When you first enter Disneyland, in California, or the Magic Kingdom, in Florida, a charming train station sets elevated before you, like a curtain concealing a stage-show floor. Walk through a tunnel under a station to find vibrant posters displayed like coming attractions banners at a theater. Then set foot on Main Street, U.S.A., an idealized Victorian-era town filled with bright colors, upbeat melodies, and mouthwatering smells. Here, your eyes finally meet the grand view at the end of the street: a stunning castle, filled with the promise of adventures beyond. Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks "including names emblazoned on the building windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. Designed as calling cards of fictionalized shopkeepers, these names belong to the real life all-stars of those who helped turn Walt Disney s theme park vision into a reality. They are the opening credits to a show like no other. The names honored on these widows belong to skilled actors, artists, business leaders, Imagineers, songwriters, and more. Each person has contributed their imagination, skills, and discipline to the Disney parks and in doing so has made an important contribution to The Walt Disney Company. In fact, it s no surprise that many of them have also received the impressive Disney Legends award. Windows on Disney s Main Street, U.S.A.: Stories of the Talented People Honored at the Disney Parks offers a field-guide experience to better understand who are the people behind the names. Through short biographies and key imagery, this expertly-researched volume is sure it intrigue and inspire any dreamer to go out and do.
This enthusiastic investigation of Disneyland's hidden treasures leads both first-time visitors and aficionados through the legendary theme park while pointing out tiny surprises around each turn. Helpfully organized as a reading tour, this guidebook features the whereabouts of many of Disneyland's secrets, including the locations of several “Hidden Mickeys,” and original movie props that appear around the park. Also included are original illustrations, trivia, and an exploration of Disneyland's history, which notes the subtle tributes Walt Disney placed throughout the grounds honoring the people who made the park possible. Also included are fascinating facts about Disneyland and American history that will interest teachers and tour guides as well as the 13.9 million guests who visit Disneyland every year.
Author: Van Arsdale France
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Lessons from the Man Who Created Disney University. Van Arsdale France, the founder of Disney University and author of its world-class "cast member" training programs, takes you inside the "berm" for a first-hand look at how Disney makes the magic that keeps its guests coming back for more.
As you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., have you ever looked up and wondered what the names on the windows mean? Although the tradition of honoring people with a window has been around since Disneyland's opening day, there has never been a comprehensive list of them all... Until now. In this book, you'll find a complete guide to all of the whimsical tributes at every Magic Kingdom park throughout the world, complete with full color photos!
Author: Jeff Kurtti
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
For nearly nine decades, Disney artists have created annual seasonal art for greeting cards, advertisements, and in support of motion picture releases, TV programs, and the parks. Featuring beloved Disney characters and scenes, these seldom-published examples of vintage Disney art create a one-of-a-kind and festive collection perfect for holiday gift-giving. The book includes a center gatefold cover opening, like Maps of the Disney Parks, and a dozen removable holiday cards, exclusively-designed as a unique bonus feature to showcase both rare and original Disney art, artifacts, and treasures from the Walt Disney Archives!
Author: Erich Kastner
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Going to the Dogs is set in Berlin after the crash of 1929 and before the Nazi takeover, years of rising unemployment and financial collapse. The moralist in question is Jakob Fabian, “aged thirty-two, profession variable, at present advertising copywriter . . . weak heart, brown hair,” a young man with an excellent education but permanently condemned to a low-paid job without security in the short or the long run. What’s to be done? Fabian and friends make the best of it—they go to work though they may be laid off at any time, and in the evenings they go to the cabarets and try to make it with girls on the make, all the while making a lot of sharp-sighted and sharp-witted observations about politics, life, and love, or what may be. Not that it makes a difference. Workers keep losing work to new technologies while businessmen keep busy making money, and everyone who can goes out to dance clubs and sex clubs or engages in marathon bicycle events, since so long as there’s hope of running into the right person or (even) doing the right thing, well—why stop? Going to the Dogs, in the words of introducer Rodney Livingstone, “brilliantly renders with tangible immediacy the last frenetic years [in Germany] before 1933.” It is a book for our time too.
Author: Don Iwerks
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Beginning with the creation of the Mickey Mouse cartoons, the Walt Disney Studio established an early reputation as being a technical leader in Hollywood. While Walt Disney originated Mickey's voice and personality, it was Ub Iwerks who designed his form and movements and first animated the now-iconic character. Ub spent ten years animating with Walt, then set out on his own to start a separate animation studio, and ultimately returned to again work closely with Walt and invent cutting-edge special effects and reach new and better technical achievements for Disney films and park attractions. Throughout their lives, both men insisted on quality in everything they created. Two geniuses, working together to make some of the most recognizable aspects of Disney; this is their story.
Author: Matthew Reinhart
Publisher: Insight Editions
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Performing Arts
Starring the timeless characters that have made the Disney Princess films a treasured part of pop culture and animation history, this visually stunning volume is packed with intricately designed pop-ups, transformative scenes, and many other surprises. With state-of-the-art paper engineering and beautifully rendered illustrations, Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World brings these castles and characters brilliantly to life, capturing the magical worlds that have enthralled audiences for decades. This collectible piece of Disney Princess magic spans eleven films and princesses, including fan-favorites such as Belle, Snow White, Ariel, and Rapunzel. Through twenty-seven pop-ups and transformative scenes, the key moments from these beloved films leap from the page, and the accompanying text makes this book a wonderful interactive reading experience that families will treasure. Join Cinderella as she transforms for the ball, Jasmine as she embarks on a magic carpet ride, Aurora as she pricks her finger on Maleficent’s spinning wheel and is saved by her prince, and Merida as she bravely fights to decide her own destiny. The ultimate pop-up for collectors, Disney fans, and kids of all ages, Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World is an indispensable celebration of these enduring characters, stories, and fairy tales.
Author: Dave Smith
Publisher: Disney Editions
Release Date: 1998-08-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films
It's 1953, and the United States has just executed an American couple convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Everyone is on edge as the Cold War standoff between communism and democracy leads to the rise of Senator Joe McCarthy and his zealous hunt for people he calls subversives or communist sympathizers. Suspicion, loyalty oaths, blacklists, political profiling, hostility to foreigners, and the assumption of guilt by association divide the nation. Richard and his family believe deeply in American values and love of country, especially since Richard's father works for the FBI. Yet when a family from Czechoslovakia moves in down the street with a son Richard's age named Vlad, their bold ideas about art and politics bring everything into question. Richard is quickly drawn to Vlad's confidence, musical sensibilities, and passion for literature, which Richard shares. But as the nation's paranoia spirals out of control, Richard longs to prove himself a patriot, and blurred lines between friend and foe could lead to a betrayal that destroys lives. Punctuated with photos, news headlines, ads, and quotes from the era, this suspenseful and relatable novel by award-winning New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott breathes new life into a troubling chapter of our history.
Author: Aljean Harmetz
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Performing Arts
“Fantastic.” Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books “Grand.” Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times “Definitive.” Salmon Rushdie, The New Yorker “A fluent, incisive and fair history of life in Hollywood during the golden age of films. The author seems to have talked to everyone with knowledge of what went on at MGM in its heyday. . . . Marvelous.” Publishers Weekly From the ten scriptwriters at work to the scandal headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel to the Witch's (accidental) burning, here is the real story of the making of The Wizard of Oz. This richly detailed re-creation brings alive a major Hollywood studio and reveals, through hundreds of interviews (with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, and actors), how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring and best-loved films ever made. We watch it happen--the bright, idiosyncratic, wildly devoted MGM-ers inventing the lines, the songs; flying hordes of monkeys through the sky; growing a poppy field; building the Emerald City (and 60 other sets); designing and sewing the nearly 1,000 costumes; enduring the pressures from the front office; choosing the actors. Here is Oz, a marvelous, unprecedented experience of studio life as it was lived day by day, detail by detail, department by department, at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known--at its moment of greatest power. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of Casablanca, On the Road to Tara: The Making of Gone with the Wind, and other books.
Author: Charles Randall
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: House & Home
Completely updated and revised: the latest in window & bed covering ideas, and now with an extensive Bed Covering section, The Encyclopedia Window & Bed Coverings is Charles Randall's newest creation based upon his original masterwork: The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions. This new book continues the tradition of blending historical, classic and contemporary offerings. The Encyclopedia of Window & Bed Coverings is a must have for interior designers, homeowners, and decorating enthusiasts alike. With more full-color and black & white illustrations than ever before, this book presents countless combinations of window and bedding treatments for any room in the home: from a simple rod pocket curtain to a period style masterpiece. 304 pages of cost-saving ideas, yardage calculations and fullness charts, you will quickly see why this book has not only become the industry standard for window decor inspiration, but also the world's best-selling window decorating book.