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'Sleeping Beauty' Casts Spell

Salt Lake Tribune, 23 May 1959, page 20
In only 12 days, a select group of Utahns will be in the audience watching a special benefit premiere of Walt Disney's six-million-dollar production of "Sleeping Beauty."

And, through sponsorship of The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Valley Kiwanis Clubs, their entertainment will provide innumerable benefits for the handicapped children of the state.

THE BENEFIT premiere will be June 3 at 8:30 p.m. in the Villa Theater 3092 Highland Dr., and all the funds from the showing will provide a fund for scholarships to train teachers of the handicapped.

According to Kiwanis Club members, who have tickets for sale, the reserved seats are moving rapidly as a number of persons are exchanging Kiwanis script tickets for reserved seats at the two special box offices.

ONE BOX office is at Uptown Theatre, 53 S. Main, and is open from noon to 5 p.m. daily.  In the evening, another box office is open at the Villa Theatre.

Money gained from the performance will form a scholarship fund administered by Exceptional Child Parent-Teacher Assn. for teachers to gain extra training for instruction of handicapped children.

OF THE animated motion picture itself, Walt Disney said "In Sleeping Beauty, the artists and technicians have developed the process of animation to a point where it can truly be called "The Art of Living, Moving Painting."