Friday, March 02, 2012

Do not miss today:

- Mistress Masham's Repose by Andreas Deja
- 1960 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies
- Walt Disney Visits Henry Ford's Greenfield Village
- Action Analysis - May 3, 1937 by Michael Sporn
- Canon Style - Disneyland in the 1950s by Todd James Pierce
- Happy Valentine's Day from DHI (And Mickey & Minnie) by Paul F. Anderson
- The Greatest Disneyland Tragedy by Todd James Pierce
- DISNEYLAND HOTEL Guest Historian Don Ballard
- How Could I Have Missed This? by Todd James Pierce
- Disney is Looking by Andreas Deja
- Disney Storyboards for Kelvinator, 1955 by Kevin Kidney
- Walt Disney's Secret Characters (Part One) by Kevin Kidney
- Three more from The Abandoned
- Return of Walt's Words by Jim Korkis
- And The Academy Award Goes To….Walt Disney! by Jim Korkis
- What's On Walt's Bookshelves? by Jim Korkis
- John Lee Hancock In Talks For Making Of Mary Poppins Pic ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ by Mike Fleming (Thanks to Jim Korkis for the link)
- The First Hyperion Ave. Studio by Hans Perk
- More of Walt's Gulfstream... by Hans Perk
- Dick Lundy by Hans Perk
- Sleeping Beauty Another Way by Hans Perk


Anonymous said...

Another wonderful and fascinating write up by Jim Korkis and the books on Walt's office shelves!

I know how low is you appreciation of Miss Poncet's books, Didier, but her writings about animation and Disney in particular, in that time period, are rather unique, when then - the fifties and sixties in France, it was "in fashion" for intellectuals and artists to ignore and despise anything Disney!
It sure was not easy to be a Disney fan then BUT so much more involving because of that!
Ms Poncet even brought in Disney art into the Sorbonne University, not unlike what happened, to some extend, with the Exhibit that took place at the Grand Palais in Paris some recent years ago!

Walt got a signed copy of one of her books in 1952 (As confirmed by this article) and - my one and only personal "link" to Walt I guess - I got also mine some 20 years later when I was studying in Paris.

I even got Ms Poncet involved in the creation of an exhibit on Disney Animation for the Museum of my hometown, back in 1973, with the help of Dave Smith who loaned us some items from the Archives.

So sorry for being so verbose, but I had to share those memories triggered by the great article from Mr Korkis.

Here's a picture of the 1952 visit of Ms Poncet to the Disney Studios.

Didier Ghez said...

I don't dislike her book, I just think it does not bring anything new to the table.