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“THAT’S FROM DISNEYLAND!” – A POP UP EXHIBIT & AUCTION   AN AUCTION OF MASSIVE PROPORTIONS COVERING SIX DECADES OF DISNEYLAND HISTORY – SO BIG IT HAS TO BE ITS OWN ATTRACTION   Over 750 Items Collected by Music Agent Richard Kraft, Including Original Attraction Vehicles, Imagineering Concept Drawings, Rare & Vintage Souvenirs, Props from Defunct Attractions, and More Are Showcased In An Experiential Pop-Up Exhibit Before Going Up For Auction   Free Exhibit Runs August 1 - 26 Special Events & Concerts Planned All Month Two-Day Auction is Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26, 2018   Los Angeles, California – July 23, 2018 – An abandoned sporting goods store in the San Fernando Valley is not where you’d expect to soar with Dumbo The Flying Elephant or snap a photo alongside a 40 foot sea serpent, but Van Eaton Galleries –– the world’s premiere auction house specializing in Disneyland memorabilia and original animation –– has created “That’s From Disneyland!”, a 20,000 square foot pop-up exhibit that offers the public a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up-close with pieces of the Disney Parks in an entirely new way.   Guests are invited to take a selfie with the once-submerged giant sea serpent from “The Submarine Voyage” ride, dance along with 6 singing and dancing “it’s A Small World” figures, strike a pose with all four Original Haunted Mansion Stretching Room paintings, whistle a tune with José, the Audio-Animatronic™ “Enchanted Tiki Room” bird, and take flight with a pirate ship from Peter Pan’s Flight. The exhibit will mesmerize and stir up nostalgia as it spans six decades of Disneyland Park history, including blueprints and conceptual drawings of the Disneyland that almost was.   The exhibit culminates in a two day auction of the collection. With over 750 items that capture the nostalgia, inspiration, imagination and beauty of Disneyland, this is the largest auction, both in size and concept, that Van Eaton Galleries has ever offered to the public.     About The Collector Richard Kraft is an agent who represents composer for film & Broadway, including  Disney Legends Alan Menken, Danny Elfman, and Richard M. Sherman. He grew up 3 hours North of Disneyland in Bakersfield, CA and because his brother David battled a chronic disease his entire life, his family was only able to make their pilgrimage to Disneyland whenever David was healthy enough to enjoy the park. When David passed away 25 years ago, Richard drove South to Disneyland and was flooded with all the happy memories of being with his brother. He began to collect Attraction Posters and rare souvenirs, filling his home with these artifacts from the park, including a Mr. Toad car in his library, a PeopleMover in the backyard, and a ‘Bashful’ minecart from Snow White’s Scary Adventures in his front lawn. Kraft went so far as to suspend the 800 pound Dumbo ride vehicle from his living room ceiling of his home, which friends dubbed ‘Kraftland.’   “That’s From Disneyland!” is Kraft’s way of sharing the joy and nostalgia of his incredible collection with the public before it’s auctioned off. “This exhibit is the ultimate bon voyage party to a collection that has brought me so much joy over the years.”  ’   About the Auction Van Eaton Galleries will host a two-day auction of the entire collection on August 25th and 26th.   Highlights of the “That’s From the Disneyland!” auction are many. They include the iconic Sea Serpent from “The Submarine Voyage,” which delighted guests as the goofy finale of the attraction for 30 years (Estimate: $30,000-$55,000); an “Enchanted Tiki Room” Audio-Animatronic™ José singing bird (Estimate: $50,000-$75,000); All four “Haunted Mansion” original stretching portraits (Estimate: $50,000-$75,000 each); a never folded Disneyland map signed by Sam McKrim (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Original “Jungle Cruise” concept drawings (Estimate: $1,000-$1,500); a beautiful model of Disneyland by renowned miniature artist Robert Olszewski (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); an original Doom Buggy vehicle from the “Haunted  Mansion” (Estimate: $50,000-$75,000); a Mark Twain  “Riverboat” life preserver prop (Estimate: $300-$500); the original “Bertha Mae” Mike Fink Keel Boat used in Disney’s live action films (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); the “Country Bear Jamboree” original postcard machine (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Six different Audio-Animatronic™ “It’s a Small World” attraction dolls (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000 each); a 1954 original  Bruce  Bushman “Tomorrowland” drawing (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000) and even a “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” attraction vehicle (Estimate: $100,000-$150,000). Other extraordinary items in the auction include iconic props like “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Devil prop (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000); Peter Pan’s Flight Original  Attraction Vehicle (Estimate: $75,000-$100,000); “Mad Tea Party” lantern props (Estimate: Various); a “Matterhorn Bobsled Fantasyland original attraction poster (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); an original “Skyway” bucket vehicle (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000); an “Adventure Thru Inner Space” automobile prop (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000); an original General Electric “Progressland” architectural model (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); a Disneyland Main Street mailbox prop (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); original “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” drawings (Estimate: $200-$400); The huge neon letter “D” from the Disneyland Hotel (Estimate: $25,000-$30.000 ) an original Disneyland Ticket Booth (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000); the “Enchanted Tiki Room” development script with notes (Estimate: $800-$1,200) a Disney ice cream cart (Estimate: Estimate: $1,000-$1,500) and even distinct trash cans from the Park (Estimate: Various).  “This auction is the most comprehensive and extraordinary collection of Disneyland memorabilia we have ever offered at Van Eaton Galleries.” said Mike Van Eaton, Co-Founder of Van Eaton Galleries. “Through Richard’s passion for the park and his love for his brother and family, he has amassed a collection that is unequaled and unlike anything I have ever seen. It represents the largest collection of attraction vehicles, props, costumes, drawings, original souvenirs, posters, advertising, signs and memorabilia we have ever had the privilege of hosting at auction. Being tasked with putting this auction together has been a rare opportunity for us and it has been a true honor to work with someone who shares such enthusiasm for all things Disneyland.” A portion of proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Coffin-Siris Syndrome Foundation and CHIME Institute For Early Education, two organizations benefitting children with special needs, such as Kraft’s four year old daughter, Daisy. For more information go towww.coffinsiris.org   About the Exhibit “That’s From Disneyland!” is a free, experiential pop-up exhibit that invites guests to get up close and personal with pieces of the Disney park in a way that was never before possible. The size of this collection required converting an abandoned sporting goods store into an attraction all of its own, including special concerts, performances, and events.   The exhibit is located at 13730 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA. It is completely free and open to the public from August 1-26, every Wednesday - Sunday from Noon to 8pm.   SPECIAL MEDIA SNEAK PEEK PREVIEWS Friday, July 27, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  PDT 13730 Riverside Drive Sherman Oaks, California 91423   Richard & Nicholas Kraft will be available for interviews on-site All Media must RSVP or confirm with Press Contact listed below   DISNEY BOUND INFLUENCER SNEAK PEEK 300 Disney Influencers Will Come Dressed As Their Favorite Characters to This Sneak Peek Event Hosted By Caitlin McHugh-Stamos and Leslie Kay Sunday, July 29, 2018 Noon - 4:00 p.m. PDT 13730 Riverside Drive Sherman Oaks, California 91423   Hosts Leslie Kay (@thedisneybound) and Caitlin McHugh-Stamos (@caitlynskybound) will be available for interviews on-site.   All Media must RSVP or confirm with Press Contact listed below.     SPECIAL EVENTS Van Eaton Galleries has built an intimate theater space directly above the That’s From Disneyland! Exhibit. This seperate venue, dubbed ‘Club Kraftland’ will host a handful of special ticketed events over the course of the month, which require separate admission.   Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Special Collectors’ Reception & Charles Phoenix’s Retro Disneyland Slide Show   Sunday, August 5, 2018 -  Signing With Iconic Pop-Culture Artist Shag Thursday, August 9, 2018 -  Podcast: The Ride live taping with Disney Legend Tony Baxter Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Tunes Behind the Toons: A Night Celebrating Disney Music Friday, August 17, 2018 – Broadway Princess Party: Special Concert Event Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Hanging Out with Paul Scheer: Disney Edition Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018 – MouseAdventure Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Maltin on Movies with Disney legend Floyd Norman Friday, August 24, 2018 -- A Whole New World of Alan Menken: An Intimate & Exclusive Charity Concert   All event details and tickets information are available atwww.thatsfromdisneyland.com     LIVE “THAT’S FROM DISNEYLAND!” AUCTION DETAILS – TWO DAY AUCTION Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Sunday, August 26, 2018 13730 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, California 91423 Auction begins at 11:00 a.m. PDT each day Bids taken on-site, by phone and online To register to bid go towww.vegalleries.com   Live internet bidding availablewww.vegalleries.com/bidnow   All bidders must be registered and approved prior to auction date The “That’s From Disneyland!” Collection and Pop Exhibit Catalog may be purchased atwww.vegalleries.com/thatsfromdisneyland   Link to flip catalog here:  https://issuu.com/vaneatongalleries/docs/low_qual_pdf_final   Link to hi-res images here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FmVm6ufCMPnPOOyqnSvVEdatThZYx6C5?usp=sharing All photo credits should read Courtesy Van Eaton Galleries.   ABOUT VAN EATON GALLERIES Van Eaton Galleries is one of the world’s premier original animation art and collectibles galleries. The Gallery is located in Sherman Oaks, California and specializes in unique original animation artwork. Established in 1994, the gallery offers distinct collections from the world of animation and special exhibits and events for collectors, fans and guests from around the globe. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Van Eaton Galleries has offered such collections as The Story of Disneyland, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, The Art of Gris Grimly, The Art of Ragnar and animation artwork from Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Hanna-Barbera, Don Bluth and many others. For more information, please visitwww.vegalleries.com.   All hi-res images are available. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for images     PRESS CONTACT Caroline Galloway This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (440) 591-3807