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Letter from the Consulate of Ireland in San Francisco to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs
preceding Walt Disney's visit to Ireland in 1946

I beg to report that Mr. Jack Lavin, a Director of the Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, near Los Angeles, telephoned me recently and informed me that Mr. Walt Disney and a party of six, including himself, will sail from New York on the 14th November on the S.S Queen Elizabeth for Southampton, and will go directly from there to Dublin. They have applied for their passports, and I have sent the necessary application forms for Irish visas.

The party intends to tour Ireland on a research mission, with the intention of making cartoon motion pictures dealing with Irish life and folklore. I informed Mr. Lavin that I would give Mr. Disney a letter to you, so he would be facilitated in meeting parties such as the President of the Irish Tourist Association. Mr. Disney would also like to meet An Taoiseach.

Mr. Lavin has written directly to the Irish Tourist Association for literature, but in the meantime, I have sent him a few booklets from the old meagre stock on hands here. I have also loaned Mr. Lavin the box of glossies of Irish scenery sent recently to this office.



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Inserted 2020-05-13