A risqué illustration featuring 64 Disney characters showed up in Paul Krassner’s satirical US publication, The Realist, 50 years ago.
Originally published out of the offices of Mad, The Realist lays serious claim to being the world’s first and longest surviving underground magazine, running from 1958 to 2001.
In 2007, Krassner recounted to The Guardian how he was inspired to commission the drawing by Disney’s death in 1966:
“I decided to visit Disneyland for the first time. I asked the head of security if there was any special ceremony to mark his death.
“‘No,’ he replied. ‘We kept the park open. We felt that Mr Disney would have wanted it that way.’ This was the moment I realised that, although Disney had served as the Intelligent Designer for a whole stable of imaginary characters – repressing their libidos in the process – they were now mourning for him in a state of suspended animation.
“When I got home, I called Wally Wood, a staff artist for Mad magazine, and assigned him to create a black-and-white montage for the middle two pages of the May 1967 issue.”<
The artwork inspired irreverent t-shirts with Snow White and “the Sir Punks”, plus Minnie and Mickey going at it selling at Seditionaries. This was one of a number of graphics introduced into the historic store at 430 King’s Road early in 1978 by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.
HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY!
Label this under:
“What the F***”
“dievca is not getting any younger” and
dievca took the plunge
she has been lusting for awhile
(Crazy Train: Vivienne Westwood Sky High)
They are the Vivienne Westwood elevated court shoes in black kid leather.
Designed in the early 1990s.
Created for Vivienne Westwood’s Autumn/Winter 1990 Portrait Collection, the Black Elevated Court Shoe initially challenged wearability with their vertiginous style. A wardrobe essential, finish the look with these classic Westwood heels.
Offered on the Vivienne Westwood website for $805
Not quite as tall as the Iconic Gillie – but close.
So, dievca went with the Elevated Platform
while her balance is still good enough to pull it off…
Please tell her to “break a leg”!
she cannot wait to hear what
Master will think.
Diversity, dievca, Diversity!
Buy less, choose well and do it yourself!”
― Vivienne Westwood
Words dievca needs to live by for the New Year.
Time for a closet clear out…it is going to be a challenge.
dievca HAS to get to it…
While that is happening, may dievca leave you with some photos of her favorite
Dame Vivienne Westwood’s pieces?
Chosen randomly, with love and lust in mind:
May we all be this fabulous in our Golden Years.
(OK, I know photoshop may be involved. But, dievca can be photoshopped, too!)
A little background music while you absorb dievca’s wish for a pair of:
Vivienne Westwood Sky High Platforms.
Video might be a little much for the morning….unless you really like to Rock.
PS. Look how young and clear Ozzy looks and sounds.
(Yes, I know that Dame Vivienne was more into punk — but the song is appropriate and dievca might have a Metal Fan or two, in the crowd. One located in France, perhaps?)
Will dievca’s Master like these shoes?
Uhh, dievca doesn’t think so — but she is on a quest…..a quest to break an ankle!
dievca imagines that Master will just laugh at her and say, “Wear the shoes at home.”