Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Haunted Mansion (Golden Press, 1970)

And how about a little non-pre code xmas bonus too? I mean, what kind of “Ghost Story for Christmas” theme would be complete without the story told so damn brilliantly by Walt Disney and his Imagineers within the haunted walls of the single greatest Dark Ride ever created? It’s not just for the kiddies, but also everyone still young at heart too.

(FYI: these scans come from my original Golden Press book that I actually received for xmas over 35 years ago! Awww!)
















For more about the real Haunted Mansion please check out the single greatest website devoted to it, DOOMBUGGIES.com …and what ever you do, don’t miss Jeff Baham’s incredible book The Secrets of Disney’s Haunted Mansion, featuring over 60 awesome pages of in-depth, behind the scenes Haunted Mansion history and facts!

Click HERE for more info and to order!

8 comments:

Sherm said...

Beautiful scans of some really fun paintings! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A NICE SURPRISE AND CHANGE OF PACE HERE TODAY! I'LL HAVE TO GET A COPY OF THIS BECAUSE I LOVE THE HAUNTED MANSION! JEFFS BOOK SOUNDS GREAT TOO.

MERRY CHRISTMAS KARSWELL (STEVE), THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE GIVEN US THIS YEAR!!

The Headless Werewolf said...

There's also an excellent book called THE HAUNTED MANSION: FROM THE MAGIC KINGDOM TO THE MOVIES by Jason Sorrell. We just visited the Mansion this past weekend, and the recent enhancements are impressive, especially the axe-murdering bride!

Karswell said...

>THE HAUNTED MANSION: FROM THE MAGIC KINGDOM TO THE MOVIES by Jason Sorrell.

Yes indeed, that is a great HM book too! Too bad about the Eddie Murphy movie though, eh?

I received an email from Jeff Baham and he says that he is working on a significantly revised and expanded version of his book (the current version is about 3 years old.) Should be available sometime this spring... I'll be sure to give everyone a heads up.

Happy Holidays everyone!

prof. grewbeard said...

neat-o! i reckon someday i'll visit that there Haunted Mansion and see what all the hubbub is about...

Jeff Victor said...

These illustrations are incredible! thanks for posting this. Easily, the Haunted Mansion is my favorite ride at Disney.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I wasn't aware of this kid's book and I've been collecting Haunted Mansion items for years. What a find! Thank you!!

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