Alice Davis To Receive Window On Main Street In Disneyland
Imagineer Alice Davis to be Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park
Disney Parks Blog
Last night, during a special event at Club 33 inside Disneyland park, Kim Irvine announced that her fellow Imagineer – and Disney Legend – Alice Davis will be honored with her own window on Main Street, U.S.A., on May 10.
Alice Davis is well known for her costume design work and has styled some of the most beloved characters at Disney Parks – including those found in the classic attractions, it’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean. She first designed costumes for the Walt Disney Studios during the production of Sleeping Beauty. It was common for animators to use live-action footage as reference – it helped them to see how the actors, fabrics, hair and other elements moved. And you Disney history fans may remember that it was her former art instructor (and future husband), Marc Davis, who recruited her to make the dress that would be worn by the actress portraying Briar Rose in the reference footage.
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Alice Davis was interviewed on a podcast about a year ago and the subject of a window at Disneyland came up. Alice has a condition that is causing her to lose her eyesight. She mentioned that she would very much like to have a window on Main Street and that she hoped it would happen while she can still see. I am so glad that she is getting her wish. Marc Davis' window has an identical and empty window right next to his. I would imagine that this is where Alice will be honored.
it's about time she got one too! Now if Ernie could get one....................
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Trying to wrangle in invitation to this event... It'd be great if VF could get pictures and video of this, don'tcha think?
Maybe a live stream?
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I was there July 17, 2005.
Alice Davis window unveiled
Disney costume designer gets Disneyland window
Orange County Register
Disney designer Alice Davis looked up at the Disneyland window dedicated her late husband, Marc, and noticed that the window next to it was empty. She wanted it for herself. On Thursday morning, Alice Davis, 83, got her wish when Disney unveiled a window in her honor, right next to that of her husband that sits above the Disneyana shop along Main Street, U.S.A. Marc Davis’ window was added in 1992. “It’s something I will enjoy forever and ever,” Alice Davis said.
With the window, Davis received one of the highest honors bestowed to individuals by the Disneyland Resort. Roughly 75 windows are part of the five-decade tradition started by Walt Disney to honor those who have made an impact on Disneyland.
The windows dovetail into the Anytown, U.S.A feel. Davis’ window, for example, says:
Small World costumer Alice DavisDavis designed many park costumes, including many of the 150 or so dolls in the “it’s a small world” ride and those of the animatronic characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Alice Davis’ favorite costume is that of the Pirates of the Caribbean’s redhead. She had to mold the costume to create the torso with corsets and tough plastic that would stay put as the animatronic figure moved. video
Seamstress to the Stars.
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