Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tiki Room Attraction Poster Art

Something else from my walls...

This is the original art that the Disney studio sent to Stuart Burrows, the man whose print shop produced all but the very early Disneyland silk-screened attraction posters. It's a hand-drawn cel that Mr. Burrows would share with his artists and screen-cutters in preparing the final poster. I purchased this directly from Mr. Burrows a few years back. It's very small (maybe 6 inches by 3 inches), and there is some chipping and paint loss inside the Tiki god. This photo doesn't do the piece justice, particularly in the quality and color of the background.


This version is the 2nd Tiki Room poster, produced in the late 1960's. Here's a repro of what that looked like in its final form.

9 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

This is true example of fine Disney art. Thanks for sharing.

outsidetheberm said...

What a great piece. Lucky you!

Matt said...

Wow, I didn't know any of these kinds of originals even existed! Truly cool.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow breaking out the jewels of the collection. You know I love this item as much as you do.

Major Pepperidge said...

This is the version of the Tiki Room poster that I have! Of course I wish I had an earlier version, but I'm pretty happy with this one.

Amazing original artwork!

jedblau said...

I think this version may actually be rarer than the first one. Yours, I think...is the only one I've seen on the open market.

walterworld said...

What a great piece to have in your collection!

I like that version of the Tiki Room poster better than the others. Thanks for sharing...

Major Pepperidge said...

Jed, I bought mine from Brett you-know-who! There was one that came up on ebay years ago, I seem to recall that it went for over $3000.

jedblau said...

Interesting! I thought yours WAS the EBay one. Good to know.