Two new books on the making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be published this autumn. The author J. B. Kaufman is a film historican and part of the staff at The Walt Disney Family Museum. I'm happy to see that both of the book's covers have awesome artwork from Gustaf Tenggren!
The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The first one is the Snow White movie poster that originally was the opening illustration for the two-issue Snow White story published in November-December 1937 in Good Housekeeping, prior to the premiere of the movie in December the same year. This iconic poster gradually came to symbolize the Walt Disney world of fairy tales and has since transformed into logos for various parts of the company.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film
The second is another of the magazine illustrations, depicting the first meeting between Snow White and the Witch. In this illustration the delicacy of Tenggren's penmanship is beautifully demonstrated; every detail is thoroughly studied and rendered, and the striking contrast between the two women hits us with great power. This is Tenggren at his very best, and what Disney was looking for when they hired him. At last, these covers recognize Tenggren and the importance he had for the Disney success story!