Monday, March 26, 2012

Sleeping Beauty in 3D

From the sublime to the ridiculous, my last post was about 18th century music, this one is about 1950s gimmickry. Nonetheless, it is completely wonderful gimmickry. This is the story of Sleeping Beauty but we have gone beyond pop-up books here. This book opens all the way around and you can use two little ribbons to tie the front cover to the back making a pentagonal display with five different three dimensional scenes - almost like toy theatres - from the story, with a chunk of text underneath. Although the concept has been carried on until quite recently, this original 1950s version is not so easy to get hold of now.

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