Although Dalí was undeniably egocentric, he was also a fabulous self-publicist and wasn't one to turn down an exciting collaborative project. For me, not the greatest fan of his paintings, some of Dalí's most interesting work is the result of these cross-discipline collaborations: His whimsical illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, his intriguing animation for the Walt Disney film, Destiny and, of course, the stunning dream sequence which he designed for Hitchcock's Spellbound.
"I can’t make out just what sort of a place it was. It seemed to be a gambling house, but there weren’t any walls, just a lot of curtains with eyes painted on them. A man was walking around with a large pair of scissors, cutting all the drapes in half. And then a girl came in with hardly anything on and started walking around the gambling room, kissing everybody."