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WEDNESDAY-FUN FOTO “A Thousand Words!”

WEDNESDAY-FUN FOTO “A Thousand Words!”

It is said that a "Picture is worth a thousand words." That is to say that a single still image can produce extensive and complex stories. I have always loved this photograph, because to me, it is worth a 1000 words about what Walt Disney was about. A candid photo, it...

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CARL BARKS LEAVES DISNEY – Thank Goodness!

CARL BARKS LEAVES DISNEY – Thank Goodness!

As many of you faithful readers have seen, my first "official" historical post was dedicated to Ken Anderson (The Moods of Walt Disney by Ken Anderson), due to his influence in my life and my Disney history career. My second post was going to be for another individual...

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TUESDAY-WALT’S PEOPLE Margaret Kerry

Peggy Lynch was born May 11, 1929 in Los Angeles, California. By the age of five, she was already performing in episodes of the Little Rascals and Our Gang film comedies. She was cast in the movie If You Knew Susie (1948) as star Eddie Cantor's daughter. Even with a...

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MONDAY-WALT QUOTE DAY “Man of Mystery”

A famous and temperamental photographer once came from a considerable distance to make a portrait of Walt Disney. When he found he'd been given just an hour to do the job, he protested bitterly, "It's impossible! How can I possibly begin to understand you in 30...

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JOURNAL OF A DISNEY HISTORIAN #1

JOURNAL OF A DISNEY HISTORIAN #1

INTRODUCTIONI have decided to add this “Journal” feature to the Institute for several reasons. First, I would like it to be a regular update for the site just to let readers know what the status is, and also offer a look at to how the Institute works and what features...

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THURSDAY-HELP WANTED Mickey Mouse and Demolay

THURSDAY-HELP WANTED Mickey Mouse and Demolay

"The above cartoon which is the first of a series to be published in The Cordon was drawn by Brother Fred Spencer of the Walt Disney Studios, creator of Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies. Both Brothers Disney and Spencer are Legionnaires of the Mother Chapter...

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WEDNESDAY-FUN FOTO Walt, Roy, and … Rocky?

WEDNESDAY-FUN FOTO Walt, Roy, and … Rocky?

Walt and Roy and Rocky? Ca. 1964There are probably few people in the world that truly understand the close bond between the two Disney brothers. It has been extensively written about and discussed, but their intimate nature was often expressed privately (or in keeping...

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TUESDAY-WALT’S PEOPLE Peter Ellenshaw

TUESDAY-WALT’S PEOPLE Peter Ellenshaw

Peter Ellenshaw was an art director and matte painter at the Disney Studios and worked on many of the major live action films during Walt's lifetime. His matte paintings set a new standard in Hollywood, and Peter was generally considered to be the best in the...

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