20 September 2001,
Price realised USD 1,880
USD 1,200 - USD 1,600
Typed letter signed ("Walt Disney"), to Allen Smith of the Palm Springs Desert Museum, no place, [Los Angeles], December 8, 1952. 1 page, quarto, on personalized stationery, very fine.
"I have just looked at our picture The Story of the Desert, which I had intended bringing down this week-end, but it still needs additional editing and until this is done I would rather not show it. I know you want to see this picture and I will bring it down for you as soon as it's in good shape -- most likely this will be shortly after the first of the year. In this very significant letter, Disney is just finishing The Living Desert, which was released in 1953, the first of his "True-Life Adventure" series. The series of features ran through 1960 and earned the prolific and innovative artist some 29 Oscars.
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