Thursday, December 11, 2014
Walt at the Studio, June 1941
This vintage publicity photo dated June 9, 1941, shows Walt Disney standing in front of the Studio that he built. The accompanying caption:
The Busiest Man Is The Boss
Complete relaxation comes to Walt Disney every day at the noon hour when he strolls around the paths of his studio at Burbank, Calif. In the background are some of the staff who helped produce "The Reluctant Dragon," the latest Disney feature-length film.
Although the backlot is gone, the studio and office buildings look very much the same today as they did when they were built.
Oh how I love the lettering above this door.
In other Mouse news, it was brought to my attention last night by a faithful reader that the use of the former Royal Court has been leaked/revealed. In an article written by someone who has od'ed on the Disney Corporate Kool-Aid, we discover that a Club 33 for the less-fortunate will be open in the New Year:
Not surprisingly, Herb Ryman's original art has been trotted out in yet another attempt to lend historic credence to what's going on. I think I smell a new fragrance in New Orleans Square: Desperation.
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