Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Boy's Best Friend

In the 1960's when Rolly Crump and Yale Gracey were designing illusions for the Haunted Mansion, they sometimes looked into their personal book collections for ideas. One book that was popular within WED (now WDI) was Popular Mechanics "The Boy Mechanic."

Possibly one of the greatest illusions from this book was Peppers Ghost, which is on a grand scale in the Haunted Mansion Ballroom scene.

This week, I bring you the pages from The Boy Mechanic that inspired the Imagineers to create one of the most jaw-dropping scenes we know in the Haunted Mansion today.

These pages were taken from
Project Gutenberg, a website dedicated to displaying older books, now in public domain.


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