Walt's People: Volume 14: Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him - Signed by Didier Ghez



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Disney History from the Source

The Walt's People series is an oral history of all things Disney, as told by the artists, animators, designers, engineers, and executives who made it happen, from the 1920s through the present.

Walt's People: Volume 14 features appearances by Carman Maxwell, Dick Lundy, Phil Klein, Zach Schwartz, Ray Patterson, Marge Champion, Joe Grant, Bob Jones, Bob Baker, Bill Justice, Irvin Graham, Lillian Disney, Carson Van Osten, Bruce Bushman, Bob Mattey, Chris Mueller Jr., Arthur J. Vitarelli, Alice Davis, Lucile Bosché, Admiral Joe Fowler, and Eddie Sotto, plus articles by Vincent Randle and David Culbert, and the Holling C. Holling letters.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • MARGE CHAMPION remembers what it was like to dance and model as the live-action reference for Snow White.
  • ALICE DAVIS reveals the trials and tribulations of designing clothes for the piratesand the Redheadin Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • BOB MATTEY explains how he built the animals for the Jungle Cruise, and the many things that went wrong.
  • ADMIRAL JOE FOWLER talks about facing down gunboats in 1920s China and buying up land for Walt in Florida.
  • EDDIE SOTTO describes fascinating attractions never built, including piranha pits, a new Jungle Cruise based on Apocalypse Now, and an encounter with Maleficent in the Dragon's Lair.

The entertaining, informative stories in every volume of Walt's People will please both Disney scholars and eager fans alike.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Carman Maxwell by Bob Thomas
  • Dick Lundy by Mark Mayerson and Leonard Maltin
  • Phil Klein by Leonard Maltin
  • Zach Schwartz by Leonard Maltin
  • Ray Patterson by John Culhane
  • Marge Champion by Didier Ghez
  • Joe Grant by John Canemaker
  • Bob Jones by Dave Smith
  • Bob Baker by Jim Korkis and Didier Ghez
  • A Life Rendering: The Unrealized Art of Richmond "Dick" Kelsey by Vincent Randle
  • Eric Knight at the Walt Disney Studio by David Culbert
  • The Holling C. Holling Lettters
  • Bill Justice by John Culhane
  • Irvin Graham by John Culhane
  • Lillian Disney by Michael Broggie
  • Carson Van Osten by Alberto Becattini
  • Bruce Bushman by George Sherman
  • Bob Mattey by George Sherman
  • Chris Mueller Jr. by Dave Smith
  • Arthur J. Vitarelli by John G. West
  • Alice Davis by Charles Solomon
  • Lucile Bosché by Didier Ghez
  • Joe Fowler by Harry Wessel
  • Eddie Sotto by Didier Ghez

About the Author:

Didier Ghez has conducted Disney research since he was a teenager in the mid '80s. His articles about the parks, animation, and vintage international Disneyana, as well as his many interviews with Disney artists, have appeared in such magazines as Disney Twenty-Three, Persistence of Vision, Tomart's Disneyana Update, Animation Journal, Animation Magazine, StoryboarD, and Fantasyline. He is the author of the books They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age, Disney's Grand Tour and Disneyland Paris - From Sketch to Reality, and editor of Life in the Mouse House: Memoir of a Disney Story Artist and Inside the Whimsy Works: My Life with Walt Disney Productions. He runs The Disney History blog (disneybooks.blogspot.com), The Disney Books Network website (www.didierghez.com), and serves as managing editor of the Walt's People book series.


Didier Ghez

Condition & Attributes

Signed by the series editor Didier Ghez



Publishing Information

Theme Park Press

Physical Description

9 inches
6 inches
434 pages