Things You're Just Supposed to Know

Most of the time, Long-Forgotten assumes that readers are already familiar with basic facts
about the Haunted Mansion. If you wanna keep up with the big boys, I suggest you check out
first of all the website, Doombuggies.com. After that, the best place to go is Jason Surrell's book,
The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic (NY: Disney Editions; 2015). That's the
re-named third edition of The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies (NY:
Disney Editions, 2003; 2nd ed. 2009). Also essential reading is Jeff Baham's The Unauthorized
Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion (USA: Theme Park Press, 2014).

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Museum of the Weird Book by Grillot de Givry

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In the previous post I showed how Marc Davis made good use of Émile Grillot de Givry's Illustrated Anthology of Sorcery, Magic, and Alchemy.  He wasn't the only one.  I also mentioned Rolly Crump, who evidently rifled through de Givry for images to use in his "Museum of the Weird."  Here are a couple of examples from one of Rolly's well-known "Museum of the Weird" concept sketches:


And here y'go, darlin', or as Émile would put it, Voilà.





Here's another example, taken from a different sketch of the Museum.  Rolly borrowed an old palmistry chart in de Givry.


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