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A first printing signed by the author Chris Nichols and Tony Baxter, the former senior vice president of creative development at Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Legend.
From the publisher:
This bountiful visual history draws on Disney's vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, launch, and enjoyment of this sun-drenched oasis of fun and fantasy. Disneyland documents Walt's earliest inspirations and ideas; the park's extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive "lands" from Main Street, U.S.A., to Tomorrowland; and the park's evolution through the six decades since it opened. It is a treasure trove of Disney original documentation and expertise, with award-winning writer Chris Nichols drawing on his extensive knowledge of both Disneyland and Southern California history to reveal the fascinating tale of "the happiest place on Earth."
About the Author:
Chris Nichols is a writer and historian specializing in Southern California architecture and culture. He is the author of The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister and has been profiled in Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and L.A. Weekly. Nichols serves on the board of directors of the Hollywood Heritage museum.