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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Two

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day Two

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMASDAY TWO-by Paul F. AndersonWhen I teach my class on "Walt Disney in American Culture" I really try to give the kids a sense of historical context; that is to try and put themselves into the time period in which they are studying, and...

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day One

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS-Day One

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMASDAY ONE-by Paul F. AndersonTo me, nothing seems to go together as well as Walt Disney and Christmas. The Yuletide season is my favorite time of year, and, of course, Walt Disney is my life's work. Put the two together, and I am in absolute...

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MONDAY-WALT QUOTE DAY “Books”

Anybody who has been to my office and home will realize that this is probably the one Walt quote I live my life by."There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main...and best of all, you can enjoy...

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WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-The End

Mr. J.B. Kaufman and I have just returned from a wonderful Birthday celebration for Walt Disney. It was a great presentation and a festive time was had by all. Thank you for joining us here today on Walt's 108th Birthday. From Both Of Us To All Of You ... Happy Walt's...

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WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Hyperion Studio

WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Hyperion Studio

If you are reading this, then you are lucky. This is put in as a placeholder, and will shortly be removed to put in the real Birthday post. However, since you are reading this, it means I am late getting back to my computer. J.B. Kaufman and I are out this evening to...

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WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Charity For Home

WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Charity For Home

I've written quite a bit here at the Institute about Walt's sense of charity and giving back. He was always willing to help a good cause (and much more on this in future Institute essays), but as you know he was especially fond of his roots (Chicago, Illinois;...

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WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Hudson Goes To Disneyland

WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Hudson Goes To Disneyland

The Hudson Motor Company of Detroit Michigan was in business from 1909 to 1954. In 1954 they merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form American Motors. If these three names sound familiar, they should, as they were all one of the early sponsors of the Disneyland...

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WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Toots and Walt

WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Toots and Walt

In keeping with the earlier image today of Walt and Mickey Mouse in front of the Hyperion Studio (see at: Fanchon and Marko), I would like to thank Paula Sigman Lowery for letting me know the name of the individual inside of Mickey. It is none other than Toots...

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WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Walt … For Men Only?

WALT’S BIRTHDAY 2009-Walt … For Men Only?

I love magazines, their covers, the information inside, the interviews with Walt (all of this, in case you didn't know yet). In honor of the huge foreign following the Institute has picked up, I selected this particular periodical from England. Dated November 1951, it...

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