Mary Blair was a prominent animator and color designer for the Walt Disney Company. She got her start in 1940, and made an immediate and excellent impression on Walt. Even after resigning from the company as a full-time employee, Walt kept bringing her back to work on projects for his company. Here is her story.
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Lonnie Burr was one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. With a contract with the Disney Company, Lonnie was on all three seasons of the show. After the show, he went on to have several successful careers, being a performer, author, poet, and choreographer. This is his incredibly fascinating showbiz story.
Bonnie Lynn Fields was a third season replacement Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club. While she did not get much of an opportunity to be featured on the show, the few times she did allowed her natural talent and gentle personality to shine. This is her story.
James Dodd was the host of The Mickey Mouse Club TV show, and also wrote the show’s famous theme song. The son of a music store owner and a stenographer, he became interested in music at a young age, and pursued a career in both music and acting. This is the story of his life, his career, and how he came to be the host of one of the most famous children’s TV shows of all time.
Karen Pendleton was one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. She stayed with the show for its entire time on TV, then quit acting after that. In fact, she went on to lead a pretty normal life, though she was always fond of her Mickey Mouse Club years, and always willing to attend reunions. This is her story.
Bobby Burgess was one of the original Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show that aired in the mid to late 1950s. Bobby was a natural performer from a young age, loving to dance and beginning lessons as a toddler. By the time he was cast on The Mickey Mouse Club, he’d already appeared on about seventy-five TV shows. This is his story.
Holidayland is a lost part of the Disneyland park in California. It was only open for a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but it is still remembered fondly today by those who went to it (unless they were little kids at a company picnic). This is the story of Disneyland’s lost park, Holidayland.
Club 33 is an exclusive club located in the New Orleans Square part of Disneyland in California. Conceived by Walt Disney himself as a place to host dignitaries, celebrities, and family members for Disney executives.
Herb Ryman was an artist for the Disney Company, as well as an artist with other movie studios, and a talented independent artist. His lengthy career includes design work on some of the most popular movies of Hollywood's Golden Age, as well as being a sought after artist for private collectors. This is his interesting story.
Vesey Walker was the director of the Disneyland Band for fifteen years. In what was supposed to be a two week engagement at the opening of the park, Vesey created a band so well received by visitors that it is still there to this day, just with a different leader. Here is Vesey and the band’s incredible story.