer Rolly Crump. The set includes five name badges, a silver pass for 2004, three pins, and Rolly’s Imagineering Retiree identification badge from 1992. The frame measures 10”x10” and the set is in very good condition. $500-$700

90. Rolly Crump Signed Disney Silver Pass. (Disney, 2006) A rare Silver Pass given to Imagineer Rolly Crump for admission for him and 3 guests to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, or Hong Kong Disneyland during 2006. The pass was given to Rolly for his work with the Disney parks, and is signed “Roland F. Crump” inside. The pass measures approximately 2.25”x3.5” closed, and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear from use. $100-$200

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91. “Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends” Framed Photo. (Disney, 2008) A framed photo of Rolly Crump with several Imagineers from the “Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends” book premier event. This photo includes Rolly Crump, Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, Alice Davis, and others, and comes framed with a plaque that notes the event. The frame measures 16.5”x18” and the photo is in very good condition. $100-$200


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92. Set of 3 Imagineering Items. (Disneyland, c.1980s-2000s) A set of three items from Walt Disney Imagineering which includes a light-up pen, ruler, and triangular highlighter with three colors. These items bear the Imagineering name and logo, and are in good condition with some wear from use. The highlighter has mostly dried, and the light-up pen needs a new battery. $100-$200

93. “Lilly Belle” Full-Size Blueprint. (Disney, c.1952/90s) A large full-size blueprint of Walt Disney’s backyard steam powered train, the Lilly Belle. According to Rolly Crump, “When Disneyland’s Administrative building was being rebuilt, there was a tunnel that visitors had to pass through to get to the new building. A designer working on the project wanted to decorate the tunnel using a series of historic Disneyland artwork. She went to Disney’s Archives and located several important documents, including the blueprints for the Lilly Belle which were used to make this copy to display in the tunnel. When the project was finished, this Lilly Belle blueprint was left over and was given to me”. This blueprint offers an incredible look at the Lilly Belle locomotive, and the original imagery is dated 10-23-52. The blueprint measures 29”x56.5” within its frame, and is in very good condition with minor wear from Crump’s previous display. $500-$1,000

“ I started with just small projects, because they really didn’t know what to do with me at the time. It didn’t matter though, I was finally at WED and I knew it was going to be the perfect outlet for me.”

94. Section of Walt’s Carolwood Pacific Railroad Track. (Disney, 1950s-90s) An original portion of track from Walt Disney’s backyard railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. In 1968, after the death of Walt DIsney, the railway was dismantled and used for the “Disney Loop” of the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum. Then in the early 1990s, this track was again removed and a limited number of sections of original track were mounted with a commemorative plaque. This item comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump, and the section of track measures 6” long on the 6”x7.5” plaque. The condition is good with expected wear to the track from use. $200-$400

95. Imagineering Support Team Glass Trinket Box. (Disneyland, 1995) A glass trinket box given to members of the Imagineering Support Team in 1995. The box has a removable lid and inner blue felt lining. The box measures 3.75”x3.75” and 2” tall, and is in good condition with minor wear to the lining. $100-$200

96. Set of Walt Disney Imagineering Items. (Disneyland, 1997) A set of items featuring the “Walt Disney Imagineering” name and logo. Included are a notebook with pen, telephone and address book, button, magnetized small address book, retractable key fob, and Imagineering reception card. These items are in good condition overall with some wear to the cover of the magnetized address book. $100-$200

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97. WED MAPO “Show Installation” Imagineering Patch. (Disney, 1980s) A large jacket patch created for WED-MAPO personnel. The design features a construction Mickey Mouse, and the patch was designed for the back of a jacket. The patch measures 7” in diameter and is in very good unused condition. $100-$200

98. WED Enterprises Imagineering Label. (Disney, c.1970s-80s) A rare WED Imagineering label featuring the logo and address of WED’s headquarters in Glendale, Ca. The label measures 3.5”x5” and is in very good condition with little wear $100-$200

100. “Design Just for Fun” Signed to Rolly by Bob Gurr. (2012) A hardcover limited edition Collector’s Edition of Bob Gurr’s “Design: Just for Fun”. This book, numbered 0904/1000, is signed to Rolly by Gurr on the Certificate of Authenticity page. This book provides a great wealth of information into the life and career of Gurr, and measures 11.25”x9”. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $100-$200

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99. Multi-Signed Imagineering Books. (Disney, 1996/2012) A pair of books relating to the work of Walt Disney Imagineering and other artists for the Disney Parks. The books, “Walt Disney Imagineering” and “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”, are from the personal collection of Imagineer Rolly Crump. These books are signed to Rolly inside, with the Imagineering book being signed from Imagineers Sam McKim, Bob Gurr, Tony Baxter, Marc Davis, and Bill Justice. The Poster Art book was signed to Rolly from the book’s author, Vanessa Hunt, for Rolly’s stories on creating the very rare “Flying Saucers” attraction poster. These books offer a wealth of information relating to Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney attraction posters, and measure 13.25”x10.5” and 14.25”x11.5” respectively. The condition is very good with minor wear from Crump’s personal use. The Imagineering book features many post-its from where Crump marked the pages of things he worked on. $100-$200

101. Imagineer Group Photo. (Disneyland, 1992) A great group photo featuring several Imagineers including: Rolly Crump, X. Atencio, Marc Davis, Alice Davis, and John Hench. This photo comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump, and has a 1992 Disney copyright stamp on the back. The photos measures 6.75”x10” and was adhered to a sheet of black paper for display. The condition is very good. $100-$200


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According to Rolly, “When you’re a designer, Walt would have an idea and would say ‘Do this for me’. When it came to attraction posters, they had a graphic designer, Paul Hartley, who worked on several attraction posters like the Matterhorn Bobsleds and It’s a Small World, but he was busy working on other projects. So John Hench came to me and asked ‘Can you do the Flying Saucers poster?’ and of course I said that I would. I created it in a very different style, with a lot of sketchy lines that were really unconventional for an attraction poster. When Walt saw it he looked at it questioningly and asked me, ‘Is that it?’ I told him ‘Yeah, that’s my style’ and he said ‘Oh, okay’ and left it at that. Walt believed in his artists and I always appreciated that. It’s not very well known that I created this poster, but I am very happy with how it turned out.”

102. Signed Pair of “Flying Saucer” Attraction Photos. (Disneyland, 1960s) A pair of vintage photos featuring Disneyland’s “Flying Saucers” attraction. These rare images depict the iconic attraction as well as the Douglas “Rocket to the Moon”. The photo with the Tomorrowland Rocket has been signed on the reverse by Imagineer Rolly Crump, who designed the attraction poster for the “Flying Saucers”. The photos measure 3.5”x3.5” and are in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

103. Signed “Flying Saucers” Attraction Poster Print. (Disneyland, 1958/1990s) A high-quality photo print reproduction of the iconic “Flying Saucers” attraction poster designed by Imagineer Rolly Crump. This poster print is signed by Rolly, and was created directly from one of the original attraction posters from 1958. This reproduction faithfully recreates the incredible design and color from the original poster. This large print measures 30”x20” and is in good condition with some edge-wear and a few spots of minor discoloration around the border. $100-$200 104. Early Tomorrowland “Flying Saucer” Ashtray. (Disneyland, c.1958) A vintage souvenir ashtray from Tomorrowland featuring imagery of a Flying Saucer. While the “Flying Saucers” attraction would not open until 1961, this early ashtray features the futuristic science fiction themes which have been present in Tomorrowland since the park first opened. The ashtray measures 3” in diameter and 0.5” tall, and is in good condition with some expected wear from use and age. $100-$200

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While at WED, Rolly was asked to do set design for the 1961 feature film “Babes in Toyland”. Rolly says, “I got a call from Walt asking me to come up to his office. That was the only time I ever set foot in Walt’s office, so I knew it was something important. Jack Donohue, the Director for ‘Babes in Toyland’, was there with Walt, and Jack needed a designer to create sets based on the poem ‘Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary’. Walt recommended me, and when Jack agreed, I went to Fred Joerger in the Model Shop to ask for help. Fred told me that not only would I have to design the props, but I would have to be the one to build them too! They were short-handed at the model shop and couldn’t spare anyone to help me, so I had to do it myself. I designed flowers that had these propellers which Walt remembered I could make because of my art show at the Disney studio. I also created a mobile out of cockle shells because they mention them in the original poem. I was building all of this, but I wasn’t in the Union. One day I was painting and a guy from the Model Shop runs over and takes the paint brush out of my hand. He told me that a representative from the Union was coming our way, and I had to pretend to do nothing until he left.” The film “Babes in Toyland” would go on to influence other Disney projects, with their iconic Toy Soldiers appearing in performances at Disneyland as well as in “Disney on Parade” which Rolly did set design for.

Rolly’s set design for ‘Babes in Toyland’. (1961)

105. “Babes in Toyland” Costume Character Head Prop. (Disneyland, 1969) An original walkaround character head used during the “Babes in Toyland” section of parades at Disneyland. This toy soldier head still retains its original helmet-like components inside for wearing the costume, and has its beautifully vibrant original paint. The costume head measures 28” tall. The condition is fair to good, with chips in the paint and some wear throughout from use. $800-$1,000

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106. Annette Funicello “Babes in Toyland” Framed Set. (Disney, 1961) A rare “Annette Dress Designer Kit” featuring paper cut-outs for Annette Funicello based on her role in “Babes in Toyland”. This film featured stylish set designs by Rolly Crump and the iconic performance of Annette Funicello, both of which inspired the artwork seen on the box and items in this framed set. The set measures 22.25”x22.25” and is in good condition with some wear to the original box lid. $200-$400


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107. Adventureland Bazaar Photo Archive. (Disneyland, 1960s) A photo archive created by Imagineer Rolly Crump as reference of his work on the remodel of the Adventureland Bazaar. This archive includes a very rare set of 14 black and white photos and 7 polaroid color photos of the Bazaar. Many of the photos feature dates of 1967 and 1968, while some may have been developed later. The images range in size from the 3.5”x3.5” polaroids to the 8”x10” black and white images. The set is in very good condition and comes in Rolly’s personal reference binder titled “Bazaar”. $800-$1,000

Rolly’s first chance at being an Art Director came in 1961 for the “Adventureland Bazaar”. The Bazaar opened along with the park on July 17, 1955, but by the early 1960s, the souvenir shop was in need of a remodel as part of a refurbishment project to Adventureland. Rolly remembers, “Dick Irvine came to me and said he needed me to redesign the Adventureland Bazaar so that it could start to make the company some money. The original design of the Bazaar was very dark, and not very well thought out. I was told to redo everything from scratch, and I only had six weeks to do it! I went to Jack Olsen who was head of Merchandising, and he told me that I should go to the boneyard. I said, ‘What’s the boneyard?’ and he told me that once something at Disneyland got worn-down or broken, they’d have to replace it. But instead of throwing the thing out, it would go to the boneyard. They had some amazing things there, and I ended up reusing old ticket booths, streetlights, crates, you name it. I used to say that we really were building a Bazaar, because we used a little bit of everything we could find to build the thing, so it really was ‘Bizarre’! The first time Walt Disney saw the Bazaar, he was with his wife Lilly, and that was the first time I met her. Jack Olsen gave me the idea to decorate the walls with mirrors to make the shop look bigger, and Walt loved how it turned out. He pointed Lilly to the mirrors and said, ‘Look, Lilly! The shop goes on, and on, and on!’ and she just kind of laughed at his excitement. Walt was like a child sometimes with how much he really loved his park, and I loved seeing him that way.”

108. Set of 6 “Adventureland Bazaar” Photo Prints. (Disneyland, 1960s/1992) A beautiful set of six photographic prints on sturdy artist’s board, featuring images of the Adventureland Bazaar. These prints feature an extremely rare look at the interior of the Bazaar and the design work of Rolly Crump. Each print has a Disney copyright stamp on the back from 1992, although the photos themselves date back to the 1960s. The boards range in size, but are approximately 10”x14.25”. The condition of this set is very good with some edge-wear and small scuffs from use. $800-$1,000

109. Tiki Salt and Pepper Shakers. (Disneyland, 1960s) A pair of ceramic salt and pepper shakers from Adventureland featuring matching Tiki imagery. One shaker has its original Disneyland sales sticker on the base. The shakers measure 2.25” tall and are in very good condition with some minor scuffs. $100-$200

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110. Set of 4 Salt & Pepper Shakers from Adventureland. (Disneyland, 1950s/70s) A collection of salt and pepper shakers from Adventureland. This collection includes two similar wooden shaker sets which were sold in the 1950s and 1970s. The smaller set comes in red and blue, while the larger set comes in yellows in their original box. The shakers are hand-painted and measure 2.4” tall and 2.6” tall, respectively. The shakers are in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

113. Jewel-Eyed Tiki Tumbler & Mug. (Disneyland, 1960s) A ceramic mug and tumbler from Adventureland featuring matching tiki imagery. Both have green jeweled eyes and both retain their original manufacturing and Disneyland labels on the bases. The mug measures 4” tall and the tumbler measures 6.5” tall. Both items are in very good condition. $100-$200

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111. Tiki Lighter & Ashtray. (Disneyland, 1960s) A ceramic lighter and ashtray from Adventureland featuring matching tiki imagery. The items both retain their original manufacturing and Disneyland labels on the bases. The lighter measures 3.5” tall and the ashtray measures 2” tall. Both items are in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

114. Set of 4 Tiki Salt & Pepper Shakers. (Disneyland, c.1970s) A pair of matching tiki salt and pepper shakers from Adventureland. The shakers have Disneyland logos on the bottom and read “Disneyland” along the back. These popular ceramic souvenirs measure approximately 4.25” tall and are in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

112. Polynesian Salt and Pepper Shakers. (Disneyland, 1960s) A pair of ceramic salt and pepper shakers from Adventureland featuring matching Polynesian imagery. One shaker has it’s original manufacturing label on the base from Quon-Quon of Japan. The shakers measure 4.25” tall and are in very good condition. $100-$200

115. Adventureland Tiki Mug. (Disneyland, 2005) A ceramic tiki mug inspired by Disneyland’s Adventureland. This mug was created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for the park’s 50th Anniversary and features a removable lid. The mug measures approximately 13” tall and is in very good condition. $100-$200


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116. Vintage Adventureland Tiki Fan. (Disneyland, 1960s) A souvenir plastic fan from Adventureland that unfolds to reveal Tiki imagery and spells “Disneyland” along the top. The fan was made in Hong Kong and has an image of Sleeping Beauty Castle molded into the sides. The fan measures 7” tall and is in very good condition. $100-$200

117. “Disneyland Sticker Fun” Activity Book. (Disneyland, 1964) A rare activity book featuring cover imagery of Tiki and Jungle themes. The activity book has been used and the stickers applied, and measures 12”x8.25”. The condition is fair to good with some wear throughout from use. $100-$200

Rolly’s push-down toys at Disneyland. (1970s)

Rolly remembers, “After my Doper Posters, I got involved with some companies that were importing from Japan and they asked me to do some design work for them. It started with these little push down toys that had sayings come out of their heads when you pushed on them. The first one I made was of a little devil that said ‘go to hell’. Needless to say, it was one of the best sellers out of all of them. The style of the devil came from the devils that were in the Mr. Toad ride at Disneyland. I also designed a few push-down banks like a robber holding up a bread truck. When you push him down he says ‘gimme the dough’ and the money falls out. I loved the banks and thought they would sell very well, but the company wanted to make them out of cheap materials and I had wanted them to be made of wood, and ultimately they were never produced. After the company had made a bunch of the push-downs, they sent me a crate of them that weren’t working properly. So I took them apart and repainted them so they would function again, and improved them in little ways. So the push-downs you see here were all hand-painted by me.”

118. Pair of “Devil” Hand-Painted Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A pair of original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. These “devils” were the first style of push-down toys designed by Rolly, and when pushed down, reveal a humorous “go to hell” message. The toys measure 4” tall and 9” tall, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. The pitchfork can be removed and interchanged between the toys. $400-$600

119. Pair of “Frankenstein Monster” Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A pair of original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The toys feature a male and female Frankenstein’s Monster, and when pushed down, reveal humorous messages. The toys measure 5” tall and 4” tall, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. $400-$600

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120. “Lion” & “Key Creature” Hand-Painted Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A pair of original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The toys include a lion which moved to reveal a person inside asking for help, and a key-creature which reveals a sign that says “my key or yours?”. The toys measure 8” tall and 6.25” tall respectively, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. $400-$600

121. Set of Assorted Hand-Painted Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A set of three original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The toys include a “Knight”, “Rabbi”, and “Bandit”, which when pushed down, reveal humorous messages. The toys measure 5” tall, 5” tall, and 7” tall respectively, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. $400-$600

122. “Beaver” & “Frog” Hand-Painted Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A pair of original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The toys include a beaver and a frog which when pushed down, reveal humorous messages. The toys measure 3.5” tall and 5” tall respectively, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. $400-$600

123. Pair of “Historical Figures” Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A pair of original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The toys include “Ben Franklin” and “Napoleon” which when pushed down, reveal humorous messages. The toys measure 4.5” tall and 7” tall respectively, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. $400-$600

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124. Set of “Monsters” Hand-Painted Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A set of three original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The toys include a “Mummy”, “Witch”, and “Bat”, which when pushed down, reveal humorous messages. The toys measure 4.5” tall, 7” tall, and 5” tall respectively, and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. $400-$600

126. “Pig” Hand-Painted Nesting Doll. (1960s-70s) An original nesting doll toy created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. This nesting doll is shaped like a pig, and opens to reveal several pig parts such as “ham”, “sausage”, and “bacon”. The toy measures 3.5” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear. $400-$600

125. Pair of “Lose Your Marbles” Push-Down Toys. (1960s-70s) A pair of original “push-down” toys created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. The pair includes two “Lose Your Marbles” toys which when pushed down, drop small beads out of the back. The toys measure 5” tall and are in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. The beads can interchanged between the two toys. $400-$600

127. “Angel” Push-Down Bank. (1960s) An original one-of-a-kind “push-down” bank toy created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. This bank was designed that when the angel is pushed down, a sign reads “Pennies from Heaven” and the bank would open and the coins inside would spill out. This bank measures 12” tall and is in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. The mechanisms which open the side panel do not currently function. $600-$800

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128. “Safe Cracker” Push-Down Bank. (1960s) An original one-of-a-kind “pushdown” bank toy created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. This bank was designed that when the safe cracker is pushed down, a sign reads “Boom” and the safe would open and the coins inside would spill out. This bank measures 10.5” tall and is in good condition with some expected wear from age and minor repairs made by Rolly. The mechanisms which open the side panel do not currently function. $600-$800

129. “Robber” Push-Down Bank. (1960s) An original one-of-a-kind “push-down” bank toy created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. This bank was designed that when the bank robber is pushed down, a sign reads “Gimme the Dough!” and the bakery cart would open and the coins inside would spill out. This bank measures 8” tall and is in good condition with some expected wear from age. The mechanisms which open the side panel do not currently function. $600-$800

130. Rolly Crump Hand-Painted Balancing Toy. (1960s-70s) An original balancing toy created and hand-painted by Rolly Crump. This toy depicts a weightlifter, and when one of the two weights are pushed, the figure wobbles and spins but doesn’t topple. This toy measures 16.5”x5.5”, not including the over-turned vase it stands on, and is in good condition with minor wear from age. $600-$800

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131. Signed “Voices on the Wind” Polynesian Book. (1955) A rare copy of “Voices on the Wind: Polynesian Myths and Chants” by Katharine Luomala. When Walt Disney told Rolly Crump to design the pre-show Tiki gods for the “Enchanted Tiki Room”, Rolly went to the Studio’s copy of this book as his primary reference. Contained inside are the stories of Maui, Pele, Hina, Rongo, and more, which aided Crump in designing the Tiki gods and creating their now iconic lore. This 191 page book is signed on the first page by Rolly and measures 10”x7”. The condition is fair with some wear and spots of discoloration from use and age, including some repairs to the cover with tape and some separation to the spine. $100-$200

132. Rolly Crump “Tiki Room” Polynesian Art Study Painting. (Disneyland, c.1962) A large original painting by Rolly Crump featuring Polynesian imagery. Crump created this painting in his personal time while studying the history and art of Tiki and Polynesian culture for his work on the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. Similar designs to this were later implemented in aspects of the Tiki Room, and are based on authentic Polynesian artwork. Accomplished in acrylic on wood, the painting measures 45”x27.75” and 2.25” thick. The condition is good with wear from use, including a small hole under the left eye and some thin cracks in the wood. $2,000-$4,000

“When the Tiki Room was still going to be a restaurant, Walt came to me and asked me to design a little preshow for the people waiting to get in,” remembers Rolly. “Walt told me he wanted to have Tikis in the preshow that would tell stories to entertain the guests, and he wanted me to design them. Well, I had to say yes to Walt, but I didn’t know a thing about Tikis! I went to John Hench to ask for help, and John told me that the first thing I should do was to research the Gods of the Pacific. That was a great lesson, and became something I did for all of my projects; I would read everything I could so that the result would be more authentic. I have this whole bookcase at home full of books on artists and individuals that I’ve used for my various projects over the years. So for the Tiki Room, I found the book ‘Voices on the Wind’ by Katharine Luomala, which contained all of the myths and legends from the Polynesian islands. I used that book and the actual history as the basis for designing the preshow Tikis. When Walt approved my designs, I went to Blaine Gibson who was the head sculptor, but Blaine told me that he didn’t have time to sculpt them. I asked him, ‘Well then who’s going to sculpt these?’ and he said, ‘You are!’ Well I had never sculpted before, so Blaine had to give me a really quick lesson in how to sculpt. The clay we used at WED was this plasticine clay which is very hard, and you have to get it warmed up so you can use it. Well it was too cold in the studio and I couldn’t get the clay warmed up. I had to take the wire armatures I built for the tikis outside in the parking lot so the sun would warm up the clay. So not only was that my first time sculpting, but I had to sculpt those tiki gods right out there in the middle of the parking lot! And to sculpt them, I had to use a plastic fork that I got from the studio’s cafeteria! All things considered, I think those tikis turned out pretty good for my first time. Once they sculpts were done, they made molds of the tikis and cast them in fiberglass to be used at the park. Well when they came back, I ended up painting them all and even installed them myself in the preshow. The preshow was always very special to me because I was able to have a hand in it from the early concept designs to screwing in the final bolts.” 43


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“The first Tiki God I designed was not actually a real Tiki,” recalls Rolly. “You may know him today as Maui, but when I was designing him, I was inspired by these devices that were used by the Japanese to scare rabbits and deer away from their gardens. These devices had bamboo which would slowly fill up with water and when the weight was great enough, it would dump the water and knock the bamboo on a log which made a great little noise. The other tiki gods were inspired by the legends in the book ‘Voices on the Wind’ about Polynesian culture, and they each had a name like Hina, or Pele, or Rongo. So when I showed my designs to Walt Disney, he immediately went to the one with the bamboo and asked what the name of that one was. Well, it wasn’t an actual Tiki so I didn’t have an answer for him. Luckily for me, John Hench stepped up and said it was the god that tells time. Walt approved, and moved on. But John told me I better go and find out who the god that tells time was, and that’s how that Tiki became Maui.” Rolly improved upon his earlier designs for Maui after he studied more about the god from the “Voices on the Wind” book. “It turned out that the Sun God would come up and go down whenever he wanted, so Maui roped the Sun God and that’s why there are regular hours in the day,” says Rolly. “That’s why there is a little Sun God tied down with rope over the tiki of Maui, it was a nod to those original legends.”

133. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Maui Concept. (Disneyland, c.1962) This is Rolly Crump’s original concept for Maui which he presented to Walt Disney for approval during the creation of “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room”. Once Rolly was satisfied with Maui’s design, the artwork was transferred to this paper which was adhered to artist’s board for Rolly’s presentation to Walt and the other Imagineers. Rolly used this concept when sculpting Maui, and this design was imperative to the creation of the iconic Tiki God. The concept art has an image size of approximately 16.25”x11.75” within a 18.5”x14” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $2,000-$4,000

Photo taken by Rolly of the finished Maui. (1960s)

134. Signed Maui “Enchanted Tiki Room” Print. (Disneyland, c.1980s-90s) A color print of Maui from the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This print was created by Rolly Crump for an Imagineering signing event. When Rolly was asked to bring a colored sample of his artwork so that prints could be made for him to sign at the event, Rolly created this colored version of his original Maui design. This print comes from Rolly’s personal collection and is signed by Rolly along the mat. The artwork has an image size of 13.5”x8.75” and is in good condition with some worn edges on the mat and some moisture discoloration on the back-side. $300-$500

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135. “Maui” Hand-Painted Sculpture by Ken (Kemo) Morgan. (2014) An incredible sculpture by Ken (Kemo) Morgan titled “Maui”, based on the Tiki God of the same name from Disneyland’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This sculpture is accomplished in hand-painted wood, and was created for a group art show honoring the work of Imagineer Rolly Crump, who designed “Maui” in 1963. The sculpture is signed on the back by Morgan, where he also lists details of the art show. This sculpture measures approximately 25”x16” and is in very good condition with little wear. $600-$800


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“When Walt approved my designs, I went to Blaine Gibson who was the head sculptor, but Blaine told me that he didn’t have time to sculpt them. I asked him, ‘Well then who’s going to sculpt these?’ and he said, ‘You are!’.” According to Rolly, “After Maui, the next tiki god I made was Hina. Hina Kuluua was the goddess of the moon and rain, so I designed her with water that would pour out from under her hat and a moon at the top”. In “Voices on the Wind”, Rolly read the following description of the goddess Hina: “So insatiable is Hina’s love of travel that later, on the night of a full moon, she sets out from Raiatea in her canoe to visit the sky. She likes it so well there that she pushes her canoe adrift and makes her home on the moon.”

137. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Ngendei Concept. (Disneyland, c.1962) This is Rolly Crump’s original concept for Ngendei which he presented to Walt Disney for approval during the creation of “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room”. Once Rolly was satisfied with Ngendei’s design, the artwork was transferred to this paper which was adhered to artist’s board for Rolly’s presentation to Walt and the other Imagineers. Rolly used this concept when sculpting Ngendei, and this design was imperative to the creation of the iconic Tiki God. The concept art has an image size of approximately 16.25”x11.75” within a 18.5”x14” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $2,000-$4,000

136. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Hina Concept. (Disneyland, c.1962) This is Rolly Crump’s original concept for Hina which he presented to Walt Disney for approval during the creation of “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room”. Once Rolly was satisfied with Hina’s design, the artwork was transferred to this paper which was adhered to artist’s board for Rolly’s presentation to Walt and the other Imagineers. Rolly used this concept when sculpting Hina, and this design was imperative to the creation of the iconic Tiki God. The concept art has an image size of approximately 16.25”x11.75” within a 18.5”x14” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $2,000-$4,000

Rolly Crump designed the tiki god Ngendei as the “god who supports the world”. In the pre-show, Ngendei admits that, “legends say I’m balancing the Earth, but sad to say I’m just hanging on!” as he rocks under the tremors caused by Pele’s anger.

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According to Rolly, “Pele was the goddess of volcanoes and fire. She would shoot flames out of the top of her head, and guests would sometimes get pretty startled by that, and Pele’s anger would cause Ngendei to shake back and forth in the preshow.” The book “Voices on the Wind” describes the tale of Pele and her younger sister Hiiaka as, “the greatest journey of song in Polynesian oral literature.” Rolly borrowed heavily from these tales in the creation of Pele, who has remained a fanfavorite tiki garden god since the opening of the attraction.

Rolly’s original sculpt for Pele. (1963)

139. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Pele Big Figure. (Disneyland, 2005) A replica figure of Pele from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. This big fig, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is accomplished in resin and is signed on the base by both Kidney and Daily. The figure measures approximately 16.5” tall and is in very good condition. $400-$600

138. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Pele Concept. (Disneyland, c.1962) This is Rolly Crump’s original concept for Pele which he presented to Walt Disney for approval during the creation of “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room”. Once Rolly was satisfied with Pele’s design, the artwork was transferred to this paper which was adhered to artist’s board for Rolly’s presentation to Walt and the other Imagineers. Rolly used this concept when sculpting Pele, and this design was imperative to the creation of the iconic Tiki God. The concept art has an image size of approximately 16.25”x11.75” within a 18.5”x14” frame. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $2,000-$4,000

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140. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Pele Tiki Mug. (Disneyland, 2005) A ceramic tiki mug created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. This mug, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is modeled after Pele from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and is signed on the base by both Kidney and Daily. The mug measures 10.5” tall and is in very good condition with its original tag. $200-$400


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As the god of agriculture and kite flying, Rongo’s unique look and dialogue has helped make him a fan-favorite among the various preshow gods since 1963. Rongo’s kite flying was significant within Maori culture, as it symbolized a connection between the heavens to the Earth. Later in life, Rolly Crump would design his own kites with a Japanese influence, but his original design for Rongo and the Polynesian myths surrounding the legendary kite flyer have been a significant addition to the growing history of Disney’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. 142. Rongo “Enchanted Tiki Room” Drink Bowl. (Disneyland, 2008) A limited edition green drink bowl inspired by Disneyland’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. The bowl, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, features the god of agriculture Rongo, and was created for the 45th Anniversary of the attraction by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This bowl was created in an edition of only 500 pieces, and measures 7” in diameter and 7” tall. The condition is very good, and the bowl comes with its original Certificate of Verification and packaging. $300-$500

141. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Rongo Tiki Bowl. (Disneyland, 2005) A brown ceramic tiki bowl created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. This bowl, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is modeled after Rongo from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and is signed on the base by both Kidney and Daily. The bowl measures 8” tall and is in very good condition. $300-$500

143. Rongo “Enchanted Tiki Room” Drink Bowl. (Disneyland, 2008) A limited edition brown drink bowl inspired by Disneyland’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. The bowl, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, features the god of agriculture Rongo, and was created for the 45th Anniversary of the attraction by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This bowl was created in an edition of only 500 pieces, and measures 7” in diameter and 7” tall. The condition is very good, and the bowl comes with its original Certificate of Verification and packaging. $300-$500

Rolly Crump designed Koro as “The Midnight Dancer”. In the book “Voices on the Wind” which Rolly used to learn of Polynesian Culture, Koro is described as the child of Hina and Tinirau. Koro spies on his father Tinirau, and learns the sacred dance “the tautiti”, named after the patron spirit of dancing. For the dance, the dancer’s feet and hands move at the same time. However, in the Tiki Room pre-show, Koro says, “Today my magic feet no move. My head sore! But last night, all tiki gods have big time”.

144. Koro “Enchanted Tiki Room” Limited Edition Watch. (Disneyland, 2000s) A limited edition watch themed for the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. The watch-face, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, has imagery of the attraction building, and the watch comes in a decorative container with a small “Koro” tiki garden god adhered to the side. The watch has a stainless steel back that is etched 293/500, and has a leather strap. The box measures 4” in diameter and 4.75” tall and the watch is in very good condition. $100-$200

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Uti may be the most easily over-looked of the original nine tiki garden gods, but for decades she was the first tiki god that guests were able to see. Uti stood on a boat overlooking the main entrance to the Tiki Room and held a trident in one hand and a lit torch in the other. Unlike the other tiki gods, Uti didn’t speak, but her story was as well researched and thought out as the others. Taking inspiration again from the book “Voices on the Wind”, Rolly Crump based Uti on Polynesian myths and legends surrounding fishing. The concept was that at night, a torch would draw fish close to examine the light, which would make them easy targets for the trident. The proud Uti displayed a speared fish and lit torch for approximately 30 years until the gas was shut off to her torch around the mid-1990s. Then, around January of 2000, Uti’s support structure partially collapsed and Uti and her boat were removed from the attraction’s entrance. Recently, Uti has been recreated through various souvenirs and collectibles as fans remember the original tiki god and the legends that were brought to life by Rolly Crump.

145. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Uti Big Figure. (Disneyland, 2005) A replica figure of Uti from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. This big fig, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is accomplished in resin and is signed on the base by both Kidney and Daily. The figure measures approximately 20” tall and is in very good condition. $400-$600

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146. Uti “Enchanted Tiki Room” Tiki Bowl. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A limited edition tiki bowl inspired by Disneyland’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. Inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, and modeled after Uti, the goddess of fishing, this bowl was created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily in a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The bowl measures approximately 10” in diameter and 9” tall, and is in very good condition. This item comes with its original Certificate of Verification and packaging. $300-$500

Rolly Crump designed Tangaroa-Ru as the goddess of the East Wind. The sign next to the tiki god reads “Her gentle breeze on a tropic isle makes flowers sing and tikis smile”. Tangaroa-Ru is often mentioned in pair with Hina, goddess of rain. As Tangaroa-Ru states during the preshow, “We often travel together, wind and rain, through tropic lands across the seven seas.”

147. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Tangaroa-Ru Tiki Mug. (Disneyland, 2005) A ceramic tiki mug created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. This mug, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is modeled after Tangaroa-Ru from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and is signed on the base by both Kidney and Daily. The mug measures 9.5” tall and is in very good condition. $200-$400


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As the “father of all gods & goddesses”, Tangaroa stands as a large treeshaped tiki god and the last god to speak during the preshow. Tangaroa’s tiki babies drop from his branches just before guests enter the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. The unique shape and story behind Tangaroa has made him a popular subject for Tiki Room souvenirs and memorabilia, and even his tiki babies have been recreated over the years as stylish collectibles.

Tangaroa from the Enchanted Tiki Room Pre-show. (1960s)

149. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Tangaroa Baby Prop. (Disneyland, 1963) An original “Tangaroa Baby” prop from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” pre-show. Accomplished in hand-painted fiberglass, these stylish figures would drop down from Tangaroa at the end of the garden pre-show. This figure has a 1963 WED copyright mark on the back side and measures 11.5” tall. The condition is very good with some wear from use. $3,000-$4,000

148. “Enchanted Tiki Room” 40th Anniversary Tangaroa Poster. (Disneyland, 2003) A stylish poster created by Shag for the 40th Anniversary of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This poster, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, features Tangaroa, the father of all gods and goddesses, during his memorable scene from the Tiki Room’s pre-show. This poster comes with a mat, and measures 14”x11”. The condition is very good with little wear. $300-$500

150. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Tangaroa Baby Prop. (Disneyland, 1963) An original “Tangaroa Baby” prop from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” pre-show. Accomplished in hand-painted fiberglass, these stylish figures would drop down from Tangaroa at the end of the garden pre-show. This figure has a 1963 WED copyright mark on the back side and measures 12.5” tall. The condition is good with some wear from use including work portions on the top of the head and back of the feet. $3,000-$4,000

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151. Set of 3 “Enchanted Tiki Room” Baby Figures. (Disneyland, 2008) A set of three “Enchanted Tiki Baby” figurines created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for the 45th Anniversary of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. These figures represent the babies which drop from Tangaroa during the pre-show. Each figure comes in its original packaging which measures 3” in diameter and 5” tall. The set is in overall very good condition. $300-$500

‘We can’t have birds in the restaurant!’ and John said ‘Well, why not?’ Walt replied, ‘The birds will poop in the food’

152. “New Life” Limited Edition Tiki Figure. (Disneyland, c.2008) A limited edition tiki figure designed by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily based on imagery from the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This figure, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is modeled after one of Tangaroa’s tiki babies, and was created in a limited edition of only 300. The figure measures 14.5” tall and is in very good condition in its original packaging. $400-$600

When the “Enchanted Tiki Room” opened in 1963, it became the first “audio-animatronic” show in the world. However, according to Rolly Crump, Walt Disney’s original plan for the attraction was for it to be a tiki themed tea room. “Walt wanted a little restaurant for tea and coffee” remembers Rolly. “He had John Hench design the look of that little restaurant, and John’s concept was a beautiful little room with birds chirping above the people seated below. When Walt saw the drawing, he turned to John and said, ‘We can’t have birds in the restaurant!’ and John said ‘Well, why not?’ Walt replied, ‘The birds will poop in the food’. But John Hench quickly backtracked and said, ‘Well, they’re not real birds, they’re stuffed birds’. Walt told John that ‘Disney does not stuff birds and put them in a restaurant’. John quickly altered his story again and said, ‘no, no, they aren’t stuffed birds, but they are little mechanical birds.’ Another person in the group built on John’s idea and suggested that the birds could chirp to each other while the guests were eating and Walt got a coy smile that showed he really liked how this idea was growing.” As the attraction developed and construction began, Walt approached Rolly and asked him to design a “bird mobile” that would come out of the ceiling in the attraction. “Walt was thinking back to the mobiles I had put in my art show at the studio, and he asked me to design one with a hundred birds on it for the Tiki Room,” remembers Rolly. “After doing some sketches for the mobile, I quickly realized that I couldn’t get a hundred birds on the thing. It ran off of compressed air and the amount of power lines needed to run 100 birds would never fit in the mobile itself, so I had to settle on about 30 birds. I was given the task on installing the mobile, too. I was up on a lift 15 feet in the air for hours at a time installing the thing. I sculpted a large portion of the Tiki Room, including the drummers on the walls and the tiki shields around the fountain in the center. In the end, it was a beautiful show that Walt really loved. It’s great that the Tiki Room is just as enjoyable today as it was back then.” 50


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153. Set of 21 “Enchanted Tiki Room” Imagineering Photos. (Disneyland, c.1960s-2005) A collection of 20 photos of the “Enchanted Tiki Room” from the collection of Rolly Crump. These photos highlight the original sculpts for a few of the Tiki Garden gods, as well as scarcely seen early shots of the interior of the Tiki Room. The photos feature imagery primarily taken in the 1960s, but were likely developed later on for use by Crump in a presentation on the Tiki Room. The photos range in size from 3.5”x2.5” to 10”x8”, and the overall condition is very good with minor wear. A few of the smaller photos were adhered to an orange board for display. $800-$1,000

154. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Concept Art Print. (Disneyland, c.1962/1980s) A beautiful concept art print featuring rare imagery from Disneyland’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This vintage print faithfully recreates the original concept art from 1962, and was likely used in a presentation or display on the history of Disney’s audio-animatronics during the 1980s. This print comes from the estate of Imagineer Wathel Rogers. The print measures 22.25”x28.25” within its mat and is in good condition with some edge-wear and a few thin scratches from use. $200-$400

155. John Hench “Tiki Tea House” Tiki Room Lithograph. (Disneyland, 1998) A very rare limited edition lithograph of John Hench’s concept artwork for the “Tiki Tea House” restaurant at Disneyland which would eventually become the “Enchanted Tiki Room” attraction. This artwork is numbered 60/150 and is signed by Hench in the lower-right corner. The lithograph measures 26.5”x30” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $400-$600

156. Rolly Crump’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” Fountain Shield. (Disney, c.1970s). A fountain shield that was originally sculpted by Rolly Crump for the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Disneyland. This shield was created from Crump’s original molds but was not used in the park. This shield was hand-painted by Crump for his personal use, and is accomplished in fiberglass and acrylic. The shield measures 48” tall, 18” wide, and 5.5” thick. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $3,000-$4,000

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158. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Premier Gate Flyer. (Disneyland, 1963) A rare gate flyer for the World Premier of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. In 1963, the concept of Audio-Animatronics was so new that Walt Disney and the Imagineering team felt the public would need additional materials to help wrap their minds around the show they were about to enjoy. This flyer features photos and information on the Tiki Room, and measures 7.25”x3.5”. The condition is very good. $200-$400

157. United Air Lines “Enchanted Tiki Room” Travel Poster. (Disneyland, 1968) An extremely rare poster by United Air Lines advertising the “Enchanted Tiki Room” attraction at Disneyland. This poster features a stylistic rendition of Jose, one of the four Masters of Ceremonies of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. The poster measures 40”x25” and is in very good condition. $700-$1,000

159. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Record. (Disneyland, 1968) A vinyl record with an attached illustrated book for the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This record contains the original sound track of the attraction as well as “Jungle Cruise” narration by Thurl Ravenscroft. The album cover measures 12.5”x12.5” and the vinyl is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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160. Set of 5 Jody Daily “Enchanted Tiki Room” Paintings. (Disneyland, 2016) A set of five paintings by Jody Daily of the “Enchanted Tiki Room” pre-show Garden Gods. These five paintings, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, feature Tangaroa-Ru, Pele, Rongo, Ngendei, and Tangaroa, and were used to create a cover for Marvel’s Enchanted Tiki Room comic book. The paintings are accomplished in acrylic on artist’s boards, and range in size from 5.25”x2.75” to 9”x4.5”. Each painting is signed in the lower-right by Daily and this set includes a copy of the final comic. The condition of these paintings is very good with little wear. $2,000-$3,000


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161. “Enchanted Tiki Room No.1” Brian Kesinger Cover Art. (Disney, 2016) An original illustration created by Brian Kesinger for the cover used in Issue No.1 of Disney’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” comic book. The artwork, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, depicts the Tiki Garden God “Pele” with several tiki birds and the attraction building behind them. The artwork is accomplished in blue pencil and ink on artist’s paper and measures 17”x11”. The condition is very good and the artwork features Kesinger’s signature. A copy of the final comic is included with this artwork. $1,500-$2,500

163. “Enchanted Tiki Room No.3” Brian Kesinger Cover Art. (Disney, 2016) An original illustration created by Brian Kesinger for the cover used in Issue No.3 of Disney’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” comic book. The artwork, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, depicts the Tiki Garden Gods “Maui” and “Rongo” as well as the tiki drummers, and the attraction building in the background. The artwork is accomplished in blue pencil and ink on artist’s paper and measures 17”x11”. The condition is very good and the artwork features Kesinger’s signature. A copy of the final comic is included with this artwork. $1,500-$2,500

162. “Enchanted Tiki Room No.2” Brian Kesinger Cover Art. (Disney, 2016) An original illustration created by Brian Kesinger for the cover used in Issue No.2 of Disney’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” comic book. The artwork, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, depicts the inside of the “Tiki Room” with birds singing and the flower boats behind them. The artwork is accomplished in blue pencil and ink on artist’s paper and measures 17”x11”. The condition is very good and the artwork features Kesinger’s signature. A copy of the final comic is included with this artwork. $1,500-$2,500

164. “Enchanted Tiki Room No.4” Brian Kesinger Cover Art. (Disney, 2016) An original illustration created by Brian Kesinger for the cover used in Issue No.4 of Disney’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” comic book. The artwork, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, depicts the Tiki Garden God “Maui” as well as a tiki bird enjoying a “Dole Whip”. The artwork is accomplished in blue pencil and ink on artist’s paper and measures 17”x11”. The condition is very good and the artwork features Kesinger’s signature. A copy of the final comic is included with this artwork. $1,500-$2,500

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165. “Enchanted Tiki Room No.5” Brian Kesinger Cover Art. (Disney, 2016) An original illustration created by Brian Kesinger for the cover used in Issue No.5 of Disney’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” comic book. The artwork depicts several tiki birds in danger of lava. The artwork, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, is accomplished in blue pencil and ink on artist’s paper and measures 17”x11”. The condition is very good and the artwork features Kesinger’s signature. A copy of the final comic is included with this artwork. $1,500-$2,500

167. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Drummer God. (Disneyland, 2006) An incredible replica of a tiki drummer from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Disneyland. Created for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, this full-size casting was taken directly from the original 1963 sculpt by Imagineer Rolly Crump. Rolly famously added red sparkles to the eyes of these drummers that would shimmer during the show. Accomplished in resin and metal, this drummer was released in an edition of only 1000 and features posable arms and a lighted drum. The drummer measures 24” tall and is in fine unused condition in its original box. $800-$1,000

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166. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Jose Figure. (Disneyland, 2013) A vibrant figure of Jose, the Master of Ceremonies from the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This figure was created by Randy Noble to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Tiki Room, and measures approximately 14” tall. The condition is very good, and the figure comes in its original box. $400-$600

168. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Garden Gods Boxed Figure Set. (Disneyland, 2005) An incredible “Enchanted Tiki Garden Gods” boxed set of five figures created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. The resin and metal figures are based on imagery from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and were created for the park’s 50th Anniversary in a limited edition of 1000. This set, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, features Maui, Pele, Koro, Hina, and a tiki shield, and measures 12.5”x11.75” and 5” tall in its box. The condition is very good with minor wear to the box. $200-$400


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169. Olszewski “Enchanted Tiki Room” Heirloom Box. (Disneyland, 2007) A limited edition Heirloom Box created by famed artist Robert Olszewski. The box features Tiki Drummer imagery, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and was created in an edition of 1963 pieces, which refers to the opening year of the attraction. The box has a removable lid and measures 6” tall. The condition is very fine and the heirloom box comes in its original packaging. $200-$400

170. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Big Fig. (Disneyland, 2004) A stunning “Magical Big Figurine” created by Larry Nikolai which depicts a small-scale version of the “Enchanted Tiki Room” attraction. This big fig is battery-operated with lights throughout and has six removable Tiki Garden Gods which have magnetic bases. This item measures approximately 17.5 tall, and is in very good condition with little wear. The big fig comes in its original box. $400-$600

171. “Enchanted Tiki Fountain” Limited Edition. (Disneyland, 2008) An incredible limited edition “Enchanted Tiki Fountain” created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for the 45th Anniversary of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This functioning fountain, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, features design elements based on the original attraction and includes 4 water jets that are beautifully lit by hidden LEDs. The bottom of this collectible is signed by Kidney and Daily, and the fountain measures approximately 19.5” tall. The condition is very good and the fountain comes in its original box. $400-$600

172. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Ticket Booth Model. (Disneyland, 2005) A model of the ticket booth for the “Enchanted Tiki Room” by Kevin Kidney for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. This model was created using the booth’s original blueprints, and was limited to only 1500 pieces. The booth lifts to reveal a pin of a Tiki Room admission ticket. The model measures approximately 8” tall, and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

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Among the most visually striking of Disneyland’s Cast Member costumes was the tiki-inspired clothing found in the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and “Tahitian Terrace” during the 1960s. The clothing came in different cuts and styles, and included imagery ranging from Tiki Garden Gods, to the flower boats and birds, and even to the decorative shields seen on the outside of the attraction building. Many of these elements were either designed or sculpted by Imagineer Rolly Crump. The clothing was so popular that the fabric patters were sold in some of the Adventureland shops, and in later years, the clothing would be recreated in a series of limited editions. More recently, to the delight of tiki fans around the world, additional “Enchanted Tiki Room” inspired clothing has been created with imagery themed around the iconic attraction. Meanwhile, originals from the 1960s are quickly becoming some of the most sought-after Disneyland collectibles around. 173. “Enchanted Tiki Room” 50th Anniversary Items. (Disneyland, 2013) A pair of items created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This pair comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump, and includes a mug and bottle opener, both of which feature “Tiki Room” imagery and note the Anniversary. The ceramic mug measures 7” tall and the bottle opener measures 4” tall. Both items come in their original boxes and are in very good condition. $200-$400

174. Signed “Enchanted Tiki Room” Wooden Ticket Plaque. (Disneyland, 2013) A large wooden plaque created to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This plaque was designed after an Adult Admission Ticket for the attraction that bears the number 062363, which refers to June 23,1963, the Opening Day of the attraction. This wooden plaque is signed by Rolly Crump and measures 12”x5”. The condition is good with minor specs of wear to the surface. $200-$400

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175. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Female Cast Member Shirt. (Disneyland, 1960s) A vintage female Cast Member shirt, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Disneyland. The shirt features a stylish tiki shield pattern in brown tones, and is marked as a Size 12. The condition is very good with minor wear, and the shirt still retains its Disneyland wardrobe label inside. $400-$600

176. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Female Cast Member Dress. (Disneyland, 1960s) A vintage female Cast Member dress, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Disneyland. The dress features a stylish tiki shield pattern in brown tones, and is not marked for size but is approximately a female medium. The condition is very good with minor wear, and the dress still retains its Disneyland wardrobe label inside. $400-$600


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177. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Hostess Shirt. (Disneyland, 1960s) A vintage female Cast Member shirt, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Disneyland. The shirt features a stylish tiki shield pattern in brown tones, and is not marked for size but appears to be a Medium. The condition is very good with minor wear, and the shirt still retains its Disneyland wardrobe label inside. $400-$600

179. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Limited Edition Dress. (Disneyland, 2005) A stylish dress created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. This pattern, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, was replicated from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” cast member clothing of the 1960s, and was created in a limited edition of only 500. This dress is a size Large and is in very fine unused condition. $200-$300

178. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Host Shirt. (Disneyland, 1960s) A vintage male Cast Member shirt, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” at Disneyland. The shirt features a stylish tiki shield pattern in brown tones, and is not marked for size but appears to be a Medium. The condition is good with minor wear from use including a small hole under the right sleeve and a worn portion along the back of the neck. $400-$600

180. “Enchanted Tiki Room” Limited Edition Host Shirt. (Disneyland, 2005) A stylish men’s shirt created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. This pattern, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, was replicated from the “Enchanted Tiki Room” cast member clothing of the 1960s, and was created in a limited edition of only 500. This shirt is a size Large and is in very fine unused condition. $200-$300

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While the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and the designs of Rolly Crump brought to life the myths and legends of Polynesian culture in 1963, the Tahitian Terrace allowed guests their first look at Polynesian food and dance a year earlier in 1962. The popular restaurant featured dancers in grass skirts and brave firewalkers as guest enjoyed Tahitian barbeque, tropical fruit, and drinks. According to Rolly, “I painted some things for the walls of the restaurant, and they used a few of my Tiki Gods there as well.” Several of Rolly’s preshow Tiki Gods were recreated as fixtures within the Tahitian Terrace including Rongo and Koro, as well as Maui’s sun god which hung over the entrance to the restaurant. The Tahitian Terrace remained open until 1993 when it was renovated as Aladdin’s Oasis. Souvenirs, props, and artifacts from Tahitian Terrace can be difficult to come by, but are highly regarded for their stylish Polynesian imagery. 181. “Tangaroa Aloha” Limited Edition Shirt by Shag. (Disneyland, 2003) A limited edition shirt created by Shag for the 40th Anniversary of Disneyland’s “Enchanted Tiki Room”. This shirt, inspired by Rolly Crump’s original designs, was limited to an edition size of 500 and is signed on the back of the tag by Shag. The shirt is a men’s size XL and is in very good condition. $200-$300

183. Tahitian Terrace Luncheon Menu. (Disneyland, 1960s) A tri-fold luncheon menu from the Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland. The menu features Polynesian imagery and measures 10”x10”. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $200-$400

182. Tahitian Terrace Hostess Dress. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A very rare cast member dress for Hostesses at the Tahitian Terrace restaurant in Adventureland. This dress features a beautiful orange and red pattern and still retains its original Disneyland wardrobe department label. The dress is marked as a size 12 and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $400-$600

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184. Tahitian Terrace Kikkoman Dinner Menu. (Disneyland, 1980s) A rare Dinner menu from the Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland. During the 1980s, Kikkoman Soy Sauce sponsored the restaurant and revised the menu to this Polynesian style pattern. The menu measures 10.25”x10” and is in very good condition with some spine wear from use. $100-$200


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185. Set of Tahitian Terrace Menus & Tip Tray. (Disneyland, c.1970s-80s) A set of vintage items from Disneyland’s Tahitian Terrace. This set includes two souvenir menus, a recipe card for Tahitian Terrace punch, and a tip tray from the restaurant. The items range in size from 3.5”x5” to 7”x5”, and they are in overall very good condition with minor wear from use, including a small crease to the Kikkoman menu. $100-$200

187. Set of 10 Photos from Dixieland at Disneyland. (Disneyland, c.1960s) A set of 10 photos from Dixieland at Disneyland from the personal collection of Imagineer Rolly Crump. These photos feature the sets designed by Rolly as well as performers and imagery from the popular Jazz performances. According to Rolly, these sets were so beloved by Louis Armstrong that he wanted to take them home when he left. The photos range in size from 2.5”x2.5” to 10”x8”. The condition of this set is very good with minor wear. $200-$400

186. Tahitian Terrace Bowl & Swizzle Sticks. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) A ceramic bowl and pair of matching swizzle sticks from the Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland. These items were used in the iconic restaurant and feature great Polynesian imagery. The bowl measures 4.75” in diameter and 1.25” tall, and the swizzle sticks measure 6.75” long. The condition is very good with minor wear from use. $100-$200

The history and culture of Jazz has always enamored Rolly Crump. Later in life, Rolly would create an entire series of paintings centered on the iconic Jazz Age performers of the 1920s such as Buddy Bolden, Josephine Baker, and Ma Rainey, and back in the mid-1960s, Rolly was tasked with creating set pieces for Disneyland’s latest Jazz sensation, Dixieland at Disneyland. According to Rolly, “We created set pieces for Dixieland at Disneyland for performers like Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory. After the performance, Louis Armstrong liked the sets so much that he wanted to take them back home with him!” For the Fifth Annual Dixieland at Disneyland in 1964, Rolly was even billed as Scenic Designer on the back of the souvenir programs. Rolly’s appreciation of Jazz would grow from there and could be seen in the bold use of color and patterns within his Jazz paintings.

188. “Dixieland at Disneyland” Poster. (Disneyland, 1961/90s) A stunning photographic poster for the 2nd annual Dixieland at Disneyland. This poster was created directly from Ward Kimball’s original which he displayed at his home. Kimball performed with the Firehouse Five Plus Two during many of the Dixieland at Disneyland events, and only three of these posters that were recreated from his original are known to exist. The poster measures approximately 25”x20” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $200-$400

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189. “Dixieland at Disneyland” Press Release. (Disneyland, 1964) A rare “News from Disneyland” two page press release for “Dixieland at Disneyland”. This document features a great Disneyland stationary and includes great information on the popular event. The document measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

190. “Dixieland at Disneyland” Performance Script. (Disneyland, 1964) An incredible 9-page script for the Fifth Annual Dixieland at Disneyland events. This script features numerous hand-written notes in red and black pencil. The script measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with some minor discoloration and wear from use. $200-$400

191. Louis Armstrong “Dixieland at Disneyland” Agreement. (Disneyland, 1964) An incredible contractual agreement for Louis Armstrong to appear at “Dixieland at Disneyland” on September 25 and 26 of 1964. Armstrong would perform as the Leader with five additional musicians and a vocalist, and would receive $10,000 for his appearance. This agreement has a cover Inter-Office Communication sent from Jack Lavin to Tommy Walker regarding the agreement. The agreement is signed on the first page on the lines for Disneyland’s Vice President as well as Producer. Also attached are three Disneyland Musicians Contracts for Emma Barrett, Sharkey Bonano, and Kid Ory who performed with Armstrong during the Dixieland events. These incredible documents contain small hand-written notes and changes, and Kid Ory’s contract has been signed by Ory in ink. This very rare archive contains 5 total sheets which measure 11.25”x8.5” overall. The condition is very good with some edge-wear from use. Also included is a two page Inter-Office Communication from Tommy Walker with production information for the list of acts and necessary show information. $400-$600

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192. “Dixieland at Disneyland” Souvenir Program. (Disneyland, 1968) A very rare souvenir program from Dixieland at Disneyland. This program features bold jazz imagery on the cover and lists the entertainment as well as the various stages they will be performing on. This rare program reads, “Due to unexpected illness Louis Armstrong will not appear on tonight’s program” along the bottom. The program measures 7”x3.5” and is in good condition with some minor discoloration along the top-left corner. $100-$200


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Rolly remembers, “Back when I had just started at the Disney Studio in the 1950s, I checked books out of the Studio Library so that I could learn about Alexander Calder and his mobiles and kinetic sculpture. In one of those books, Calder had a sculpture of Josephine Baker. Now, I didn’t know anything about Josephine or why Calder had made a sculpture of her, but I was completely enamored by it and she stayed in my head for years before I finally decided to look up who she was. I read everything I could find about her, and her incredible life. She was a performer in Europe and owned a nightclub in France. She wouldn’t perform for segregated audiences and became a big figure in the Civil Rights Movement. She lived life her way and didn’t care what others thought, and I really admired that about her. I ended up creating an entire series of paintings about her because she was such a unique and incredible person.”

193. “Josephine Baker” Original Rolly Crump Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of French singer and entertainer Josephine Baker. Titled “Josephine Baker”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 40”x30”. The condition is very good with little wear, and Crump has signed the lower-right corner. $1,000-$2,000

194 “Revue Negre” Original Rolly Crump Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of French singer and entertainer Josephine Baker. Titled “Revue Negre”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 48”x30”. The condition is very good with little wear. $1,000-$2,000

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195. “Casino de Paris” Original Rolly Crump Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of French singer and entertainer Josephine Baker. Titled “Casino de Paris”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 40”x30”. The condition is good with some surface wear, and Crump has signed the lower-right corner. $1,000-$2,000

197. “Jazz Lady” Original Rolly Crump Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of French singer and entertainer Josephine Baker. Titled “Jazz Lady”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 36”x36”. The condition is very good with little wear, and Crump has signed the lower-right corner. $1,000-$2,000

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196. “Cleopatra” Original Rolly Crump Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of French singer and entertainer Josephine Baker. Titled “Cleopatra””, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 40”x30”. The condition is very good with little wear. $1,000-$2,000

198. Set of Josephine Baker Concept Sketches. (c.1990s-2001) A set of 10 sheets of original concept sketches by Rolly Crump used during the creation of his series of paintings on Josephine Baker. The sketches are accomplished in ink and pencil on vellum, with a few drawings on artist’s paper. Also included in this set are a few sheets of xeroxed imagery used by Crump during the creation of his paintings. The sheets range in size from 5.5”x4” to 12”x9”, and the set is in overall very good condition with minor wear from use. $300-$500


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199. “Bessie Smith” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of blues singer Bessie Smith. Accomplished in acrylic on canvas, this painting is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. The painting measures 40”x30” and is in very good condition with a few minor scuffs. $1,000-$2,000

200. “Ma Rainey” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump of blues singer Ma Rainey. Accomplished in acrylic on canvas, this painting measures 40”x30” and is in fair to good condition with some scuffing, a few specks of stray paint, and a crease to the left-edge of the canvas. $1,000-$2,000

201. “Buddy Bolden” Unfinished Original Painting. (c.2000s) An original painting by Rolly Crump from his series on Jazz performers. Titled “Buddy Bolden”, this painting depicts the Jazz cornetist with his name listed above. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas, and has been left unfinished by Crump with the faces represented by solid color that enhances the artwork’s poster-like quality. This painting, one of Crump’s most recent works, measures 48”x36” and is in very good condition with minor edgewear. $1,000-$2,000

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Some of Rolly Crump’s most recognizable work was the result of Walt Disney’s involvement in the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. When Walt announced his plans for the Pepsi-Pavilion, Rolly and the other Imagineers were already busy working on several additional pavilions for the World’s Fair for sponsors including Ford, General Electric, and the state of Illinois. The Pepsi-Pavilion was to include a boat ride featuring the children of the world, in support of UNICEF. Rolly designed the iconic “Tower of the Four Winds” and worked with Mary Blair to design and install “It’s a Small World” in New York. According to Rolly, “It’s a Small World was an incredible success at the World’s Fair. They charged you a dollar to get in, and it raised a bunch of money for UNICEF. I learned a lot from working with Mary on It’s a Small World. While the two of us were designing the toys for the ride, I learned how to build them out of styrofoam and papier-mache, and more recently I made a whole series of papier mache sculptures like that. You pick up a lot from those types of projects and the people you are working with.” Left: Rolly Crump (left) and Walt Disney (right) approving the Tower of the Four Winds before it is shipped to the New York World’s Fair. (1964)

202. Signed “Tower of the Four Winds” Print. (Disneyland, c.1990s) A large print featuring Rolly Crump’s design for the “Tower of the Four Winds” that has been signed by Rolly. This print has the Disney copyright in the bottom-left corner, and beautifully recreates the original concept art for this iconic part of the New York World’s Fair. This print measures 36”x14” and is in very good condition. $300-$500

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203. 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Poster. (World’s Fair, 1964) An original poster for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Imagineer Rolly Crump obtained this poster at the World’s Fair while working for Disney. The Fair included four attractions created by Disney; the Ford Magic Skyway, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, It’s a Small World, and Progressland, and saw the debut of Rolly Crump’s “Tower of the Four Winds”. The poster has an image size of 40”x27.5” within a 41.25”x29.25” frame. The poster has been displayed by Crump, and the condition is fair with edge-wear and fading. $500-$700


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“A lot of people have asked me, ‘Rolly, what’s your favorite project... it would be the Tower of the Four Winds because that attraction was entirely ‘Rolly Crump’.”

204. Disneyland Inter-Office Communication for World’s Fair. (World’s Fair, 1965) A rare Inter-Office Communication from 1965 regarding an appearance of Disneyland’s costumed characters at the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. The document requests costumes for Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, Alice, and other characters to be sent to New York for use in a show at the World’s Fair during April of 1965. The document measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with a few hand-written marks in pen. $100-$200

205. Collection of World’s Fair Memorabilia. (World’s Fair, 1964-65) A collection of paper memorabilia from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. These items include maps, guides, brochures, and other memorabilia that provide a great look at what a visitor to the Fair would have had as they navigated the city and the Fair itself. The set is in fair to good condition overall with some adhesive damage on the Insured Home World’s Fair organizer and the Young Explorer’s maps of Manhattan. $200-$400

206. New York World’s Fair Souvenir Ring. (World’s Fair, 1964-65) A stylish souvenir ring from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The ring features the blue and orange logo for the Fair, the Unisphere, and has an opening that measures approximately 0.7” in diameter. The ring is in good condition with some spots of wear and discoloration around the band from use. $100-$200

“After working on the Ford Pavilion, Walt came to me and said he wanted me to design a tower of mobiles and propellers for the Pepsi-Pavilion,” remembers Rolly. “A lot of people have asked me, ‘Rolly, what’s your favorite project that you have ever worked on?’, and it’s hard for me to answer that because I really have loved every one of them. If I had to pick just one, it would be the Tower of the Four Winds because that attraction was entirely ‘Rolly Crump’. The other attractions: Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, those were Disney attractions that I got to add some of my own style to, but the Tower was very special to me. When Walt told me his idea for it, it made me realize that he had remembered my propellers from my art show at the Disney Studio in the 1950s. He was incredible that he could remember things like that and bring them back out of his memory at just the right time. After the Tower of the Four Winds was built, Walt and I went to inspect it before it was shipped to New York. I was surprised by the final product; the pipes I designed for support were much larger than I planned because they needed to make sure it would hold up under the wind. Walt asked me, ‘Well, what do you think, Rolly?’ And I had to tell him the truth, I said, ‘I think it’s a piece of crap’ since I was upset that it was so different from my original model. Well, Walt understood my concerns with it, but he spent over $200,000 on the thing, so he had it shipped to New York and installed. The people visiting the World’s Fair had no idea that the pipes were twice the size that I planned, and it was actually a really popular attraction. They even created the catchphrase ‘Meet me under the Tower of the Four Winds’ since you could see the Tower from almost anywhere in the Fair. That just goes to show that Walt really knew what he was doing, and he knew which people were the right fit for each job.” 65


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207. Set of World’s Fair Memorabilia. (World’s Fair, 1964-65) A set of four items relating to the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This set includes the very rare “Progressland” packet which is full of concept art and descriptions of what General Electric and Disney would bring to the Fair. Also included in this set is an unused postcard booklet, an attraction guidebook by Lincoln-Mercury, and a World’s Fair Official Souvenir Book from 1965. This great set of World’s Fair memorabilia ranges in size from the 3.5”x8.25” postcards to the 12”x9” Progressland book. The set is in very good condition with some edge-wear from use. $300-$500

209. New York World’s Fair Book Covers. (World’s Fair, 1964) A charming set of four book covers depicting different exhibits at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. These vintage covers come in their original packaging and are unopened. The covers measure approximately 13.25”x10.25” in their packaging, and the set is in very fine unused condition. $100-$200

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210. Pepsi-Cola World’s Fair Magazine. (World’s Fair, 1964) A very rare issue of “Pepsi-Cola WORLD International” which highlights Pepsi-Cola at the New York World’s Fair. This periodical includes incredible photos and information on the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion, which included “It’s a Small World” and the “Tower of the Four Winds”. Also included is a small pamphlet which lists Disneyland’s coming attractions for Summer of 1966, such as “It’s a Small World”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and more. These pamphlets come from the personal collection of Rolly Crump, whose work can be seen throughout both items. The magazine measures 11”x8.5” and both items are in good condition with some wear from use, including some separation to the spine of the magazine and some discoloration the the bottom-right corner of the pamphlet. $100-$200

208. World’s Fair “Unisphere” Salt & Pepper Shaker Set. (World’s Fair, 1964) A metal salt and pepper shaker set with matching tray from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The shaker’s are modeled after the Fair’s symbol, the Unisphere, and the tray features imagery of the Fair with the Fair’s name and years listed. Both shakers measure approximately 2” tall and the tray measures 2”x4”. The condition is very good with little wear. $100-$200

211. Mary Blair “Small World” Concept Art Greeting Cards. (World’s Fair, 1964-65) A set of greeting cards featuring Mary Blair’s concept artwork for “It’s a Small World” at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The cards were created as part of the UNiCEF Greeting Card Fund and were sold at the World’s Fair. The backs of the cards note that the original artwork shown on the front was sold to benefit UNiCEF. This boxed set of greeting cards contains eight cards and envelopes and the box measures 6.5”x5.25” and 0.75” thick. The set is in very good condition with minor wear to the box. One of the cards has a short child’s message written inside. $200-$300


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212. Signed “It’s a Small World” World’s Fair Bookmark. (World’s Fair, 1964-65) A very rare paper bookmark from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This bookmark features great blue and orange imagery of the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion featuring Rolly Crump’s “Tower of the Four Winds” as well as the “It’s a Small World” attraction. This bookmark has been signed by Rolly and measures 7”x2”. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear. $100-$200

214. “It’s a Small World” World’s Fair Christmas Stocking. (World’s Fair, 1964) An original Christmas stocking from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This stocking features imagery based on the “It’s a Small World” attraction, and comes in its original packaging. This very rare unopened souvenir measures 24”x10” in its packaging, and is in very good condition with minor creasing. $100-$200

213. Signed Pepsi Pavilion Photo & Postcard. (World’s Fair, 1964) A publicity photo and postcard featuring imagery of the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This pavilion debuted the now-iconic “It’s a Small World” attraction, and saw the creation of Rolly Crump’s “Tower of the Four Winds”. The photo is signed by Rolly on the front and measures 8”x10”, while the unused postcard measures 3.5”x5.5”. The pair is in very good condition with little wear. $100-$200

215. World’s Fair “It’s a Small World” Souvenir Record. (World’s Fair, 1964) An original souvenir record from “It’s a Small World” at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This double-sided 45 RPM record features the iconic theme by the Sherman Brothers. The album cover has great “Small World” imagery on the front, and tells of Rolly Crump’s “Tower of the Four Winds” on the back. The album cover measures 7.25”x7.25” and the vinyl is in very good condition with some corner wear to the cover. $100-$200

216. Set of 3 “Small World” Cast Member Guides. (World’s Fair, 1964) An extremely rare set of three guides for Cast Member Hosts, Hostesses, & Passport Sellers for the “It’s A Small World” attraction at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. These booklets give overviews of the Disney way of handling guests for ticket sales, hosts, and refreshment sales. The books measure 8”x8” and are in very good condition, with little wear. $200-$400

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Photo captions above left and facing page: Rolly with many toys and props from It’s a Small World. (1964)


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217. “It’s a Small World” Original Toy Soldier Doll Prop. (World’s Fair, 1964-65) An incredibly rare prop doll from “It’s a Small World” at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. This doll was used within the attraction at the World’s Fair, and has mechanisms in its back that allow the arms to move up and down. When the World’s Fair ended, Disney shipped the dolls back to be reused for the Disneyland version. This doll was damaged during the shipping process and was given by Rolly Crump to one of his artists to repair. While she was working on the repairs, Rolly decided the doll was no longer needed, and allowed the artist to keep it. This doll has remained in her possession since. Walt Disney once stated during a narration of the World’s Fair attraction that, “These Toy Soldiers guard Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens”. The Toy Soldier doll is accomplished in styrofoam coated in papier-mache with a wooden support in its back. The doll measures approximately 38.5” tall including the base. The condition is fair to good with some damage to the neck-line and a missing right hand and drum. Original dolls from the World’s Fair version of the attraction are exceptionally rare, with this particular doll very closely linked to the career of Rolly Crump. $8,000-$10,000

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Photo of Mary Blair from Rolly’s personal collection. (1964)

218. “Mary Blair with a Martini” Painting. (Disney, 2004) An original painting by Rolly Crump depicting his friend and fellow Imagineer Mary Blair. The painting shows Blair drinking a martini and is accomplished in acrylic on canvas with jewel eye applications. The artwork measures 24”x18” and is in very good condition with minor scuffs around the edges. $2,000-$3,000

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“In my early years, I remember seeing Mary in some of the Disney films and seeing some of her artwork,” remembers Rolly. “So when I was hired by Disney in 1952 to be an Inbetweener, I knew of Mary, but she had retired and moved to New York. I learned over the years what films she worked on, and I studied her style because it was so much different from the rest of the background painters. In 1963, Walt Disney asked Mary to work with us on the first Small World that we were doing for the World’s Fair. I could not believe that I was not only going to meet Mary, but eventually, become a co-designer with her. When I first met her, I was up on a ladder painting in the Model Shop, and in walks Mary and my heart just stopped. I thought, ‘Oh my god, I’m about to meet a goddess’. I learned a lot from her. Color, Patterns, and Style. She was probably the one most influential artist to me that I have ever worked with, and she became a dear friend.”

Mary Blair and Rolly Crump creating set pieces for It’s a Small World. (1964)


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“She was probably the one most influential artist to me that I have ever worked with, and she became a dear friend.”

219. Rolly Crump & Mary Blair “Small World” Painting. (World’s Fair, 1964) An original painting created by both Rolly Crump and Mary Blair featuring a child flying a kite, based on imagery from the “It’s a Small World” attraction. This painting was created by Crump and Blair during the construction of “It’s a Small World” for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. While Crump and Blair were in New York waiting for the remaining “Small World” set pieces to arrive during the construction of the attraction, they painted this artwork on a panel from one of the wooden shipping crates. This painting represents an incredible time in the creation of “It’s a Small World” and depicts the artistry of two Disney Legends. The artwork is accomplished in acrylic on wood and features adhered matchsticks for the kite. According to Rolly, Mary did the painting and he added the matchsticks and embellishments. Mary liked his additions so much, she added his name to the bottom right-hand corner of the painting. The painting measures 41”x26.25” including the “frame”, which is also part of the original shipping crate. The condition is very good with minor frame wear. $10,000-$15,000

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As the World’s Fair was coming to an end in 1965, Walt Disney was planning to bring “It’s a Small World” to Disneyland as a permanent installation and called on Mary Blair to design the attraction’s façade. According to Rolly Crump, “Mary was having difficulty creating a model which could translate her two-dimensional art style into a functional three-dimensional design.” Rolly remembers helping Mary achieve a look Walt would approve of: “I built these little block models directly from her drawings,” says Rolly. “I built them to help Mary see a different way she might be able to approach her model, but when I gave them to her, she just said, ‘Oh, Rolly, that’s great!’ and she just put them right into the middle of the model she had already built, and that just made things worse!” Mary Blair incorporated Rolly’s models into her larger façade model which can be seen in various photos and videos used to promote Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” between 1965 and 1966, including a photo showing Walt Disney holding a section of Rolly’s model. The shapes and patterns of Rolly’s models were used to create the final façade. After the models were no longer needed and were going to be destroyed, Rolly took his portions of the model back and reassembled them into its current configuration as a standalone display. Rolly’s models helped influence the overall look of the façade, and were used and handled by such incredible individuals as Rolly Crump, Mary Blair, and Walt Disney. The above photos have been color-coded to show Rolly’s model in use during various stages of development for the It’s a Small World facade. (c.1965-66)

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220. “It’s a Small World” Facade Model. (Disneyland, 1965) An incredible set of five panels created by Rolly Crump for the model of the facade of Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World”. Rolly created these five model sections in painted wood based on Mary Blair’s concept drawings. When Rolly presented these models to Mary to aid her in designing of the façade, the models were still composed of five separate interchangeable sections. Mary Blair incorporated the sections throughout her larger model before she presented the final version to Walt Disney. These models can be seen in various promotional and publicity images during the 1960s, including a photo of Walt Disney holding one of Rolly’s model sections. After the larger model was no longer needed, Rolly rescued his panels and reassembled the sections to their current configuration for his personal display. This model measures approximately 13.5” tall, 27” long, and 6” deep. The condition is good with some expected wear throughout from use. Rolly adhered paint stirrers to the back-side of the model sections to hold them in place, and a wooden block is attached to the back for support. This model represents a significant milestone in the design of the “Small World” façade. These sections were used by both Rolly and Mary in the creation of the iconic Disneyland attraction, and were personally handled and approved by Walt Disney. $15,000-$20,000

“I built them to help Mary see a different way she might be able to approach her model, but when I gave them to her, she just said, ‘Oh, Rolly, that’s great!’ and she just put them right into the middle of the model she had already built...”

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221. Set of 4 “It’s a Small World” Model Prints. (Disneyland, 1960s/1992) A beautiful set of four photo prints on sturdy artist’s board, featuring Rolly Crump’s models and final product for the “It’s a Small World” facade. These prints depict Rolly’s first Clock Model, the later larger clock model, the very large entire attraction’s facade model, and an image of the finalized attraction facade. Each print has a Disney copyright stamp on the back from 1992, although the photos themselves date back to the 1960s. The boards range in size, but are approximately 11”x15”. The condition of this set is very good with some edge-wear and small scuffs from use. $200-$400

222. Set of 7 Mary Blair “Small World” Concept Art Prints. (Disneyland, 1960s/1992) A beautiful set of seven concept art prints on sturdy artist’s board, featuring the designs of Mary Blair. These prints depict several of Mary’s concepts for various scenes within “It’s a Small World”, as well as one print of Mary’s original concept sketch for the attraction’s Clock Facade. Each print has a Disney copyright stamp on the back from 1992, although the artwork itself dates back to the 1960s. The boards range in size, but are approximately 10”x16”. The condition of this set is very good with some edge-wear and small scuffs from use. $300-$500

223. Mary Blair “It’s a Small World” Concept Painting. (Disneyland, c.1965) An original concept painting created by Mary Blair for Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” attraction. This painting depicts the attraction’s facade, and is accomplished in acrylic on board. Walt Disney specifically chose Mary Blair to design the attraction’s facade because of her unique style as seen in this original painting. This artwork measures 18”x14” within its approximately 21”x25” frame, and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $12,000-$15,000

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According to Rolly, “When we finished the model for the Small World façade, Walt looked at it and wanted to know what was going to go on the platform in front. I told him that I didn’t really know, and it was Walt who first suggested that we put a clock in front of the façade. I called Mary Blair and asked her to do a sketch that I could use to design the clock, and she came up with a design that reminded me of the Tower of the Four Winds because of how the parts were connected and the little spinning sections it had throughout. I used that drawing to build a little full color model that had parts that could move and a figure came out of the front. Dick Irvine didn’t like the model very much because he was expecting a more conventional looking clock. When I first showed my model to Walt, Dick was telling Walt that he was going to have Marc Davis redesign it. But Walt stopped him and said, ‘I like it just as it is’ and that shut Dick up. We built a few larger models after that, and when we were finished, they started destroying them all. They didn’t used to keep those kinds of things, but I decided to save that first model I built from being destroyed and I kept it all these years.”

“...it was Walt who first suggested that we put a clock in front of the façade. I called Mary Blair and asked her to do a sketch that I could use to design the clock...”

224. Mary Blair Original Sketch for “Small World” Clock. (Disneyland, 1965) When Walt Disney instructed Rolly Crump to design a clock for the facade of “It’s a Small World” at Disneyland, Rolly called his friend and collaborator Mary Blair and asked her to create an illustration that he could begin working from. This inked sketch was created by Blair on thin paper which has been mounted to artist’s board, and was used by Rolly to design the clock for the front of the “It’s a Small World” building. The animated clock has been an iconic aspect of the attraction ever since it opened in 1966. This original illustration is the very first drawing used in the creation of the attraction’s clock, and represents the creativity and artistry of both Blair and Crump. The drawing measures 6”x4.75” matted within a 16.75”x15.25” frame, and the condition is very good. $10,000-$15,000

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225. “It’s a Small World” Clock Concept Model. (Disneyland, 1965) The original model created by Rolly Crump for the “It’s a Small World” facade clock. Accomplished in wood, acrylic, and metal with additional applications, this model was designed to resemble Mary Blair’s iconic style. Crump created this model from Blair’s original sketch, and its unique design would lead to the final version seen in the park today. The model measures approximately 12” deep, 22” long, and 22” tall. The condition is very good with some expected wear to the paint and a few missing applications from this model’s extensive and significant use. $60,000-$80,000

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226. Set of 3 “Small World” Model Reference Photos. (Disneyland, c.1965) A set of three photos featuring imagery of Rolly Crump’s models for the “It’s a Small World” attraction building at Disneyland. Two of the photos are of the intricate clock model, while the third is of the much larger model of the entire attraction building. The two photos of Rolly’s clock model feature hand-written reference numbers on the back sides. The photos measure approximately 10”x8” with the building model photo being slightly smaller. The condition is very good with little wear. $200-$400

227. “It’s a Small World” Facade Propeller. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) An original propeller prop from the facade of Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World”. Inspired by the propellers that helped launch Rolly Crump’s career at WED, the rotating propellers seen on “It’s a Small World” add a sense of movement and life to the iconic structure. The propeller is accomplished in fiberglass accented in gold-leaf, and measures approximately 36” in diameter. The condition is good with some wear throughout from use and age, including some thin cracks in the color and small chips. $1,000-$2,000

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228. Mary Blair Original Concept for “It’s a Small World”. (Disneyland, 1965) An original concept illustration by Mary Blair of the Polynesian Islands to be used in Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” attraction. According to Rolly Crump, “The Polynesian Islands weren’t represented in the World’s Fair version of the attraction, so Mary was trying to figure out how to have it fit in visually with the rest of the ride”. This original Mary Blair concept comes from Rolly’s personal collection, and was used during the creation of Disneyland’s version of the attraction. The illustration is accomplished in ink over pencil on artist’s board, and measures 10.75”x14.5”. The condition is good with some wear and spots of minor discoloration around the edges. $4,000-$6,000

229. “It’s a Small World” Clock Painting by Rolly Crump. (Disneyland, 2000) A gorgeous painting by Imagineer Rolly Crump featuring his interpretation of Mary Blair’s original sketch for the “It’s a Small World” facade clock. Designed to reflect Blair’s iconic style and bold color use, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. The painting measures approximately 28”x22” within a 30”x24” frame and is in very good condition. $3,000-$5,000

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230. “It’s a Small World” Souvenir Poster. (Walt Disney World, 1974) An original promotional poster for “It’s a Small World” at Walt Disney World. This poster depicts the children of the world with their flags overhead, and measures 18”x14”. The condition is very good. $100-$200

232. “It’s a Small World” Pictorial Souvenir Guidebook. (Disneyland, 1969) A souvenir guidebook featuring photos and information on the creation of “It’s a Small World”. Depicted inside are many elements that Imagineer Rolly Crump worked on, including his Clock model for the facade of the attraction, and various dolls and scene elements. Additionally, this guidebook features the original concept illustration by Mary Blair for Rolly’s clock model. This incredible resource measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor cover wear. $100-$200

231. “It’s a Small World” Attraction Poster. (Disneyland, 1966) An original hand-silkscreened poster for the “It’s a Small World” attraction at Disneyland. Designed by Paul Hartley, this poster features the children of the world on the innovative and hugely successful boat-ride aspect of this iconic attraction. The poster measures 54”x36” and is in very good condition with a small tear in the top-edge and a very minor amount of yellowing to the left-edge. $800-$1,000

233. “It’s a Small World” Pictorial Souvenir. (Disneyland, 1974) A beautiful pictorial souvenir booklet featuring Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” attraction. This booklet is full of color photos and descriptions of the attraction, and measures 11”x8.5”. The condition is good with some wear to the cover including a faint wavy quality. $100-$200

234. “It’s a Small World” Little Miss Charm Bracelet. (Disneyland, c.1966) A “Little Miss” charm bracelet featuring five hand-painted charms themed after “It’s a Small World”. The bracelet comes in its original packaging which measures approximately 2”x5.5”. The condition is very good with minor wear to the packaging. $100-$200

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235. “It’s a Small World” Bank of America Brochure. (Disneyland, 1967) A colorful brochure featuring photos and information relating to Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World”. The back of the brochure features an illustrated map of the attraction, and measures 8.5”x11” unfolded. The condition is very good with minor edgewear from use. $100-$200

236. “It’s a Small World” Bank of America Brochure. (Disneyland, 1975) A colorful brochure featuring photos and information relating to Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World”. The back of the brochure features an illustrated map of the attraction, and measures 8.5”x11” unfolded. The condition is very good with minor edgewear from use. $100-$200

238. Pair of “It’s a Small World” Music Boxes. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) A pair of music boxes based on the “It’s a Small World” attraction at Disneyland. The boxes feature imagery of the children seen within the attraction, and play the well-known theme. The boxes measure approximately 4.25”x6” and 3.25” tall, and the pair is in very good functioning condition with some minor wear from use. $100-$200

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237. Set of 3 “It’s a Small World” Souvenir Films. (Disneyland, 1960s-70s) A set of three Super 8 color 8mm home films featuring “It’s a Small World”. Two of the films feature Disneyland’s version of the attraction, and one features the Walt Disney World version. These films come in their original boxes which measure approximately 3.25”x3.25” each. The set is in good condition with some wear to the box covers. $100-$200

239. “It’s a Small World” Souvenir Clock. (Disneyland, 1985) A beautiful souvenir clock created by Goebel United States which depicts characters and imagery based on “It’s a Small World”. This battery-operated clock comes in its original box and the clock figure still retains its original tag. The clock measures 11.5” tall and the condition is very good. $100-$200


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240. Set of “It’s a Small World” Figurines & Poster. (Disney, 1994) A set of eight figures depicting popular Disney characters themed after the children seen in Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World”. These figures come with wood bases and their original Certificate of Authenticity. The figures vary in size with most measuring approximately 4.5” tall, not including the bases. The set is in very good condition, and includes an “It’s a Small World” poster. $400-$600

242. Mary Blair “It’s a Small World” Disneyland Hotel Print. (Disneyland, 1960s) A lithographic print of Mary Blair’s concept artwork for “It’s a Small World”. This print was displayed at the Disneyland Hotel and comes in its original frame. The artwork measures 26.5”x33” in its frame, and is in good condition with wear to the frame, including some moisture discoloration to the right-side of the mat which doesn’t appear to have affected the lithograph underneath. $400-$600

241. Set of 3 “It’s a Small World” Wall Decorations. (Disney, c.1970s) A set of three wall decorations styled after Mary Blair’s “It’s a Small World” designs. These wall decorations feature molded printed artwork so that the designs have a 3-d effect. Each light-weight decoration measures 11”x8” and the set is in good condition with some edge-wear including a thin crack to the bottom of the blue frame. $100-$200

243. Contemporary Resort “It’s a Small World” Artwork. (Walt Disney World, 1970s-80s) An original silkscreened print used in a hotel room at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. The imagery was taken directly from Mary Blair’s original concept art, and the print appears to be accomplished directly on sturdy board. The artwork comes in its original frame from the hot el, and measures 26.5” x 36.5”. The print is in good condition with expected wear from use. $400-$600

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244. “It’s a Small World” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a girl from “It’s a Small World”, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 31” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $1,000-$2,000

246. “It’s a Small World” Painting by Rolly Crump. (c.2000) An original painting created by Rolly Crump featuring a scene inspired by Disney’s “It’s a Small World” attraction. The painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 28”x22”. The condition is very good with minor wear and the painting is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. $2,000-$4,000

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245. “It’s a Small World” Elephant Painting by Rolly Crump. (Disney, 2000) An original painting by Rolly Crump depicting an elephant character inspired by a scene from “It’s a Small World”. The painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. The painting has an image size of 35”x23” within a “36”x24” frame, and the condition is very good with minor wear. $2,000-$4,000

247. “It’s a Small World” Imagineer Project Jacket. (Disneyland, 1992) A rare jacket given to Imagineers who worked on a refurbishment project for “It’s a Small World”. The custom embroidered logo on the front reads “It’s a Small World - Toy Shop” and the larger logo on the back reads “Walt Disney Imagineering Small Projects Team” with an image of Mickey. The jacket is a size Large and is in very good condition with minor wear, including a few very small pin holes on the right-side of the chest from the original owner’s Disney badge. $300-$500


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By 1965, the “Haunted Mansion” was still evolving. In some form or another, Walt Disney had a “Haunted House” type of attraction at Disneyland in his mind since the earliest days of the park. Rolly Crump, who had worked with Yale Gracey on creating illusions for the Mansion several years prior, was now returning to the Mansion project after his work with Mary Blair on “It’s a Small World” for the New York World’s Fair. “I started to see that the Mansion was becoming a typical haunted house, with corny tricks and things that people had already seen” remembers Rolly. “At the time, I was inspired by the films ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by Jean Cocteau and ‘Juliet of the Spirits’, and I started thinking about using human body parts as the architecture for the Mansion. I thought of having arms come out of the walls to hold torches, and came up with a bunch of surreal characters that would be somewhere in the Mansion. The first character I came up with was a Candle Man who would be melting and dripping before your eyes, and I came up with the Mistress of Evil who would rise into the air and scream like Maleficent. I didn’t really know what these sketches were going to be used for, but I kind of let myself get carried away with them. Well, about that time Jack Ferges, who was a model builder that had worked on the Small World toys with me and was also working on the Mansion, saw my drawings and wanted to make models of them. He did a wonderful job on the models, and for the 10th Anniversary episode of ‘Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color’, you can actually see me talking to Walt about the ‘Museum of the Weird’, as it had become known, and I’m holding Jack’s models. You can see some of my drawings on the walls in a few of the scenes if you look closely. There’s a cute story about the Museum of the Weird from a meeting we had with Walt to go over the progress on the Mansion. Dick Irvine and a lot of the guys didn’t think very much of the weird things I came up with, and thought Walt wouldn’t like it. So when it came time for the meeting, Dick placed all of the Mansion things for Walt, but put my Museum of the Weird things in the corner where he couldn’t see them. After the 3 hour meeting with Walt, he got up to leave and noticed by things in the corner by the door and asked Dick ‘What’s that over there?’ Dick didn’t really know what to say and so Walt asked me what I was working on. I had to tell him that I didn’t really know, but that I felt the Mansion needed something weird and unusual from what people had seen before. But when I couldn’t tell him exactly how we were going to use my stuff, Walt finally said ‘That’s it, I’m out of here’ and left! Well I came in the next day at 7am to get an early start, and I found Walt sitting in my chair in the same clothes he had on from the meeting the day before. When he saw me, he blurted out ‘You son of a bitch’. I didn’t know what I did wrong, but Walt told me that he didn’t sleep at all that night because of the sketches I showed him in the meeting. I told him that I was sorry, and that I didn’t mean to mess up his night, but he said ‘No, don’t be sorry. I have an idea for it!’ When the other guys showed up, Walt gathered everyone in for a meeting and went on to explain his idea for the Museum of the Weird. That the backstory would be that all of this weird stuff was gathered from all around the world and shipped to Disneyland, and it would be displayed in a museum in the Mansion before the exit. I thought that was a great idea, and as Walt was leaving he turned to me and said, ‘God, I’m really looking forward to the Museum of the weird!’ and left to get some sleep.” The death of Walt Disney put a halt to the Museum of the Weird, but many bits and pieces of Rolly’s work on the Mansion were incorporated in some ways. Rolly’s time on the “Wonderful World of Color” discussing the Museum of the Weird with Walt had helped cement the Museum as one of the greatest unbuilt Disney attractions of all time. Many fans of the “Haunted Mansion” admire Rolly’s early work for its importance in helping evolve the attraction from a run-of-the-mill Haunted House to the enthralling ghostly adventure we know it as today. 248. “Juliet of the Spirits” Movie Poster. (1965) An original movie poster for the Italian-French feature film “Juliet of the Spirits” by Federico Fellini. Rolly Crump credits this film, along with the 1946 “Beauty and the Beast”, as inspiring him while he was creating his iconic “Museum of the Weird” illustrations. This vintage poster measures approximately 41”x27” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

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“...Walt told me that he didn’t sleep at all that night because of the sketches I showed him in the meeting...”

250. “Museum of the Weird” Candle Man Concept. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Candle Man would have appeared to be melting right before your eyes, and was the first creature to be designed by Rolly for the Museum of the Weird. Accomplished in ink over pencil on artist’s paper, the illustration measures 17”x14” and is signed by Rolly. The condition is very good with some wear to the paper, including a small tear on the left-edge and a fold line in the bottom-left. $4,000-$6,000

249. “Museum of the Weird” Candle Man Concept. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Candle Man was designed to appear to be melting right before your eyes, and is shown standing on a base with two less-fortunate candle men. The illustration is accomplished in ink on artist’s paper and is signed by Crump in the lower-right. The illustration measures 16.5”x12.5” framed, and is in very good condition. $4,000-$6,000

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251. Signed “Museum of the Weird” Talking Chair Print. (c.1960s-70s) A print featuring Rolly Crump’s illustration for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Talking Chair was designed to stand up and have conversations with guests. This print comes from Rolly Crump’s personal collection and has been signed by Rolly in ink. The print has an image size of 13.5”x10.5” within its 15.5”x12.5” frame and is in very good condition with little wear. $300-$500

253 “Museum of the Weird” Beast Man Concept. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Beast Man was designed as one of the haunting denizens that would await guests who entered the Museum. The illustration is accomplished in three types of dark ink over pencil on vellum, and measures 16.75”x14”. The condition is very good with a few faint creases around the border. $4,000-$6,000

252. “Museum of the Weird” Beast Man Working Print. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Beast Man was designed as one of the haunting denizens that would await guests who entered the Museum. The illustration is accomplished in ink over pencil on vellum, and measures 16.75”x14”. The condition is very good with some creasing and a few small tears around the border. $300-$500

“...I have an idea for it! When the other guys showed up, Walt gathered everyone in for a meeting and went on to explain his idea for the Museum of the Weird.”

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254. “Museum of the Weird” Ancestral Horn Creature Concept. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Ancestral Horn Creature was designed as an ancestral horn to call spirits forth. Accomplished in ink over pencil on artist’s paper, the illustration measures 17”x14” and is signed by Crump. The condition is very good with little wear. $4,000-$6,000

255. “Museum of the Weird” Mistress of Evil Concept. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Mistress of Evil was designed to appear to float in the air and let out screams similar to Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. The illustration is accomplished in ink on vellum and measures 17”x14”. The condition is very good with a few faint creases around the border. $4,000-$6,000

256. Rolly Crump “Museum of the Weird” Chess Set Concept. (c.2000s) An original concept design by Rolly Crump of a chess set based on the “Museum of the Weird”. Accomplished in ink over pencil on thin artist’s paper, this design features 6 sketches for chess pieces based on Rolly’s famous concepts for the Museum of the Weird. This original illustration is on a 14”x17” sheet and is in good condition with some minor creasing. $1,500-$2,500

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257. “Museum of the Weird” Seance Room Concept Illustration. (c.1965) An original concept illustration by Rolly Crump for the Seance Room within his “Museum of the Weird”. This iconic illustration is accomplished in ink over pencil on vellum and measures 15.5”x19.5”. The condition is very good with a few faint creases. $4,000-$6,000

258. “Museum of the Weird” Seance Room Concept Print. (c.1990s) A print featuring Rolly Crump’s concept art for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Seance Room was designed to have a chair which would talk to guests, man-eating plants, and a seance table similar to Madame Leota’s in the current “Haunted Mansion” attraction. This print has been reproduced from Crump’s original design, and comes from Rolly’s personal collection. The print has an image size of 15.5”x19.5” within its 19”x23” frame. The condition is very good with little wear. $300-$500

259. “Rolly, the Weirdest One of Them All” Color Print. (c.1995) A colored print featuring a self-portrait of Rolly Crump with his Museum of the Weird concepts. This design was often used by Rolly when responding to fan mail, and measures 12”x9.75” framed. This print comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump. The condition is very good with little wear. $300-$500

260. Signed “Rolly, the Weirdest One of Them All” Print. (c.1995) A black and white print featuring a self-portrait of Rolly Crump with his Museum of the Weird concepts. This design was often used by Rolly when responding to fan mail, and has an image size of 11.5”x8.5” within its 15.5”x12.5” frame. This print comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump and is signed by Rolly in ink. The condition is very good with little wear. $300-$500

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“The Gypsy Wagon came about when I was still creating sketches for the Museum of the Weird,” remembers Rolly. “The Gypsy Wagon would be a little show where the doors would fly open and flames would shoot out! Bells on it would ring and lots of weird little stuff would happen. I wanted to use ‘black art’ which was a theater technique where someone dressed in black moves things on stage in front of a black curtain so that you can’t see the person at all and the objects look like they move on their own! It would have been a great illusion that would have really thrown people off. While the Gypsy Wagon didn’t make it into the Mansion, I built a real one on my farm in the 1990s. The outer walls had all sorts of Gypsy paintings on them and the inside was decorated and furnished so you could sleep in it, and I actually did sleep in it on some occasions.” While Rolly’s Gypsy Wagon never made it into the Mansion, its design seems to have inspired future generations. Recently, a Madam Leota souvenir cart was designed for the Magic Kingdom, and the Gypsy Wagon concept was one of several of Rolly’s designs that were incorporated in Marvel’s “Seekers of the Weird” #1.

261. Signed “Museum of the Weird” Gypsy Wagon Print. (c.1970s) A print featuring Rolly Crump’s concept illustration of the Gypsy Wagon for the “Museum of the Weird”. This Gypsy Wagon was designed to have moving parts and floating trinkets, and would open to reveal ghosts inside. This print comes from Rolly’s personal collection and is signed in ink by Rolly. The print measures 11.5”x14.5” framed and is in very good condition. $200-$400 To see a short video by Thomas Kuntz documenting the creation of the incredible Gypsy Wagon model, visit www.vimeo.com/239789431

262. Thomas Kuntz “Gypsy Wagon” Animated Model. (2017) A stunning and intricate model created by Thomas Kuntz, famed multi-media artist known for his intricate automata. This model is based on Rolly Crump’s original concept for the Museum of the Weird’s Gypsy Wagon. The model features moving parts and lighted elements, which include windows that open to reveal an illuminated ghostly dweller. The model measures approximately 17” tall, 23” wide, and 10” deep, and is set within its 47” tall, 48” wide, and 24.5” deep custom display case. The model is in very fine condition, and brilliantly brings to life Rolly’s original design. $30,000-$40,000

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263. “Psychic” Gypsy Wagon Sign. (1996) An original hand-painted sign by Rolly Crump that was displayed on the side of Rolly’s full-size Gypsy Wagon. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on wood and features imagery themed around psychic readings. The artwork measures 23”x47.5” and is in good condition with some expected wear from prior outdoor display. $2,000-$3,000

264. “Tarot Card” Gypsy Wagon Sign. (1996) An original hand-painted sign by Rolly Crump that was displayed on the side of Rolly’s full-size Gypsy Wagon. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on wood and features “The Hermit” tarot card. The artwork measures and is in good condition with some expected wear from prior outdoor display. $1,000-$2,000

Photos of Rolly’s full-size Gypsy Wagon exterior and interior. (1996)

265. “The Mystery Gypsy Wagon” Sign. (1996) An original hand-painted sign by Rolly Crump that was displayed on the side of Rolly’s full-size Gypsy Wagon. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on wood and features the title “The Mysterious Gypsy Wagon”. The artwork measures 11.25”x48.25” and is in good condition with some expected wear from prior outdoor display. $2,000-$3,000

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Before presenting his concepts for the “Museum of the Weird” to Walt Disney in 1965, Rolly had worked on a much earlier version of the “Haunted Mansion” in 1960 with fellow Imagineer Yale Gracey. “When Yale and I first started, they didn’t know exactly what the Mansion was going to become” says Rolly. “We were allowed to try whatever we wanted, and we starting coming up with all sorts of crazy stuff. For inspiration, we took Walt Disney with us to see William Castle’s “13 Ghosts”, and we starting coming up with our own illusions to use for the Mansion. Later, we started making mock-ups for scenes and Yale created this illusion using a Beethoven statue he had. He borrowed a film from the Studio library of Hans Conried’s face as the Magic Mirror and projected it onto the statue, and it looked like the statue came to life! Walt loved that illusion and it ended up becoming the effect used on the graveyard busts in the final version of the Mansion. At one point, Yale had me design the stretch paintings while he was working on a half-inch scale model for the stretching room. I had about six or seven stretch paintings done before Marc Davis took a look at my sketches and wanted to redo them himself. That was fine with me, because I felt Marc would have done a better job than me anyway. Another illusion we worked with was the Pepper’s Ghost. Yale first heard about that illusion from the book The Boy Mechanic, and it showed how to reflect images on a glass panel so that they can appear or disappear. Years later, that illusion was reworked for a few scenes in the final Mansion like the Ballroom. The ride changed a lot after Walt passed away; Walt always saw it as a walkthrough. Many of the illusions Yale and I worked on didn’t make it into the final Mansion, but bits and pieces of them made it in here and there”. Rolly would step away from the Mansion to work on projects like the “Enchanted Tiki Room”, and “It’s a Small World” at the World’s Fair, but would come back to it in 1965 to pitch his ideas for the “Museum of the Weird”.

266. “The Boy Mechanic” Pepper’s Ghost Book. (Disney, 1913/1960s) A rare copy of “The Boy Mechanic” published in 1913. When Rolly Crump and Yale Gracey were working on the early stages of the “Haunted Mansion”, they used a copy of this book to learn about the “Pepper’s Ghost” effect which was used to create the Ballroom scene in the Mansion, as well as the illusion of the ghosts who appear in your Doombuggy with you. This book comes from Rolly Crump’s personal collection and measures 10”x7” and 1.75” thick. The condition is good with expected wear from age. $100-$200

267. William Castle’s “13 Ghosts” Poster & Ghost Viewer. (1960) A very rare original lithograph movie poster and ghost viewer from William Castle’s “13 Ghosts” feature film. While Rolly Crump was working with Yale Gracey on conceptual plans for the “Haunted Mansion”, they took Walt Disney to see this film for inspiration. Castle used the technique of Illusion-O; by looking through the red and blue portions of the Ghost Viewer, audience members would see or not see the ghosts in the film. Research into illusionary techniques like this helped Imagineers develop the “Haunted Mansion” into what we know it as today. The poster measures approximately 41”x27” and both items are in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

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268. Set of 3 “Haunted Mansion” Illusions Working Prints. (Disneyland, c.1950s-70s) A set of three working prints on trimmed artist’s board featuring the early effects and illusions planned for use in the “Haunted Mansion” at Disneyland. These boards come with a copy of a letter sent from Yale Gracey to fellow Imagineer Wathel Rogers regarding the prints, as well as a copy of a 3-page list of 89 effects planned for the Mansion. The boards feature information and illustrations on how to perform a variety of these early effects including “Clawing Hand”, “Bats”, “Rocket Skull”, “Ghostly Footprints”, “Turning Mask”, projection of film onto a statue head, and more. These documents come in a folder that Rolly Crump titled “Yale’s Work”, and this set represents an incredible look at early development for the “Haunted Mansion”. The boards measure 11”x8.5” and the set is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $500-$700

269. Original Ken Anderson “Haunted Mansion” Script. (Disneyland, 1957) An extremely rare original script for the “Haunted Mansion” written by Imagineer Ken Anderson. This script was created in September of 1957, nearly twelve years before the attraction would open. While the “Haunted Mansion” would change and evolve over the years into its current incarnation, this script offers a remarkable opportunity to see how the attraction would have looked during some of its earliest stages of development. This script includes the entire story of the attraction, as proposed by Anderson in 1957. This includes the dialogue from the never-realized “Lonesome Ghost”, as well as cast member dialogue, and an opening narration by Walt Disney. The script further describes various gags and spooky elements which would have been seen in the Mansion, and describes the history of the “Blood Family” who own “Bloodmere”, an original proposed name for the Mansion. This 27-page document comes in a protective folder which reads “The Haunted House by Ken Anderson - 2nd Revision Sept. 17, 1957” on the front label. The script measures 11.5”x9” and is in very good condition with some yellowing to the cover from age. $5,000-$6,000

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270. “Haunted Mansion” Attraction Poster. (Disneyland, 1969) An original hand-silkscreened attraction poster for Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. This poster was designed by Imagineers Ken Chapman and Marc Davis, and features iconic imagery of the Hitchhiking Ghosts in front of the Mansion itself. This poster is one of the most sought-after early attraction posters due to the continued popularity of the attraction as well as its stunning imagery. The poster has been beautifully custom-framed with UV filtering plexiglass and a border that compliments the Mansion’s similar wrought-iron pattern. The poster itself measures 54”x36” and is in very good condition, unexamined out of frame. The frame has minor wear from previous display. $7,000-$9,000

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272. “Haunted Mansion” Bat Prop. (Disneyland, 1969-70s) An original bat prop from the attic scene of Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. This rare prop features a hanging mechanism on the back which would allow the bat to move up and down and cause the wings to flutter. The eyes are hand-painted in a ghoulish red and the underside of the wings and body feature subtle flesh-tone paint. This bat measures 7.75” from wing to wing, and is in good condition with some small spots of paint-wear to the wings from use. $600-$800 271. “Haunted Mansion” Wait Times Sign. (Disneyland, 1970s) An original Wait Time sign from the “Haunted Mansion”. This sign features a center hole which would display wait times that could be adjusted by Cast Members throughout the day. The sign is accomplished in a dark grey, and displays haunting graveyard imagery along the bottom. The sign measures 13.5”x8.7”and is in good condition with some minor scuffs from use and spots of peeling on the back side to the sign’s clear protective coating. $2,000-$3,000

273. “Haunted Mansion” Original Hitchhiking Ghost Painting. (Disneyland, 1974) An original painting by artist Dan Martinez that features a beautiful image of the “Haunted Mansion” and the iconic Hitchhiking Ghosts. This painting was used for the promotion of the “Haunted Mansion” during its earliest years in the 1970s, and can be seen on the covers of Disney News in 1974 as well as the popular Persistence of Vision magazine in 1997. The artwork is accomplished in acrylic on artist’s board, with egg whites used to create the translucent glow of the Hitchhiking Ghosts. This incredible image perfectly captures the haunting details that have made the Mansion such a popular attraction over its nearly 50 year history. The painting has an image size of 19”x15.5” within its custom 26”x22.5” frame. The condition is very good with little wear from its initial use. $6,000-$8,000

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“Many of the illusions Yale and I worked on didn’t make it into the final Mansion, but bits and pieces of them made it in here and there”.

274. “Haunted Mansion” Grand Opening Spoon. (Disneyland, 1969) An extremely rare spoon created exclusively for the Grand Opening events for the “Haunted Mansion”. To promote the park’s newest attraction, Disneyland’s Carnation Ice Cream Plaza held a special “I Scream Sundae” event which gave away these stylish orange spoons to its patrons. The spoons read “Visit Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion” along the handle, with imagery of the three iconic Hitchhiking Ghosts at the top. The spoon measures 5”x1.25” and is in very good condition. $100-$200

276. “Haunted Mansion” Cast Member Bat Bow. (Walt Disney World, c.2010s) A very rare bat bow used by female Cast Members in the “Haunted Mansion”. This bow features white lace with a black sash and a felt bat with small sequin eyes. Mansion Cast Members have a tradition of naming their bats, with names ranging from spooky themes to more common pet names. This bow measures approximately 5”x7.5” and is in very good condition with little wear. The bow still retains its original wardrobe label on the back. $100-$200

275. “Haunted Mansion” Cast Member Tie. (Walt Disney World, c.2010s) A very rare black tie used by Cast Members in the “Haunted Mansion”. This unassuming tie is a practical way to add some subtle Mansion magic to your wardrobe. The tie measures approximately 58” long and is in very good condition with little wear. The tie is made of 100% polyester and still retains its original wardrobe label on the back. The thin end of the tie has two disguised holes to be used for fastening buttons to it which would prevent the tie from loosening or becoming disheveled. $100-$200

277. “Haunted Mansion” Cast Member Bat Bow Tie. (Walt Disney World, c.2010s) A very rare bat bow tie used by male Cast Members in the “Haunted Mansion”. This bow tie features a black and white fabric bat with a black sash. This bow tie measures approximately 5.5”x15.5” and is in very good condition with little wear. The bow tie still retains its original wardrobe label on the sash. $100-$200

278. “Haunted Mansion” Cast Member Cloak. (Disneyland, c.1980s) A very rare Cast Member cloak for Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. This cloak is accomplished in the Mansion’s familiar green and black pattern, and includes a shoulder cape which is attached along the neckline. The cloak features an older style Disneyand wardrobe tag inside and is marked as a size 42-L. The cloack is in very fine condition with minor wear from use. $600-$800

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281. Set of 4 “Haunted Mansion” Records. (Disneyland, c.1960s-70s) A set of four records themed after Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion” attraction. The records include two with illustrated stories of the Mansion attached to the album cover. The albums measure 12.5”x12.5” with one smaller 7.25”x7.25” album. These items are in very good condition with some minor wear to the album covers from use. The 1964 “Chilling, Thrilling Sound of the Haunted House” is unopened in its original plastic wrapping with minor wear. $100-$200 279. “Haunted Mansion” Secret Panel Chest. (Disneyland, 1970s) The very rare large-sized Disneyland “Haunted Mansion Secret Panel Chest” puzzle box. A hidden latch on the side opens in a specific pattern to reveal hidden compartments. This is a very charming and intricately built item, and amazingly, still includes the thin paper instructional sheet. This chest measures 6”x4” and 3.25” tall, and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $100-$200

280. “Haunted Mansion” Secret Panel Chest. (Walt Disney World, 1970s) A Walt Disney World “Haunted Mansion Secret Panel Chest” puzzle box. A hidden latch on the side opens in a specific pattern to reveal hidden compartments. This chest measures 5.5”x3.5” and 2.5” tall, and is in fair to good condition with some wear throughout from use including a thin removed section on the left-edge of the label. $100-$200

282. “Inside Disneyland” Haunted Mansion Issue. (Disneyland, 1969) A special edition of “Inside Disneyland” featuring information on the newly opened “Haunted Mansion” and it’s Cast Members. This special publication measures 4”x9” while folded, and is in very good condition. The front of the publication has an image of the Mansion and Hitchhiking Ghost, while the back has the iconic Hatbox Ghost. $100-$200

283. Cast Member “Backstage Disneyland” Magazine. (Disneyland, 1969) A rare issue of the Cast Member magazine “Backstage Disneyland”. This issue from Winter of 1969 celebrates the Grand Opening of Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”, and includes a special 8-page section on orange paper. This 10.75”x8.25” magazine is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $100-$200

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284. Pair of “Persistence of Vision” Magazines. (Disney, 1995/97) A pair of very rare “Persistence of Vision” historical journals featuring photos and articles dedicated to celebrating the creative legacy of Walt Disney. These issues contain information on the “Haunted Mansion” and the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, with information on aspects that Rolly Crump worked on. The issues measure 11”x8.5” and are in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200


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285. Pair of “The E Ticket” Magazines. (Disneyland, 1993/2004) A pair of rare “The E Ticket” magazines featuring information and inside looks at the creation of the “Haunted Mansion” at Disneyland. These issues include no.16 which is signed on the cover by Imagineer Bob Gurr who designed the attraction’s Omnimover vehicles, and issue no.41. The magazines measure 11”x8.5” and are in very good condition. $100-$200

286. “Haunted Mansion” South Elevation Print. (Disney, 1990s) A beautiful print from the Disney Gallery featuring the South Elevation scale drawing for the “Haunted Mansion”. This print recreates the original design by Imagineer Marvin Davis and is hand-numbered 293/300. The print measures 16”x20” and is in very good condition. $300-$500

288. “Haunted Mansion” Dust Prop. (Disneyland, 1999) A rare vial of dust from Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion” that was given to select Cast Members during Halloween events for the 30th Anniversary of the attraction. The vial comes with a parchment-like tag which certifies the authenticity of the dust. The vial reads “Haunted Mansion Halloween 1999” and measures 3.5” tall. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200 287. Pair of “Haunted Mansion” Bat Stanchion Replicas. (Disneyland, c.2000s) An incredible pair of replica bat stanchions accomplished in cast aluminum with a painted brass powder-coating. These collector-made stanchions faithfully recreate the versions seen in the line-queue of Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. The stanchions measure 44” tall and are in very good condition with minor wear from use. The stanchions include lengths of chain to connect them together. $1,500-$2,500

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290. Set of 4 “Haunted Mansion” Stretch Portrait Tapestries. (Disneyland, 2005) An extremely rare complete set of four limited edition tapestries which replicate the “stretching portraits” designed by Marc Davis. The cotton tapestries come with iron hanging rods decorated with bat finials, and were released in an edition of 999 pieces. Complete sets of these desirable collectibles are extremely hard-to-find. The tapestries measure approximately 37.5’’x16.5’’ and the set is in very fine condition. $800-$1,000

289. “Haunted Mansion” Lenticular Sailing Ship Portrait. (Disneyland, 1999) A very rare lenticular changing portrait created for the 30th Anniversary of the “Haunted Mansion”. This scarce collectible measures approximately 18”x21” and is in very good condition with little wear. $300-$500

291. Set of “Haunted Mansion” Stretch Painting Trinket Boxes (Disneyland, 2000s) A set of four miniature stretch painting trinket boxes created by artist Robert Olszewski. These boxes feature the portrait designs by Imagineer Marc Davis for the attraction. Each box measures 3.25” tall and the set is in very good condition. $100-$200

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292. “Haunted Mansion” Large Blanket. (Disneyland, c.2000) A scarce blanket featuring imagery from Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. This blanket depicts Madame Leota, the Hitchhiking Ghosts, Ghost Bride, singing busts, and other notable characters and imagery. The blanket measures approximately 53”x65” and is in very good condition. $200-$300


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294. “Haunted Mansion” Dread Family Busts Set. (Walt Disney World, 2010s) A set of five miniature busts from the “Haunted Mansion” featuring the 6 Dread Family members: Bertie, Uncle Jacob, Aunt Florence, Cousin Maude, and the twins Wellington and Forsythia. Life-size versions of these busts were installed at Walt Disney World’s “Haunted Mansion” as part of an interactive who-killed-who game to be played in the line queue. These busts measure approximately 9” tall with some variance in size, and 293. Metal “Haunted Mansion” Bat Stanchion Replica. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A beautifully crafted reproduction of a bat stanchion from Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion” the set is in very good condition. The busts come in their original box and packaging. $200-$400 line queue. This intricate figure was faithfully recreated by a collector in hand-painted metal, and measures 6” tall. The condition is very good with little wear. $500-$600

295. “Haunted Mansion” Pewter Miniatures in Box. (Disneyland, 2005) This limited edition boxed set of “Haunted Mansion” themed pewter miniatures was created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. This set was limited to 1500 pieces and includes miniatures of: the three Hitchhiking Ghosts, the Gravekeeper, a Mummy, and the Hatbox Ghost. This boxed set measures 7”x10” and 3.5” tall, and is in very good condition with little wear to the box. $400-$500

296. “Haunted Mansion” 40th Anniversary Boxed Set. (Disneyland, 2009) A special limited edition boxed set created for the 40th Anniversary of the “Haunted Mansion”. This set includes a sealed replica of “The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion” record, a matching cd, and a second cd titled “The Haunted Mansion”. Aldo included are two high quality prints of original artwork used to create the record. This set comes in a decorative box which reads “The Haunted Mansion” with a subtle Mansion wallpaper pattern. The boxed set measures 13”x13” and is in very fine unused condition. $200-$400

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297. “Haunted Mansion” Coffin Miniature Replica. (Disneyland, 2004) A very rare conservatory coffin miniature replica created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for the “Haunted Mansion” 40th Anniversary events at Disneyland. This replica features a slowly moving coffin lid and haunting green lights. The figure is accomplished in metal and resin and was limited to 500. This replica measures 6” tall and is in very fine condition in its original box. $200-$400

299. Pair of “Crypt Torch Sconce” Candle Holders. (Disneyland, 2005) A pair of rare limited edition wall sconce candle-holders created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland. These matching “Crypt Torch Sconce” holders are based off of Imagineer Rolly Crump’s designs from the “Haunted Mansion” attraction, and were inspired by Jacques Cousteau’s “Beauty and the Beast”. These sconces were created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily in a limited edition of only 999 pieces. The sconces note the anniversary on the bases and come with their original boxes and packaging. These items measure approximately 23” tall, and are in good condition with minor wear, including a few repaired cracks in one of the mosaic-style tops. $400-$600

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298. “Haunted Mansion” Stretching Room Gargoyle Figure. (Disneyland, 2000s) A custom-made reproduction figure of the gargoyle from the “Haunted Mansion” at Disneyland. This figure was inspired by the gargoyles in the iconic stretching room, and is accomplished in painted resin. The figure measures 7.5” tall and is in very good condition. $200-$400

300. “Haunted Mansion” Hitchhiking Ghost Head. (Disneyland, c.2010s) A life-size head of Ezra, one of the three iconic Hitchhiking Ghosts from the “Haunted Mansion”. This collector-made figure is accomplished in hand-painted resin in great detail. The head measures approximately 7” tall and is in very good condition with minor scuffs. $200-$400


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301. Mansion Bride Lighted Figure. (Disneyland, 2005) A very rare light-up figure from a “Haunted Mansion” Happy Haunts event. This incredibly rare figure depicts the iconic Bride and features lighted portions which are motion activated. The Bride’s heart glows and beats with a chilling thud when she is touched. This item measures an astounding 22” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear including a few scuffs along the dress. $400-$600

303. “Haunted Mansion” Fiber Optic Model. (Disneyland, 2002) A light-up fiber optic model of the “Haunted Mansion”. This model has characters and elements from the attraction on every side, and comes in its original box. The model measures approximately 9” tall and is in very good condition. $200-$400

302. “Haunted Mansion” Hatbox Ghost Light-Up Big Fig. (Disneyland, 2005) A very rare light-up “Big Fig” created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland. Accomplished in resin and metal with faux hair, this Big Fig replicated the infamous Hatbox Ghost from the “Haunted Mansion” attraction. Battery operated lights give the Hatbox Ghost’s eyes a ghoulish glow, with a convenient on-off switch hidden on the side of the head. This item measures an astounding 24” tall and is in very good condition. $400-$600

304. Olszewski “Haunted Mansion” Model. (Disneyland, 2006) An incredible model of the “Haunted Mansion” created by famed miniaturist, Robert Olszewski. This intricate model opens in the back to reveal three interchangeable scenes based on the attraction including the Gallery, Ballroom, and Graveyard with the three iconic Hitchhiking Ghosts. The model has LED lighting and some movable parts, and the scenes in the back light up when placed in the model. This incredible model measures approximately 12.5” wide, 5” deep, and 10.5” tall. The condition is very good with little wear and the model comes in its original box. $400-$600

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305. “Haunted Mansion” Big Fig. (Disneyland, 2004) A stunning “Magical Big Figurine” created by Larry Nikolai for the 35th Anniversary of the “Haunted Mansion”. This “Big Fig” depicts a small-scale version of the attraction including a small graveyard. This big fig is battery-operated with lights throughout and sounds that play when some of the tombstones are pushed on. This item measures approximately 16” in diameter and 14” tall, and is in very good condition with little wear. $400-$600

307. Set of “Haunted Mansion” Tombstones & Vehicles. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A set of seven Randotti tombstones recreated in sturdy resin, with four miniature Doombuggy attraction vehicle toys. The tombstones measure approximately 8.25” tall and the vehicles measure 4” tall. The set is in overall very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

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306. Signed “Haunted Mansion” Disney Gallery Poster. (Disneyland, c.1988) A poster used to promote the inaugural exhibition at The Disney Gallery. This poster features Sam McKim’s concept art for the “Haunted Mansion” and has been signed and drawn on by McKim in the lower-right corner with ghost imagery. The poster measures approximately 32”x26” and comes framed. The condition is very good with little wear. $100-$200

308. Pair of “Haunted Mansion” Organ Ghost Plaques. (Disneyland, c.2000) A pair of plaques depicting the ghost faces which appear out of the organ in the Banquet Hall scene of the “Haunted Mansion”. These custom-built matching plaques are hand-painted and are ready to hang on the wall. The plaques measure 10.75”x8” and 4” deep. The condition is very good with little wear. $200-$400


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309. “Haunted Mansion” Limited Edition Plate. (Disneyland, 2009) A limited edition plate featuring imagery of the “Haunted Mansion”. The plate was created for the attraction’s 40th anniversary in an edition of only 500. Created in bone china, this plate measures 8” in diameter and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

310. “Haunted Mansion” Limited Edition Pocket Watch. (Disneyland, 2009) A limited edition pocket watch created for the 40th Anniversary of the “Haunted Mansion” attraction. This metal pocket-watch comes in a decorate door-shaped case and was limited to only 300 pieces. The watch has a functioning clasp and spooky green watch-face. The watch measures approximately 2” in diameter and is in very good condition with wear to the case, including some edge-separation and spots of discoloration to the felt on the back side. $200-$400

312. “Haunted Mansion” Hitchhiking Ghosts Bobblehead. (Disneyland, c.2000s) A bobblehead figure of the three Hitchhiking Ghosts from the “Haunted Mansion”. The heads bobble on all three characters, and the figure is accomplished in metal and resin. The figure measures approximately 7”x10” and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

311. Haunted Mansion Gravekeeper Light-up Bobble Head (Disneyland, c.2000s) A light-up bobble head figure of the Gravekeeper and Dog from the “Haunted Mansion”. The lantern and lamp glow in a green light that is activated by a switch on the back. The figure measures approximately 5” in diameter and 8” tall, and is in good condition with minor wear, including a thin break in the lamp pole that doesn’t affect the functionality. $200-$400

313. “Haunted Mansion” Replica Play-Set. (Disneyland, c.2010s) A replica playset of Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion” with working lights and sound. The building’s structure opens in the back to reveal the inner rooms of the Mansion, as well as several play pieces including the three Hitchhiking Ghosts, a grandfather clock, Madame Leota’s seance table, and more. The set has hidden panels inside, and coffin-shaped buttons on the front say phrases such as “Welcome Foolish Mortals” and “I Didn’t Mean to Frighten You”. The replica measures approximately 9”x9”x9”, and is in very good condition with minor wear from use. $200-$400

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315. “Haunted Mansion” Grandfather Clock Watch. (Walt Disney World, 1999) A souvenir watch created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. This watch is themed after the attraction’s iconic grandfather clock, and comes in a decorate box. The watch measures 9.5” long and is in very good condition. $200-$400

316. “Haunted Mansion” Pet Cemetery Pin Set. (Disneyland, 2009) A rare boxed pin set based on the headstones from the pet cemetery in the “Haunted Mansion” attraction. This boxed set was limited to only 5000 pieces, and comes in a gorgeous display box shaped like the Mansion’s gate, which open up to reveal the pins. This set contains five pins and the box measures 6.5”x7.5”. The condition is very good. $200-$400

314. “Haunted Mansion” Organ Player Music Box. (Disneyland, 2005) A beautiful replica of the organ player ghost from the “Haunted Mansion”, created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This replica is accomplished in metal and resin with a wood base, and was created in a limited edition of 999. The music box plays a rendition of “Grim Grinning Ghosts”, and measures approximately 10” tall. The condition is very good with a small chip in the ghost’s hat. $300-$500

317. “Haunted Mansion” 40th Anniversary Jacket. (Disneyland, 2009) A rare jacket created for those who attended the 40th Anniversary events for Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion”. This jacket features a smaller patch on the front and larger patch on the back, both of which note the Mansion’s Anniversary. The jacket is a size XL, and is in very fine unused condition. $300-$500

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318. “Haunted Mansion” Halloween Weekend Event Poster. (Walt Disney World, c.1972) An original event poster from Walt Disney World’s “Halloween Weekend”. This orange and blue poster depicts a ghostly version of Mickey, with the “Haunted Mansion” behind him. The text at the bottom of the poster promotes the “Haunted Mansion” attraction, and it’s “999 restless ghouls”. the poster measures 22”x17” and is in good condition with minor wear from use including a couple small spots of discoloration on the left-edge. $200-$400


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Rolly Crump has always had a fascination with the unusual. While developing illusions for the “Haunted Mansion” and his later designs for the “Museum of the Weird”, Rolly quickly became known for toying with the macabre in his artwork. After he retired, Rolly would find himself exploring the subject of the Day of the Dead. According to Rolly, “It was a matter of luck that I came across a Day of the Dead celebration in Oceanside one day. I loved the imagery and color, and as I did with all of my projects, I began reading up on the subject. I did some paintings all based on Day of the Dead and came back to Oceanside the following year. I was put in touch with the owner of The Phantom Gallery and after he saw my Day of the Dead samples, he wanted to have a show of my work at his gallery! I wound up doing a few more shows at The Phantom Gallery, and some of my Day of the Dead paintings are now hanging in houses scattered all around California.”

320. “The Trio” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump that was inspired by a Dia de los Muertos event in Oceanside, California. Titled “The Trio”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 48”x36”. The condition is very good with minor scuffs on the right side. $800-$1,000

319. “Papier Mache Skull” Original Artwork. (2001) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump that was inspired by a Dia de los Muertos event in Oceanside, California. Titled “Papier Mache Skull”, this sculpture is accomplished in mixed media papier mache on an acrylic coated canvas. The backing behind the skull measures 35.5”x36” and the skull itself is 2” thick. The condition is very good with little wear. $700-$1,000

321. “Brass Ring” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump that was inspired by a Dia de los Muertos event in Oceanside, California. Titled “Brass Ring”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas with jeweled eye applications, and measures 30”x40”. The condition is very good with little wear. Crump has signed the painting in the lower-right corner. $800-$1,000

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322. “Circo” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump that was inspired by a Dia de los Muertos event in Oceanside, California. Titled “Circo”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 48”x36”. The condition is very good with little wear. $800-$1,000

323. “Cigar Man” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a skeleton smoking a cigar, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache with cigar and glass bottle applications. The sculpture measures approximately 28” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

324. Rolly Crump “Calaveras” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting created by Rolly Crump as part of his series on the Day of the Dead. Accomplished in acrylic on canvas, this painting depicts four decorative skulls, or “Calaveras”, as seen during Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. The artwork measures 18”x36” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $800-$1,000

325. Rolly Crump “Skeletons on Bikes” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting created by Rolly Crump as part of his series on the Day of the Dead. Accomplished in acrylic on canvas, this painting depicts three skeletons riding bikes and is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. The artwork measures 18”x36” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $800-$1,000

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327. “Breakfast with Jose Cuervo” Original Painting. (2001) An original painting by Rolly Crump titled “Breakfast with Jose Cuervo”. Accomplished in acrylic on canvas, the painting measures approximately 49”x49” framed. The condition is very good with little wear. $800-$1,000

326. “Skull with a Bird” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a skull with a bird on its head, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 36.5” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900 328. “Lizard with Tecate” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a lizard drinking Tecate, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache with can applications. The sculpture measures approximately 25” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

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It was Walt Disney who assigned Rolly Crump to work on the 1967 re-design of Tomorrowland. Rolly says, “Walt came to me and said, ‘We’re building a new Tomorrowland and I want you working on it’ and it’s not like I was going to say no to Walt, so I stopped what I was doing and went to work on Tomorrowland. I worked on several parts of the re-design, including the temporary bandstand that eventually became the Tomorrowland Terrace. I designed it so the stage would be hidden below ground, and would rise up when it was time for a show. I also developed a new ticket booth in a futuristic look, and I re-designed The Mod Hatter shop. One of my favorite projects was Mickey’s Mart; I designed that shop based on the old Mickey Mouse shorts so it was black and white with the original artwork displayed everywhere.” Rolly’s wife Marie recalls, “I went to Mickey’s Mart a few times during my trips to Disneyland, and it was my absolute favorite shop. I just loved the black and white color and the light bulbs that hung down low from the ceiling. It wasn’t until decades later that I learned Rolly was the one who built the thing, and that just made me love it even more”. Rolly adds, “I was also working with Bill Evans on the landscaping for the Tomorrowland re-design. Him and I ended up designing these floral patterns and we planted every flower there ourselves. There is kind of a cute story about that, see Bill needed a good visual on the flower designs we were making, so he stood on top of the PeopleMover track and would shout down to me while I worked on the the patterns in the planters. The results were incredible, and even when they have to replace the flowers, they still use our original pattern.”

329. Set of 10 Tomorrowland 1967 Development Photos. (Disneyland, 1967) A set of 10 photos from the collection of Imagineer Rolly Crump. These photos document Rolly’s work on the Tomorrowland Bandstand and Ticket Booth created for the 1967 Tomorrowland refurbishment. The photos depict Rolly’s model for the bandstand as well as the final bandstand and ticket booth. The photos range in size from the smaller 3.5”x3.5” images to the larger 8”x10” images. The set is in very good condition with minor wear. $300-$500

330. Summer ‘67 Disneyland Guidebook. (Disneyland, 1967) A rare supplementary guidebook featuring all of the changes to the park for the 1967 year. This guidebook highlights many areas worked on by Imagineer Rolly Crump, including the new Tomorrowland refurbishments, “It’s a Small World”, and more. This guidebook measures 8.25”x6” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

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331. Tomorrowland 1967 Ticket Booth Model. (Disneyland, 2005) A limited edition replica created by Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily, and sculpted by Will Babington for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. Rolly Crump redesigned the Tomorrowland ticket booth in 1967, and this resin replica was limited to only 1500 pieces. This model is from the personal collection of Rolly Crump, who removed the collectible pin and glued the lid down. The model measures 6.75” tall and is in very good condition with minor wear. $100-$200

332. Pair of Walt Disney Productions Annual Reports. (Disney, 1965/69) A pair of Walt Disney Productions financial reports to shareholders and employees for the years 1965 and 1969. These reports offer a great behind the scenes look into the company, as well as the plans Disney had for the years ahead. The reports come from the personal collection of Rolly Crump and measure 8.5”x11” and 9.5”x11” respectively. The condition is good with some cover-wear from use. $100-$200


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Disney on Parade was a traveling show consisting of costumed characters, acrobatics, dancing, and more. The show featured props, backgrounds, and sets designed by Imagineer Rolly Crump. According to Rolly, “Bob Jani had the idea for the show, but his ideas were too large and expensive. Disney got NBC on board to sponsor it and take away some of the costs, but NBC didn’t like Bob Jani’s version at all, so they brought in Bob Finkel and Jackie Cooper to redo the show. One Friday afternoon, we were almost finished with the final sets, and Finkel came in and told us he wanted the floor to look like it was an ice show. We were just speechless, because he wanted it done by Monday morning, and that was an incredible amount of work. I went to my friends in the paint shop at Disneyland and they came and helped us finish the floors. We slept in shifts and worked nonstop, but we got it done. That just goes to show you how we were a family back then, and if one person needed help, others jumped in.” Above: Rolly posing with his models and concept art for Disney on Parade. (1971)

334. Signed “Disney on Parade” Souvenir Cap & Program. (Disneyland, c.1971) An original program and souvenir child’s hat from “Disney on Parade”. Rolly Crump worked on backgrounds, props, and set design for this popular traveling show, and these souvenir items feature matching imagery of Mickey Mouse as a showman and the title “Disney on Parade”. The program is signed in ink by Rolly and measures 12”x8.25”, and the hat measures 6.5” in diameter. The souvenirs are in good condition with some wear from use. $200-$400

333. “Mickey’s Mart” Vintage Mickey Development Art. (Disneyland, c.1967) A set of eight prints used during the creation of the “Mickey’s Mart” shop in Tomorrowland. When Rolly Crump was designing Mickey’s Mart, he decided to theme it after the old black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons. The shop was painted in black and white, with large signs featuring Mickey Mouse illustrations from the vintage cartoons. To keep the authenticity of the shop, Rolly went to the Disney Archives and and found the original drawings used to create such iconic classic as “Steamboat Willie”, “Plane Crazy”, and more. Rolly made these copies directly from that original artwork, and used these copies in the creation of the new Tomorrowland shop. Three of the prints were framed by Rolly while the others are loose. The prints range in size but measure 8.5”x11” or smaller. The set is in good condition overall with some wear from use. $200-$400

335. “Disney on Parade” Advertising Case & Photos. (Disney, 1971) An extremely rare advertising case for “Disney on Parade”. This orange case features imagery of Mickey, Snow White, and Dopey, as well as the name “Disney on Parade” and has a latching top. Inside there are eight black and white photos of the characters in the production as well as five sheets of descriptive information on “Disney on Parade” stationary. The case measures 11” tall, and the set is in good condition with some wear to the edges of the case from use, including a few spots of discoloration along the bottom-edge. $300-$500

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According to Rolly, “After Walt passed, the Haunted Mansion took a turn away from the Museum of the Weird, and Dick Irvine moved me over to Disneyland as the Supervising Art Director. That ended up being the greatest education I ever got, because I worked so closely with every department that really made Disneyland run. I’d work with the landscapers, and the janitors, and the painters, and got to know the park so much better than while I was working at WED. Even though Walt had passed, I got to better understand his philosophies by getting to know his park more intimately. Walt had used what we call ‘weenies’, the little things that would draw a guest’s attention to another area of the park. For example, on Main Street you see the Castle in the distance, and that draws guests towards it. It was the little details like those that made me really understand just how much Walt cared about his park and designed it all to work together.”

336. Set of 5 Disneyland Photo Mailers. (Disneyland, 1960s-70s) A set of five photo mailers featuring various Disneyland lands and attractions, many of which were worked on by Imagineer Rolly Crump. The set includes two Adventureland, two “It’s a Small World”, and one “Haunted Mansion” mailer. The mailers measure approximately 4”x6.25” each and the set is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

338. “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” Guidebook. (Disneyland, 1968) A “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” pictorial souvenir guidebook which belonged to Imagineer Rolly Crump. This guidebook features photos and information on many of the park’s most popular attractions including several which Rolly himself worked on. These include “It’s a Small World”, the “Enchanted Tiki Room”, the Tomorrowland Bandstand, and “Dixieland at Disneyland”. This book measures 8.75”x11.75” and is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $200-$400

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337. Fantasyland Pewter Miniatures in Box. (Disneyland, 2005) This limited edition boxed set of Fantasyland-themed pewter miniatures was created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. This set was limited to 1500 pieces and includes miniatures of: a Dumbo ride vehicle, a Peter Pan vehicle, an Alice in Wonderland vehicle, a Storybookland boat, a Mr. Toad vehicle, and a Mad Hatter costumed character. This boxed set measures 7”x10” and 3.5” tall, and is in very good condition with a small repair to the a Mr. Toad vehicle wheel. $400-$600

339. Set of 3 “Mickey Mouse Theater” Photos. (Disney, c.1970s) A set of three black and white photos featuring imagery of the “Mickey Mouse Theater”. These photos come from the personal collection of Rolly Crump who worked on the puppet show sets for the theater. The photos are printed on high-quality Kodak photo paper and measure 10”x8”. The condition is very good with little wear. $100-$200

340. Set of Disneyland Ice Cream Cart Model Photos.(Disneyland, 1968) A set of 25 photos featuring a model for a Disneyland Carnation Ice Cream cart. The cart was designed to resemble a train, with ice cream kept cold in the different sections. The model was designed by Rolly Crump and Jack Ferges, and the photos are marked for June of 1968. The photos measure 3.5”x5” and are in very good condition. Also included with this set is a Kodak Ektachrome Transparency slide of the model. $100-$200


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According to Rolly, “There’s a cute story about some of the buildings on Main Street. While I was Supervising Art Director, I would be in charge of approving any of the paint changes to the building facades and other details like that, and the maintenance guys would come to me when there were issues with paint or other details on the buildings. Well, back then, the way they kept the buildings clean was just to spray them down at the end of every day. These were powerful pressurized hoses they were using, and the buildings were just painted wood. A maintenance guy told me that the wood was rotting so badly, that the only thing that was still keeping the buildings together was the paint! Well, we went to Management to get the buildings refurbished and to replace the rotted wood, but they wouldn’t hear any of it. They said that they didn’t have the budget for it, and they just didn’t understand how bad the problem really was. So we finally got them to come to the park, and the maintenance guy took an ice pick he had and stuck the tip of it into the side of one of the buildings. Well it just slid into the wood without even trying! Management couldn’t argue with that, and we were given the approval to fix the buildings.”

341. Main Street Refurbishment Working Print. (Disneyland, 1993) A rare studio working print that features the colored elevations for Main Street at Disneyland. This print is mounted to board and was used during a Main Street refurbishment in 1993. The artwork was reproduced from an illustration used on an earlier project, and prominently features the Main Street Emporium and its adjacent buildings. The bottom-right corner features the printed signature of Imagineer Tony Baxter, who gave his approval on the original design. The back of the artwork features the Walt Disney Company copyright mark. This item measures 18.25”x30” and is in good condition with some scuffing and spots of color-wear which appear to be transferred from the original artwork. $200-$400

“For Walt Disney World, I was tasked with developing Disneyland’s Fantasyland dark rides for the Magic Kingdom,” remembers Rolly. “They wanted to duplicate Peter Pan’s Flight, Snow White’s Adventures, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. At the time, all of Disneyland’s dark rides were pretty well etched into our heads. But when you redo something, you want to make it better. So everything I worked on, I wanted to take it to the next level. I fell in love with Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland, and I was really proud of how that ride turned out. Peter Pan was my first film at the Disney Studio, so I wanted the ride to be done correctly. In little ways, I was able to add to some of these classic attractions for the Magic Kingdom. We all had this energy back then; we were thrilled to be given a project and be let loose. That was something I learned from Walt, when you believe in your team, you let them loose. I’m really proud of the work we did in bringing those rides over to the new park.” 111


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Rolly remembers, “While working on duplicating the Fantasyland dark rides for the Magic Kingdom, Dick Nunis told me about his idea for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Since the ride was so incredibly popular at Disneyland, they wanted two identical rides at Walt Disney World to accommodate more guests. I thought that was nuts, having two rides that were completely alike. I started thinking it over and came up with the idea to have two tracks in the same building. Both sides would start at the same, but there would be different scenes depending on which side you started on, and eventually both would end up in Hell at the end. I always got a kick out of that, because the guests would always ask each other about the scenes they saw and would be confused that the others didn’t remember it. I loved that ride, and I thought we did a great job with the version at Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, they closed the ride in 1998. Disneyland’s version is still running, it’s one of the few rides that have been around since Opening Day. A little secret that not a lot of people know is that for my push-down toys, the very first one I ever made was a little devil. I designed those devils after the devils in Disneyland’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. It’s always been very special to me, and I’m happy I was able to work on such a popular attraction.” 343. “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” Original Lamppost Prop. (Disneyland/Walt Disney World, 1960s-70s) An original lamppost originally created for Disneyland’s New Orleans Square in the late 1960s. While Rolly Crump was developing the new “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” for Walt Disney World, he needed several lampposts for the Town Square portion of the ride. Rather than create new lampposts, Rolly had the idea to order a few existing lampposts from Disneyland to incorporate into the Walt Disney World ride. After installing the lampposts in the attraction, this one was left over and rather than throw it out, Rolly used it as a functional light fixture for his home. This incredible prop has a fiberglass body with a metal support in the center. The lamppost measures approximately 11ft tall and is in good condition with some expected discoloration and wear from outdoor use. $5,000-$7,000

342. “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” Wooden Devil Prop. (Disneyland, 1955) An original hand-painted wooden devil prop from Disneyland’s “Mr. Toad’s WIld Ride”. This devil prop was originally hand-painted by Imagineer Claude Coates, and received later touch-ups to the paint during its years of use within the attraction. These iconic props were later replaced by 3 dimensional devils made from fiberglass, but the original wooden devils are incredibly rare. This prop still glows under blacklight, and measures 33”x17.5”. The devil is in good condition with expected wear from its age and extensive use, including some scuffing to the front and damaged horns. The neck has been reinforced with tape on the backside for its durability. $1,500-$2,500

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344. “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” Vehicle Wheel Hub. (Disneyland, c.1950s) An original brass wheel hub from an early ride vehicle from Disneyland’s “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”. This prop measures approximately 2.75” in diameter and 1.75” tall, and is in good condition with some scuffing from use. $100-$200

346. “Mr. Toad’s Enchanted Evening” Limited Edition Pin. (Disneyland, 1999) A pair of rare items from the “Mr. Toad’s Enchanted Evening” event at Disneyland on October 28, 1999. This pair includes a pin of Mr. Toad which was limited to 1000 pieces and a lanyard which lists the schedule of events for the evening. The pin comes in its original tin with inner packaging, which measures 4” in diameter and 2.5” tall. The items are in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

345. “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” Attraction Vehicle Model. (Disneyland, 2005) A beautiful limited edition model of an attraction vehicle from “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”. This model reads “Toady” on the front and includes a wooden base with a plaque that notes the 50th Anniversary of the attraction. This model is accomplished in resin in an edition of only 200. The model measures approximately 5” tall including its base, and is in very good condition in its original box. $400-$600

347. “Mr. Toad” Big Fig. (Disneyland, 2004) A large “Big Fig” depicting Mr. Toad that was designed by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. Titled “The Fabulous J. Thaddeus Toad”, this incredible figure is accomplished in resin and measures 22” tall. The condition is very good with minor wear. $600-$800

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Rolly remembers, “After I completed my work on Walt Disney World, I left the Company to go off on my own. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my time at Disney, in fact I was very thankful for it. But after Walt passed, it was just no longer the same. I wound up working on a large variety of projects after leaving Disney including Circus World, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, to name a few. I grew a lot during my time away from Disney, and I got to work on projects that I would never have had the opportunity to do if I had stayed there. But it’s kind of funny, because a lot of the work I got was from people who heard I used to work for Disney, so I guess I owe Walt for that, too.”

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348. Ernie Ball Slinky Guitar Strings Print. (1972) A print of Rolly Crump’s design for Ernie Ball Original Slinky Guitar Strings. This print comes from Rolly’s personal collection, and has an image size of 7.5”x10.75” within a 9”x12.25” frame. The condition is very good with little wear. $200-$400

349. Lithograph Set of Ernie Ball Guitar Strings Logos. (1972) A set of four lithographic prints of Rolly’s designs for Ernie Ball Earthwood Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings. The set features the designs for Extra Light, Light Gauge, Medium Gauge, and Rock & Blues strings. The framed set has an image size of 8.5”x8.25” within their 10”x9.75” frame. This set comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump, and the condition is very good with little wear. $200-$400

“It was in the early 1970s when I started Design 27,” remembers Rolly. “In the years after I left Disney, I started doing all sorts of work for different companies, and I needed to hire employees to help me get it all done. In fact, one of the reasons I started Design 27 was because of Ernie Ball. Most people know Ernie’s name because of his popular brand of guitar strings, but I knew Ernie back in high school. After I started at the Disney Studio in the 1950s, I took my daughter to play in a park and there was Ernie with his son. We caught up, and it turned out that he was giving guitar lessons while I was at the Disney Studio. He asked me to design a business card for him, and he loved the final product, so from there he asked me to design his logos, guitar string packages, and whatever else he needed. He always thought I should have my own company, but that was an idea a decade ahead of its time. Ernie was the one who had the idea of turning my joke condom designs into actual products. He saw the potential in the idea and I got to work designing my own boxes for Capons. We had some meetings with Allied Latex and designed a bunch of additional products like jock straps and vending machine artwork, but in the end Allied declined. At Design 27, we worked on other large projects like Astroworld, Busch Gardens, Half Moon Bay, and a $7 Million shopping center in Dallas. Those were incredible times with some of the greatest designers I have ever known.” 114


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Rolly says, “In the 1970s, I began to work for Irvin Feld, the President of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Irvin heard I used to work for Disney and that I had worked very closely with Walt, so he wanted to bring me on board for his Circus World theme park. He had me create a Master Plan for Circus World, and I began to research the history of the circus. Eventually, I had the idea that the entire park should have a turn-of-the-century theme, from the buildings, to the costumes, to the posters, everything. After they bought off on the idea, Irvin wanted me and my team to move to Florida to help build the park. He offered to double our salaries if we did, so nearly all of us happily agreed and moved to Florida. They started running into problems right away and Mattel, who wanted to sponsor the park, wasn’t able to anymore. Eventually, Irvin had to tell me that it just wasn’t going to happen, and all of us who had planned to be in Florida for a few years had to head back home to California.”

Some of the original members of Design 27. (1970s)

350. “Circus World” Wooden Printing Reverse. (c.1970s) An original printing reverse accomplished in wood that was used to create promotional imagery for the Circus World themepark. The imagery depicts several performers standing on a horse with the word “Circus” displayed overhead. This large wooden reverse measures 42.5”x40” and is in good condition with some wear to the wood from age. This item has two hooks along the top edge for hanging. $100-$200

Rolly remembers, “When I was coming back to California after working on Circus World, I was contacted by Knott’s Berry Farm about doing some work for them. They wanted a dark ride and, due to my work in bringing the Disneyland dark rides over to Walt Disney World, they knew I had the experience needed to help them get it done. Now, I had been going to Knott’s since I was just a child, back when it was really a berry farm. So when Marion Knott, who owned the park, gave me a script written by one of their designers, I got to work right away. There wasn’t much to the story at the time; it was about a young boy and his donkey and the adventures they had on their way to the fair. They had the idea that it would take place inside a gypsy camp, and I started developing that idea. The ride would eventually be called “Knott’s Bear-y Tales”, but those bears were originally going to be real people. I designed some of the main gypsies in the ride after people I knew like my Aunt Jessie. Later on, they were turned into bears, but I still have one of my original concepts for the Aunt Jessie gypsy character. I was truly honored to get to work for Knott’s, and my son Chris got to design the huge Chug-A-Chug machine for Bear-y Tales, so that made it even more special. Walt Disney used to go to Knott’s Berry Farm all the time. Walt got a lot of his ideas from Knott’s, and Knott’s from Walt. So I was really proud to work there because of that connection.”

351. “Knott’s Bear-y Tales” Gypsy Camp Original Concept. (Knotts, 1970s) An original illustration created by Rolly Crump for “Knott’s Bear-y Tales” at Knott’s Berry Farm. This artwork is for the Gypsy Camp scene in the attraction and is accomplished in ink and marker on artist’s paper which is adhered to artist’s board. The illustration measures 19”x16” on its board, and is in very good condition with some wear from use, including some yellowing to the paper and edge-wear to the board. $100-$200

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Rolly remembers, “In the mid-1970s, I learned that Steve Wynn had just taken over the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and that one of his heroes was Walt Disney. So of course, I sent him a letter and introduced myself and told him that I had worked for Disney and knew Walt personally, and before I knew it I was on a plane heading to meet Steve in Vegas. He was an incredible guy, he was young but he loved hearing everything I could tell him about Walt. Well, he didn’t really know what he could use me for, but as I was leaving I noticed the hotel’s stationery, and it must have been the ugliest stationery I had ever seen. I said, ‘I’m going to redesign your stationery, and if you like it, pay me. If you don’t like it, don’t pay me’ and he smiled and agreed. When I finished, I showed my designs to Steve and he just loved them. In fact, he had me working on a whole bunch of projects for him after that. I had some of my old coworkers from WED help me redesign some of the floors in one of his hotels based on old ghost towns, and we developed a large animatronic bird show in this 50ft tall birdcage Steve had in Atlantic City. Steve was ambitious and when he had a vision, he made sure it was done the way he intended. I used to tell Steve that he was the only other Walt Disney that I’ve ever met, and he loved that. It was an honor to get to work for him, and I learned a lot during my time there.” 116

353. Pair of “Golden Nugget” Logo Design Prints. (1976-77) A pair of prints featuring logo designs for the “Golden Nugget” hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rolly Crump was asked by Golden Nugget’s President Steve Wynn, to redesign the logo for the Gambling Hall as well as its signage, graphics, and advertising. These prints feature Crump’s design, both as black and white, and as depicted at the top of a colored advertisement for the Casino. These prints measure 8.5”x11” and 10.75”x8.25”, respectively. The condition is good with minor wear, including some adhesive residue on the backs of the prints from Crump’s prior display of the imagery. $300-$500


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“The first time I met Jacques Cousteau, he looked me in the eye and said, ‘I always hated Walt Disney and I also hated Mickey Mouse’,” remembers Rolly. “I had this surprised look on my face and I didn’t know what to say so I just muttered out an, ‘Oh, okay’. But then he just started busting up laughing. He had a great sense of humor and he was just messing with me. I was put in touch with him because of his son Jean-Michel Cousteau. The Cousteau Society wanted me to develop an Ocean Center for them with exhibits that were both entertaining and also educational. Jean-Michel wanted an exhibit about the fish population, and there was a ride that took you to the bottom of the ocean. We also had this exhibit about water, and I took all of these amazing facts about water and illustrated scenes to go with them. Unfortunately, by the time the Ocean Center opened, they kept making changes to my ideas and it became a bit of a mess. The Ocean Center eventually closed completely, but I always admired the idea of an entire educational theme park. Maybe someday they’ll be able to make that idea work.”

354. Set of 3 “Ocean Center” Cousteau Society Photos. (1980s) A set of three polaroid photos depicting Rolly Crump’s work for the Ocean Center park for The Cousteau Society. Two of the photos show Rolly installing a Diver prop, while the third photo shows Rolly’s model for the scene. The photos measure approximately 4.25”x3.5” and 4”x4”, respectively. The condition for this set is very good. $100-$200 355. Set of 14 Original Rolly Crump Toy Illustrations. (c.1990s) An original set of 14 colored illustrations by Rolly Crump for a set of bean bag toys with different appearances. The artwork is primarily accomplished in marker on artist’s paper and measures 17”x14”. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear from use. $600-$800

356. Set of 29 Illustrations for Rainbird Sprinklers. (c.1970s) A set of 29 pages of illustrations by Rolly Crump for characters to be used in an exhibit for Rainbird Sprinklers. These humorous illustrations are accomplished in ink on vellum and were improved by Rolly based on his coworker Eddie Johnson’s earlier sketches. Included in this set are 15 xeroxed sheets of Johnson’s earlier sketches as well as a folder titled “Birds” in Rolly’s iconic inked style. The set is in very good condition overall with minor wear from use. $600-$800

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357. McNichols Arena “Butcher Shop Quartet” Original Art. (1986-87) An original illustration created by Rolly Crump for the McNichols Sports Arena. Between 1986-87, Rolly Crump designed three animated shows for themed restaurants within the Arena. This illustration, titled the “Butcher Shop Quartet”, was for the “Butcher Block” restaurant’s animated display. The illustration is accomplished in colored pencil on artist’s paper which is mounted to artist’s board, and measures 16.25”x18” on that board. The condition is very good with some minor waviness to the paper from the original adhesive. $600-$800

358. Bjorn Wiinblad Inspired Painting by Rolly Crump. (c.1970s-80s) A painting by Rolly Crump featuring a stylized portrait of a woman inspired by designs of famed Danish artist Bjorn Wiinblad. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. The painting measures approximately 25”x31.5” within its frame, and is in very good condition with minor wear. $1,000-$2,000

360. “Gypsy” Original Painting. (1995) An original painting by Rolly Crump titled 359. “No Nose Rose” Original Painting. (c.1982) An original painting by Rolly Crump “Gypsy” from his series on women with a dragon tattoo. The painting is accomplished titled “No Nose Rose”. The painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures in acrylic on mat board and has an image size of 35.5”x23.5” within its 38”x26” frame. 39.75”x30” framed. The condition is very good with little wear. $1,000-$2,000 The condition is very good with little wear. $1,000-$2,000

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361. “Fosse” Original Painting. (1995) An original painting by Rolly Crump titled “Fosse” from his series on women with a dragon tattoo. The painting is accomplished in acrylic on mat board and measures 36.5”x24.5” framed. The condition is very good with little wear. $1,000-$2,000

362. “Woman with Dragon Tattoo” Original Painting. (1995) An original painting by Rolly Crump from his series featuring women with a dragon tattoo. The painting is accomplished in acrylic on mat board and measures approximately 36”x24” within its frame. The condition is fair to good with some wear to the corners of the painting from sticking to the glass due to Crump’s original, often-unique framing. $1,000-$2,000

Rolly says, “I have always been interested in the culture of Japan. They have such richness in their art color and design. In my research on Japanese art, I found that they are masters in erotic art. I have done some work in this area, but interpreting it with my own colors, patterns, and style. Because I love pure color right from the tube, it made it even more attractive to me to work on Japanese inspired designs for my paintings and kites.”

363. “My Melon Waters For You Oh Little Saki One” Painting. (c.1960s-70s) An original painting created by Rolly Crump titled, “My Melon Waters for You Oh Little Saki One”. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 36”x48”. The condition is very good. $1,000-$2,000

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364. “Aerobics” Original Painting. (c.1960s-70s) An original painting created by Rolly Crump titled, “Aerobics”. This painting is accomplished in acrylic on board and measures 35”x47.5”. The condition is very good and the artwork is signed by Crump in the lower-right corner. $1,000-$2,000

“Because I love pure color right from the tube, it made it even more attractive to me to work on Japanese inspired designs.”

366. Rolly Crump “Spring Breeze” Original Painting. (2000) An original painting created by Rolly Crump from his series of Japanese-inspired artwork. Titled “Spring Breeze”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 36”x48”. The condition is very good. $1,000-$2,000

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365. “Warrior” Original Painting. (2000) An original painting created by Rolly Crump from his series of Japanese-inspired artwork. Titled “Warrior”, this painting is accomplished in acrylic on canvas and measures 48”x48”. The condition is very good with minor edge-wear. $1,000-$2,000

367. Painted Paper Carp Kite. (c.1995) A paper kite created and painted by Rolly Crump. Rolly was inspired to create this kite with a carp design after seeing an intricate paper kite in a display case at an airport in Burbank, California. Accomplished in acrylic on paper with strings for hanging, this kite measures approximately 40”x30”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $1,000-$2,000


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Rolly recalls, “Disney asked me to come back to help on EPCOT. At the time, John Hench was already working on the Master Plan for EPCOT for a few years and had nothing to show for it. So, Marty Sklar asked me to create the Master Plan instead. I brought in one of my architects and I designed EPCOT with how I thought Walt would have been proud to see it created. Everything worked together in my design, so that you had the Transportation Pavilion near the pond of water, and you would take boats to the various countries. You could take a boat to China, then take a carriage over to India, and so forth. I was very proud of the end result, and Marty arranged for a meeting with all of the Vice Presidents to go over my new Master Plan. Well, as it turned out, John Hench didn’t know that Marty asked me to create my Master Plan. So when Marty announced what I was about to present, John got this look on his face and started getting upset. I was in the middle of describing all the various areas and how they worked together when John stood up and starting yelling in the middle of the meeting. He said, ‘Roland, you’ve been with this company all this time and you haven’t learned a damn thing!’ He went on about how my design was a piece of crap, and I started yelling back at him that at least my Master Plan was far better than what he had come up with. And in the middle of this meeting we started really going at it. Now, John and I were very good friends. I think John really liked the fact that I stood up to him when we got into these kinds of arguments; we weren’t really mad with each other, but we would get heated. People started chanting ‘go John, go John!’ because they had never seen him get that excited before! And I even egged him on with a sort of sarcastic, ‘Yeah, John, go on’. John stormed out of there and yelled back, ‘You’ll have your damn Master Plan in a week!’ and he left. Marty didn’t ask me to work on the Master Plan anymore after that, but I was very proud of what we were able to accomplish with it. You’ll see a lot of similarities in my Master Plan to how EPCOT looked when it opened, but there were some things in mine that I felt would have brought EPCOT to a whole new level.”

“I designed EPCOT with how I thought Walt would have been proud to see it created.”

368. Rolly Crump’s Original “Master Plan” for Epcot. (EPCOT, 1970s) The original pencil drawing of Rolly Crump’s “Master Plan” for EPCOT. Accomplished in pencil on large graphing paper, this drawing is labeled “Master Plan for EPCOT” along the border, and was created by Crump and his architect to be used in Crump’s presentation for Disney’s Vice Presidents. The drawing has an image size of 14.5”x23” on its 24”x35” paper, and is in very good condition with some small spots of wear around the border. $1,500-$2,500

369. Signed Master Plan for EPCOT Vellum Print. (EPCOT, 1970s) A blueprint on vellum depicting Rolly Crump’s “Master Plan” for EPCOT. This blueprint was created for use in Rolly’s presentation for Disney’s Vice Presidents during the development of EPCOT. The vellum blueprint is signed by Crump in ink and measures 24”x36”. The condition is very good with little wear. $200-$400

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371. Signed Master Plan for EPCOT Print. (EPCOT, 1970s) A xeroxed print depicting Rolly Crump’s “Master Plan” for EPCOT. This blueprint was created for use in Rolly’s presentation for Disney’s Vice Presidents during the development of EPCOT, and is signed by Rolly in ink. The printed design measures 23”x25” and is in good condition with some creasing from being rolled. $200-$400

370. Site Plan for Epcot - Color. (EPCOT, 1970s) Rolly Crump’s original hand-colored “Site Plan” for EPCOT. Accomplished in marker and ink over a brownline copy, this artwork is labeled “EPCOT Site Plan” along the border, and was created by Crump and his architect to be used in Crump’s presentation for Disney’s Vice Presidents. The Site Plan has an image size of 14.5”x23” on its 22.75”x41.5” paper, and is in very good condition with some small spots of wear around the border. $1,500-$2,500

372. EPCOT Grand Opening Booklet. (EPCOT, 1982) A special booklet created to mark the Grand Opening of EPCOT Center on October 1, 1982. This booklet features a red and gold cover with a die-cut EPCOT logo, and contains 24 pages of photos and information on the pavilions and attractions. This booklet measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with a small smudge along the top-edge of the cover. $100-$200

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373. EPCOT Opening Year Souvenir Guidebook. (EPCOT, 1982) An Opening Year souvenir guidebook from EPCOT that features stunning concept art, behind the scenes photos, and great information on how EPCOT came to be and the Pavilions during its first year. The guidebook measures 8.5”x11” and is in very good condition with little wear. $100-$200

374. “Spirit of EPCOT Center” Employee Training Packet. (EPCOT, 1982) A rare employee training packet from the Opening Year of EPCOT. This packet, titled “The Spirit of EPCOT Center”, contains an unused training checklist and a pre-opening guide to EPCOT. This packet measures 11.75”x9.5” and is in very good condition with some edge-wear. $100-$200


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“I did a lot of work on The Land pavilion for EPCOT,” remembers Rolly. “Two of the attractions I helped work on were Listen to the Land, and Kitchen Kabaret. Listen to the Land came about from working with Carl Hodges at the University of Arizona. They were studying hydroponics, for growing plants in mineral solutions in water rather than soil, and Listen to the Land showed people real advances in science. While other pavilions were showing people what might come around some day, we were showing it to people right in front of their eyes. Meanwhile, Kitchen Kabaret came about because at the time, Kraft said they wanted a pavilion on food. The songs and the characters really won people over, and there were quite a few upset guests when the show was replaced with Food Rocks. Overall, The Land pavilion was very special to me because I worked on it for its opening, and then also came back to work on the renewal of The Land pavilion in the 1990s. It has always been among the most popular of the Pavilions, and I loved working on it.” Rolly poses with members of The Land Pavilion team. (c. 1980)

375. EPCOT The Land Pavilion Photo Archive. (Disney, c.1978-80s) A binder from the personal collection of Imagineer Rolly Crump that was created by Rolly to document his work on The Land Pavilion at EPCOT. Rolly worked extensively on The Land pavilion as well as it’s later refurbishment, and this binder includes photos from the creation of the pavilion, “Kitchen Kabaret”, and a “Mechanical People Show”. The set includes 20 printed photos as well as 9 high-quality photos on Kodak photo paper. The photos measure approximately 8”x10”. The printed photos are slightly stuck to their protective sleeves from the toner used. There are several hand-written notes throughout from Rolly where he designated the sections of photos. $300-$500

377. Marty Sklar Signed “The Land” Letter. (EPCOT, 1982) A thank you letter sent from Marty Sklar to Rolly Crump regarding Rolly’s leadership role in “The Land” pavilion at EPCOT. The letter is on WED Imagineering stationery and was written on November 5, 1982, shortly after the opening of EPCOT. The letter is signed in ink by Sklar, and measures 11”x8.5”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200

376. EPCOT The Land Pavilion Signed Concept Art Print. (EPCOT, c.1980s) A concept art print featuring Imagineer Walt Peregoy’s design for The Land Pavilion at EPCOT. This print is on 3-hole sturdy paper and is signed by Peregoy in pencil in the lower-right corner. The concept print measures 16.5”x20” and is in very good condition. $200-$400

378. Set of 3 “The Land” Letters from Marty Sklar. (EPCOT, 1994) A set of three thank you letters sent from Marty Sklar to Rolly Crump regarding Rolly’s roles in “The Land” pavilion at EPCOT. The letters are on different sizes of Walt Disney Imagineering stationery and were written in July and August of 1994, shortly after the completion of “The Land” renewal project. The letters feature hand-written notes by Sklar in red ink and are signed by Sklar. The smaller letters measure 7”x3.5” and the larger measures 11”x8.5”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200

379. Set of EPCOT Land Pavilion Rehab Project Photos. (EPCOT, c.1994) A set of 16 printed photos which Imagineer Rolly Crump’s used to document his work in the refurbishment of EPCOT’s “The Land” Pavilion in 1994. The photos include images of sculpts, interior shots from the Land Pavilion, and much more. These photos were Crump’s personal way of documenting his work, and come in his folder titled “EPCOT Land Pavilion” with an additional note of “Land Re-Hab”. The printed photos measure 9.75”x8” and the set is in overall very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

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“I did a lot of work for the planned Life and Health Pavilion at EPCOT, some of which would be reused later for the Wonders of Life Pavilion,” remembers Rolly. “They always wanted a pavilion based on health and fitness, and we did a lot of wonderful work creating things like the Great Midway of Life and the Care-of-Self Carousel, and we had a ride that would take you through the human body. Unfortunately, they just couldn’t get a sponsor for the thing, and the Wonders of Life pavilion didn’t open until 1989. Even then, it had changed from what it originally was going to be. But our original ideas influenced bits and pieces here and there, and the Wonders of Life pavilion remained pretty popular for nearly 20 years.”

380. Wonders of Life Pavilion Photo Lot. (Disney, c.1978-80s) A set of 30 photos from the personal collection of Imagineer Rolly Crump, used by Rolly to document his work on The Life and Health Pavilion at EPCOT. Rolly worked extensively on the abandoned Life and Health Pavilion, and some of his ideas would later be implemented into the Wonders of Life Pavilion. This collection includes photos from the “Great Midway of Life”, “Care of Self Carousel”, and “Theater of the Mouth”, among others. The set includes 30 printed photos as well as one EPCOT Site Plan on high-quality Kodak photo paper. The photos measure approximately 8”x10”. The printed photos are slightly stuck to their protective sleeves from the toner used. There are several handwritten post-it notes throughout from Rolly where he designated the content in the photos. $200-$400

381. “Great Midway of Life” WED File Copy Print. (EPCOT, c.1980s) A very rare WED File Copy print of concept art for the “Great Midway of Life” for EPCOT. Rolly Crump’s designs for the Great Midway of Life were planned for a Health pavilion for the opening of EPCOT, but ended up influencing aspects of the Wonders of Life pavilion for 1989. This print depicts a carnival-style fun house, and is stamped on the back with a Disney copyright stamp and a WED File Copy stamp. The print comes from the personal collection of Rolly Crump and was framed by Rolly. The framed print measures 20.25”x24” and is in good condition with some wear from use. $200-$400

383. EPTOT & KIDCOT Model Photo Archive. (EPCOT, 1980s-1992) A photo archive created by Rolly Crump to document his involvement in “EPTOT” and “KIDCOT” for EPCOT Center. This archive shows Rolly’s earlier models for the children’s play area “EPTOT” and the later models for “KIDCOT”. This collection includes seven EPTOT model photos and 15 KIDCOT model photos, all in Rolly’s reference binder labeled “EPTOT” & “KIDCOT”. The printed EPTOT photos are sticking slightly to their sleeves due to the black toner used, while the KIDCOT photos are on photo paper with Disney copyright stamps on the back from 1992. The set is in good condition with some color wear to the EPTOT photos. $100-$200

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382. Marty Sklar Signed “Wonders of Life” Letter. (EPCOT, 1989) A thank you letter sent from Marty Sklar to Rolly Crump regarding Rolly’s role in “Wonders of Life” at EPCOT. The letter is on Walt Disney Imagineering stationery and was written on November 2, 1992, shortly after the opening of “Wonders of Life”. The letter is signed in ink by Sklar, and measures 10.5”x7.25”. The condition is very good with minor wear. $100-$200

“While working on EPCOT, we began to realize that there just wasn’t much for young kids to do there,” remembers Rolly. “One of the guys, Scott Hennesy, had the idea for a little pavilion called EPTOT specifically for the young children. It was just a terrific idea, where there was a play area based on each of EPCOT’s actual pavilions. We loved the idea and made models and showed them to Marty Sklar and John Hench, but they didn’t like it. It wasn’t until Eisner entered the picture, that he heard about it and got the gears turning again. He renamed it KIDCOT, and it had changed from what Scott and I wanted. But I still have photos of the models we built for EPTOT, and they’re a fun look at what could have been.”


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“Before I left Disney, they were working on a pavilion at EPCOT about Denmark,” remembers Rolly. “It was going to have a miniature Tivoli Gardens, a boat ride, a Ferris wheel, and more. We made models of the pavilion, and LEGO was going to sponsor the thing. Plans ended up changing and they canceled the project, but I still have my photos of the models we designed for the pavilion. It would have been a fun addition to EPCOT, and the unfinished Denmark pavilion isn’t something a lot of people know about.”

384. EPCOT “Denmark Pavilion” Model Photos. (EPCOT, c.1994) An extremely rare set of seven photos from the personal collection of Rolly Crump which document Crump’s work on a model for the unfinished “Denmark Pavilion” at EPCOT. This Pavilion would have been an exciting addition to EPCOT for 1995 with a recreated Tivoli Gardens, ferris wheel, carousel, and a LEGO themed boat ride. This folder was assembled by Crump to contain his printed photos of the model which measure approximately 6.5”x10”. The set is in very good condition with little wear and the folder has Crump’s hand-written note “EPCOT LEGO” on the front. $100-$200

“One of my more recent projects was this series of Bugs that I was going to put on greeting cards and balloons,” recalls Rolly. “I did a whole bunch of them including a Love Bug for Valentine’s Day, a Bed Bug, a Smug Bug, and so on. They really are cute little paintings with a Bug for every occasion.”

385. Rolly Crump Original “Love Bug” Artwork. (c.1990) An original illustration by Rolly Crump from his Bug series. Titled “Love Bug”, this illustration is accomplished in colored pencil, acrylic, and ink on artist’s paper. The artwork has an image size of approximately 19”x14.5” within its 21.75”x17” frame. The condition is very good. $1,000-$2,000

386. Rolly Crump Original “Bed Bug” Artwork. (c.1990) An original illustration by Rolly Crump from his Bug series. Titled “Bed Bug”, this illustration is accomplished in colored pencil, acrylic, and ink on artist’s paper. The artwork has an image size of approximately 19”x14.5” within its 21.75”x17” frame. The condition is very good. $1,000-$2,000

387. Rolly Crump Original “Smug Bug” Artwork. (c.1990) An original illustration by Rolly Crump from his Bug series. Titled “Smug Bug”, this illustration is accomplished in colored pencil, acrylic, and ink on artist’s paper. The artwork has an image size of approximately 19”x14.5” within its 21.75”x17” frame. The condition is very good. $1,000-$2,000

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388. Rolly Crump Original “Lightning Bug” Artwork. (c.1990) An original illustration by Rolly Crump from his Bug series. Titled “Lightning Bug”, this illustration is accomplished in colored pencil, acrylic, and ink on artist’s paper. The artwork has an image size of approximately 19”x14.5” within its 21.75”x17” frame. The condition is very good. $1,000-$2,000

390. “Lobsters Drinking Martinis” Original Painting. (c.2000) An original painting by Rolly Crump titled “Lobsters Drinking Martinis”. This humorous design has been replicated by Crump in other media such as paper mache, with this painting being accomplished in acrylic on canvas. This painting measures 24”x48” and is in very good condition. $600-$800

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389.“Scarecrows” Original Artwork by Rolly Crump. (1990s) An original mixed media design by Rolly Crump titled “Scarecrows”. This artwork is accomplished in ink, felt tip marker, and colored pencils, and has an image size of 20x15” within its 27”x22” frame. The condition is very good condition with a small patch of discoloration in the top-left corner. The artwork is signed “by Crump” in the bottom-left corner. $600-$800

391. “Dragon Fly” Original Rolly Crump Painting. (1990s) An original painting by Rolly Crump of a “Dragon Fly”. This design beautifully captures Rolly’s creativity and humor, and is accomplished in acrylic and ink on artist’s paper. The artwork measures 17”x21.75” framed and is in very good condition. $600-$800


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392. “Devil” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a devil character, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 30.5” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

393. “Panther with Bird” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a panther with a bird on its head, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 33” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

“When I was asked to design and build the toys for It’s a Small World at the World’s Fair in New York, I came up with the idea to sculpt them out of Styrofoam and then glue paper towel to them” recalls Rolly. “Since then, I have done a lot of work in this medium. I had so much fun doing Papier Mache for It’s a Small World, that I wanted to do it again with some designs for myself. If you keep learning and trying new things, then you’ll always be part of the greatest world, the World of Creativity”.

394. “Punch and Judy” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a Punch and Judy style puppet show, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 17.5” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

395. “Lobster Drinking a Martini” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a lobster drinking a martini, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 33” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

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396. “Jack in a Box” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a Jack in the Box, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 49” tall and is in very good condition with little wear. $700-$900

398. “Papier Mache by Rolly Crump” Sign Art. (2000) A hand-inked sign by Rolly Crump for his papier mache sculptures. The sign reads “Papier Mache by Rolly Crump” and is accomplished in ink on artist’s board. The board is taped along the top-edge to another board so that it can stand up. The board measures 14.25”x12” and the artwork is in very good condition with minor edge-wear. $700-$900

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397. “Umbrella Man” Papier Mache Sculpture. (2000) An original papier mache sculpture created by Rolly Crump. This sculpture depicts a tall man holding umbrellas, and is accomplished in acrylic on papier mache. The sculpture measures approximately 28” tall and is in good condition with some damage to the umbrellas and lefthand. The sculpture has a stand built into the back. $700-$900


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“Walt had the ability to reach inside of you and bring out a part of you within, a part that even you were unaware existed,” remembers Rolly. “He was, without a doubt, a genius in every aspect of his life. Those of us who worked for him said he had a crystal ball in his back pocket. He was always correct. He was capable of reaching his goals no matter how high. He could talk to anyone about anything; Walt never talked down to anyone. He always spoke your language, always included your interests. Using this quality, he got more out of your creative mind than you thought you had. Once given a project and he felt your understood it, he would back you all the way no matter what others might say. Walt had a child-like side which made talking to him extremely easy. Everything I learned while working for Disney was because of Walt. The studio had an open door policy, where you could go anywhere and see what the others were working on and ask questions. I picked up new techniques and knowledge from the other artists that I never would have learned otherwise. I learned of kinetic sculpture from Frank Armitage, I learned how to sponge animation backgrounds from Eyvind Earle, I learned sculpting from Blaine Gibson, and I learned color and patterns from Mary Blair, it just goes on and on. Walt’s character and how he ran the Studio brought out the best in me. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Walt.”

Rolly Crump (left) describes sections of It’s a Small World to Walt Disney (right). (c1964)

399. Collection of 36 Photos of Walt Disney & Disneyland. (Disneyland, c.1950s-70s) A collection of 36 vintage photos featuring Walt Disney and Disneyland. This impressive set includes publicity and promotional photos, aerial photos of the park, and photos of concept art. Many of these photos depict Walt Disney at various stages of his illustrious career. The photos are primarily from the 1950s-70s and most are in black and white. The photos range in size but the majority are approximately 11”x8.5”. The condition of this set is very good with minor wear, and the backs of many of the photos have reference information for either the date or location of the images. $600-$800

“Walt’s character and how he ran the Studio brought out the best in me. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Walt.”

400. Limited Edition Walt Disney Plaque by Kevin Kidney. (Disneyland, 2005) A rare limited edition wall plaque depicting Walt Disney. This plaque was created by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily for the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland, and was only made in an edition of 1000. This metal plaque measures 9.75”x7” and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

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“When I think back on my life, I have to think about all of the people that I worked with over the years,” remembers Rolly. “When I was told I was going to be receiving the Disney Legend Award, I thought about how much I had learned from Walt, and from the incredible artists that Walt brought together. I couldn’t believe they were going to make me a Disney Legend, and to be honest, I didn’t think I deserved it when there were so many other talented artists and individuals who also helped bring these projects to life. But my children were never going to let me hear the end of it if I didn’t go to the ceremony, so I went, and it was one of the greatest days of my life. In addition to the Disney Legend Award, I was also given my own window on Main Street. To me, that was the greatest honor I could have received. The window says ‘Fargo’s Palm Parlor’ and has a few images from some of the attractions I worked on. Those projects and the people I worked with helped shape me into who I am today, and I am grateful for every single one of them.”

402. “Rolly Crump” Sculpture by Casey Wong. (2014) A hand-painted sculpture of Imagineer Rolly Crump created by artist Casey Wong. The sculpture is accomplished in resin and wood, and depicts Rolly Crump with a removable pair of glasses with “Museum of the Weird” imagery around the base. The sculpture was created by Wong for the “Museum of the Weird” tribute show at Creature Features, and measures 15” tall. The condition is very good and Wong’s initials are sculpted into the back. $500-$800

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401. Rolly Crump’s “Gods and Goddesses” Scrap Book. (c.2000s) This scrap book was created by Rolly Crump over a period of time around 2003 to discuss the concept of “Imagination” and what he has learned with his artwork over the years from subjects such as the “Haunted Mansion” and “Tiki Room”, to his personal artwork. The book, referred to as his “Gods and Goddesses” book, also brings to attention the talented artists and individuals that have inspired Rolly over the course of his life such as Mary Blair, Josephine Baker, Bjorn Wiinblad, and more. This scrap book contains adhered photos, some illustrations, many hand-written notes, and other information which help document Rolly’s incredible life of art. The book measures 10.25”x8” and is approximately 100 pages long. The condition is very good with some spine-wear from use. $200-$400

403. “Thank You” Framed Print. (c.2000s) A print created by Rolly Crump to be used while returning letters to fans of his work. The design is a self portrait which reads “Thank you!!! For your interest in my work!!!!”. The print has an image size of 10.5”x8” within a 12.5”x10” frame, and is in very good condition. $200-$400


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404. Signed Letter from Diane Disney Miller to Rolly Crump. (Disney, 2000) A hand-written letter from Diane Disney Miller to Rolly Crump, thanking Rolly for being a part of a documentary interview regarding her father, Walt Disney. The letter is written on a double-sided card and comes in the original envelope addressed to Rolly. The letter is signed by Diane and is on her personal stationary. The letter measures 4.25”x6.25” and is in very good condition with little wear. $200-$400

406. Rolly Crump’s NFFC “Disney Legend” Award. (Disney, 2004) A special etched glass award commemorating Rolly Crump’s induction as a “Disney Legend” in 2004. This award was presented to Rolly Crump by the NFFC Club for Disneyana Enthusiasts, and features Rolly’s name above the title “Disney Legend”. This award measures 5” tall and is in good condition with some minor scuffing from Rolly’s previous display. $400-$600

405. Michael Eisner Signed “Disney Legends” Award Letter. (Disney, 2004) A very rare letter from Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Michael Eisner, to Imagineer Rolly Crump. The letter was written to inform Rolly that he would be receiving the Disney Legends Award for his significant impact on The Walt Disney Company during his career. The letter is on Eisner’s official Walt Disney Company stationary and is signed in ink by Eisner. The letter measures 11”x8.5” and is in very good condition with minor wear. $200-$400

407. Collection of Rolly Crump’s Business Cards. (1960s-90s) An collection of 12 business cards from Rolly Crump’s incredible career. These cards are from Rolly’s personal collection and include cards from WED Imagineering, Rolly’s own Gallery, Rolly’s personal business card, Crump & Brooks, Design 27, two cards for Circus World, Mariposa Group, Cinematix Inc., The Cousteau Society, Supertek Productions, and Ride & Show Engineering. The business cards were adhered to two 10.75”x8.25” sheets of paper by Rolly for display and the cards are in overall very good condition with minor wear. $400-$600

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AUCTION 1. This auction is presented by Love of Art, LLC. The auction is conducted under the terms and conditions set forth herein and applicable state and local laws. Announcements on the day of auction, whether printed or announced from the podium, shall supersede those in the printed catalogue. 2. Buyer’s Premium: All bids are subject to a Buyer’s Premium which shall be added to all placed successful bids. 3. Bidders and Buyers Bound: All persons placing bids, participating or registering in the auction agree to be bound by, and accept, the Terms and Conditions of the auction. 4. Qualification: All Bidders must meet auctioneers qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of the auctioneer may be disqualified at auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded any lots. Such determination may be made by the auctioneer in his sole and absolute discretion prior to, during, and after the close of any auction. 5. Exclusion: The auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any persons of entity: (a) from bidding, or (b) from the floor of the auction on the day of sale. 6. Guaranty: If any entity places any bid, then the individual actually placing the bid shall guaranty payment for any successful bid. 7. Credit: Bidders shall establish credit with the auctioneer prior to placing bids. Auctioneer shall be the sole determiner of whether or not credit of any Bidder is satisfactory to auctioneer. If Bidder is not known to auctioneer, a proposed Bidder shall furnish satisfactory credit information (”SCI”) at least five business days prior to the auction. Such SCI shall include two credit references, a social security number, and appropriate credit card information. Auctioneer reserves the right to make a credit check of any proposed Bidder and such Bidder consents to the making of such a credit check. The acceptance of checks is in the auctioneer’s sole discretion and may be based on a variety of criteria, such as a credit bureau report, a bank check, or otherwise. The auctioneer will accept, up to five business days prior to the date of the auction, deposits for bidding, if the check is a local check; or up to 10 business days before deposit if the check is not a local check. Such deposits will be kept in an attorney’s trust account, and shall not be applied to any payment absent a successful recognized bid. Those bidding on the Internet must pre-register at least one business day before the auction and bids will not be accepted if pre-registration has not occurred. 8. Bidding Procedures by Mail or Fax: All mail or fax bids shall be signed. 9. Bidding Increments: The bidding increments shall be utilized as specified in Paragraph 15; and if any bid does not so conform, the bid will be lowered to the highest increment lower than the mail bid. Non-internet bids (such as, for example only, bids from the podium, fax, mail, or telephone bids) shall be treated similarly to floor bids in that the bidding increments shall be utilized; and if the bid does not so conform, the bid will be lowered to the highest increment that is lower than the bid. Any Bidder may once in an auction for a particular lot bid a “half-increment”. Once a “half-increment” bid is accepted no other half-increment bids will be accepted on that particular lot. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein the auctioneer may solicit or accept bids that are not incremental in nature. 10. Identical Bids: Preference will be given to the bid first received. 11. Execution of Bids by Auctioneer: Auctioneer is not responsible for errors in your bids. CHECK YOUR BIDS BEFORE SUBMITTING THEM TO THE AUCTIONEER. Auctioneer is not responsible for any failure in executing mail or fax bids received on the day of the auction or later. All written bids should be received two business days before the auction. Auctioneer is not responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, FAX, email, Internet, or in person, once the auction begins. Electronically placed bids may not be withdrawn. 12. Technology Failure: In the event that auctioneer experiences an outage of the Internet, or telephone service the auctioneer may extend the time for bidding on any lot in the auction. The auctioneer reserves the right to “take a break” for any reason during the course of the auction. 13. Delivery of Lots: Lots won by Bidders not personally at the auction will not be delivered on the day of the auction. Upon proper payment being made, lots will be delivered starting 15 minutes after the close of each auction session to those properly paying. 14. Transfer of Title: Title to any lot shall only transfer after payment is successfully received in full by the auctioneer, including the Buyer’s Premium, any sales tax applicable, and any shipping or other charges.

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16. Auctioneer May Submit Items to Auction: The auctioneer, his employees or affiliates, may consign items to the auction. 17. Auctioneer May Grant Concessions to Consignors or Bidders: The auctioneer, in his discretion, may extend guarantees, loans, or advances to consignors. The auctioneer reserves the right to extend additional credit by way of extended payment terms at its sole discretion. 18. Minimum or Nominal Bids: The auctioneer will set a minimum bid before a lot can be sold. Bids below the minimum bid may not be accepted or recognized by the auctioneer. Further, nominal bids, or small opening bids, or very nominal advances in the bidding may not be recognized by the auctioneer, in its sole discretion. Any lot not receiving any recognized bid shall be passed. 19. Winner of Lot: The highest qualified bidder recognized by the auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the bid received first by the auctioneer shall prevail. If there is a dispute among Bidders, the auctioneer may in his sole and absolute discretion re-offer the lot. There are times when a bid may not be recognized by the auctioneer; in that situation the recognized bid will be the winning bid regardless of whether or not the competing, but unrecognized bid, may have been higher. The auctioneer may in his absolute discretion re-open the bidding immediately after closing a lot to accept any bid in error not previously recognized. 20. Good Faith Bidding: Auctioneer reserves the right to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid. All bids must be made in good faith. A bid is not made in good faith, if it is made by an insolvent or irresponsible person, a minor, or if made in excess of any applicable credit limit. 21. Lots: All lots will be sold in numerical order (unless a lot is re-offered) and will not be broken. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close of the entire auction, any lot. 22. Rescission of Sale of Lot: Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale of any lot in the event of non-payment, disputed ownership, clerical error, clerical omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason in the auctioneer’s sole and absolute discretion. 23. Lots Sold After Auction: In some cases lots will be sold after the auction. The Terms and Conditions apply to those sales as well. 24. Payment in Dollars: All sales are strictly for cash; and payment must be made in United States Dollars. 25. Amount of Payment: All deliveries, and transfers of title, are subject to the full payment of all monies due for the lot, including the payment of the separate Buyer’s Premium. The Buyer’s Premium shall be 15% of the highest successful recognized bid for payments made in cash, check, electronic funds transfer, or wire transfer directly to the auctioneer; 18% for payments made by credit card, debit card, PayPal, or other charge card directly to the auctioneer; and 21% for any successful bids made through a third party internet service. Auctioneer retains the Buyer’s Premium as its own property. 26. Payment Terms: Payment is due upon the closing of the auction sessions, or upon presentation of an invoice. If payment in full is not received within (7) calendar days after the close of the auction, or within (5) calendar days of the invoice date, whichever is later, the auctioneer may in its sole and absolute discretion, void the sale. If the sale is voided for non-payment the successful bidder shall still owe the auctioneer its fees. Sales tax will be collected from any successful bidder unless the appropriate certificate is on file with the auctioneer at least five business days before the first date set for the auction. If the successful bidder choses to send an “e-check”, electronic funds transfer, or ACH payment, and it does not clear, the bidder authorizes the auctioneer to use the credit card on file. If payment is not made the auctioneer reserves the right to sell the lot to any under-bidder or in any future auction; any difference in the realized proceeds shall be the responsibility of the non-paying successful first bidder.

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Attorney’s Fees: In the event that it in necessary for the auctioneer to employ an attorney the successful Bidder agrees to pay reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 30. Security Interest Granted: The successful Bidder grants a security interest in the lot being sold to secure the payment of the invoice. The successful bidder grants a possessory lien as well to the auctioneer. Auctioneer shall have the rights granted under Article 9 of the California Commercial Code including but not limited to the right of sale. 31. No Warranties: NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION IN THE CATALOGUE OR ON THE DAY OR AUCTION. Bidders are urged to view the lots before bidding on them. Descriptions are only being presented for the benefit of those bidders who have not had the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding and no description in the catalogue shall create any warranty. Color variations are to be expected and are not the basis for any return of any lot. Auctioneer is only selling the right, title, and interest of any lot that has been consigned to the auctioneer by virtue of any consignment agreements. The auctioneer disclaims any warranty of fitness or merchantability. 32. Disclaimer of Damages; Sole Remedies: Auctioneer disclaims any damages, consequential or otherwise. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages. Up to the date that the auctioneer pays the consignor (45 days after the close of the auction sessions), and in the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver a lot, or if it is established that the lot lacks title, or some other transfer or condition issue is claimed, the sole remedy of the Bidder up to a date six months after the close of the auction sessions shall be the rescission of the sale and the refund of any amount paid by the Buyer. After the consignor is paid by the auctioneer the sole remedy of the Buyer is against the consignor, and vice versa. 33. Statements are Opinions: In consideration of participation in the auction, and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases auctioneer, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, outside experts, and attorneys the (”RELEASEES”) from any and all claims, causes of action, in law or in equity, direct or indirect, known or unknown that he/she/it may have with respect to the auction, the catalogue, the conduct of the auction, or the lots being purchased. By not complying with the terms of this Release, Bidder waives any and all claims against the RELEASEES. A bidder or buyer acknowledges that there is a risk that subsequent to the execution of this Agreement, one or more of them will discover facts or will discover, suffer, or incur claims and/or damages relating to the subject matter of this release, which were unknown or unanticipated at the time of the auction, which, if known on that date may have materially affected their respective decisions to give the herein release. Despite this knowledge and understanding, each bidder and buyer agrees that it is assuming the risk of such unknown and unanticipated facts and claims, and in connection herewith, each hereby expressly waives any and all rights under California Civil Code Section 1542, which section has been explained to and is understood by each party and which reads as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” 34: Arbitration: By placing a bid in the auction, a Bidder agrees to the dispute resolution set forth herein. All disputes shall be arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association in Los Angeles County, California. Costs shall be split equally among all parties. This replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 35. Prohibited Activities: Any agreement between consignors and bidders to sell by private sale any lot, or to effect a non-sale of an item at auction is prohibited and auctioneer reserves the right to collect from the bidder the Buyer’s Premium. 36. Special Notice: Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code, Section 1812.600 posted with the California Secretary of State a bond. The auction is being conducted in compliance with Section 2338 of the California Commercial Code and Section 535 of the California Penal Code. 37. SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA: AS REQUIRED BY LAW, A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER ANY MEMORABILIA DESCRIBED AS BEING AUTOGRAPHED MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AT THE TIME OF SALE. THIS DEALER MAY BE SURETY BONDED OR OTHERWISE INSURED TO ENSURE THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANY COLLECTIBLE SOLD BY THIS DEALER. 38. 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The Life and Career of Disney Legend Rolly Crump  

Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “The Life and Career of Disney Legend Rolly Crump”, an exhibition and auction which brings together...

The Life and Career of Disney Legend Rolly Crump  

Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present “The Life and Career of Disney Legend Rolly Crump”, an exhibition and auction which brings together...