Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I already mentioned this upcoming book a few months ago. Here is the official Press Release. I am really looking forward to it.

[Walt Disney’s First Lady of Imagineering, Harriet Burns
by Pam Burns-Clair and Don Peri

After Harriet Burns—the first female Walt Disney Imagineer—passed away in July 2008, Harriet's daughter, Pam, received such an outpouring of love complete with colorful stories of her mother from family and friends, both personal and professional, that she decided to create a tribute book. Together with co-author Don Peri, they solicited and received many more stories about Harriet and they all are gathered in this book, together with many photos of Harriet not seen before by the public. Through this limited edition hard cover, coffee-table style book, you will discover the range and depth of Harriet's impact on those lives she touched whether as a mother, grandmother, relative, mentor, co-worker, or friend. The stories will bring a smile or a tear, or both, and will contribute to an understanding and appreciation of this tiny woman with a heart as big as her native Texas.

The book is a perfect holiday gift for those seeking inspiration from a pioneering woman venturing with bold finesse into what was previously a male-dominated workplace, for Disney history buffs and—of course—for those who knew and admired this multi-faceted woman. A presale holiday card to be presented to the recipient can be obtained by ordering from The price will be $35 (+ $5 shipping/handling) scheduled for mid-January 2010.

Pam Burns-Clair, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Napa, California. Her daughter Chelsea contributed as the project designer. Don Peri is a Disney historian and author of Working With Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists (University Press of Mississippi, 2008). Don lives in Davis, California.

This limited-edition book will be published by The Donning Company Publishers of Virginia Beach,
Virginia–the largest specialty pictorial history publisher in the United States–and this publication will become
the newest book in Donning’s “Portrait of America” series.

Book Specifications:
8 1/2” x 10 7/8”, hardcover, limited-edition, 112 pages with almost 200 photographs.]

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