OT: Mary Blair lecture



Did anyone attend the John Canemaker lecture on Mary Blair this past week? I understand that Frank Thomas was there and that Kathryn Beaumont was there for the Peter Pan screening.

Can anyone fill in some details?
OT: Mary Blair book

Sorry, this is not about the lecture that I wasn't at, but--speaking of Mary Blair(I'm a great admirerer of her concept artwork, in particular) and John Canemaker, did you get his new book on her(mixed reviews on amazon, for what it's worth.....)?

Wish I could be in NY for this... :'( - Matt

Mary Blair (1911-1978) was one of Walt Disney's most brilliant conceptual designers, helping define the look of such classics as Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953). She also brought her distinctive, colorful style to children's books, advertisements, theatrical set designs, and theme park attractions. Animation filmmaker John Canemaker, author of The Art and Flair of Mary Blair (Disney Editions, 2003), gives an illustrated lecture on the artist, featuring clips from her work. A rare 35mm screening of Alice in Wonderland and a book signing will follow.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6:30 p.m.
The Art and Flair of Mary Blair. Illustrated lecture by John Canemaker on the designer's life and career, featuring clips from Disney films and slides of her drawings. Approx. 60 min.
followed by: Alice in Wonderland. 1951. USA. Produced by Walt Disney. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske. Color and styling by Mary Blair. 75 min.
For more information visit the MoMA website.