Sunday, March 18, 2007

der Fuehrer's Face - part 5 - sheet music

From my collection, a copy of the first printing of the film's sheet music. This version made reference to the film's original title, "Donald Duck in Nutzi Land." When the song became a huge hit, the name of the film was changed from "Nutzi Land," to match the name of the song. The "Nutzi Land" reference was omited from later editions of the sheet music.

A version of this design also appeared on the cover of the 1943 Disney Studio employees newsletter/booklet. The cover illustration was created by Disney artist T.Hee.

And finally, from the collection of my very good friend, fellow collector and researcher Dennis Books, the original art for the sheet music. Dennis believes this art was created by Disney artist Ward Kimball.

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