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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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Pinto Colvig’s Lost Memoir

Pinto Colvig’s Lost Memoir

  Pinto Colvig's Lost Memoir by Todd James Pierce A few years ago, while doing some archival work, I came across a full memoir written by Pinto Colvig, an early animator, film actor, and voice actor whose work goes back to the 1920s: he worked with Mack Sennett,...

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Disney Studio Fiction – Keller in Effects

Disney Studio Fiction – Keller in Effects

Keller in Efects Effects Animators in the 1950s -- I think most people here know that, in addition to working on DHI, I also direct a creative writing program at a university in California. Very rarely do I get these two worlds to merge, but yesterday the summer issue...

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Satellite – View of America 1959

Satellite – View of America 1959

 Satellite - View of America by Todd James Pierce By now, there are very few areas in Disneyland, back in the 1950s, of which I haven’t seen clear pictures. There’re still things on my list: such as the interior of the Hollywood Maxwell shop on Main Street and various...

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DHI is moving! Update: Completed!

Or at least the site is. Over the next few days, we will be moving to a new server, and over time more new and better features will be made available to all of our readers. Wish us luck!   Update: We have completed the move. Over the next few weeks and months, we...

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DHI 009 – Walt at Christmastime

DHI 009 – Walt at Christmastime

  New DHI Podcast - Walt at Christmastimeby Todd James Pierce and Paul F. AndersonJoin us for our Holiday offering--a selection of Christmas letters written in the 1930s and 1940s by Walt and Roy Disney, most of them never before published! A DHI podcast...

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