Disney and The Dude

What do vintage Disneyland posters and The Dude’s sweater from The Big Lebowski have in common? They were both up for auction recently from Profiles In History (aka the Hollywood Treasure crew) — and if you want to see the results, check out the scoop in Collectors Weekly (spoiler: the posters won!).

Vintage Disney

This past weekend, I finally got a chance to see The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. And while I never was a huge Disney fan growing up (okay, maybe The Seven Dwarves were kinda cool), it’s hard not to be impressed with how this humble Midwestern kid turned his little animation studio into an international entertainment giant. (No cryogenics jokes, please!)

The legacy of Mr. Disney has been handled with great care as the museum features a smart layout of spotless exhibit rooms, archival videos, and interactive games — but what appealed to me the most was the classic collection of vintage Disneyland posters that mimic the simple, clean lines of French travel posters and have clearly stood the test of time…and no doubt inspired the Pixar animators during the making of The Incredibles.