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    Walt Disney Signed Contract. This two-page contract dated April 3, 1953, bearing Walt Disney's signature, was signed at a pivotal time in Disney's creativity and on the eve of one of the greatest promotional concepts in history. After a series of legendary hits such as Cinderella 1950, Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953), and two years before the opening of Disneyland (July 18, 1955), Disney signed this document, that reads, "Subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, [Walt] Disney hereby grants to the Corporation the right and license to use his name for all commercial purposes," signed with a flourish by Disney in blue ink. (It's difficult to admire Disney's famous signature and many believe he was in fact dyslexic.) As such, this contract secured the mass marketing power of the Disney name itself, paving the way for Disneyland, Disney World, and, indeed, the global Disney empire. There is minor smearing and a small spot of soiling to the signature; the contract itself is in Fine to Very Fine condition with some mild wear, tanning, fold creases, and the usual binder and staple holes along the top edge. The Walt Disney signature is one of the most desirable of all autographs, and this historic artifact offers it in a profound form. This is a superb item, giving retrospective tribute to Disney's creative energy and international impact.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.



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