This Day in History: On this day in 1620, the Mayflower lands on what comes to be known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, MA. And on this day in 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first animated film, premieres. Among the attendees at the premiere are Charlie Chaplin, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, and Clark Gable. Sergei Eisenstein called it the greatest film ever made. I did a little more research on Adriana Caselotti, the actress who voiced Snow White. It turns out that the terms of her contract at Walt Disney Pictures prohibited her from doing voice acting elsewhere, as Disney himself believed it would “spoil the illusion of Snow White.” Caselotti made a total of $970 on Snow White, and she never really cashed in on her famous role, though she did have tiny, uncredited parts in The Wizard of Oz and It’s a Wonderful Life. Later in life, she made most of her money by selling her own autographs. Fans who met her, even well into her seventies, say she wore her Snow White bow and spoke in the girlish voice from the film.
This Day Where I Am Now: A teenage boy runs past my front window carrying a paper cup.
Photo Location: Childhood home, Fair Oaks, CA
Special thanks to Gracie, who let me use her camera and photograph her eating breakfast.