Thursday, August 30, 2007

Haunted Mansion Magic



Did you know that Griffins in the Gallery (stretching room) are very sensitive? It's true, according to the "Magic from the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland" book. Circa 1970, this 59 page booklet comes with colored illustrations of characters from the Haunted Mansion ride, including Madame Leota (looking very much like Maleficent), the executioner, and the opera singers. There are several chapters, each dedicated to a specific genre: card magic, money magic, paper magic, mental magic, and handkechief magic. There is even a ventriloquist lesson! Phineas J. Pock is given credit for the introduction. A wonderful addition to any fan's collection!

Here's a picture of the crying griffin.


My friend, Guy the Ghoul, also a booklet titled "Magic from the Haunted Mansion". Notice that 'in Disneyland' is NOT part of the title. Everything else about the two booklets are identical, from what I can tell. I would love to know the secret behind that little mystery....

3 comments:

Matt said...

The probably dropped the location specific title in 1971 so it could be sold at The Magic Kingdom as well.

Great idea for a blog btw, I added you to my RSS reader.

Haunted Mansion Collectibles said...

but of course! Such a simple explaination....
d'oh!

Thanks for the comment!
:)

608 said...

can anybody tell me how much something like that would cost?