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    Artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) made a lasting contribution to the Disney image.  Her work as a color stylist and designer influenced Disney’s mid-century output, including films such as Alice in WonderlandCinderella and Peter Pan.  She also designed the It’s a Small World attraction for the New York World’s Fair which later moved to Disneyland before being replicated for Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.  Mary’s imaginative use of color and her childlike graphics made her one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists.  

    On October 20th, Samuel Goldwyn Theater will be hosting a panel discussion celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mary Blair’s birth.  For the next three years a show entitled “Mary Blair - Life Choices, The Work of a Mother” will be touring Japan

    Reproductions of Mary’s work can be purchased at The World of Mary Blair, run by Mary’s nieces.

    I have to say that the epic Mary Blair mural that used to be at Disneyland was such a beautiful thing to view on the Peoplemover. And when they got rid of the Peoplemover and the mural, Tomorrowland just kind of…diminished.

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