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The Fairest One Of All by J B Kaufman (Aurum, £35)
THE sub-title: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tell us what the text of this book is about; it does not extol the beauty of this book.
That is left to the book cover and the moment you turn the pages over.
Walt Disney had come to notice in the film-making world through animation and his beloved Mickey Mouse, but he had a desire to make a full-length animated film. It was said that this could not be done but Disney proved them wrong and his film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs made such an impact that today, 75 years later, it still does so.
This book shows us how this was done, involving many, many people under the guidance of Disney. The birth of the idea, the gathering of experts in many fields of animation and film making, the publicity team, the audience; all necessary to the film’s success are related here in what is a fascinating story.
This book, highly illustrated, presented in large format so the pictures make an impact, is a gem. It should be on the shelves of anyone interested in film, the cinema, animation, and anyone who loves beautiful books.