another inspiring link from happy mundane… i have a few books illustrated by mary blair in my collection of vintage children’s books, and they’re some of my favorites… but i wasn’t familiar with her disneyland murals. after seeing a photo of one here, i searched through google for more, and found this great photo (above). does anyone know if this mural is still there? probably not, sadly…

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  1. Hi Lena!

    Mary Blair certainly was a terrific illustrator! I never saw them in person, but here is a link to a brief article about this mural; so much good stuff gets lost as time goes by:

    Re Imagineering

  2. if i remember correctly this mural is gone (snif) but there is a wonderful mary blair mural on the ucla campus (jules stein building)… worth the trip if you are this way

  3. It’s beautiful! There is a lot of art in the subway in Stockholm – this makes me so inspired me to write about it!

  4. I forgot to mention, that the next time I see you, I’ll lend you my Mary Blair book. I’m sure there are better ones, but I happened upon it for like $2 and had to get it….

  5. i do think this mural is gone, but it was one of my favorite things to see as a kid growing up in california! thanks for posting it. i had completely forgotten about it.