Thursday, September 30, 2021

Yesterday evening I received a review copy of the book A Portrait of Walt Disney World which will be officially released tomorrow. Written by my friends Kevin Kern, Tim O'Day, and Steven Vagnini, this huge volume is definitely a must-have and will probably become one of the very best Disney books of the year, along with Jim Cora's autobiography, the Claude Coats biography and Marcy Smother's Walt's Disneyland.

At first glance, the balance of illustrations and text is excellent and there seems to be a very large amount of photographs and pieces of artwork that we had not seen until now in book form.

Knowing how great Kevin Kern, Tim O'Day, and Steven Vagnini are on the historical angle, I am expecting that the text will be full of fun surprises.

I can't wait to start reading. In the meantime, you all know what one of your gifts should be this holiday season. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I just picked up the autobiography of Maureen O'Hara, which contains an excellent chapter about the making of The Parent Trap.

Monday, September 20, 2021

One of my good friends just gave me a head up about this upcoming book / exhibition catalog. I am not certain that the exhibition or the book will contain any section about Nielsen's work for Disney but I know that some of you will want to be aware of this upcoming release.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Here is another autobiography I cannot wait to pick up when it is released next month!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

I am finishing to read Hayley Mills' wonderful autobiography. I have owned the autobiography of her father, John Mills, for quite a while. It is also excellent.

What I discovered yesterday, though, is that her mother also wrote her memoirs. I just bought a copy on AbeBooks. 


Monday, September 06, 2021

I am just back from a delightful trip to Walt Disney World and had the pleasure of discovering and buying this book about the 25 Anniversary of The Disney Conservation Fund. It was released last year. Little text and mostly beautiful pictures.