Alice Davis Receives Her Window On Main Street U.S.A.

Back on this day in 2012, Alice Davis was honored with her very own Window On Main Street U.S.A., located next to her husband, Disney Legend and one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, Marc Davis’s window.

Alice Davis window ceremony 5/10/2012

Born in Escalon, California, in 1929, Alice received a scholarship to attend Chouinard Art Institute, the renowned training ground for Disney artists, from the Long Beach Art Association in 1947. There, she met future husband, Marc, who served as an instructor at Chouinard for more than 17 years.

One day, she received a call from her former art instructor and future husband, Marc. He needed a costume designed and created for Helene Stanley to wear for some live-action reference footage being filmed to inspire his animation of the lead character Briar Rose in Sleeping Beauty.

Alice recalled, “Marc wanted to see how the skirt worked in live dance steps, and that was my first job at Disney.”

Alice Davis Small World

As a costume designer with Walt Disney Imagineering, Alice Davis collaborated with art director and fellow Disney Legend Mary Blair on the “it’s a small world” attraction for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and later translated pirate attire from Marc Davis’ original drawings into clothing designs and patterns for Pirates of the Caribbean in 1965.

Her window sits above the Disneyana shop along Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland


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