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  • [Pictures] Alice Davis gets her window on Main Street U. S. A.

    This morning, just a little after the planned 8am start time, A ceremony was held on Main Street U.S.A to honor legendary costume designer Alice Davis. Alice was responsible for the costumes in such classic Disney attractions as it's a small world and Pirates of the Caribbean.




    The area under the window was decorated with Alice Davis' beautiful work.




    The window, next to her dearly departed husband Marc Davis (himself an amazing Imagineering legend), behind a purple velvet curtain.

    The event began with a litany of Disney Legends swarming to the white fold-up seats in front of the Main Street Cinema and Disneyana. People like Bob Gurr, Jack Lindquist, and others streamed in to celebrate an illustrious career. As the area filled up the Dapper Dans sang to the crowd.








    Ron Dominguez (Former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Attractions)


    Jack Lindquist (First President of Disneyland)


    Bob Gurr (Imagineering Legend) greeting Alice Davis


    Cast TV was there too



    Tom Staggs and George Kalogridis await the start of the ceremony.


    George Kalogridis (current Disneyland president) opened and introduced Tom Staggs (Head of Disney Parks and Resorts)






    When all of the sudden, a band of pirates burst out of Disneyana


    They serenaded Alice with their own versions of the Pirates song


    Then Mickey arrived and...


    unveiled the lovely new window that is right next to her husband, Marc Davis


    The curtain dropped and got snagged on Mickey's ear, lol.



    Alice said that none of this would be worth anything without the friends that surround her.




    Oscar Martinez (Chef of the Carnation Cafe and first Parks and Resorts cast member to reach the 55-year milestone with the company) came by to say hello too!


    Alice was also given a miniature version of the window to take home


    Small World Costume Company - Alice Davis - Seamstress to the Stars

    Congratulations Alice. Your achievements are many and it is fitting that a talented, friendly woman like you be honored this way, surrounded by friends, fans, peers and loved ones. You are indeed the seamstress to the stars and you deserve every bit of this honor.


    Last edited by Dustysage; 05-10-2012, 04:03 PM.

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    I love this tradition so great to see the legends of Disney honored in this way!
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      I now she had wanted that window next to her husband's for some time and it is nice to see it finally happen.

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        How wonderful that she got her due on Main Street. Thanks for the photos, and a huge congratulations to Alice.

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          I'm really glad she got this window but I think it was long overdue. It took way too long for this to happen.
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            Congratulations to Alice for her wonderful work! It looked like a great ceremony with the Disney legends. I look forward to seeing the window next weekend!
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              Congratulations Alice you husband would be proud!!:thumbup:





              Sigh.... I love to see the people who made the classic attractions so complete with their talent. When they gone they will be missed but today we celebrate. I hope when I go to Imagineering I am bestowed such an honor but I won't press my luck




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                What a wonderful and touching tribute. I couldn't stop the tears when I read the window. And hers next to Marc like that.

                Kudos to Disney for honoring Alice (a true legend) and a huge congratulations to Alice Davis on a legacy which will go on and on and on. You are beloved!

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                  Every time they have a window ceremony I get teary like I know these people. But I guess in a way we do know them because we all enjoy what they have done so much
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                    This was beautiful. Thank you for the photo timeline and recap of the event. I must admit that I knew no one, but just knowing that this kind of thing happens is really heart warming.

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                      Re: Alice Davis gets her window on Main Street U. S. A.

                      Glad to hear.
                      Happy to hear she got a window next to her husband.

                      ---------- Post added 05-10-2012 at 09:56 PM ----------

                      Originally posted by NetteNutt View Post
                      Every time they have a window ceremony I get teary like I know these people. But I guess in a way we do know them because we all enjoy what they have done so much
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                      To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
                      -Al Lutz


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                        Re: Alice Davis gets her window on Main Street U. S. A.

                        Great pictures--thank you so much!

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                          Congrats Alice

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                            But why only now after so many years is she getting a window. Seems a bit overdue.
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