6340.7 #18 (DL Qual #7

May 10, 2013 7:18 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 10th, 2012. Alice Davis is honored w/her own window on Main Street, U.S.A @ Disneyland park. Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs & Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis presented the window to Davis, which is located alongside the window honoring her husband, legendary Disney animator Marc Davis. The 83-year-old Disney Legend worked w/ Walt Disney imagineering as a costume designer. She first designed costumes for the Walt Disney Studios during the production of “Sleeping Beauty.” It was common for animators to use live-action footage as reference – it helped them to see how the actors, fabrics, hair & other elements moved. And you Disney history fans may remember that it was her former art instructor (& future husband), Marc Davis, who recruited her to make the dress that would be worn by the actress portraying Briar Rose in the reference footage. In 1963, Alice Davis collaborated w/ art director & fellow Disney Legend Mary Blair on the “it’s a small world” attraction for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, & later translated pirate attire from Marc Davis’ original drawings into clothing designs & patterns for Pirates of the Caribbean in 1965. To watch the dedication ceremony: http://is.gd/7xiBbk Are you a fan of Mrs. Davis' work? Do you have a favorite costume in the park on either POTC or IASW?

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Great history as always SMK, I always enjoy reading these! - Admin 9:30AM
😊 I'm so happy to have a place to share. I'm glad you enjoy these! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:17AM
WOW!! Its been a year already?! I remember the coverage here in the lounge. Time is flying by wayyy too fast! - Armenda  1159.7 #153 9:50AM
Right?! I'm feeling very 👵 like today. Lol - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:18AM
HAHA!! Oh goodness! - Armenda  1159.7 #153 10:58AM
Once again, great history post, Duchess! It's so cool that she got the spot next to her husband. My favorite costume in POTC would have to be the redhead's dress at the auction :D - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 10:32AM
Thank you so much for this amazing post, as she is truly someone to be honored. I have had the fortune of meeting Alice and Marc on three occasions and they were the most gracious people, who were incredibly touched by the kind words and compliments from people. The last time I saw them was three weeks before he passed away and he was telling me stories of when he worked on HM and she was having to lovingly finish his sentences for him. I have the biggest soft spot for them, out of all the imagineers, and it is just wonderful seeing this post, thank you again!❤ - Nala  375.8 #604 4:16PM
Awesome! - RockieMouse  205.3 #1925 7:23AM
😘 As are you! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:21AM
This is such great information!! I love learning about all the great imagineers and artists! I didn't know about this and did not see the presentation (last year, this time I had not renewed my AP). I really love all the POTC costuming! It goes so well with all the decor. It is just as detailed as all the artwork on the attraction. You don't even notice how seamless it all is, which speaks to the amazing talents of these imagineers! Thank you so much, SMK for sharing the history and tradition of Disney! You're awesome! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 7:29AM
The costumes are really quite impressive! Do you have a favorite on the attraction MyPark? I'm going with the dress the redhead is wearing. 👩😍 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:20AM
That one is very nice! I think the auctioneer is very elaborate. Also I love the three singing pirates' costumes. The ones singing Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 10:30AM
cool. thanks for the info. - David09  731.5 #265 7:32AM
You're so very welcome! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:21AM
Thank you for posting Disney history! - BombFrogFormerCM  1015.8 #183 7:40AM
Good morning Martini! 👋 Believe me it's my pleasure! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:22AM
What a beautiful ceremony. Mrs. Davis speech wonderful. I certainly had taken for granted the pirates costumes but now that i think about it I sure am glad she took the time to dress everybody. I think my favorite is the orange shirt on the scurvy dog sittin on the bridge with the jug. I think I will ride the omni bus today to have a good look at that window too. Thank you miss. - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 7:49AM
Yes, clothes are good. Nekky pirates probably wouldn't be allowed. 😜 Are you referring to the dirty footed pirate? Good choice if so! Enjoy your ride on the omni today! That's on my list of things I want to do! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:25AM
I can hear it now "So ye come seeking adventure and Nekky old pirates ay?" 🙈 Yep that's the one ol dirty foot.. always thought he has the best shirt. I rode it for the first time just the other day (the Omni) Such a treat to get a ride down (or up) Main Street. I highly recommend it. - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 4:05PM
I was so excited about seeing her window last year after the ceremony! Love Alice Davis! - CuriousAsAlice7  165.2 #2493 8:19AM
Thanks for this post. It is wonderful to see these talented individuals honored. They bring our favorite attractions to life. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1570.0 #106 9:40AM
What an amazing talent! Such wonderful pictures too, thanks for sharing! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 9:45AM
Great post! You do such a great job everyday! - PixiePirateMaid  345.5 #690 9:52AM
How awesome - carminaire  802.9 #230 12:48PM

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