Grizzly » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:41 pm wrote:Welcome back SRP ...
Spares and Splashes: Walt Disney’s Celebrity Sports Center
— by David Forsyth
Once, when speaking about the entertainment empire he had built, Walt Disney said, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.” Over the forty years that Disney oversaw his creations, they expanded from simple cartoons to enormously popular movies and theme parks. Although his enterprises were huge successes, Disney never let that success slow him down because, as he said once, “I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment.” That desire for exploration, with the financial backing of the mouse, brought Disney to Colorado on several occasions, and it led him to launch one of his company’s major experiments in Denver.
82_28 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:47 pm wrote:Damn. I "drove" around Disneyland in Streetview a couple of weeks ago wondering what it would be like to live near there. Was it strange? I do not know. I've only been there twice in my life. I just wanted to see the "environs".
If that guy is auctioning that shit, he's going to make a grip. Is there any story behind how he even acquired it?
I have a big program/book for Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. Were the cities just vying against one another or was it just strictly corporate marketing? I think Seattle got an "icon" out of it just because, well the Space Needle. They wanted to tear it down after the fair ended. Knowing what we know now, it must have been a strange time.
Richard Kraft is an agent who represents composer for film & Broadway, including Disney legends Alan Menken, Danny Elfman, and Richard M. Sherman. Kraft grew up 100 miles North of Disneyland in Bakersfield, California, and because his brother David battled a chronic disease his entire life, his family was only able to make their pilgrimage to Disneyland whenever David was healthy enough to enjoy the park. When David passed away 25 years ago, Richard drove south to Disneyland and was flooded with all the happy memories of being with his brother. David began to collect coming attraction posters and rare souvenirs, filling his home with these artifacts from the park, including a Mr. Toad car in his library, a People Mover in the backyard, and a ‘Bashful’ mine cart from Snow White’s Scary Adventures in his front lawn. Kraft went so far as to suspend the 800-pound Dumbo ride vehicle from his living room ceiling of his home, which friends called “Kraftland.”
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