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Above:  Internet photo of Walt Disney dining with Salvador Dali on another occasion.
 
 

Walt Disney Autographed Menu
Signed While Dining with Salvador Dali


According to former owner Paul Thomas
(owner of WaltDisneyAutographs.com):
"This is a fun autograph. I received a phone call in October 2009 from a couple in Northern California. An aunt had been having dinner at Cademartori's in Monterey, CA when she spotted Walt Disney having dinner with Salvador Dali. She asked Mr. Disney for an autograph and he signed the restaurant menu. The sellers actually came to my home so that they could see some of my collection first hand. By the end of the afternoon it was tough to decide who was the bigger Disney fan!"

Walt Disney has personally autographed the cover of this 8.5" x 11" menu.  During the 1940's Disney and Dali collaborated.  According to the Disney Family Museum website:

It wasn’t until 1945 that Disney engaged Dalí to design a surrealistic animated short to be part of a packaged film in the vein of Fantasia. After scouring Disney’s music library for a song to inspire Dalí, he chose Ray Gilbert and Armando Dominguez’s ballad Destino because of the title—the Spanish word for “destiny”—which sparked his imagination.

Starting in January 1946, Dalí split his time between Pebble Beach, California (Phil Sears's note: Pebble Beach is on the Monterey peninsula, where this autograph was signed), and The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, writing outlines and treatments, clarifying his ideas, balancing the weights between animation and live-action, drawing, and relentlessly working side-by-side with the Studios’ John Hench on this extraordinary collaboration.

Over time, however, it became more apparent that there were differences in the two men’s approach of storytelling. In an article in the Los Angeles Times on April 7, 1946, Dalí described the story as, “A magical exposition of life in the labyrinth of time,” while Disney described it as, “A simple love story—boy meets girl.” While character and personalities were the most important elements of Disney’s stories, Dalí saw tales unfold like enigmatic dreams, the importance of characters only seen wrapped in symbolism. Less than a year after they began their partnership, work would cease on Destino.

This autographed menu is a unique memento of the brief collaboration of two of the 20th century's most creative artistic geniuses.  Includes the Phil Sears Collectibles Lifetime Guarantee Certificate.  Also includes an 8" x 10" color photo suitable for framing.  Item # 7661, $1995
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Above and below:  The Cademartori's Restaurant building back in the day, and now.
 

 


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