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The Rose Queen and Walt Disney

The Rose Queen and Walt Disney

The Rose Queen and Walt Disney by Todd James Pierce In assembling the article on Walt’s Final New Year’s, I had the opportunity to correspond with Carole Cota-Gelfuso, the 1966 Rose Parade Queen.  Carole was kind enough to share her memories of that day,...

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Walt’s Final New Year’s – 1966

Walt’s Final New Year’s – 1966

Walt’s Final New Year’s – 1966 by Todd James Pierce Here’s the part of the story that most people know:      On January 1, 1966, as Grand Marshall for the Tournament of Roses Parade, Walt Disney began his day early–very early–with a...

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Disney and the Rose Parade – 1955

Disney and the Rose Parade – 1955

          Disney and the Rose Parade – 1955 by Todd James Pierce Growing up in Santa Barbara, my family made multiple trips to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. I’m old enough to have seen the Firehouse Five reunion float in 1980 also Disneyland’s 25th...

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Disneyland: The First Christmas

Disneyland: The First Christmas

      Disneyland: The First Christmas by Todd James Pierce Christmas at Disneyland is now big business, with special parades, shows and rich theming throughout the park.  A massive live Christmas tree occupies Town Square, and the castle has a flashy overlay of...

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American Experience: Early Problems?

American Experience: Early Problems?

American Experience: Early Problems Race and Culture at Disneyland in the 1950s by Todd James Pierce Yesterday I woke to find a handful of messages about an American Experience clip that had been posted on YouTube. The clip was posted by PBS to promote its upcoming...

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