Isn't she precious? It is the perfect photo representing Miss Tinker Bell, the little blonde icon known the world over. She has just landed on the looking glass on the top of Wendy's dresser. Tink had never seen a mirror before and she is enchanted with her image - as we all are (The size of her hips are another issue).
In 1951, when I auditioned to be cast as the reference model for Tinker Bell, Marc Davis and Gerry Geronimi met with me in their small office crowded with two animation desks and other tables and chairs. Marc showed me the storyboard for this scene and asked me to pantomime her actions to see how I would act as the little pixie. I said, "Certainly."
Well, the two men liked my portrayal and later said, "Margaret Kerry, would it be convenient for you to come to work next Tuesday?" I was at Disney Studios off and on for the next several months. It was great working with such talented people but friends, until I saw this photo, I realized that I had not really appreciated the genius of Marc Davis quite as much as I should have. Since this photo came into my possession, I have become convinced that he was a genius, a true wizard using his pencil as his magic wand.
I am so pleased that I can offer to share this perfect moment in the life of Tinker Bell and me. The photo is an 8 x 10 glossy and the colors of gradations of deep blue in the background and mauve on the mirror highlight Tink's saucy and delicate body along with her blonde hair, her blue wings and her little green outfit and matching shoes.
I have intruded by adding a message that I'm sure Tink would find appropriate. On each photo I personally hand write, "May all your dreams come true", adding "Tinker Bell." And as her alter ego, I then personally sign my name, "Margaret Kerry" below.
The photo will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed by me, guaranteeing for a lifetime the authenticity of the autograph, or a full refund would be made.